Petrochemical and refinery coating surveys

Petrochemical plants and refineries are complex structures; so undertaking coating surveys can require astute planning, careful organisation and a team of specialists. Coating specifications in the petrochemical and refinery industry tend to cover the new build of the structure and ongoing maintenance. However, consideration must be given to checking the condition of coatings on pipes, racks, internals and externals […]

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Maintaining standards

Close familiarity with international standards and test methods used in the protective coatings industry is a prerequisite for coating surveyors. Standards and test methods are relevant to assessing the condition of protective coatings and should be an integral part of the survey process, referenced and cited in the final report. They also provide the framework for a consistent method […]

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Measuring up

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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Bridging the coatings gap

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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Coating surveys on offshore platforms

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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Surveying coatings in the offshore environment

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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A brief Introduction to the Corrosion Management and its application benefits – by Ali Morshed (PhD, MSc, CEng, DIC)

Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to th publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE International’s first CM book in 2012. Read more about the subject on page 16 here   […]

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Looking at New Innovative Ways of Delivering Training

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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NHSS19A TMS and Water Jetting

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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Highways Electrical Skills Academy

Protection of steel structures on the UK highways has been one of the major areas where it is a mandatory requirement for coating applicators to be trained through National Highways Sector Scheme 19A. This sector scheme does not cover electrical items such as lighting columns and electrical boxes. The Highways Electrical Academy based at Worthing […]

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Akzo Nobel

Akzo Nobel through International Paints Ltd has extended its strategic training alliance with Corrodere. They will be offering the SSPC Train the painter training and the SSPC C6, C7 & C12 certification schemes globally. They have a team of accredited trainers located in all business regions who will provide both the classroom and workshop training. […]

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CSCS Cards for Train the inspector

CSCS have granted cards for any candidate completing ICorr level 1,2 or 3 courses. This can be awarded retrospectively to anyone who completed the online course. This forms a part of the partner card agreement between Corrodere and CSCS. CSCS recognise the level of Health & Safety training delivered by the course and we are […]

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SSPC Trainthepainter signs agreement to display CSCS logo

Gordon Jenkins, CSCS Director of operations said “CSCS is pleased to see that SSPC Train the painter have taken the initiative to become an official partner with CSCS. The partnership demonstrates SSPC’s Train the painter’s commitment to meeting the requirements of the CLC and ensuring construction site workers are appropriately qualified. In the process, we […]

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Trainthepainter languages increases

The number of languages that Trainthepainter has been translated into is now nine. The languages now include Russian and Lithuanian and Portuguese. The latter being very important particularly in South America where it is the most widely spoken language. Brendan Fitzsimons commented ‘We are pleased to be able to offer our training in so many […]

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QR Codes now on all SSPC Trainthepainter Applicator cards

To add in an additional layer of security for our members we are now issuing all SSPC Trainthepainter cards with an individual QR code. This will allow anyone with a QR reader on their smart phone to check the validity of the card. The code links straight in to our database and shows a picture […]

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AkzoNobel signs up as a SSPC Train the painter Global Affiliate

Mauricio Bannwart, Managing Director of AkzoNobel’s Protective Coatings business, said: “We are proud to announce the launch of the SSPC Train the painter programme. It means that we are able to share our expertise with the industry, and provide delegates with training of the highest quality, delivered by the people who best understand the products […]

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National Highways Sector Scheme 19A accredit SSPC Trainthepainter

SSPC Trainthepainter coating applicator course has been independently audited and meets the required standard for compliance with the INSTITUTE OF CORROSION (ICorr) REQ DOC (NHSS 19A) “Requirements for the Training and Certification of Personnel Engaged in Industrial Coatings Application for National Highway Sector Scheme 19A (NHSS 19A – For corrosion protection of ferrous materials by […]

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SSPC Trainthepainter switch to 5 year cards

To bring SSPC Trainthepainter cards in line with other industry cards all new cards issued after the 1st March 2017 will be valid for 5 years before renewal. The decision was made due to agreements with various accreditation bodies and the CSCS. The new cards will also incorporate smart technology via a QR code for […]

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Network Rail approve SSPC Trainthepainter

Following the extensive review and analysis of the SSPC Trainthepainter applicator training programme, Network Rail has approved the full programme including Protective Coatings Applicator, Spray Painting, Abrasive Blast Cleaning and the Coating Supervisors Course. The official Network Rail Certificate of Authorisation reads: Contractors shall be registered with the ICATS Scheme or SSPC Trainthepainter Scheme (or […]

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SSPC Trainthepainter sign agreement to partner card with the CSCS

In an initiative to reduce the number of cards that trades hold. Applicators that have minimum of the Protective Coatings Applicator card (Bronze) will qualify to the CSCS Blue card and the CSCS hologram logo will be on their card. This will mean they do not have to apply for a separate Blue card. The […]

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WG Beaumont welcomed to the SSPC Trainthepainter programme

W.G. Beaumont of Romford, Essex. UK are the next to join the movement of companies registering to the SSPC Trainthepainter programme. With the advanced theoretical and practical training, its recognition as a CSCS blue skills card and an ever expanding list of specifications it is featured in, W.G. Beaumont did not think twice about joining […]

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SSPC Trainthepainter assessed against NORSOK standard M-501

SSPC Trainthepainter has been independently assessed against the contents of the NORSOK Standard M-501 Edition 6, February 2012, and has been found to meet the requirements of section 10.2.2 of that standard with regard to the qualification of paint operators. For further information please contact Lucy Pavia lucy@corrodere.com Tel +44 1252 732223. […]

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New grit recovery unit

Airblast Eurospray has launched the AbVac Grit Recovery Unit, a portable abrasive recovery unit capable of removing anything from dust up to 50mm debris. Available with a wide range of flexible hoses, tools and extensions, this powerful suction unit allows operators to recover spilt abrasive quickly and efficiently, without the back-break of manual recovery. This […]

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