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SSPC to Offer Technical Program, Workshops

Thursday, January 23, 2020

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This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 3-6, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, is set to cover a variety of topics in its four-day technical program.

The technical program begins on Monday and continues through midday Thursday, complete with sessions and workshops covering new coating types, specific structures, surface prep techniques, novel application methods, best health and safety practices, and other topics of interest to coating professionals.

Morning and Afternoon Sessions

The following are some of the scheduled technical topics and presentations; the list is current as of press time and is subject to change.

Ron and Patty Thomas

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 3-6, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, is set to cover a variety of topics in its four-day technical program.

Monday, Feb. 3, morning sessions

  • Industry Essentials - 5 Essential Benefits of the Pre-Project Hazardous Materials Inspection and Survey (9:30-10 a.m.); and The Correlation of Appearance Changes and Long-Term Corrosion Protection for Aromatic Polyurethane Coatings Used on Steel Water Pipes (10-10:30 a.m.);
  • Project Expectations - Coating Condition Assessments: What Is It, What Value Does It Bring? (9:30-10 a.m.); and UHP Waterjetting: The Oldest New Method for Surface Preparation (10-10:30 a.m.);
  • Going Above and Beyond Inspection - Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Applications, Process and Inspection (9:30-10 a.m.); and Variability in Accelerated Corrosion Testing (10-10:30 a.m.); and
  • Failures in Coatings - Analysis of Coating Blister Failures and Associated Coating and Substrate Risks (9:30-10 a.m.); and Mechanical Testing of Epoxy Free-Films to Assess Cure Behavior and Integrated System Performance (10-10:30 a.m.).

Monday, Feb. 3, afternoon sessions

  • Case Studies - "Should Have Done It Right the First Time": Life Cycle of a Job Gone Wrong (1:30-2 p.m.); and Case Studies on Coating Failure Analysis by Analytical Techniques (2-2:30 p.m.);
  • Corrosion Control - Lifetime Corrosion Control Cost Minimalization (1:30-2 p.m.); and Evaluation of High-Ratio Co-Polymerized Calcium Sulfonate Effectiveness Addressing Crevice Corrosion for Structural Steel (2-2:30 p.m.);
  • Tanks - Criticality of Weld Details Under Ultra High-Solids Tank Linings (1:30-2 p.m.); and Advantages and Disadvantages of Utilizing UHP Robotics in Carbon Steel Preparation in Existing Storage Tanks (2-2:30 p.m.); and
  • Project Management - How Specific is Your Coating Specification? (1:30-2 p.m.); and Coating System Test Patches and Mock-Ups: Value to the Specifier and Your owner Client (2:30-3 p.m.).

Tuesday, Feb. 4, morning sessions

  • Surface Prep - Wet Abrasive Blasting Standards: The Future of Surface Preparation and the Effects it Has on Steel (10:30-11 a.m.); and Surface Roughness Profile and its Effect on Coating Adhesion and Corrosion Protection (11-11:30 a.m.);
  • Inspection - The Emergence of Contact Based Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at Height Utilizing Aerial Robotic (Drone) Systems (10:30-11 a.m.); and
  • Military - Coatings for the Future: Addressing the Challenges for Military Assets (10:30-11 a.m.); and The NSRP Surface Preparation & Coatings (SP&C) panel 2020 Update (11-11:30 a.m.).

Tuesday, Feb. 4, afternoon sessions

  • Gas & Oil Pipeline Coatings - Internal Robotic Field Joint Coating Equipment Today (1:30-2:30 p.m.); and Lifting Multiple In-Service Lines for CUPS Inspections and Maintenance (2:30-3 p.m.).

Wednesday, Feb. 5, morning sessions

  • Soluble Salts - Surface Soluble Salts Impact on Protective Coating Performance (8-8:30 a.m.); and A Discussion on the Effect of Soluble Salts on Corrosion and Coatings (8:30-9 a.m.);
  • Severe Environments - Why Epoxy Coatings are the Most Practical Lining Material for Manhole Rehabilitations (8-8:30 a.m.); and Lessons Learned, The Search Continues: Impact and Abrasion Resistant Coatings and Overlays for Immersion Structures in Severe Environments (8:30-9 a.m.);
  • Coating Types & Characteristics - Very High-Solid Acrylic Polyol Technology for Low-VOC 2K Direct-to-Metal Coatings (8-8:30 a.m.); and The Evolution of Waterborne Acrylic Protective Coatings (8:30-9 a.m.); and
  • Environmental Health & Safety - Regulatory Update: New and Revised Regulations and Actions Affecting the Coatings Industry (8-8:30 a.m.); and Plasma Coating Removal: A Safety and Industrial Hygiene Analysis (8:30-9 a.m.).

Wednesday, Feb. 5, afternoon sessions

  • Surface Prep - Foundation for Strong Performance (1-1:30 p.m.); and The Development of Surface Preparation Technology (1:30-2 p.m.);
  • Concrete - Optimization of High-Solids Self-Leveling Epoxy Floor Coatings (1-1:30 p.m.); and Determining When to Coat Concrete (1:30-2 p.m.); and
  • Coating Types & Characteristics - Field Testing of Coatings for Shielding of Cathodic Protection Currents (1-1:30 p.m.); and Duplex Coatings for Bridge Structural Steel (1:30-2 p.m.).

Thursday, Feb. 6, morning sessions

  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy - Investigation of Antifouling Coatings Degradation in Marine Environments by Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (9-9:30 a.m.); and EIS Evaluation of Single Layer Coating Performance in Corrosive Environments (9:30-10 a.m.);
  • Fireproofing - Passive Fire Protection Under Artic Conditions: Is It Going to Crack? (9-9:30 a.m.);
  • Corrosion Control - A New Protocol for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Coatings Used to Reduce Corrosion of Steel Structures (9-9:30 a.m.); and Going Beyond Standard Corrosion Prevention Efforts and Getting Improved Life Cycle of Wind Energy Equipment (9:30-10 a.m.); and
  • Coating Operations - Can You Use a Zinc-Rich Primer When Painting Offshore? (9-9:30 a.m.); and Challenging the Organic "Zinc-Rich" Primer SSPC Standard (9:30-10 a.m.).


Several workshops and collaborative experiences will also be available.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, morning workshop:

  • Mix Ratios and Induction Times: Should We Really Sweat it? (10:30 a.m.- noon).

Tuesday, Feb. 4, afternoon workshops:

  • Exploring Differing Views on Causes of Coating Failures (1:30-3:30 p.m.);
  • Master the Maze: Interactive Coating Failure Investigation (1:30-4:30 p.m.);
  • Basic Coatings Inspection Instrument Use (1:30-4:30 p.m.);
  • Fundamentals of Waterborne Coatings (1:30-4:30 p.m.); and
  • Coatings 101: An Overview (1:30-4:30 p.m.).

For the complete technical program and other conference details please view the advance Coatings+ 2020 program featured in the December issue of JPCL. The information can also be found on the SSPC Coatings+ mobile app.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coatings Technology; Conferences; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Industry News; Latin America; North America; Program/Project Management; Protective Coatings; SSPC; SSPC Coatings+ 2020; Z-Continents

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