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Natural and Accelerated Weathering of Coatings (WEATHER)


Level: Intermediate
Duration: 1.5 Days / 13 Hours, Includes Written Exam
Class Time: 8:00 – 5:00
Cost: Member $395, Non-Member $595
Credits: 0.8 CEUs
Certification Terms: N/A
Prerequisites: No


Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member

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Course Description

This course covers the different mechanisms of natural weathering; how and why coatings deteriorate; what methods have been developed that allow deterioration to be duplicated at an accelerated rate; and determining the overall coating performance.

Course Content

  • Mechanisms of Natural Coating Deterioration
  • Atmospheric Testing (Natural Weathering) of Coatings
  • Artificial Accelerated Weathering Tests

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the natural elements that cause weathering of coatings
  • Recognize field exposure testing procedures
  • Describe different accelerated testing procedures

Course Format

Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes references for additional reading and copies of relevant handouts.

A written multiple-choice exam is given at the conclusion of the course. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend the entire course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.

The class includes a lecture about natural and accelerated weathering of coatings combined with workshops.

Who Should Attend

Technical service representatives, consultants, engineers, and others interested in learning more about coating weathering. A prior basic understanding of coatings chemistry is required.

DOD Funded Training

Under the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Program, funding has been provided to train DoD, Army, Navy and Airforce personnel in SSPC’s C1 Course. For more information on how to take advantage of attending this course for free, contact Jennifer Merck at 877.281.7772, ext 2221 or merck@ sspc.org.

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