Join our next Corrosion School in Beaumont, Texas

Semptember 20th, 2022 (9:00 AM - 3:30 PM)

Hempel Americas announces the next Hempel Technology & Corrosion / High Performance Coatings School is to be held in Baton Rouge.  The presentations will be delivered by certified NACE and SSPC instructors.

We offer this educational seminar which meets the guidelines to qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH’s) that help maintain licensure in several fields.  The seminar is focused on enhancing your knowledge on the principles of corrosion control through protective coatings.  Whether you are a mechanical engineer, corrosion tech or supervisor, maintenance professional, asset integrity manager, an applicator, or represent an asset owner or a fabricator, there is always something new to learn especially when it comes from your peers and other attendees.  The open forum format will encourage and allow those conversations to take place. 

It is our hope that you will leave more informed about high performance coatings and their uses.  With this meeting in the Baton Rouge area, you will have the opportunity to meet with key personnel in Engineering, Sales, and technical support areas.  You may also initiate lifelong contacts and relationships with others in our industry.

The proposed 1/2-day agenda is outlined on the following pages and briefly describes the subjects and content of the seminar topics.  We hope you will find them useful and interesting.

We look forward to you being our guest at this seminar.  We know that you are all very busy and your time is important, and it is our sincere hope that you will enjoy this event.  We will do everything we can to ensure that it meets your expectations.

There is no charge for the seminar, however, we would like you to supply a corrosion related issue you are presently experiencing so this can be addressed on the course.  The seminar includes lunch on the day of instruction; however, transportation and hotel accommodations are not included.


Coffee Hour and Drinks and Light Breakfast

Lunch Sponsor: GMA Garnet


Surface Preparation of Steel Substrates

Presentation by Jamie Laird

  • Common Blast standards and ASTM Tests (PDH’s Earned: 1.5)
  • Understanding Preparation of Steel Surfaces
  • Understanding Rust Grades
  • Methods of Surface Preparation and Standards
  • Understand Applicable ASTM test methods for Evaluating Existing Coatings
  • Understand Applicable ASTM QA/QC Test Methods for Applying Coatings


1:00PM Shuttle for Demos

1:15PM Demos for surface prep at UESL’s blast shop in Pt. Lisas

2:00PM Demos for coatings at UESL’s blast shop in Pt. Lisas

4:00PM Shuttle back for happy hour at J-ZZ’s International Steakhouse in Couva

Register by October 25th, 2022