Waterjetting on Tap in Free Webinar
New updates for standards and technical guidance on using waterjetting for surface preparation will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.
“Steps to a More Effective Waterjetting Operation” will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon ET March 20.
The webinar will explain the necessary steps needed for using waterjetting to effectively prepare a steel substrate.
Topics for discussion include:
The webinar is sponsored by NLB Corp.
About the Presenter
The presenter will be Rick Dupuy, founder and CEO of UHP Projects Inc., a waterjetting contractor founded in 1993. With offices in Louisiana and Virginia, the company provides surface preparation and recoating services to the industrial and marine industries.
Webinar presenter Rick Dupuy founded UHP Projects Inc. after managing UHP services at Halliburton for several years.
Dupuy was formerly the department superintendent for UHP services at Halliburton, where he managed UHP services for seven district offices.
In 1990, under his direction, Halliburton completed the first large-scale lead abatement project utilizing UHP waterjetting technology to remove lead paint from 265,000 square feet of bilge areas on CVN65 at Newport News Shipyard.
Dupuy holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering with a minor in business management from the University of Louisiana. He has published several technical papers on the use of UHP waterjetting for surface preparation.
Since 1998, he has served on the SSPC technical committee that developed the written and visual standards now used for UHP surface preparation.
Registration, CEU Credits
This program is part of the 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.
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