NAVSEA BASIC PAINT INSPECTOR (NBPI)

This course was developed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to train coating inspectors to recognize critical coated areas as defined by US Navy policy documents. While focused on ships, the comprehensive nature of this course makes it an ideal tool for anyone who desires basic certification in paint inspection.

QUICK FACTS

Level: Advanced
Duration: 5 Days (40 Hours)
Includes: Written Exam
Class Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Member $1,295, Non-Member $1,495
Credits: 4.0 CEUs
Certification Term: 4 Years
Prerequisites: Yes

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

The NBPI course is a five-day inspection course that was developed by Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to train coatings inspectors to inspect critical coated areas as defined by US Navy policy documents. These areas include (but are not limited to): cofferdams, decks for aviation and UNREP, chain lockers, underwater hull, bilges, tanks, voids, well deck overheads and others.

What makes this course especially valuable is that it also provides the technical and practical fundamentals for coating inspection work for any steel structure projects other than ships.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Corrosion
  • Corrosion control
  • Inspection of corrosion
  • NAVSEA documents
  • Chemical or detergent cleaning methods
  • Mechanical cleaning methods
  • Abrasive blast cleaning
  • Waterjetting and alternative surface preparation methods
  • Surface preparation method selection
  • Coatings
  • Safety
  • Coating application
  • Coating defects and failures
  • Specialty coatings and surfaces
  • Coating inspector preparation
  • Condition assessment
  • Coatings inspection instrument exercises and workshops
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Location
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Dates: 8/5/2019 - 8/9/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS)
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Register By: 7/15/2019
Dates: 9/9/2019 - 9/13/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - Finishing Trades Institute Of Northwest
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Register By: 8/19/2019
Dates: 9/23/2019 - 9/27/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - 11149 : Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Location: Pearl Harbor, HI USA
Register By: 9/2/2019
Dates: 10/21/2019 - 10/25/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - Sponge-Jet, Inc.
Location: Newington, NH USA
Register By: 9/30/2019
Dates: 10/28/2019 - 11/1/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair, LLC
Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
Register By: 10/7/2019
Dates: 11/11/2019 - 11/15/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - SSPC Northern California Chapter
Location: Benicia, CA USA
Register By: 10/21/2019
Dates: 12/2/2019 - 12/6/2019
Event: NAVSEA Basic Paint Inspector (NBPI) - Sherwin-Williams Company
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
Register By: 11/11/2019