USING SSPC PA 2 EFFECTIVELY eCOURSE (PA 2)

The importance of understanding SSPC-PA 2 is relevant to many parties frequently involved with coating or lining projects, including facility owners, coating manufacturers, engineering firms, management, supervisors, QA/QC and inspectors. SSPC-PA 2 is one of the most frequently specified standards for frequency and acceptability of dry film thickness measurements.  The benefits of attending this eCourse, will strengthen your professional skills, knowledge, and help build your career.

QUICK FACTS

Level: Intermediate
Duration: 16 Week Seminar
(estimated completion time: 8 hours, includes online written exam)
Class Times: N/A
Cost: Member $250 | Non-member $350 | 6 Flex Points
Credits: 0.8 CEUs
Certification Term: N/A
Prerequisites: No

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this eCourse, Bill Corbett, chair of the SSPC Education Committee and the SSPC Dry Film Thickness committee, which is responsible for the SSPC-PA 2 standard, demonstrates on video how to complete the measurements described in the SSPC-PA 2 standard.  Through visual examples, many filmed at an actual job site, students will learn the frequency of spot measurements on pipe spools, test panels, coated steel beams and pipe sections. Students will also gain valuable practice in determining whether the film thickness in a given area conforms to the various coating thickness restriction levels available within SSPC-PA 2.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Introduction to the Standard and Key Definitions
  • Gage Types and Principles for Use
  • Calibration and Verification of Accuracy
  • Performing Calculations
  • Obtaining Gage Readings, Spot and Area Measurements
  • Measurement frequency used for various structural shapes
  • Film thickness tolerance levels
  • Determining the magnitude of non-conforming film thickness

WORKSHOPS

  • Coating Thickness Restriction Levels
  • Spot and Area Measurements
  • Determining the Extent of Nonconforming Areas
  • Calculating Spot Measurements for a Pipe Spool

WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP AFTER I COMPLETE THE PA 2 eCOURSE?

The PA 2 eCourse is a good preparatory course for the PCI, BCI, and NBPI courses. SSPC recommends that students take the eCourse before they take these inspection level courses.
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