CUI and Coatings of Choice


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a huge problem, and those in the field say there is plenty of trauma associated with tackling it.

Like a virus, CUI is insidious, not readily observed and thus difficult to detect—and it costs a fortune to deal with effectively.

Join Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC as they explore transcendent coating solutions to combat the dreaded CUI.

"Trauma to Transcendence: CUI and Coatings of Choice" will take place from 11 a.m. to noon ET (8 a.m. to 9 a.m. PT), Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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

Register here for free.

Learn from Experience

With more than 30 years of experience in the protective coatings industry, O’Donoghue is the director of engineering and technical services for AkzoNobel Coatings Ltd. (Canada). He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Surrey, England.

SSPC has named him one of the protective coating industry’s top 25 leaders and thinkers of the past 25 years, and he has been a recipient of the Clive H. Hare Honors Award.

With more than 44 years of experience in the protective coatings industry, Datta is currently director of protective coatings, North America at International paint LLC. He has a bachelor's in chemical engineering from IIT Delhi, India, and a master's in chemical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

He holds two U.S. patents, and was the recipient of the Mortimer T. Harvey Award as the first person to commercialize the phenalkamine curing technology for use in marine and protective coatings.

Toghether, O'Donoghue and Datta have authored more 60 research papers, articles and conference papers for chemical, marine and industrial publications.

Six papers won SSPC’s Outstanding Publication Awards (1998, 1999, 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2015) and five won JPCL’s Editor's Awards (2001, 2008, 2011 2012, and 2015).

Webinar Education Series

The webinar is part of the 2016 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of the JPCL/SSPC archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coating Materials; Coating performance; Coatings education; Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI); Education; Formulating; North America; Pipeline; Protective Coatings; Specification; Webinars; Worker training

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