Protective Coatings Applicator
Lesson 1 - Environmental Conditions Inspection Equipment
The objective of this training unit is to gain an understanding that environmental conditions are very important for surface preparation and coating application, including drying and cure.
- The protective coatings applicator does not generally have to use inspection equipment, however, the basic environmental Inspection equipment should be available and methods of use understood.
Lesson 2 - BS, EN, ISO, SSPC, NACE etc.
The objective of this training unit is to appreciate that within the coatings industry, a number of standards and codes of practice exist and are specified for work that is carried out by the Protective Coatings Applicator.
- The Protective coatings applicator does not need to fully understand all standards but should be aware of them.
- The standards are usually specified in the painting specification or contract.
- There is a wide range of standards for surface preparation and coating treatments.
- Contractors, applicators and inspectors should have access to all relevant Standards.
Lesson 3 - Visual Standards (Introduction)
The objective of this training unit is to understand that within the protective coatings industry, a number of visual standards exist, for preparation and coating activities. The protective coating applicator must be familiar with such standards.
- Coating performance is primarily dependent upon proper surface preparation.
- A number of visual standards have been developed to check the quality of surface preparation.
- Visual standards or guides produced by industry bodies and coating suppliers along with ISO, SSPC etc.
- The protective coatings applicator should understand the requirements of visual standards and guides.
Lesson 4 - Standards, Specifications and Codes of Practice
The objective of this training unit is to understand the basic principles of a painting and coating specification.
- A painting specification is usually included in every contract.
- Some painting specifications can be a simple one-sheet documents or very thorough complex documents.
- The painting specification usually forms part of a contract.
- The painting specification is usually held by the Supervisor, Foreman or Inspector.
Lesson 5 - Paint Manufacture
The objective of this unit is to gain an insight into Paint Formulation and Paint Manufacture.
Lesson 6 - Inspection and Test Equipment
The objective of this unit is to gain an insight into the inspection and testing equipment used in the protective coatings industry.
- There are various manufacturers of inspection and testing equipment across the globe.
- There are also various national and international standards available for the calibration, use and recording of the instruments.
Lesson 7 - Documentation
The objective of this training unit is to review the documentation that may be required on surface preparation and coating contracts.
The documentation is often completed by the Coating Inspector, Coating Supervisor, Forman or charge hand.