Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively (PA 2)

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings
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Professional Course
0.5 days
From 350 USD
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United States of America
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Course description

Using SSPC PA 2 Effectively (PA 2)

This half-day course covers the key highlights of SSPC PA 2: Measurement of Dry Coating Thickness with Magnetic Gauges. Students 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.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Standard and Key Definitions
  • Gauge Types and Principles for Use
  • Calibration and Verification of Accuracy
  • Measurement

Benefits of Attending

After attending this course, you should be able to:

  • Operate PA 2 gauges
  • Verify gauge accuracy
  • Calculate sampling rates for DFT measurement to determine if a project is in conformance
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Who should attend?

Those who inspect coating and lining applications on industrial steel structures.

Training content

Course Format

Participants 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.

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.

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About SSPC

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings

SSPC - The Society for Protective Coatings was founded in 1950 as the Steel Structures Painting Council, a non-profit professional society concerned with the use of coatings to protect industrial steel structures. In 1997, the name of the association was...

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Anya Barnett
There were a couple questions that I had about PA 2 that my peers were unable to answer and the class has cleared them up.
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