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Quality Control of Surface Preparation & Coating Installation/Pipe Girth WeldsSponsored by DeFelsko and Montipower Register Now

Wednesday, November 19, 2014; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
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Field coating of pipe includes surface preparation and application of coatings at the girth weld during installation of new pipe or replacement of existing coatings after excavation of existing pipe. Similar to any project involving coatings on steel, quality control of surface preparation and coating installation is paramount to the integrity of the pipeline. This webinar will describe the common methods of field surface preparation, as well as the quality control procedures and instrumentation associated with surface preparation inspection. The webinar also describes common methods of coating application in the field, along with the quality control procedures and instrumentation associated with verifying the proper installation of protective coating materials. Final quality control inspections performed prior to backfilling will also be described.
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E. Bud Senkowski, P.E., Senior Consultant

E. Bud Senkowski, P.E. is a Senior Consultant with KTA-Tator, holds a B.S. Degree in Fuel Technology/Fuel Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and an M.B.A. from Drexel University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in eight states, a Certified Level 3 Nuclear Coatings Inspector under ANSI Code 45.2.6, a Certificated Level III Coatings Inspector with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, and a Certified Coatings Specifier with the Society for Protective Coatings.

Mr. Senkowski has had 30 years of engineering experience with the Philadelphia Electric Company 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. During 18 years at KTA-Tator, he has consulted on gas transmission projects and has both written and presented a training course entitled “The Selection, Installation, and Inspection of Pipeline Coating Systems”.

Mr. Senkowski serves as an instructor in KTA coatings-related training programs, and has taught courses for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on Protective Coatings. He has served as the Chairman of ASTM Sub-Committee G3.06 on Pipeline Coating and Linings, and Vice-Chairman of ASTM Committee G3 on the Durability of Non-Metallic Materials. He has presented and published more than 28 coating-related technical papers to such diverse groups as the United Nations/EEC, NACE, EPRI, and the American Gas Association. He also is a Contributing Editor for the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.



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Montipower, Inc. is the North American importer and master distributor for the MBX Bristle Blaster - the only power hand tool that delivers blast quality surface preparation. We provide sales, service and training throughout North America - learn more at

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