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Challenges with Using Ethyl Silicate Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers

This webinar is archived and recorded from a live presentation on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Cost: FREE

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Inorganic zinc-rich primers are commonly used in steel fabrication shops and “blast & paint” shops on new steel. These coatings are porous, require moisture to cure properly, are sensitive to over-thickness and are prone to dry spray, all of which pose challenges for successful topcoating. This webinar will explain the chemistry behind these coatings, why they are commonly specified for new steel, and will present challenges and potential solutions for successful topcoating. Participants will be eligible to receive credit from SSPC.


Rick Huntley, Technical Manager of Consulting Services

Rick Huntley is the Technical Manager of Consulting Services and a Senior Coatings Consultant for KTA where he has been employed for over 25 years. He is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector Level 3 (Peer Review) and an SSPC Certified Protective Coatings Specialist. In his current position, Rick is responsible for managing a staff of coating consultants which involves technical review of proposals/reports and project management. He also performs consulting activities that include coating failure analysis, coating condition assessments, coating system recommendations and specification preparation review, and expert witness testimony. Rick has consulted on major marine coating projects, bridge coating projects, condominium and housing project rehabilitations, and parking garage renovations. He has also conducted coating specification review for highway departments, water districts, A&E firms, and various manufacturers. He is a primary instructor for various KTA training courses, an SSPC NBP1-approved instructor, and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.

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