SSPC C1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings, Saskatoon

SSPC C1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings, Saskatoon

Great turnout for SSPC C1 Fundamentals of Protective Coatings in Saskatoon! Fifteen (15) members (13 from Local 739, 2 from Local 177) attended. Course was held January 3 – 7, 2018 at IUPAT DC 17’s Saskatoon Training Centre.

SSPC C1, well-named the Fundamentals, is a great course. In 40 hours, C1 introduces students to industrial & marine coatings types, surface preparation, application methods, steel and concrete overview, corrosion theory, and a broad look at the coatings industry. C1 does cover a host of ASTM, ISO, etc., testing methods and QC gear, although it does not do the hands-on deep dive into these instruments like (for example) NACE CIP & SSPC PCIC1 is more global than the inspection courses.

In addition, C1 is fantastic prep for members upcoming SSPC Coating Applicator Specialists exams {week January 22, 2018 in Edmonton, week February 5, 2018 in Saskatoon}. More generally, in DC 17’s opinion, all industrial painters should at some point take C1.  

This C1 class included a great group of students from a good mix of Saskatchewan and Alberta signatory employers. DC 17 thanks all those who attended. Together, we are continuing to ‘raise the bar’ @ DC 17!

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