Maintenance and inspection of below-grade pipe coating systems—critical components of transmission pipeline integrity—will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.
“Field Inspection and Repair of Transmission Pipeline Coatings,” set for 11 a.m. to noon EDT Oct. 25, will examine proper inspection and maintenance of below-grade pipe coating systems.
What’s at Stake
If not properly maintained, these systems are vulnerable to accelerated deterioration and potential section loss of the pipe wall. When coating damage is indicated by above-ground surveys, the affected pipeline sections must be excavated and repaired.
This webinar will discuss the methods and materials used to repair pipeline coating systems such as asphalt enamel, fusion-bonded epoxy, liquid-applied epoxy, polyethylene tape, and extruded, multi-layer polyethylene and polypropylene.
The webinar will also describe the field inspection techniques used to evaluate the condition of coatings exposed during routine pipeline maintenance operations.
Participants may register here free.
About the Presenter
The presenter will be E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., a senior consultant with KTA-Tator Inc. Senkowski holds a BS degree in Fuel Technology/Fuel Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Drexel University. He is a Certified Level 3 Nuclear Coatings Inspector under ANSI Code 45.2.6, a Certificated Level III NACE Coatings Inspector, and an SSPC-Certified Coatings Specifier.
Senkowski has had 30 years of engineering experience with the Philadelphia Electric Co. (now PECO), where he served as a principal consultant on the failure analysis, testing, and specification of underground pipeline coating systems. He also directed a coatings test laboratory, supervised field coating inspection teams, recommended coating systems, prepared coating specifications, and trained coating inspection personnel. He has an extensive background in the engineering, application, and inspection of pipeline coating systems and joint repair materials.
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:
“The New PA 2: Procedure for Determining Conformance to Dry Coating Thickness,” presented Oct. 17, offered an overview of SSPC’s newly overhauled coating thickness standard. The presenter was Bill Corbett, of KTA-Tator, who headed the SSPC panel that updated the standard.
“Applying Plural-Component Coatings,” presented Sept. 26, discussed new methods for applying today’s advanced high solids/short pot life protective coatings.
“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.
“Introduction to CAS (Coating Application Specialist),” presented Aug. 22, provided an overview of the education, training, experience, knowledge and skills required by an Application Specialist to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces in accordance with SSPC Application Certification Standard No. 1/NACE NO.13. The presenter was Anton Ruesing, of IUPAT DC78-Florida Finishing Trades Institute.
“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.