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12 Nov 2020

Measuring up

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Measuring the thickness of a coating is important in the paint and corrosion protection industry, so surveyors should possess a good knowledge of the appropriate standards. Inspections during and after the paint application process have become the norm to preserve the life expectancy of bridges, marine vessels, pipelines and water tanks among a wide variety of structures....
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2 Nov 2020

Bridging the coatings gap

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Carrying out protective coating surveys for bridges requires specialist knowledge, good preparation and a flexible approach. Bridge types, which include beam, box girder, truss, arch, cable stayed and suspension designs, are continuously exposed to the elements and therefore, may have to be treated with tough and long lasting protective coatings. However, any coating needs to be assessed...
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15 Oct 2020

Coating surveys on offshore platforms

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Completing protective coating surveys on offshore platforms requires careful planning, close co-operation with operators and a co-ordinated approach. A coating survey is required to investigate the condition of a coating on an offshore platform. They can also be required to develop a maintenance painting specification, ensure compliance with guarantees and evaluate coating performance as an aid to specifications...
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30 Jul 2020

Surveying coatings in the offshore environment

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Offshore oil and gas exploration and production platforms, which must operate in some of the harshest environments found on earth, are protected by high-performance coatings that must be routinely surveyed to check that they are performing effectively. The oil and gas industry has adopted various materials to construct its offshore structures. These include carbon steel,...
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30 Apr 2020

Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training

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Coronavirus has made us look at not only how we can deliver training but also how we examine the outcomes of the training delivered. We at the Corrodere Academy are looking at new innovative ways of delivering the best possible training experiences. As we entered a new decade I’ve had time to reflect on the...
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30 Apr 2020

NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting

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We are pleased to announce that the SSPC Train the painter Thermal Metal Spraying and Water Jetting have now been included in the Highways England NHSS19A document. The two modules are mandatory for any applicators undertaking either discipline as a part of a Highways England or Transport Scotland project from January 2020. For further information...
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30 Apr 2020

HESA course

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The Highways Electrical Skills Academy have now adopted SSPC Train the painter as the only training provider for their sector schemes. All members of the HESA who conduct painting operations will be required to have their applicators trained by the Corrodere Academy. The following disciplines are trained and assessed for operatives working on projects for...
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29 Apr 2020

Certification at Ferrous Protection

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The SSPC C6, C7 & C12 certification schemes were developed in the United States to provide 3rd  party certification of Industrial coating applicators, blast cleaning operatives and spray painters. The scheme meets the requirements of ISO17024 and is recognised by many organisations including the US Navy. SSPC Train the painter. Ferrous Protection in Delph Lancashire...
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