SSPC Surveys Shipping, Marine Topics


With SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT just weeks away, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings spotlights the lineup of shipping and marine conference sessions available on site.

The annual event, to be held in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 18-21, is the only conference and exhibition dedicated exclusively to protective, marine, industrial and commercial coatings.

The full technical program for SSPC 2016 is available here.

Technical Sessions

In the afternoon of Wednesday, Jan. 20, the program for Protecting Ships and Marine Structures, Part I, will be presented. Sessions include:

  • Standards, Training, and Certification in the Marine Industry
    Presenter: Earl Bowry, PCS
  • Development of Materials and Process Metrics for High Performance Abrasive Blast Surface Preparation
    Presenters: Robert Kogler and Laura Erickson, Rampart LLC
  • Surface Preparation & Coatings Panel 2016 Update
    Presenter: Arcino Quiero Jr., Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Using the Latest Digital Inspection Tools – NSRP Panel Project Final Report
    Presenter: Joseph Walker, Elcometer Inc.

Part II of the program continues midmorning Thursday, Jan. 21, with the following presentations:

  • New Advances in Epoxy Protective Coatings
    Presenter: James McCarthy, PPG Protective & Marine Coatings
  • Improvement of Weatherability for Epoxy Coatings on Marine Structures
    Presenter: SangMoon Shin, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.
  • Superhydrophobic Coatings for Offshore Environments
    Presenter: Jimmy Neal, Hempel

Committee Meetings

A number of committees have meetings scheduled on site during the conference as well. Those related to shipping and marine subjects include:

  • C.1.1 Zinc Rich  
  • C.1.5.F Coatings for Thermally Sensitive Surfaces
  • C.2.13 Location and Number of Soluble Salt Tests
  • C.2.14 Dehumidification
  • C.2.16 AB 3 Revision
  • C.2.3. Revision SSPC-SP 2 and SP 3
  • C.4.1 PA 5 Revision
  • C.7.3 SP Concrete  (SSPC)
  • C 7.6 Revision of SSPC-PA 7 

For more information on these and other events at SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, visit


Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Asia Pacific; Certifications and standards; Coating inspection; Coating Materials; Conferences; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Epoxy; Latin America; Marine Coatings; North America; Offshore; Shipyards; SSPC; Surface preparation; Weathering; Worker training

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