A simple way to reduce corrosion by limiting the exposure of the metal to a corrosive environment.
What protective coating is?
All over the world, petrochemicals, oil refineries or power plants encounter huge problems with severe corrosion; which includes the high cost of maintenance to maximize keeping corrosion under control. Corrosion being the gradual decline and loss of material (usually metal) and its core properties is generally the effect resulting from chemical, electrochemical and various other reactions of the material surface due to exposer to the surrounding environment. Protective coatings are an excellent means of defense against corrosion. With the use of distinct methods, coatings can be applied to a substrate. These methods include; spray, brush or roller, plating, wrapping, and so on. Layers act in such a way that it stands as the barrier between the electrolyte (moisture or water) and the substrate. This barrier helps prevent the substrate from corroding.
Protective coatings are not just a remedy against corrosion; their application can also be used to increase a material's aesthetic appeal and its wear resistance. Protective layers may be Metallic or non-metallic. In the absence of a protective coating, there is a considerable possibility that the lifetimes of products will be shortened which makes many of these products almost impossible to market. As a result, protective coatings can only be applied under stringent guidelines which are set by the industry standards that are made by NACE, ASTM, SSPC, ISO, BS, and the like.
There are considerations to be taken while applying the most coating processes. One such concern is that coatings can only be applied to a prepared and cleaned surface that possesses an ideal roughness, that is at a controlled thickness level, and under the recommended temperature. This process is so delicate that any little deviation could lead to the protective coating failing prematurely. Therefore, it is advisable, to hire well trained and certified personnel to handle protective coating projects. By doing so, substrate failure due to corrosion will be avoided; and substrates service, life will be increased.
When it comes to assessing protective coating, many plant workers and managers do not know what to look for. It, therefore, means they are not qualified for performing the essential coating application, inspection, testing, and maintenance of protective coverings. For personnel who desire to work in the protective coating field, IOGS offers a training program that certifies them under the IOGS certification system.
IOGS certified protective coating personnel are highly trained to work correctly in this field. They can be hired anywhere around the world to carry out protective coating inspection, application, testing, and maintenance work while following industry standards, ITP, and project specifications.
To learn more about protective coatings, learners can select from a comprehensive variety of online and onsite protective coating courses offered by "IOGS" that are focused on their direct needs.
IOGS/CCI Level 2
The Coating Inspector Level 2 is a computer-based course and exam that allows you to make progress and move forward in the time frame that suits you.
The course delivers a series of course contents i.e. lessons/topics, videos, interactive quizzes, and the like via IOGS Learning Management System (LMS). You would need to use a web browser of your device such as laptop or desktop, smartphone, tablet the course conveniently anywhere, anytime, anyplace.
This online course is also suitable for those who may not have the time or resources to participate in traditional classroom-based training and exam.
Course Price: $375
IOGS/CCI Level 3
This 5 days classroom-based course is held at a set time, date, and place. The tutor appointed by the IOGS leads the class and teaches the students in a friendly and safe learning environment.
The course is suitable for QA/QC inspectors, engineers, or supervisors who have been working in the subject field or know inspection and quality control activity.
Course Price: $925
DIPLOMA IN PROTECTIVE COATING
This 30 days classroom-based course is held at a set time, date, and place. The tutor appointed by the IOGS leads the class and teaches the students in a friendly and safe learning environment.
The course is suitable for beginners or freshers who wish to work in the thermal insulation field.
Course Price: $525