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    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - Pipeline Coating Applicator Training

The Pipeline Coating Applicator course covers the proper coating application procedures including understanding specifications, surface preparation, application techniques, dealing with changing ambient conditions, and quality control measures, for the most common coating materials to which contractors and inspectors are exposed to on pipeline projects.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations in field conditions.

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Targeted to pipeline coating applicators, but will also benefit:
  • pipeline inspectors
  • foremen and supervisors
  • engineers-in-charge
  • manufacturer reps
  • experienced coatings personnel
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Ability to perform basic math calculations (simple algebra, fractions, conversions)
  • Industrial Coating Application e-Course (ICA)
Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the impact of external corrosion and the consequences of failure
  • Describe the importance of surface preparation, including sand blast cleaning
  • Explain how to avoid or control surface contamination and account for weather conditions
  • Perform a proper heating of the substrate
  • Perform the proper application of:
    • 2- and 3-layer heat shrink sleeves
    • 2-part epoxy
    • Pre-insulated/thermally insulated pipe coatings
    • Cold and hot applied tapes
    • Petroleum/wax brand tapes
  • Utilize inspection equipment typically used during coating inspection
  • Inspect quality of coatings in the field

No related certifications.

  • Pipeline Coating Applicator Training Manual
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM5:00 PM