Marine Coating Technology

Coating Inspector Program Marine Coatings

Marine Coating Technology

This course covers the fundamental issues that are specific to coatings in the marine industry. After a description of the most common types of ships, the course describes the corrosion types affecting the ships’ areas, the types of coatings and linings that are effective in the marine environment, the shipbuilding process, the surface preparation, application and inspection techniques, the IMO PSPC for Ballast Tanks, Cargo Tanks and Voids, as well as in service survey and inspection, inspection records and procedures.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and discussions.

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Who should attend

Although specifically designed for coating inspector trainees, this course benefits anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection. This includes:

  • Project engineers
  • Quality assurance managers
  • Contractors
  • Technical sales representatives
  • Blasters
  • Paint applicators
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Management or staff involved in maritime or shipbuilding with a required knowledge of coatings

Learning objectives

  • Describe the types and uses of protective coatings, their application, and associated quality control on vessels
  • Recognize salient safety issues associated with performing inspection in marine industry
  • Identify and use instruments mainly used in marine coating inspection
  • Recognize various IMO Resolutions related to protective coatings (PSPC for ballast tanks, cargo tanks and voids, antifouling, etc.)



There are no prerequisites for this course.


End of course exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

4 Day Course

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