SSPC C1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings (Fort McMurray)

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SSPC Instructor: Chris Hooter, IUPAT District Council 17 Director of Training

Where: IUPAT District Council 17, Local 177 Office @ Operating Engineers, Ft McMurray

Time: 745am to ~4pm daily

Course Description
This course provides a practical and comprehensive overview for those who are new to the protective coatings industry. It is also an ideal refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of industrial structures.

Course Content
Corrosion and Corrosion Control
Coating Types and Their Mechanisms and Protection
Surface Preparation for Painting
Application of Coatings
Inspection and Quality Control
Coatings for Steel Structures
Coating Degradation, Defects, and Failures
Coating of Concrete Surfaces
Safety in Painting Operations

Benefits of Attending
After attending this course, you will be able to:
Identify types of corrosion and select coatings that meet project demands.
Recognize the different types of coatings available and the various mechanisms at work in the process of protection.
Discuss how proper surface preparation is critical to achieving the maximum level of protection available through protective coating systems.
Describe the inspection equipment and methods used to ensure that all specification requirements are met.
Classify coating selection and application by facility and service environment.
List the factors that accelerate coating deterioration and the techniques used to avoid common defects.
Distinguish the unique selection and application problems with coating concrete surfaces.
Recognize the safety hazards involved in coating operations and the responsibilities of management and workers in safety training and practices.

Course Format
Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes a glossary of terms, references for additional reading, and copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations.
The written exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 40 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.


12 out of 20 available SSPC C1 Fundamentals
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