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CIP Level 1 Course Updated for Coatings Inspectors

As the first step in AMPP’s flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP), the CIP Level 1 course teaches more than 5,000 students annually to properly perform basic coating inspections using nondestructive techniques and instrumentation

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Paint Is Complicated: Inspector Training Opportunities

One way to ensure that you’re ready to tackle the challenges of paint is to get the right training. The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a subsidiary of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), offers three training courses that may be a good place to start.

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Strategies to Inspect Thermal Spray Zinc Metalizing

To ensure continued coating performance in harsh environments, it is necessary to properly inspect the thermal spray metalizing. Bernardo Duran of the International Zinc Association offers insight on appropriate strategies and considerations.

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Coating Removal by Heat Induction

Businesses are looking for environmentally friendly methods of surface preparation. This article discusses the use of heat induction as a method of removing various coatings on steel substrates.

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Coating Inspection Document Resources

Mark McCarter, Owner of Southwest Protective Coatings, Inc., recently shared an article in CoatingsPro’s January 2022 issue about the checklists and daily report that coatings inspectors need to use and reference. Read the full article here

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Warren’s Corner: Powder Coatings and Pizza

There is an entire universe of coatings that coating and corrosion aficionados don’t run across very often that they need to know about: powder coatings.