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Painting & Coating for Corrosion Resistance

4 days EIM/SACPE-E
  • Engineers or technical staff involved in the inspection or maintenance of equipment and structures with paintings and coatings issues.
  • To provide the fundamentals of anticorrosion painting systems and quality control.
Learning Objectives
  • To identify the main types of industrial painting.
  • To choose the most efficient painting system.
  • To supervise and inspect efficiently contracted painting jobs.
Ways and means
  • Learning process including case studies.
  • Visit of a paint workshop or a control laboratory.

Characteristics and properties of paintings and coatings 1.25 days
  • Paint constituents
  • Binders and plastifiers, pigments, fillers, colorants, additives, solvents.
  • Physical characteristics of paint
  • Fluidity at different temperatures, % solids, lifetime, hardening, drying, safety problems; atmospheric conditions at time of application.
  • Paint manufacture and recent developments.
  • Different types of industrial paint
  • Physically drying paints, oxidative paints, chemical polymerization paints, anticorrosion systems for aggressive environments.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of the different types of paints.
  • Paints for special environments (abrasive, high temperature, low temperature) and for different materials (stainless steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, concrete, etc.).
  • Composition of a paint system (role of coats and compatibility).
Paint application in industry 1.5 days
  • Preparation of surfaces
  • Rust scales, roughness, surface profile, degree of care, preparation by organic solvents, preparation by high pressure water jetting, wire brushing, blast cleaning, sponge jet.
  • Tests on samples, chemical conversion of surfaces (passivation, phosphating, chromating, oxalating, etc.).
  • Application
  • Main paintings parameters: use of brush, rollers, spraying, composition, surface tension, viscosity, temperature, solvent volatility, speed of jet leaving gun, type of jet and regulation, spray gun and equipment handling.
  • Compressed air.
  • Airless high pressure spraying (principle, installation, regulation, tests, etc.).
  • Thermal spray aluminium.
Inspection, control and commissioning 1.25 days
  • Paint defects, causes, control procedures
  • Control of raw materials and finished products, application control, coating control.
  • Causes of deterioration (chemical, mechanical, photochemical, biological, etc.).
  • Prevention and repair techniques.
  • Specifications and rules
  • European standards, ISO, etc. and safety regulations : qualification of painting systems.
  • Qualifications of painters.
  • Inspection and control: tests performed on painted equipment and structures.
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 07 - 10 Lyon €1,860 Online By email