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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.

Coating Inspector Level 1 - Learn Online

Computer-based training (CBT) program that allows you to make progress and move forward in the time frame that suits you.​​ This course is perfect for anyone who wishes to start his or her career on the protective coating field.....

Coating Inspector Level 2 - Classroom Learning

This course is approved by the Institute for Oil & Gas Sector (IOGS), and aims to train inspectors and engineers who work for protective coating field. Protective coatings, such as paint, powder coatings, and wrapping.......