Webinars

Webinars Presented Through PaintSquare.com

Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations: This webinar will address the quality items relating to abrasive blast cleaning, including the equipment, materials and the prepared surfaces.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Flooring Options for High Traffic Areas: Big box stores, apartment lobbies, school hallways and other high-traffic spaces have unique flooring needs. The purpose of this webinar is to explore concrete floor coating options, and discuss how to use a set of criteria to select the best option for the particular needs of a specific project.
Presented by Jayson Helsel, P.E.

The New SSPC Surface Profile Measurement Conformance Standard: Organizations including ASTM, ISO, and NACE have published test methods for measurement of surface profile and surface roughness. However, none of these standards describe a process for determining whether the surface profile/roughness characteristics conform to the contract documents. This webinar describes a new SSPC standard intended to fill this void. A brief overview of measurement acquisition techniques will be provided; however, the focus of the webinar will be on the sections of the standard that describe how to establish a process control procedure, and the procedures associated with establishing a frequency of measurement and evaluating whether the measurements conform to the project specification.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Waterjetting–New Standards for Assessing End Condition Cleanliness: The current version of SSPC-SP 12/NACE No. 5, “Surface Preparation and Cleaning of Metals by Waterjetting Prior to Recoating (originally published in 2002), is somewhat different than the other SSPC/NACE Joint Surface Preparation Standards, in that it is comprised of 4 levels of surface cleanliness (WJ-1 through WJ-4 and three degrees of flash rust (as opposed to a single definition of surface cleanliness. Four new standards are being prepared, one for each of the WJ definitions. This presentation will address the new standards, and the value of experience and training in assessing end conditions and precautions when specifying cleaning pressures.
Presented by Rich Burgess

Measuring Moisture in Concrete: Excessive moisture in cementitious substrates can cause coatings to fail, and surfaces to be disfigured from stains or efflorescence. Moisture problems can occur in poured-in-place concrete pre-cast, tilt-up, and CMU (concrete masonry units). Methods for determining the moisture content are presented, including relative humidity probes, anhydrous calcium chloride, plastic sheet tests, and a variety of electronic instruments.
Presented by Ken Trimber

Writing a Clear Coating Spec for Wastewater Facilities: Because of the various waste streams that may be entering a waste water treatment facility, there may be multiple service environments to which a coating or lining system may be exposed. Exposures include atmospheric, gaseous/vapor phase, and immersion. In addition, there are often multiple substrate types that require protection for each of the exposures. Coating specifications for these facilities should identify the limits of the work, the surface preparation of the various substrate types, the coating or lining system to be applied, the quality control and quality assurance tests and inspections to be performed and identification of the party performing the tests. Furthermore, all of the inspections must be presented in a clear, concise and user-friendly format. This webinar will walk the specification writer through the steps that result in the development of an effective coating specification.
Presented by Jim Machen

Moisture Testing of Concrete Walls and Floor: Excessive moisture in cementitious substrates can cause coatings to fail, and surfaces to be disfigured from stains or fflorescence. Moisture problems can occur in poured-in-place concrete pre-cast, tilt-up, and CMU (concrete masonry units). Methods for determining the moisture content are presented, including relative humidity probes, anhydrous calcium chloride, plastic sheet tests, and a variety of electronic instruments.
Presented by  Ken Trimber

Inspection of Commercial and Architectural Cleaning and Painting: The performance of a coating on any structure is only as good as the installation. The visual inspection activities and tests required to confirm the quality of cleaning and painting are presented.  Inspection activities include review of surface preparation of steel and concrete, ambient (weather) conditions, mixing of coatings, coating thickness, and coating film continuity and coverage.
Presented by Ken Trimber

Monitoring Environmental Conditions for Cleaning and Painting Operations: This webinar will address the procedures associated with monitoring prevailing conditions of air and surface temperatures, relative humidity, dew point temperature and wind speed prior to and during surface preparation and coating installation operations.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Quality Control of Abrasive Blast Cleaning Operations: This webinar will address the quality items relating to abrasive blast cleaning, including the equipment, materials and the prepared surfaces.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Calculating Coating Lifetime Costs: This webinar will explain how to identify coating systems for various service environments, estimate their service lives, calculate the installed cost, and determining the most cost-effective system on a long-term basis.
Presented by Jayson Helsel, P.E.

