Course Description

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.

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, including:

- 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



Learner Outcomes

- 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.)

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Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories
of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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