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CURRICULUM: SURFACE PREPARATION

 

WEBINAR

A Little Less Salt, Please!

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

This presentation, examining the causes and effects of premature coating failures due to soluble salts contamination, will dramatically change the way you think about corrosion prevention planning. Using real-world conditions within the global coatings industry, the speakers will discuss annual corrosion costs, a detailed understanding of corrosion issues, and solutions that will benefit owners, coatings manufacturers, contractors, engineers, coatings inspectors, and anyone else working in this industry.

 

WEBINAR

Choosing Abrasive Media for Blasting Applications

Clay Miller, Director of Business Development
SurfacePrep

Selecting the right abrasives for your application can be difficult. The experts at SurfacePrep know surface preparation (it’s in our name). With 124 sales and technical partners, we interact with every type of application and every niche in the industrial and contractor market. We’ll teach you the common-sense approach to abrasive selection—describing media types, their characteristics, sizing available, mil profiles, recyclability, and more—to give you the knowledge you need to decide on the best media for your projects.

 

WEBINAR

Achieving a More Productive Blast Cleaning Operation

Joe McGreal, VP of Sales and Marketing
Ervin Industries

Mineral abrasives disintegrate at a rapid rate. A few cycles render them into dust, leaving the user with great quantities of it to dispose. Added to that is the productivity cost of working in a dusty environment, which among other things increases the possibility of re-work. However, mechanical surface preparation does not have to be this challenging. Viable alternatives exist for a more productive blast cleaning operation.

 

WEBINAR

A New Category of Blast Abrasives 

Stephen Ricci, PhD, Chief Technology Officer
10X Engineered Materials

Jacob Vaillancourt, Partner
10X Engineered Materials

10X Engineered Materials is introducing a new category of abrasive blasting media comprised of ultra-safe, ultra-strong mineral alloy particles. Engineers at 10X will explain how the particles are formed into a unique material matrix that yields breakthrough speed and surface quality with no health or environmental risks (including no free silica and no beryllium). Field results in both contractor maintenance and specialty applications will be presented to demonstrate what is achievable with an engineered abrasive and how the results translate into higher financial returns. Additional benefits include increased blast hold time from substantially delayed rust bloom, low to no particle embedment, enhanced coating performance, and low dust for increased visibility. 

 

SURFACE PREP KEYNOTE

Innovation or Insight?

Ric Beard, CEO
Otinga Group

Is it better to be innovative or insightful? Innovation is no guarantee of efficiency. Insight is no guarantee of improvement. Wouldn’t it be better to be connected and in touch with the industry you work in? Most of us get so distracted by our daily tasks that we forget to challenge the normalization that has existed for decades. There is not a single fix-all solution for the efficiency gains that we, and our clients, are searching for. The truth is, they come in various scales and sometimes must be combined in order to truly achieve the expected improvement.

 

PRODUCT DEMO

Corr-Ze: Improving Coating Adhesion While Preventing Flash Rust

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

With over 125+ years of combined coatings and surface preparation experience, CRW Consulting & Distribution is proud to provide products, such as Corr-Ze™, that eliminate everything that promotes flash rust and under film corrosion. Let our experts help you improve coating adhesion while preventing flash rust. No other team can provide our expertise or offer you these results or savings!

 

WEBINAR

Soluble Salts: Today's Solution to an Old Problem

Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
HoldTight Solutions

Whether you are a contractor, steel fabricator, engineer or asset owner, the phrase “do it right the first time” is the best and only option. To go back and redo a step in any process, but specifically corrosion control is not only time consuming, but costs money, wrecks budgets, and ruins reputations. This presentation has been designed to shed light on an aspect of corrosion control, surface preparation which is the foundation of any good coatings job. If the surface is not prepared correctly, failure of the coating system is a real possibility. One of the “bad actors” in surface preparation is soluble salts. As you will find in this webinar, they are everywhere and need to be removed before applying a coating. It is not difficult to do that and today’s technology has developed to make the process of soluble salt removal much easier. Come visit our webinar and prepare yourself to “do it right the first time”.

 

WEBINAR

HoldTight Contractor Champions/C3 Awards Ceremony

Ken Rossy, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
HoldTight Solutions

The objective of the #C3 Awards is to highlight those companies that continuously seek out opportunities to do better by their community. The #C3 awards will showcase those companies who have demonstrated acts of selflessness, kindness and commitment to their local communities. While this year’s award will center around what was done to combat the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, subsequent years’ focus will vary by year. Nominees and award winners to be highlighted and rewarded.

 

WEBINAR

Harsco Environmental: A Refined Vision

Dominic DeAngelo, Director of Sales and Marketing
Harsco Environmental

Harsco's webinar will provide an overview of the company's rebranding initiative as Harsco Environmental, officially staking our claim to ground we have unofficially occupied for decades. The lion's share of our work is environmentally-focused; Harsco Environmental is a refined vision of what we always have been. At more than 130 sites in over 30 countries, we take products that are dirty and make them sustainable. We partner with our customers to solve their most complex mitigation and remediation challenges through nearly 50 different service and product offerings. Harsco will provide an update on the recent OSHA Beryllium ruling, what it means to the market and why it applies to all blasting projects regardless of the surface preparation media being used. Harsco will provide guidance to minimize the confusion generated by false and misleading advertising in the market. Finally, Harsco will provide insight on recent performance testing comparing various product offerings in the market today with pending new product offerings from Black Beauty, the #1 abrasives brand in the industry.

 

WEBINAR

A Little Less Salt, Please!

Robert Richter
CRW USA, LLC

Norman Petticrew
CRW USA, LLC

This presentation, examining the causes and effects of premature coating failures due to soluble salts contamination, will dramatically change the way you think about corrosion prevention planning. Using real-world conditions within the global coatings industry, the speakers will discuss annual corrosion costs, a detailed understanding of corrosion issues, and solutions that will benefit owners, coatings manufacturers, contractors, engineers, coatings inspectors, and anyone else working in this industry.

 

WEBINAR

Identifying and Managing Inhalation Hazards Associated with Abrasive Blasting

Thomas E. Enger, MS CSP Chmm, Director of Engineering Support Services
Clemco Industries Corp.

Employers report that annually 1.6 workers out of every 10,000 develop occupational-related lung diseases due to toxic agents, which is close to 30,000 employees per year. This figure does not include workers who retire and experience lung diseases that may be related to workplace inhalation hazards. This presentation covers the most common inhalation hazards associated with abrasive blasting and their impact on lung diseases, along with the impact these diseases have on workers. The presentation also covers what employers and employees can do to prevent workplace inhalation dangers.

 

WEBINAR

Surface Preparation Standards - Updates for Concrete

Jim Kunkle, PCS - Manager, Development & Membership Engagement
SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings

Over the last four years, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has revised and developed four industry consensus standards related to the surface preparation of concrete substrates. This webinar will focus on SSPC standards associated with the surface preparation of concrete. Additionally this webinar will tie-in several other important testing methods and guides from other organizations which work in conjunction to these SSPC standards.