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SSPC Inspection Courses Arrive in NY

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

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A selection of SSPC training programs focused on the principles and practices of coating inspection will be available this fall at DeFelsko Corporation’s Ogdensburg, NY, headquarters, the company announced Monday (Aug. 8).

The coating thickness and inspection instrument manufacturer boasts a location that is within convenient driving distance of Canada’s capital region (Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto), as well as being close to the Syracuse International Airport and the newly expanded Ogdensburg International Airport.

SSPC inspector training

DeFelsko Corporation announced it was selected to host several SSPC Training Events beginning this November at its headquarters in Ogdensburg, NY.

DeFelkso will host three training events, beginning in November.

Protective Coatings Inspector Program Workshop

Scheduled for Nov. 3, this program is intended for coatings professionals who already have experience using inspection equipment. The objective of this course is to thoroughly train individuals in the use of proper methods and equipment for inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial and marine protective coatings and lining systems on an array of industrial structures and facilities. The registration deadline for this workshop is Oct. 12.

Using SSPC PA2 Effectively

To be held Nov. 11, this basic-level half-day workshop summarizes and explains the key highlights of SSPC PA 2: Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gages.

Students will learn to verify the accuracy of a DFT magnetic gage; measure the DFT of a coating with Type 1 or Type 2 gage; and describe and implement the procedure to determine if the film thickness in a given area conforms to the maximum and minimum levels specified. To attend, register before Oct. 21.

Protective Coatings Inspector Program 1, 2, 3

This three-track workshop runs Dec. 5-11.

Program Level 1, scheduled for Dec. 5-9, is an advanced-level course that trains participants as a Level 1 - Basic Inspector. There are no prerequisites for this course level, but it is not an entry-level program.

Program Level 2, running Dec. 5-10, prepares attendees to be a Level 2 - Certified Inspector. Participants must have the PCI prerequisite.

Both courses aim to thoroughly train individuals in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial and marine protective coatings and lining systems on an array of industrial structures and facilities. There are no prerequisites to attend the PCI Course.

To attend either Program Level 1 or 2, participants must register by Nov. 14.

The Level 3 Certification Program, to be held Dec. 10, identifies and awards recognition to individuals who have in-depth knowledge of the principles and practices of inspection of industrial coatings. Following successful completion of a written exam, the PCI Level 3 Certification attests to the professional credibility of the coatings inspector and raises the standard of inspection in the protective coatings industry. Registration is required by Nov. 20.

For more information on each program, visit Or register online at


Tagged categories: Coating inspection; DeFelsko; Dry Film Thickness (DFT); Inspection equipment; North America; Quality Control; SSPC; SSPC PA2

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