As the first step in AMPP’s flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP), the CIP Level 1 course teaches over 5,000 students annually to properly perform basic coating inspections using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation.
Artisans at the Letterkenny Army Depot are now using cold spray technology to perform non-structural repairs, including repairs of corrosion and other surface defects. Cold spray offers additional repair benefits because of a lower operating temperature.
According to AGM, the Genable CX primer operates as a high-performance hybrid system that relies on graphene and aluminum chemistries to provide anticorrosion protection for offshore, marine, and other harsh environments.
Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.
Viscoelastic coatings are able to instantly bond to surfaces without the need for much surface preparation, nor do they require preheating or curing time. Solutions can be tailored to specific problems by adding additional layers that provide extra protection, depending upon the need.
Introduced in April 2022, the new AMPP Coating Inspector Program (CIP) is designed to retain the best parts of the NACE CIP and SSPC Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) programs.
More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.
The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo took place during March 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a look back at some of the key takeaways for corrosion control and protective coatings professionals.
Recent advances in the field application of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) have demonstrated its usefulness for the quantitative assessment of coating condition prior to the occurrence of visible damage, thus establishing EIS as a tool for predictive coating maintenance.
Bob Chalker, CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), explains how corrosion and coatings professionals are adapting to current changes in the marketplace.
The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo is taking place from March 6-10, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas. This article includes a comprehensive look at the event’s key highlights, along with all the information that corrosion and coatings industry professionals need to know.
This article focuses on several coating failures on the external surfaces of a carbon steel cargo container. Because this container was newly constructed, a fresh painting system was applied and touched up or spot repaired in some locations.
AMPP’s conference will be the corrosion and coatings industry’s largest event after nearly two years, offering attendees numerous opportunities to reconnect with old friends and network with industry peers. Whether you are focused on corrosion, coatings, materials, or seeing new technologies from around the world, you will find everything you need in one place.
Three major causes contribute to coating failures in offshore platforms: rust creepage at the scribes/scratches damaged by tools, early coating breakdown at sharp edges and corners, and thermal cycle cracking at corners.
With the landmark U.S. infrastructure bill signed into law, we discuss its implications for the corrosion industry with Adam L. Christopher, manager of government relations at AMPP, and Dan Adley, recently retired CEO of engineering consultancy KTA-Tator, Inc.