Protective Coatings Workshop Returns


While the ongoings of this year’s virtual conference and expo will be a little different than past events, CORROSION 2021 is excited to announce the return of the Protective Coatings Workshop.

The workshop is designed for coatings applicators, inspectors and contractors of all experience levels, and plans to feature engaging discussion and presentations from coatings industry leaders, an introduction to new emerging technologies and techniques, and highlight best practices from experts.

The workshop is also an opportunity for attendees to network with other fellow contractors, inspectors and suppliers as well.

Presentations this year include:

Tuesday, April 27

  • Protective Coatings Workshop Session I:
    • “Surface Preparation,” presented by Joe Walker, Elcometer and Johnny Eliasson, Chevron Shipping
    • “Using Dry Film Thickness Measurement Equipment Effectively,” presented by Mike Beamish, Defelsko
    • “Future of Robots in Confined Spaces,” presented by Norman Spence, Spence Consulting
    • “Augmented Reality in Coatings Inspection,” presented by Lake Barrett, KTA-Tator

Wednesday, April 28

  • Protective Coatings Workshop Session II:
    • “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous: Life in the Fast Coatings Lane,” presented by Vijay Datta and Mike O'Donoghue, International Paint
    • “The Misconceptions of Chemically Grouping Coatings,” presented by Paul Vinik, Greeman-Pedersen, Inc.
    • “Shop and Field Applications for Metallic Zinc Coatings,” presented by Bernardo Duran, International Zinc Association

Thursday, April 29

  • Protective Coatings Workshop Session III:
    • “Passive Fire Protection,” presented by Russel Norris, Sherwin Williams
    • “Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) VOC Regulations and PCBTF (Oxsol 100) VOC Exemption Update,” presented by David Darling, American Coating Association
    • “Protective Coatings in Infrastructure: Attributes, Structure Requirements and Case Studies,” presented by Steven Reinstadler, Covestro LLC

Standards & Technical Committees, Meetings

This year, attendees are also invited to participate in the CORROSION 2021 Standards Committee and Technical Committee meetings. According to CORROSION, the committees are a collaboration of top subject mater experts and business professionals who encourage discussions regarding the latest technological advances and industry best practices.

The committee meetings are also reported to permit members greater access to changes taking place within specific industries and offers an opportunity to identify standard needs within the industry.

The following is a sampling of the protective-coatings-related meetings scheduled to take place:

Tuesday, April 20

  • Linings & Internal Coatings

Wednesday, April 21

  • External Coatings—Buried & Immersed

Tuesday, April 27

  • External Coatings—Atmospheric

For more information, including the complete CORROSION 2021 advance program, visit


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