The secrets of top-notch performance in abrasive blasting will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar sponsored by JPCL and SSPC.
“Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon EDT Sept. 7.
Presenter Rick Huntley, of KTA-Tator, will discuss the essential components of effective, high-quality abrasive blast cleaning. Topics include abrasive blast equipment, materials and substrate preparation.
Participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
Rick Huntley is the Technical Manager of Consulting Services and a Senior Coatings Consultant for KTA, where he has been employed for more than 20 years. He is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3 (Peer Review) and an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist. In his current position, Huntley is responsible for managing a staff of coating consultants and performs coating failure analysis, coating condition assessments, coating system recommendations and specification preparation, and other consulting activities.
Huntley is a primary instructor for various KTA training courses and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.
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:
“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.
“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.
“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.