Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively (PA 2)
Duration: Half Day / 6 Hours, Includes Course Exam
Class Time: 8:00 - 2:00
Cost: Member $250, Non-member $350
Credits: 0.5 CEUs
Certification Terms: N/A
Written Exam Retake Fee: $100 member; $200 non-member
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This half-day workshop summarizes and explains the key highlights of SSPC PA 2: Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gauges. Students will learn to verify the accuracy of a DFT magnetic gauge; measure the DFT of a coating with Type 1 or Type 2 gauge; and describe and implement the procedure to determine if the film thickness in a given area conforms to the maximum and minimum levels specified.
- Introduction to the Standard and Key Definitions
- Gauge Types and Principles for Use
- Calibration and Verification of Accuracy
Benefits of Attending
After attending this course, you will be better able to:
- Operate PA 2 gauges
- Verify gauge accuracy
- Calculate sampling rates for DFT measurement to determine if a project is in conformance
Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes references for additional reading, and copies of relevant handouts, standards, and regulations.
The written exam is a one-hour exam that consists of 25 multiple-choice questions. To receive a certificate and CEUs, you must attend all 4 hours of the course and attain a 70% or better score on the exam.
The class includes a lecture overview of the essential elements of working with the SSPC PA 2 standard, combined with workshops on verifying gauge accuracy and operating PA 2 gauges and judging project conformance with the PA 2 standard.
Who Should Attend
Those who inspect coating and lining applications on industrial steel structures.
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Check out the: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI), Protective Coatings Inspector Program (PCI) or Bridge Coating Inspector Program (BCI).