Advances in plural-component coatings have improved the systems’ performance but changed the game for applicators.
|New plural-component protective coatings require new approaches by applicators.|
“Applying Plural-Component Coatings,” a free JPCL/SSPC webinar set for 11 a.m. to noon EDT Sept. 26, will help applicators meet those new challenges.
Presenter Arthur Webb, of the Naval Research Academy, will discuss how advances in high solids/short pot life protective coatings have seemingly outpaced equipment that can properly apply them. Contractors are being forced to carefully assess application methods, including static mixing and mechanical proportioning.
Participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
Arthur Webb heads the Marine Coatings Science and Synthesis Section of the Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. He is responsible for the synthesis, development, testing and evaluation of corrosion control and advanced technology specialty coatings for the U.S. Navy.
With more than 18 years in the coatings industry, Webb is currently involved in polymer resin research and development. His team is currently developing rapid-cure, solvent-free resins for corrosion control, exterior camouflage, non-skid and antifouling coatings.
He is a member of SSPC and NACE and a regular contributor to JPCL and Materials Performance.
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:
“Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations,” presented Sept. 7, focused on the essentials of effective, high-quality abrasive blast cleaning. Topics included abrasive blast equipment, materials and substrate preparation.
“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.