The training program teaches advanced skills in corrosion protection of steel and concrete, with courses in surface preparation and coating materials; quality control and assurance; and health and safety awareness. Specialty application courses include water-jetting, electrostatic spray, powder coatings, thermal spray, and pipeline coatings.
Energy Facilities and Pipelines
Corrosion is a key factor in energy facility and pipeline failures, which can range from leaks to complete shutdowns. Due to regulatory requirements and overall costs of corrosion to energy companies, many have corrosion control and management programs in place. Proactively using industrial coatings on assets mitigates risk, reduces costs and protects the environment from releases of gas, crude oil, and processed liquids.
According to National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), the total annual cost of corrosion in the oil and gas production industry is estimated to be $1.372 billion, broken down into $589 million in surface pipeline and facility costs, $463 million annually in downhole tubing expenses, and another $320 million in capital expenditures related to corrosion.
Finishing Solutions Network has nationwide industrial coatings contractors certified in large-scale industrial painting and coating applications to protect your energy facilities and pipelines from corrosion. NACE and the Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) established the Painter, Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Certification program. They jointly published standards that define the criteria for the education, training, experience, knowledge, and motor skills required to prepare and apply protective coatings to steel and concrete surfaces of complex industrial and marine structures.
FSN’s nationwide industrial coatings contractors have completed the SSPC/NACE certification program, which ensures they have experience and training in all aspects of hands-on surface preparation and coating application for energy facilities and pipelines.