• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - PCS 2 Advanced

The PCS 2 Advanced course provides advanced level technology topics related to protective coatings. Highlights include an in-depth discussion of coatings, their basic chemical properties, and any unique considerations for their surface preparation, application and inspection. Testing coating properties and performance, common coating defects, substrates, selecting coating systems, the specification, and surveys and maintenance planning are also covered.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and open discussions.

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This course is recommended for technical personnel who work with protective coatings on a regular basis including:
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Supervisors
There are no prerequisites for this course.

PCS 1 Basic Principles Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize uses of coatings and linings, best practices, and external factors that influence their use
  • Differentiate between organic and inorganic coatings
  • Recognize the uses and benefits of convertible coatings
  • Describe specialty coating types, advantages/disadvantages, and standards that govern them
  • Discuss coating characteristics including the basic chemistry and unique characteristics that affect surface preparation and application needs
  • Perform common test and qualification methods for liquid-applied coatings
  • Recognize the chemistry of non-liquid and liquid applied coatings
  • Describe the various types of tests performed on coatings and identify coating defects
  • Recognize substrate surface preparation issues and industry standards, configuration types, and factors affecting their coating application
  • Develop a complete and unambiguous coating specification
  • Determine coating system selection goals, objectives, performance requirements, design engineered properties and trade-offs
  • Select the appropriate test to determine the condition of the substrate
  • Select the appropriate test to determine the condition of the existing protective coating system
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM