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Stripe Coating – A Key Component for Extending Coating Service Life

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Thursday, March 3, 2016.
Cost: FREE

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Virtually all steel structures, particularly older ones, contain irregularly shaped surfaces such as lattice box members, crevices between mating plies, rivet or nut/bolt patterns, outside corners/edges, and other complex configurations. These surfaces present challenges to applying uniform and sufficiently thick protective coating films. This webinar addresses the importance of stripe coating for extending coating service life, proven field methods and steps for applying effective, quality stripe coats and proposes specification wording to achieve those ends. The content of SSPC Guide 11, Protecting Edges, Crevices, and Irregular Steel Surfaces by Stripe Coating will also be highlighted.


Jim Machen

Jim Machen is a Senior Coatings Consultant with KTA where he has been employed for 30 years. He is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3 (Peer Review), an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist, and a Level II Inspector in accordance with ASTM D4537. In his current position, Mr. Machen performs consulting activities (i.e., coating failure analysis, coating system recommendations, specification preparation, and major project management) for a variety of clients in the transportation, water/wastewater, power generation, chemical processing, and marine industries. His specification development experience includes the preparation of technical painting specifications for numerous water and chemical storage tanks, bridges, and other heavy industrial, commercial, and architectural applications. He serves as a principal instructor for several in-house KTA coatings training seminars for private and public companies. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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