Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Room R06


How to Avoid Premature Coatings Failures

1 to 5 p.m.

This practical, informative, and lively tutorial, loaded with many pictures from actual coating failures, provides practical tips on how to prevent premature coating failures. Contractors, facility owners, shipbuilders, paint manufacturers, and government organizations continue to spend substantial sums of money each year in unanticipated additional labor and materials, legal fees, and opportunity costs to investigate, settle, and resolve premature coating failures. These out-of-pocket costs are nonbudgetary items; therefore, they come from bottom-line proits.

However, more importantly, premature coating failures often result in irreparable damage to customer relationships and negatively impact future business opportunities with existing clients.

This tutorial is illed with many real-life coating failures, investigated by the presenter during his 37-year involvement in the coatings industry. It contains examples from approximately 30 different coating failure investigations with pictures of actual coating failures on steel, hot-dip galvanizing, and concrete. It provides participants with practical knowledge on how to avoid coating failures, based on sound principles of physics and chemistry. It addresses common errors made by others who disregarded these principles, often with expensive consequences errors made by others who expensive consequences.

Presented by: Mike O’Brien, MARK 10 Group

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