Six Steps to a Quality Corrosion Protection System

Whether you’re new to the coatings industry or an experienced professional, Wednesday’s Coatings 101 Workshop had something for everyone.

Presented by Michael Baase, Chris Farschon, and Charles Brown of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), the workshop provided an overview of an industrial protective coatings project, including design considerations, material selection, surface preparation guides, ambient conditions, and basic quality control techniques.

The intensive, four-hour workshop covered six "good" steps to ensuring a quality corrosion protection system: good design, good paint, good specifications, good contractors, good inspection, and good maintenance.

Through this workshop, participants obtained a thorough understanding of how protective coatings are specified and applied to meet the goals of a project. The three GPI representatives reviewed and presented typical inspection instruments usedin a coatings project, surface preparation guides and standards, product datasheets, and more.

Everyone in attendance benefited from the collective knowledge and experience of the three GPI reps conducting the workshop. Brown is a former contractor who now serves as the company’s deputy director of coatings, while Farschon and Baase are senior consultant and senior project manager, respectively, with GPI.

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