Comparison of Documentation, Hold Point and Quality Control Training Requirements  in Various SSPC Contractor QP Standards: This webinar will provide a general overview of SSPC’s QP standards that are used in the Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP), as well as describe the scope and content of QP 1, QP 3, QP 6, and QP 8. The webinar will then explain requirements for training, hold point observations, and QC documentation.
Presented by Alison B. Kaelin

Assuring Fall Protection When Working at Heights: The OSHA Construction Industry Fall Protection Standard requires that workers be protected from fall hazards on construction sites. Deaths from falls are leading cause of fatalities in the workplace. In addition to compliance with OSHA, proper planning for and use of fall protection is critical to protect workers from this hazard. This webinar provides an overview of what employers should consider when implementing a safety program to control workplace fall hazards.
Presented by Stan Liang

One-Coat Systems in Public Works Projects: The webinar will describe the design and data derived from two FHWA research projects on coating performance, with a look at the conclusions derived from the data, focusing on promising one-coat systems and systems with potential for long-term service.
Presented by Eric S. Kline

One-Coat Systems For Steel Bridge Systems:  The webinar on one-coat systems for steel bridges provides results of a 2-year study conducted by the Federal Highway Administration that evaluated performance of 8 separate one-coat systems. Included in the evaluation were electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, surface failure characterization, rust creepage at the scribe, pull-off adhesion, and visual changes to color and gloss.
Presented by Eric S. Kline

Developing an OSHA-Compliant Respiratory Protection Program: The OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard requires that employers whose employees use respiratory protection implement a respiratory protection program. Complying with this OSHA requirement means that employers must be able to determine when the use of respiratory protection is appropriate to control worker exposure to airborne hazards. If the decision to use respiratory protection is made, respiratory protection must be used in accordance with a written program that addresses the program elements of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard.
Presented by Stan Liang

Monitoring Environmental Conditions for Cleaning and Painting Operations: This webinar will address the procedures associated with monitoring prevailing conditions of air and surface temperatures, relative humidity, dew point temperature and wind speed prior to and during surface preparation and coating installation operations.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Containment and Disposal of Waste Water in UHP Operations: Use of High Pressure Waterjetting (HPWJ) and Ultra High Waterjetting (UHPWJ) for surface preparation of steel surfaces, concomitant with the removal of coatings containing lead and other heavy metals is increasingly more common to additional sectors of industrial painting. Application of waterjetting as an alternative method of surface preparation where toxic metals are present in the existing coatings brings with it the same responsibilities and obligations for waste management as abrasive blast cleaning. This Webinar is intended to present current management practices for the containment and disposal of HPWJ and UHPWJ generated waste
Presented by Rich Burgess

Advances in Polyurethane and Polyurea Technology: The webinar will first describe the basic chemistries of polyurethanes, polyureas, and hybrids, and then will describe recent changes in these chemistries and the enhanced performance propeties that are derived from these changes. Surface preparation and application issues will be reviewed, and typical uses will be suggested.
Presented by Jay Helsel, P.E.

Developing a Maintenance Painting Program at a Petrochemical Plant: This webinar will describe how to develop and maintain a maintenance painting program. It will explain how to develop and collect data via condition assessments using visual standards and other tools, how to create and navigate a decision tree, and how to develop a uniform specification for coating work.
Presented by Kenneth A. Trimber

Environmental Sampling to Verify the Effectiveness of Containment Systems when Removing Lead-containing Paint: Environmental sampling is used to verify the performance of containment systems used in lead paint removal operations. This presentation describes how this verification is carried out–monitoring equipment used and monitor siting, soil and water sampling, visible emission assessment, and area monitoring with personal pumps and interpretation of results. Pros and cons of monitoring methods will be reviewed.
Presented by Daniel O’Malley

Complying with SSPC-PA2: SSPC-PA 2 is described and explained; gages and their uses are described; measurement methods are reviewed; and revisions to the standard now under consideration are discussed.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Methods for the Detection of Soluble Salts: The presentation reviews commercially available methods for extraction of soluble salts from a steel surface, and methods used to analyze the samples. Not covered in the webinar is a discussion of acceptable levels of soluble salts.
Presented by Bill Corbett

Determining Compliance with SSPC Hand and Power Tool Cleaning Requirements: The webinar will explain SSPC standards for hand- and power-tool cleaning and will describe the tools typically used. Additionally, the presenter will explain how visual standards are used to supplement the written surface preparation standards.
Presented by Kenneth A. Trimber

Determining Compliance with SSPC Abrasive Blast Cleaning Standards: In this webinar, SSPC’s abrasive blast cleaning standards are described, together with typical equipment used. Visual Standards that supplement the written ones are described and explained in terms of how they can help make compliance judgments.
Presented by Kenneth A. Trimber