Webinar Explores New Regulations


What do you need to know to ensure the abrasives you use conform to SSPC standards? That's the subject of the latest free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Shop/Field Testing of Abrasives for Compliance to SSPC Abrasive Standards” will be presented at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 8, by Bill Corbett of KTA-Tator.

Corbett will explore the four SSPC Abrasive (AB) Standards, including AB 1 for mineral and slag abrasives, AB 2 for the cleanliness of recycled ferrous metallic abrasives, AB 3 for ferrous metallic abrasives and AB 4 for recyclable encapsulated abrasive media.

He will describe the conformance tests invoked for each of the standards as well as sampling frequencies. Additional “pre-production” field tests that may benefit the contractor (e.g., surface profile yield) will also be discussed.

Webinar participants will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from SSPC.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Bill Corbett is a vice president and the professional services business unit manager for KTA-Tator Inc., where he has worked for more than 36 years.

He has conducted coatings training courses and instrument use workshops for a variety of industries in both the private and public sector for 26 years.

He is an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, an SSPC Level 3 Certified Protective Coatings Inspector, an SSPC Level 2 Certified Bridge Coatings Inspector and a NACE International Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector.

He is a lead instructor for SSPC’s Bridge Coatings Inspector, Protective Coatings Inspector and Applicator Train-the-Trainer courses. Bill chairs the SSPC committees on education and coating thickness measurement.

Corbett was the co-recipient of the SSPC 1992 Outstanding Publication Award, co-recipient of the 2001 JPCL Editor’s Award, and received SSPC’s Coatings Education Award in 2006 and the John D. Keane Award of Merit from SSPC in 2011.

Webinar Series

The webinar is part of the 2015 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board.

To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at https://www.paintsquare.com/webinars.

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare’s archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Abrasive blasting; Certifications and standards; Coatings education; Education; North America; SSPC; Surface preparation; Surface Preparation; Webinars; Worker training

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