Painting & Coating for Corrosion ResistanceEIM/SACPE-E

Who should attend?

  • This training covers the fundamentals of anticorrosion painting systems and the quality control.
Audience :
  • Engineers & technical staff involved in the equipment maintenance including painting and coating issues.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content


      • Paint components. Binders and plastifiers, pigments, fillers, colorants, additives, solvents.
      • Physical characteristics of paint. Fluidity at different temperatures, % solids, lifetime, hardening, drying, safety problems; atmospheric conditions consequences. 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 drawbacks 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).

      • 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.).
      • Applications:
      • 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 aluminum.

      • 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.

      • Perform and assess field painting work.
      • Review the specification given to the contractor.
      • Assess the QA/QC documents that are available during the field inspection and check for consistency with your company specification.
      • Check for painters qualifications, and observe when they perform the work. Debriefing & good practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • identify the main types of industrial painting,
  • choose the most efficient painting features,
  • supervise and inspect efficiently painting works.

Ways & Means

  • Learning process including case studies.
  • Visit of a paint workshop or a control laboratory.