Raising standards, protecting lives and property

The focus on developing products which meet the needs of supply chains in a sustainable future has never been more acute. Carl Burrell, Global Product Director – Fire at Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings, examines how innovation is generating new products which support the practical and environmental demands of all concerned. In this article, he covers […]

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Train the painter now endorsed by PCCP

Train the painter Man spray painting

To address industrial coating training needs throughout Australia, Corrodere Academy and Trade Skills Australia collaborated to recognise the TTP program as evidence of prior learning for the Australian Certificate lll in Engineering – Fabrication Trade (Surface finishing). The program has been reviewed and now endorsed by the PCCP. Train the painter is an international benchmark […]

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Conserving a Cold War relic

Duxford’s Handley Page Victor has been under conservation now for four years, and is among the largest conservation projects the team at the UK’s Imperial War Museum (IWM) have ever undertaken. The Handley Page Victor is a British jet-powered strategic bomber developed and produced by Handley Page during the Cold War. One of Britain’s V bombers, the Victor was designed from a specification […]

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Offshore world first

Engineering and maintenance contractor Bilfinger UK, in collaboration with Layher UK, has designed the world’s first underdeck scaffolding system using FlexBeam to provide safe access to the underside of an oil rig. Bilfinger was tasked to deliver a fit-for-purpose solution which would provide safe access to the underside of the platform to remove and replace […]

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Waterborne industrial coatings

Nor-Maali’s Coating Advisor Sara Grundsten-Lyapova studied alongside her job and graduated with a degree in construction engineering last December. Her thesis, The Use of Water Based Paints in Industrial Painting and Marine Painting, was written for Nor-Maali. Grundsten-Lyapova has worked as a coating advisor at Nor-Maali since January 2020. She works mainly at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, […]

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Safety & legislation for industrial coatings

Chemical legislation on industrial coatings is constantly tightening. This means that new obligatory regulations are required for suppliers and workers – reporting and training. The study of the environmental impact of paint products is still voluntary, but makes the company’s business more sustainable. Sirutiina Hakulinen, Nor-Maali’s Product Safety Engineer, takes a look at two current […]

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Filling the anti-corrosion gap

In this article Ella Newington, Marketing Manager at Hexigone Inhibitors, looks at the co-blending of phosphate inhibitors for sustainable, low-cost corrosion control. As professionals working within the coatings industry, we are all acutely aware of the issues that corrosion poses and want to provide our customers and end-users with the best quality products to tackle […]

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The highs & lows of drone inspection

Unrivalled mind-bending roller coaster and Siberian railway bridge drone inspections show off the manoeuvrability and precise control of the Elios drone in confined areas. Flyability’s Elios drone was used to inspect the infrastructure at West Edmonton Mall’s (WEM’s) World Waterpark and Mindbender roller coaster in Alberta, Canada. Due to the Elios’s unique ability to fly in confined spaces, personnel […]

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Apprenticeship training to develop the next generation of industrial coatings professionals

Support the Next Generation of Coatings Professionals Level 2 Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship Register for our free webinar at 2pm on 16th June to learn more about the Industrial Coatings Programme, benefits for employers & learners, and funding opportunities. REGISTER HERE […]

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Blast it!

abrasive blast cleaning

Blast it! Procedures around blast cleaning, which is one of the most effective methods for the removal of mill-scale and rust on steel surfaces, are described in an international standard that offers a handy pictorial reference for coatings surveyors, applicators and supervisors to follow. If not properly maintained and regularly treated with protective measures, most […]

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An introduction to the Corrosion Management Concept

corrosion management

Ali Morshed (PhD, MSc, CEng, DIC) shares his industry opinion on corrosion management and its application benefits   Corrosion Management (CM) is a rather new concept and process whose international advent could be traced back to the publication of the UK Energy Institute’s book (Ref. 01) on the subject in May 2008 and the NACE […]

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Coating Applicator Apprenticeship

protective coating apprenticeship

Journey of an apprentice   Starting at the bottom of the ladder may be daunting, but becoming an apprentice is the most important step anyone can take on their career journey. Our Training Director, David Eyre, did just that. Starting as an apprentice applicator, he learnt the basics, worked the tools, and developed a drive […]

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The science and technology behind an award winning coating

sherwin williams Sherwin-Williams’ Firetex FX6002

Award winning coatings at Sherwin-Williams The science & technology behind Firetex FX6002. Sherwin-Williams’ award-winning Firetex FX6002 intumescent passive fire protection enables unrivalled curing in hours as opposed to days. Launched across Europe in 2019 and awarded a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, this technology is gaining recognition as an efficient fire protective coating which […]

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Stunning Recycling Sculpture

galvanizing sculpture

Galvanizing an iconic recycling sculpture    A Merseyside business in the UK has lent a helping hand to an iconic community project designed to raise awareness of the important role recycling has on protecting the planet.   Merseyside Galvanizing Ltd, which is part of Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd, the largest Hot-Dip Galvanising organisation in the […]

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Metal Coatings – How can they help you?

thermal metal spraying inspector

Thermal Metal Spraying   What it is thermal metal spraying?   Thermal spraying is a surface coating process that sprays metals, ceramics, and polymers onto the surface of another material. Thermal metal spraying has long been used in the protective coating industry particularly in the oil and gas sector. Our course has been specifically developed […]

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Increasing durability with Avantguard

avantguard protective coatings

How to increase durability with Avantguard protective coatings   By challenging the standards for corrosion protection, Avantguard activated zinc primers are significantly reducing application and maintenance costs on a wide range of industrial assets, from power stations and storage tanks to bridges and offshore windfarms. Greece’s largest ever energy production investment, the Ptolemais V power […]

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Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style

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Corrodere launches apprenticeship scheme in style   At the Corrodere Academy we are committed to encouraging and developing the future of the Protective Coatings industry. So, we’ve partnered with Skills Training UK, and together we are bringing our Protective Coatings Applicator course to the UK apprenticeship scheme. Train the painter is the world’s leading industry […]

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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 properly to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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