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SSPC to Offer Wide Range of Sessions, Workshops

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

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This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 11-14, at Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is set to cover a wide range of educational topics in the industry.

The technical program begins on Monday and continues through midday Thursday with full sessions, mini sessions and workshops.

Two-Part Session

A main session in the technical program is split into two parts: Coating Types. Part 1 will take place Tuesday morning and will feature presentations such as Mechanical Performance of Nano-Particles Enriched Zinc Rich Coatings;  Novel Isocyanate-Free Resins for 1k and 2k Protective Coatings; Trials and Tribulations Involved with Finding the Optimal Lining Material; and The Benefits and Use of Fluoropolymer Coatings.

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This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 11-14, at Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is set to cover a wide range of educational topics in the industry.

Part 2 will take place at 10 a.m. the next day, featuring Penny Wise or Pound Foolish? Holding Primers for Solvent-Free Tank Linings; Fast-Cure Without Compromise: Enhanced Productivity through Fast-Cure High Performance Coatings; Myth Busters: Syperhydrophobic Additives for Coatings; The Use of VCI Inhibitors in Conjunction with or Replacement of Traditional Corrosion Inhibitors; and Corrosion Protection System Based on Lamellar Zinc Pigments.

Single Sessions

One-part sessions in the technical program include:

  • Monday morning - ABCs of QP, Quality in a Developing Workforce, Case Studies, Environmental Health and Safety;
  • Monday afternoon – Concrete;
  • Tuesday morning – Coating Application;
  • Tuesday afternoon – Surface Preparation of Steel, Navy/Marine, Inspection;
  • Wednesday afternoon – Bridge, Fireproofing, Coating Failures, Shipyard Ventilation, Corrosion;
  • Thursday morning – Latin American Session Part 1; and
  • Thursday afternoon – Latin American Session Part 2, Institute of Materials Malaysia, EIS.

Workshops & Paneks

A number of workshops and collaboriatve experiences will also be available, including:

  • Basic Coatings Inspection Instrument Use (Monday afternoon);
  • Coatings 101 (Monday afternoon);
  • SSPC Instructor Workshop (Monday afternoon);
  • Failure Panel (Tuesday morning);
  • Escape Room: Interactive Coating Failure Investigation (Tuesday afternoon);
  • Leadership (Wednesday afternoon); and
  • Coating Inspection Forum (Wednesday afternoon).

Mini Sessions

The technical schedule also allows for several one-hour-long mini sessions, including:

  • Maintenance Prioritization of Aging NASA Wind Tunnels (Wednesday morning);
  • Owner Consideration (Wednesday morning);
  • PA2 (Wednesday morning);
  • Writing an Effective Scope of Work is Just Smart Business (Wednesday morning);
  • Galvanizing (Thursday morning);
  • Ice Adhesion to Coatings (Thursday morning); and
  • Non-Ferrous (Thursday morning).

The complete technical program and other conference details can be found online as well as on a mobile app that’s slated for release on Jan. 22.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Conferences; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Good Technical Practice; Latin America; North America; SSPC; Z-Continents

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