Ground Vehicle Corrosion/Protective Coatings Course (GROUND VEH)

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Ground Vehicle Corrosion / Protective Coatings Course (GROUND VEH)

This course provides a comprehensive overview for army depot personnel who wish to be trained on how to properly prepare and apply coatings on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The course will offer demonstrations that focus on hand and power tool cleaning, abrasive blast cleaning, and coating application. After the completion of this training course, depot worker personnel should be able to demonstrate proper preparation and coating application methods commonly used on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Who should attend

Depot workers who are responsible for surface preparation and coating application on ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Upcoming Courses

Why attend – benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how paint/coatings are used to control corrosion
  • Recognize the various surface cleanliness standards commonly used for abrasive blast cleaning
  • Identify the requirements of SSPC-SP 2
  • Identify commonly used power tools used to clean steel/metal
  • Identify the key safety concerns prior to and during abrasive blast cleaning
  • Identify how the air compressor, air drying equipment, and air hoses function within the larger abrasive blast cleaning equipment set-up
  • Identify how the metering valve and deadman switch work within the larger abrasive blast cleaning equipment set-up
  • Recognize the function of a blast pot within an abrasive blast cleaning system
  • Identify how to select the right abrasive for the project
  • Discuss the proper surface preparation procedures for working with non-ferrous metals
  • Recognize proper coating storage conditions
  • Identify proper mixing setup and technique
  • Define the terms pot life, induction time, and recoat window
  • Identify how to use a WFT gage
  • Describe how to calculate proper DFT and WFT with and without thinning
  • Describe how to properly operate an airless spray system
  • Describe how to use proper spray application techniques

What this course covers

  • Corrosion basics
  • Principles of surface preparation
  • Hand and power tool cleaning
  • Abrasive blast cleaning overview
  • Abrasive blast cleaning equipment
  • Blasting ferrous and non-ferrous metals
  • General Coating Information
  • Brush and roller application
  • Airless, plural, and conventional spray application

Course format

The training course contains 19 core modules, workshops, demonstrations, and quizzes. At the end of the course, a 50-question, multiple-choice final examination is given. In addition to completing all of the course modules, a passing grade of 70% or higher is needed on the final written exam to receive a certificate of completion and obtain CEU’s.

5 Day Course
3.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


No prior training or experience is required

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