Specifiers of coatings in the complex wastewater treatment environment can gain valuable help in executing an effective spec in a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.
Chesapeake Bay Program
|Specifying coatings and linings for wastewater treatment facilities can be challenging, as the environment can carry multiple types of service exposures and a variety of substrate types.|
“Writing a Clear Coating Spec for Wastewater Facilities” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT March 21.
Coating Spec Challenges
Because of the various waste streams that may be entering a wastewater treatment plant, coating and lining systems may be exposed to multiple service environments. Exposures include atmospheric, gaseous/vapor phase and immersion—and each may involve multiple substrate types.
Coating specifications for these facilities should identify:
• The limits of the work;
• The surface preparation of the various substrate types;
• The coating or lining system to be applied;
• The quality control and quality assurance tests and inspections to be performed; and
• The party performing the tests.
Furthermore, all of the elements must be presented in a clear, concise and user-friendly format. This webinar will walk the specification writer through the steps of developing an effective coating specification.
Participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
The presenter will be Jim Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant with KTA-Tator Inc. Machen has more than 30 years of experience in the protective coatings industry.
In his current position, he performs coating failure analysis and coating condition assessments, and prepares technical coating specifications for a wide variety of industrial structures and exposure environments. Machen is an SSPC Protective Coating Specialist and a NACE-certified Coatings Inspector.
Free Abrasive Blasting Webinar
Another free JPCL/SSPC webinar, “Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blasting” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EST March 14.
Abrasive blasting is a controlled erosion process where productivity can be measured by how much area is blasted, by what time is expended, and by how much abrasive and energy are used. This webinar will cover all of these metrics, together with a description of control system types, impediments to productivity, fine-tuning a blast system, suggested system set-up, and safety considerations.
The presenter will be Bill Nelson, of Axxiom Manufacturing Inc. Nelson has 22 years of experience in the abrasive blasting industry and has conducted multiple blasting practice seminars and demonstrations.
Participants may register here free.
Registration, CEU Credits
This program is part of the JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.
SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board. To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.
Free Coatings Webcasts Available
Numerous free webcasts are now available at www.paintsquare.com/webinars. Among the recent presentations:
“Measuring Adhesion to Concrete,” presented Feb. 23, discussed the secrets of performing an accurate, reliable adhesion pull-off test. The presenter was David Beamish, president of DeFelsko Corp., which manufactures hand-held coating test instruments.
“Quality Control of Industrial Painting Operations,” presented Feb. 15, covered many of the issues involved in controlling the quality of workmanship related to coating application. The presenter was Bill Corbett, Technical Services Manager for KTA-Tator Inc.
“Field-Applied Fluoropolymer Coatings for Bridges,” presented Feb. 8, discussed the use of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings as topcoats on bridges. The webinar also reviewed Japan’s experience with using fluoropolymers as topcoats on bridges.
“Illumination of Industrial Painting Projects,” presented Jan. 18, provided information on the quantity and quality of lighting on industrial painting projects that is most conducive to achieving quality surface preparation and coating application, productivity, inspection and other quality control activities, and accident prevention.
“Calculating Coating Lifetime Costs,” presented Dec. 19, helped untangle the complex considerations involved in determining a coating’s true cost. Presenter Jayson Helsel, of KTA-Tator Inc., explained how to identify coating systems for various service environments, estimate their service lives, calculate the installed cost, and determine the most cost-effective system on a long-term basis.
“Comparison of Documentation, Hold Point and Quality Control Training Requirements in Various SSPC Contractor QP Standards,” presented Dec. 14, provided an overview of SSPC’s QP standards that are used in the Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) and described the scope and content of QP 1, QP 3, QP 6, and QP 8. The webinar also explained requirements for training, hold point observations, and QC documentation.
“Practical Coating Thickness Measurement Overview,” presented Dec. 6, focused on factors that influence coating thickness measurement, along with a streamlined means of normalizing and verifying gauge accuracy. The presenter was Paul Lomax, of Fischer Technology Inc.