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Britannia’s sparkling new livery, features the world’s largest version of the Union Jack painted on the hull. Her final lick of paint-420 liters of paint for the Union Jack and 160 liters for the P&O logo – is no mean feat.

This program provides a practical, comprehensive overview for individuals new to the protective coatings industry and the marine managers and port engineers supervising the painting operations for ships under their charge. Program includes a refresher for reviewing the fundamentals of corrosion and the use of coatings as a protective mechanism against corrosion and deterioration of industrial structures.

The course contains discussion on corrosion of metal surfaces and its control and the type of coatings and the mechanism of protection provided by the coatings of paint. It explains the necessary surface preparation and the process of application of paints, especially on steel structures. It discusses the inspection and quality control methods involved in the painting process It describes how coatings can degrade in service, generate defects and then fail. The course ends with a discussion on safety issues involving the painting operations.

Course Curriculum:

  1. Corrosion and Its Prevention
  2. Coating Types, their Mechanisms and Protection
  3. Hull Fouling and Surface Preparation of Hull in Dry-dock
  4. Application of Coatings
  5. Inspection and Quality Control
  6. Coating Degradation, Defects, and Failures
  7. Safety in Painting Operations

The Benefits of Learn America’s Blended/Online Industry Recognized Credentials:

  • Flexible course enrollment

  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts

  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers

  • ABS approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion