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Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Navigating the many options for overcoating galvanized steel—for both protective and aesthetic purposes—will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.

"Selection of Coatings over Galvanizing," to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET July 17, will walk participants through the process of selecting coatings for use over galvanized steel.

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American Galvanizers Association

Participants will learn the steps for selecting coatings to use over galvanizing.

Participants may register here free.

What You'll Learn

Protective coatings are frequently applied over galvanized surfaces in harsh service environments to provide corrosion protection. Coatings are also used on aging and deteriorating galvanizing to restore corrosion protection to steel no longer fully protected by the sacrificial zinc (galvanized) layer.

This webinar will show participants how to:

  • Determine the service environment for the coating to be applied;
  • Determine the condition of the galvanized steel to be coated;
  • Select an appropriate coating or coating system based on the service environment and the steel's condition; and
  • Refer to ASTM D6386, Standard for Preparation of Zinc (Hot Dip Galvanized) Coated Iron and Steel Product and Hardware Surfaces for Painting for guidance regarding preparation of galvanized substrates before coating.

About the Presenter

Presenter Kevin Irving is the marketing manager of Northern Operations for AZZ Galvanizing Services.
Irving has spent more than 20 years in the hot dip galvanizing industry and is a certified presenter of the American Galvanizing Association for its GalvanizeIt and Sustainable Development seminars.

Kevin Irving - AZZ

Presenter Kevin Irving has more than 20 years of experience in the hot dip galvanizing industry.

Irving is a board member for the Chemical Coaters Association International and vice chair of the NACE Committee on Hot Dip Galvanizing TEG 428X. He has been a speaker at multiple SSPC and NACE events and is a member of both organizations.

The webinar will be sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.

Registration, CEU Credits

This webinar 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.

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Tagged categories: AZZ Galvanizing Services; Corrosion protection; Galvanized steel; Galvanized/thermal spray coatings; JPCL; NACE; Paint application; Sacrificial coatings; Sherwin-Williams; Site/field testing; SSPC; Webinars

Comment from Douglas Steitz, (7/11/2013, 9:07 AM)

Nobody's perfect but we should work together to try to promote safety throughout our Industry. The guy washing the bridge beam has no harness, faceshield, or gloves!

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