Premature coating failures continue to cost asset owners, paint manufacturers, fabricators, contractors, shipbuilders, and others substantial amounts of unbudgeted money each year. Most of these failures are preventable, however, if the proper principles are employed for selecting, applying, and inspecting the coatings.
This tutorial, presented at the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo by Mike O’Brien of Mark 10 Resource Group, Inc., is based on hundreds of real-life coating failures investigated by the presenter during his 40 years in the coating industry. It presents real-life case histories of coating failures that occur on steel, concrete, hotdip galvanizing, and ductile iron substrates.
Failures involving most commonly applied coatings such as inorganic zinc, organic zinc, epoxy, polysiloxane, polyurethane, water-based acrylic, and polyurea will be discussed.
When a premature coating failure occurs, it is important to investigate it using proper principles, techniques, and procedures. Monday’s presentation will also include a new section on basic principles for analyzing premature coating failure, including preparing for a coating failure investigation, conducting on-site research, choosing a testing laboratory, interpreting results, and writing a report.
Monday’s forum on premature coatings failures will take place from 8:30 a.m. until noon local time in Mayor Cockrell Room 004 of the Henry B. González Convention Center.
AMPP Chair Sam Scaturro and AMPP Global Center Chair Joyce Wright welcome you to the first AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.Read more
The 2022 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo’s Opening Reception, sponsored by Carboline and AMPP, started the week off with great music, good food, and fun games in a birthday party theme.Read more
Attendees are welcome this year to visit the AMPP Bookstore and browse through titles that reflect the essentials of corrosion prevention and protective coatings. The Bookstore is to the left of the main entrance to the Show Floor.Read more