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Free Webinar Targets Concrete Moisture

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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Accurately determining the moisture content of cementitious substrates—a critical factor in coatings failure—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.

Measuring Moisture in Concrete” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT June 27.

Excessive moisture in cementitious substrates can cause coatings to fail and surfaces to be disfigured by stains or efflorescence. Moisture problems can occur in poured-in-place concrete, pre-cast, tilt-up, and concrete masonry units.

Webinar: Measuring moisture in concrete

The webinar will present methods for determining moisture content, including relative humidity probes, anhydrous calcium chloride, plastic sheet tests, and a variety of electronic instruments.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

The webinar will be presented by Kenneth A. Trimber, president of KTA-Tator Inc. and a 40-year veteran of the industrial painting field. He is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, and certified at a Level III nuclear coating inspection capability.

He is a Past President of SSPC; a member of its Standards Review Committee; and chairman of its Commercial Coatings Committee, Surface Preparation Committee, and Containment Task Group.

The author of The Industrial Lead Paint Removal Handbook, Trimber is also a past chairman of ASTM D1 on Paints and Related Coatings, Materials, and Applications.

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 Offered

Numerous free webcasts are now available at www.paintsquare.com/webinars. Among the recent presentations:

Webinar: Selecting the right abrasive

“Selecting the Right Abrasive,” presented June 13, described how to estimate abrasive productivity, consumption rates and costs for specific blasting activities when specifying the type of abrasive to be used during surface preparation of a steel structure. The presenter was Earl Bowry, an Industrial Engineer/Protective Coatings Specialist with Newport News Shipbuilding.

Webinar: Intumescent coatings technology

“Intumescent Coatings: State of the Technology,” presented May 31, focused on the current state of intumescent coatings. It addressed how intumescent coatings work; coating types; application, cost and specification considerations; and the overall benefits of fireproofing steel.

Webinar: Conditioning atmospheres inside tanks for cleaning and painting

“Conditioning Atmospheres Inside Tanks for Cleaning and Painting,” presented April 4, focused on how to use heating, cooling, humidification and dehumidification to control the atmospheric conditions required in tanks and other enclosed spaces. The presenter was Brian Peroni, a corrosion and coating specialist with Florida Power & Light/NextEra Energy.

Webinar: Writing a clear coating spec for wastewater treatment facilities

“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.

Webinar: Achieving efficiency in abrasive blasting

“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.

Webinar: Measuring adhesion to concrete

 “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.

Webinar: QC of industrial painting operations

“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.

Webinar: Field-applied fluoropolymer coatinsg for bridges

“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.

Webinar: Illumination of industrial projects

“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.

   

Tagged categories: Coating failure; Concrete; Concrete coatings and treatments; Moisture management; Surface preparation; Webinars

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