Coatings Webinars from KTA (Free)

Coatings webinars are a fun, easy way to learn a lot about our industry quickly. This compilation of coatings webinars from KTA-Tator, Inc. always have registration time slots available to choose from. Scroll down to see our complete library of options. Click on any image below to learn more about a particular webinar, and to register (no cost). Upon registration, you’ll be emailed a link. If for some reason you’re unable to watch the webinar during your chosen time slot, don’t worry! You’ll also be emailed a full replay within 24 hours of the conclusion of the presentation. Enjoy, and we hope you gain value from our experts.

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paint failure commercial building coatings webinars

This free coatings webinar, complete with visual photographs and examples, will teach the audience to understand the complexities & challenges of commercial painting & the many substrates involved. And, it will allow them to recognize the common types of building paint failures and how to prevent them. ​​​​​​​

Join KTA’s Ken Trimber & Lake Barrett as they cover commercial building problems and challenges like concrete floor coatings failures, moisture intrusion, corrosion of exposed steel, blistering/peeling coatings and efflorescence, and much more!

Set aside an hour for KTA’s first ever live coatings webinar! You won’t want to miss this informative webinar.

sspc pa-2 dry film thickness coatings webinars

This comprehensive coatings webinar, written and presented by KTA’s Bill Corbett, is designed to fill knowledge gaps in regards to the SSPC-PA 2 standard to ensure a complete understanding of this important industry standard.

Attendees will learn how to describe the basic purpose and content of SSPC-PA 2, describe the differences between Type 1 magnetic pull-off and Type 2 electronic gages. describe the procedures and frequency for gage calibration, verification of accuracy, and adjustment, describe the number of coating thickness measurements to obtain and how far out of tolerance the measurements can be and still conform to the specification, describe the procedure for determining the magnitude of a non-conforming area, and describe basic content and purpose of the ten appendices to the standard.

understanding corrosion rates structural steel

The presentation, presented by Elzly’s Jim Ellor, will provide data from both laboratory experiments and test panels exposed in natural environments to demonstrate the learning objectives. As a result, a coating specifier may learn to be more concerned about the relationship of a coating and coating failure on structure life and make better informed decisions about coating selection. Individuals involved in testing materials may be more likely to expand on the data they collect when testing protective coatings.

Attendance will enable registrants to:

1. Describe the importance of focusing on structural integrity and not aesthetics when evaluating the performance of protective coatings used in industrial environments/applications.
2. Recognize that the visual appearance of a coating does not always directly relate to actual surface corrosion, and that, in some cases localized failure of a protective coating on steel can promote more rapid corrosion than uncoated steel
3. Describe the factors associated with substrate corrosion and long term structural integrity and how they inform coating system selection.

protecting steel stripe coatings webinars

This webinar, featuring KTA COO Bill Corbett, will explore corner/weld preparation and stripe coating as a process to protect these configurations, including specification/project design phase options. It will also highlight the content of the upcoming revision to SSPC Guide 11 on stripe coating, published June 2020.

​​​​​​​Attendance will enable the registrant to identify existing configurations that will benefit from surface grinding and/or stripe coating, select which coating layers should incorporate a stripe coat, consider precautions regarding potential excess film-build when stripe coating, and describe how SSPC Guide 11 can be used by a project designer to incorporate stripe coating into contract documents.

abrasive media coatings webinars

This free webinar, featuring KTA’s Carly McGee and Dr. Leah Tipton, discusses the various laboratory tests which are used to evaluate performance, as well as environmental and safety properties of abrasives for the purpose of differentiating abrasives currently available on the market.

Attendees will learn how to identify the various industrial hygiene tests which are used to evaluate potential exposures to airborne containments during blast cleaning, identify the various laboratory tests which are used to evaluate abrasive media performance​, recognize that tests are optional (not required by SSPC, OSHA, etc. standards) and may be conducted for the purpose of leveraging abrasive media marketing and differentiating abrasives currently available on the market.

spot and blast cleaning webinar sspc sp 18

This webinar, presented by Elzly’s Pete Ault, will discuss a new SSPC standard containing requirements for “spot and sweep” dry abrasive blast cleaning a previously coated carbon steel surface.  This technique can be an economical way to maintain existing coatings which have some serviceable remaining life.  The intent is to remove all unserviceable coating, clean any exposed steel to a near-white metal cleanliness, and uniformly roughen the remaining serviceable coating. This practice is not new, but SSPC-SP 18 is the first industry standard to comprehensively describe the practice.

Thorough spot and sweep blast cleaning is designed to subject the entire surface being prepared to significant abrasive impact. Coating that cannot withstand the abrasive blasting process is removed, while the remaining existing coating is suitably prepared for an additional layer of coating. Areas of exposed steel are prepared to the level of near-white metal blast cleaning.

​​​​​​​Learning Objectives:
-Become familiar with SSPC SP-18, Thorough Spot and Sweep Blast Cleaning for Industrial Coatings Maintenance
-Understand uses the standard is intended to cover and not cover
-Understand the history of the standard
-Understand inspection considerations unique to the standard

coating system selection life expectancy coatings webinars

This webinar, featuring KTA’s Jay Helsel & Lake Barrett, builds upon previous NACE International presentations on coating selection and life expectancy. The authors explore the root causes of premature coating failures and provide practical considerations to maximize coating life.  The authors incorporate updated cost data from coatings manufacturers, field painters and shop applied coaters to provide cost per square foot guidelines for unique coating systems.  This information is applicable across multiple markets i.e.  chemical plants, pipelines, storage tanks, bridge and highway as well as ISO 12944 with multiple corrosivity categories for unique geographic environments.

astm a123 hot dip galvanized webinar

This free webinar, featuring KTA’s Doug Reardon, is a discussion of the requirements of ASTM A123 Zinc (Hot-Dip Galvanized) Coatings on Iron and Steel relative to obtaining dry film thickness readings in accordance with the standard. Emphasis will be placed on magnetic thickness measurements and multi-specimen articles.

Attendees of this webinar will learn how to properly interpret the Standard in order to determine sizing requirements (Multi/Single Specimen Articles), determine number of pieces per lot to be tested, determine Coating Thickness Grade(s) and measurement of the coating thickness, and apply the obtained readings to determine compliance to the Standard​​​​​​

Kevin Brown Webinar April 2021-01

“We have way more to maintain than we can afford!!!” – This webinar will show Facility or Property Managers how to inventory and assess the condition of various building components.  It lays the groundwork for maintaining such untagged assets throughout their life span.  The challenge in managing assets is knowing which ones to invest expense dollars into maintaining at any given time. The webinar will present and discuss a methodical way of organizing data in such a way as to prioritize spending on the building components at the optimum time.

​​​​​​​By looking at examples of how this technique is implemented, one can gain insight into the proper time (this year or in future years) to maintain, repair or replace building untagged assets in an organized fashion.  The steps outlined in the presentation include establishing assets, assessing condition, performing physical tests, establishing rating standards and assigning grades.  By analyzing the results of these steps, this webinar presents a sound facility management process and plan for maintaining a single facility or a fleet of properties.

Learning Objectives:
* Become familiar with the basics of building condition assessments
* Understand how to incorporate condition assessments into a facility management plan
* Observe how to prioritize spending on maintenance of assets for an individual building or portfolio of facilities

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