Join our next Corrosion School in Couva, Trinidad

October 27th, 2022 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Hempel Americas announces the next Hempel Technology & Corrosion / High-Performance Coatings School is to be held in Couva, Trinidad.  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 of 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. 

We hope that you will leave more informed about high-performance coatings and their uses.  With this meeting in the Couva area, you will have the opportunity to meet with key personnel in Engineering, Sales, and the Local Distributor.  You may also initiate lifelong contacts and relationships with others in our industry.

The proposed agenda is outlined below and briefly describes the subjects and content of the seminar topics.  We hope you will find them valuable 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 essential, and it is our sincere hope 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 during the course.  The seminar includes lunch and light refreshments on the day of instruction.

9:30 AM: Breakfast Sponsored by Elcometer USA - (PDH’s Earned: 0.5)

10:00 AM: Surface Preparation of Steel Substrates

Objective - An understanding of:

  • Why Prepare Steel Surfaces?
  • Understanding Rust Grades
  • Methods of Surface Preparation and Standards

Understanding ASTM Coating Test Methods - (PDH’s Earned: 0.5)

Objectives - An understanding of:

  • Understand applicable ASTM test methods for Evaluating Existing Coatings
  • Understand applicable ASTM QA/QC Test Methods for Applying Coatings

11:30 AM: Lunch Sponsored by GMA Garnet

12:15 PM: Understanding CUI, Insulation Performance & Energy Costs (PDH’s Earned: 1.5)


  • Corrosion Review
  • Understanding Conventional Insulation and Insulation Performance
  • Defining Corrosion Under Insulation
  • Methods Managing Corrosion Under Insulation
  • CUI Coatings Test Standards
  • Advances in CUI Prevention Coatings
  • Advances in Insulation Coatings

2:00 PM: Understanding Inspection Tools for QA Inspections

3:30 PM: Happy Hour Sponsored by Highridge Corrosion Services

Register latest by: February 17th, 2023