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Free SSPC 2012 Video Sessions Released

Monday, April 16, 2012

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Coating performance, concrete maintenance, corrosion under insulation and other critical topics covered at SSPC 2012 are now available as free downloadable video presentations.

SSPC has released 13 full-length popular conference presentations on video. Users may download the entire presentation free, download presentation slides, ask questions about the topics, and provide feedback through a link on each presentation.

 Alison B. Kaelin of KTA-Tator Inc.
A “Regulatory Update” by Alison B. Kaelin of KTA-Tator Inc. is one of 13 SSPC 2012 presentation videos now available on PaintSquare.

The entire selection of videos may be viewed on PaintSquare or at (click on 5 in the rotating selections on the home page).

Individual presentations may be accessed by clicking on any title below.

The free presentations are:

A KYTC Study of the Effects of Chlorides on Bridge Coatings Performance (43:48 minutes): Bobby Meade, of the Kentucky Transportation Center, discusses a KTC study funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to assess the impact of chlorides on bridge coatings performance. Two commercially available extraction/measurement methods were used to assess chloride concentrations on 13 bridges and on test panels.

Concrete Maintenance (28:10 minutes): Fred Goodwin and Frank Apicella, of BASF Construction Chemicals, discuss how to significantly extend the lifespan of concrete structures by proactively addressing deterioration and by keeping water and other harmful materials out of concrete after curing.

Easy Inspection Form Creation for Dry Film Thickness and Related Test Measurement Requirements (19:12 minutes): Paul Lomax, of Fischer Technology Inc., presents options to help coating professionals take readings specified in standards and to simplify the recording and documentation of results.
Galvanize It (26:59 minutes): Ken Irving, of AZZ Galvanizing Services, provides architects, engineers, and other specifiers with an update on how hot-dip galvanized steel can help address North America’s growing corrosion problem.

High-Voltage Porosity Testing: Continuous DC vs. Pulsed DC (34:00 minutes): John F. Fletcher, of Elcometer Limited, reviews and compares the two main types of equipment and methods used to conduct porosity testing of protective coatings.

Identifying Potential Inhalation and Other Hazards Associated With Abrasive Blasting Operations (37:18 minutes): Thomas E. Enger, of Clemco Industries, focuses on protecting workers from exposure to inhalation and noise hazards during surface preparation work. The presentation supplements an article entitled “The Use of Personal Protective Equipment and Regulations and Standards Affecting Safe Abrasive Blasting.”

Maintenance Painting of Galvanized Mast Arms: A Project Performed Despite Budget Constraints (21:42 minutes): Richard A. Burgess, PCS, and Greg Richards, both of KTA-Tator Inc., discuss the development of a cost-effective maintenance painting process to head off the common problem of premature failure of coatings applied to galvanized mast arms.

Next-Generation Polyaspartate Topcoat: Matching Throughput with Performance (19:40 minutes):  James McCarthy, of PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, discusses the features of heavy-duty topcoats based on polyaspartic ester resin technology and compares these to traditional polyurethane and other products.

QC for the VTB: Overcoating the East Tower (27:42 minutes): William Hansel, of the California Department of Transportation, discusses the painting of the east tower of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, highlighting quality-control issues encountered during a spot prime and full overcoat paint project.

Regulatory Update: Current and Emerging Trends in Occupational and Environmental Health (27:42 minutes): Alison B. Kaelin, CQA, of KTA-Tator, summarizes and tracks current environmental, health and safety issues that may impact painting contactors and facility owners. Kaelin also offers a look at OSHA and EPA rulemaking expected for the coming year.

Rehabilitation of National Water Storage Landmark (25:08 minutes): Michael Doolittle, of Tank Industry Consultants, discusses the challenges of refurbishing and repainting the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s landmark Earthoid water storage tank, at Montgomery College in Germantown, MD.

Slip Coefficient and Tension Creep Testing of Coatings Used in Slip-Critical Bolted Connections (31:33 minutes): William D. Corbett, PCS, KTA-Tator, reviews the testing methods used to determine the slip coefficient of coatings used in bolted connections. This presentation presents the “soup-to-nuts” process associated with testing and certifying coatings used in slip-critical connections.

When Undercover Agents Can't Stand the Heat: The CIA and the Netherworld of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) (37:37 minutes): Vijay Datta, of International Paint LLC, discusses the costly, complex problem of corrosion under insulation (CUI). Like the popular JPCL article of the same name, the presentation describes accelerated laboratory tests used to evaluate claims made for engineered coatings touted for their high heat resistance and other anticorrosion properties.


Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Concrete; Corrosion; Education; Online tools; Protective coatings; Quality control; SSPC; Video; Worker training

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