Detailed new waterjetting standards, coming soon from SSPC and NACE International, will be the topic of a free webinar July 9 sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.
“Waterjetting: New Standards for Assessing End Condition Cleanliness” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT July 9.
The new joint standards will replace and expand upon SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5, “Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating,” which was originally published in 2002.
|Four new SSPC-NACE standards will spell out four levels of WJ cleanliness.|
Unlike other SSPC/NACE Joint Surface Preparation Standards, SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5 includes four levels of surface cleanliness (WJ-1 through WJ-4) and three degrees of flash rust, as opposed to a single definition of surface cleanliness.
Now, four new standards are being prepared, one for each of the WJ definitions. The webinar will address the new standards and the value of experience and training in assessing end conditions and precautions when specifying cleaning pressures.
Webinar participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
The presenter will be Richard A. Burgess, a senior coatings consultant with KTA-Tator Inc. A member of both SSPC and NACE, Burgess is an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist, a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector, and a former vice-chairman of the Joint SSPC-NACE Waterjetting and Wet Abrasive Blast Cleaning Task Groups.
|Richard Burgess, of KTA-Tator, will be the presenter.|
He holds a BS in Environmental Science from Rutgers, an MS in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, and conducted post-graduate research in Environmental Health at the University of Pittsburgh.
He has conducted failure investigations, coating condition assessments and prepared coating specifications for water storage tanks, process vessels and concrete fuel oil tanks.
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 Moisture in Concrete,” presented June 27, discussed multiple methods for determining moisture content, including relative humidity probes, anhydrous calcium chloride, plastic sheet tests, and a variety of electronic instruments.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.