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Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings - Certification Exam Only

Providing Your Own Training for the Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings Exam

Companies that have already trained their workers in the topics listed below may elect to forgo the SSPC classroom-training component and have an authorized SSPC proctor oversee a written exam and a hands-on certification session in spraying. The SSPC exam proctor will not review any of the training topics with the students. It will be assumed that they have already been trained and are ready to be tested.

If you would like to forgo the SSPC classroom review component of the certification process and only have SSPC come to your facility to proctor the written and hands on exams, please contact Jennifer Merck (merck@sspc.org or 877-281-7772 ext 2221) to request a cost proposal and the onsite equipment requirements for this option.

**It is your company’s responsibility to train the candidates. When SSPC comes to your location we will proctor the 1-hour multiple-choice exam and the hands-on exam. The instructor will not review any material with the students**

Lecture Topics

  • The following topics are normally covered in SSPC’s Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings Lecture. It is up to your company to have your candidates prepared to answer questions on the exam in these areas.

Review of Fundamentals:

  • Why use Plural Component Application
  • Definition of a coating
  • Plural Component application systems available
  • Methods for mixing material or coating components (e.g., Part A, Part B)

Review of Equipment Operation:

  • Feed System
  • Pump/Proportioning System
  • Ratio Checks of Components
  • Hoses
  • Heating System
  • Mixing Manifold or Gun Fluid Manifold
  • Spray Gun

Review of Troubleshooting Basics and Lessons Learned

Review Coating Materials Appropriate for Plural Component Spray:

  • Basic components of a coating
  • Plural component coatings
  • Physical properties of a plural component coating
  • Review Properties of High Solid Materials
  • Review Critical Elements of the Plural Component Spray Process- Material Ratio; Material Viscosity; Ambient Conditions and Material Temperature and other Critical Factors

Applying Touchup of Single Coat Coatings by Brush and/or Roll:

  • Types of brushes
  • Cartridge technology for brushes
  • Brush application of coatings
  • Types of rollers
  • Roll application of coatings
  • Review of Brush and Roll techniques

Review product data:

  • VOC
  • Dry to touch (or handle)
  • Full cure and curing rates at various temperatures
  • Flashpoint
  • Shelf life
  • Solids by volume
  • Mix ratio-base to hardener
  • Recommended spray tip
  • Recommended nozzle pressure
  • Recommended temperature at tip
  • Generic type
  • Surface preparation requirements
  • Application temperature of substrate
  • Mixing temperature
  • Induction time
  • Pot life at various temperatures
  • Surface profile requirements
  • Ambient conditions for application
  • Recoat/overcoat window
  • Principal characteristics
  • Volume solids

Hands On Exam Topics

  • It is up to your company to have your candidates prepared to demonstrate hands-on spraying. Here is the information on what will happen during the Hands-On Session.

The objective is to have the candidates set up, suit up, and demonstrate their skills at airless spraying.

It is the responsibility of your company to prepare the candidates to know how to do airless spraying. The candidates must also know how to trouble shoot problems.

During the hands-on skill assessment the candidates will be evaluated on:

  1. Their ability to troubleshoot the equipment
  2. Their ability to spray the material on steel test panels or test areas according to the PDS requirements
  3. Their ability to measure WFT

**Please make sure you have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) on-site for the hands-on part of the course. Make sure you have enough hard hats, coveralls, leather gloves, earplugs, etc. (You must supply this or make certain you let the students know they have to bring their PPE.)**



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