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Webinar Tackles New SSPC Spec Standard

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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An important new SSPC standard on the specification implications of surface profile/roughness will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.

 Webinar: SSPC surface profile measurement conformance standard

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Participants will learn how to evaluate whether surface profile measurements conform to the project specification.

The New SSPC Surface Profile Measurement Conformance Standard” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Aug. 8.

Participants may register here free.

New Standard

ASTM, ISO, NACE and other organizations have published test methods for measuring surface profile and surface roughness. Until now, however, none of these standards has described a process for determining whether those characteristics conform to the contract documents.

The SSPC’s new standard is intended to fill this void.

The webinar will offer a brief overview of measurement acquisition techniques. However, the focus will be on the standard’s description of how to establish a process control procedure; the procedures associated with establishing a frequency of measurement; and evaluating whether the measurements conform to the project specification.

About the Presenter

Presenter Bill Corbett has worked more than 30 years for KTA-Tator Inc., where he currently serves as Technical Services Manager and Professional Services Business Unit Manager.

 Bill Corbett
Presenter Bill Corbett of KTA-Tator is a veteran coatings inspector and trainer.

A veteran trainer, instructor and coatings inspector, Corbett has conducted coatings training courses and instrument use workshops for numerous industries in the private and public sectors. He is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Protective Coatings Inspector, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Bridge Coatings Inspector, and a NACE International Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector. He is also the lead instructor for SSPC’s Bridge Coatings Inspector, Protective Coatings Inspector, and Applicator Train-the-Trainer courses.

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 Webcasts Available

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

Webinar: Selecting coatings under insulation

“Selecting Coatings under Insulation,” presented July 18, discussed how proper coating selection and application can help avoid the risk of corrosion under insulation. The presenter was Brent Griffin, a coatings engineer with Chevron Energy Technology Company.

Webinar: Waterjetting

“Waterjetting—New Standards for Assessing End Condition Cleanliness,” presented July 9, discussed the four new waterjetting standards that will succeed  SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5, “Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating,” originally published in 2002. The presenter was Rich Burgess, of KTA-Tator Inc.

Webinar: Measuring Moisture in Concrete

“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.

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: 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.

   

Tagged categories: Certifications and standards; Coating / Film thickness; Education; Specification; SSPC; Webinars

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