Ensuring the appropriate air temperature, humidity and other atmospheric conditions vital to coating performance will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.
“Conditioning Atmospheres Inside Tanks for Cleaning and Painting” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT April 4.
|Errors in evaluating or controlling air temperature, moisture content, relative humidity, dew point and other atmospheric conditions can undermine a coating’s long-term performance.|
The webinar will focus on how to control the atmospheric conditions required in tanks and other enclosed spaces by heating, cooling, humidification and dehumidification. If these conditions are not within the ranges required by a coating specification during surface preparation and coating application, problems with the coating’s long-term performance are likely.
The presenter will be Brian Peroni, a corrosion and coating specialist with Florida Power & Light/NextEra Energy.
Participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
Peroni is an SSPC Protective Coating Specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the corrosion control field. In his current position with Florida Power & Light’s Reliability Assurance Center, he routinely performs corrosion assessments, coating failure analysis and coating condition assessments. He also prepares technical coating specifications for a wide variety of industrial structures and in-service environments.
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:
“Writing a Clear Coating Spec for Wastewater Treatment Facilities,” presented March 21, walked specification writers through the steps of developing an effective, comprehensive coating specification for wastewater treatment facilities. These environments carry multiple substrates and multiple exposure conditions that can make developing a coating spec challenging. The presenter was Jim Machen, Senior Coatings Consultant, KTA-Tator Inc.
“Achieving Efficiency in Abrasive Blasting,” presented March 14, covered concrete ways to measure and improve efficiency in abrasive blasting. Also addressed: control system types, impediments to productivity, fine-tuning a blast system, suggested system set-up, and safety considerations. The presenter was Bill Nelson, of Axxiom Manufacturing Inc.
“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.