SSPC PCI Level 1 & 2

SSPC – Society for Protective Coatings (formerly Steel Structures Painting Council)
 SSPC PCI (Protective Coating Inspector) Level 1 & 2

The objective of this course is to thoroughly train individuals in the proper
methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of industrial
and marine protective coatings and lining systems on an array of industrial
structures and facilities.
There are no prerequisites to attend the PCI Level 1 Course. However, this
course is not an entry level course. Candidates should be prepared for an
intense and fast-paced week of training with evening homework and
study in order to cover an extensive amount of information in five days. PCI
meets the requirements of ASTM D 3276 and the IMO Performance
Standard for Protective Coatings and IACS Common Structural Rules

  • Corrosion Prevention Using Coatings
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Surface Preparation & Inspection
  • Practical Math
  • Coating Application & Inspection
  • Industrial Coatings & Coating Systems
  • Specialty Inspection Projects
  • Coating Failures & Methods of Prevention
  • Inspector Safety
  • Coating Specifications
  • Simulated Pre-job Conference
  • Inspection Procedure Development
  • Simulated Project Inspection
  • IMO Inspector Training Requirements
  • Risk Management
  • Project Acceptance and Close-out

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the common duties, responsibilities, and the role of an industrial coatings inspector
  • Recognize the role of the coating manufacturer on a coatings project
  • Describe the authority of a coatings inspector
  • Explain the importance of thorough documentation
  •  Identify the differences between quality assurance and quality control and the common duties of quality assurance and quality control personnel
  • Describe the purpose and content of a pre-job or preconstruction conference
  • Explain the importance of ethics of inspection personnel
  • Describe methods used to evaluate coating performance prior to full-scale installation
  • Describe the unique aspects of performing coatings inspection on an overcoating project, and on projects employing thermal spray coatings, powder coatings and duplex coating systems
  • Describe how coatings inspection can help prevent premature coating failure
  • List potential safety hazards associated with coatings inspectio
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure
  • Perform coatings inspection on industrial projects
  • Compare inspection results to specification requirements

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