Each participant will receive a comprehensive manual that includes copies of useful handouts and industry blast cleaning standards. Those who successfully complete the MPCAC certification program will receive a certificate. Candidates wishing to achieve the MPCAC certification and CEUs must attend all 16 hours of the certification and must pass the written exam with a score of 70% and the hands-on exam with a score of 90%.
The exams consist of two parts:
The classroom session consists of a 6-8 hour review of the fundamentals of plural component spray technology: spraying high solids coatings using airless plural component spray pumps (e.g., material ratio, material viscosity, mixing, ambient conditions for application and curing, product data sheets, material safety data sheets, spray technique), equipment operation, troubleshooting basics and lessons learned, coating materials appropriate for plural component spray with focus on 2K 98% solids epoxies; and quality control basics.
The hands-on assessment requires each candidate to operate the plural component pump and explain its operations. The candidate is also required to spray coatings on a steel test panel constructed in accordance with ASTM D4228 and to meet the coating manufacturer’s product data sheet (PDS) requirements. Candidates must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) during the hands-on session and must be able to answer questions about troubleshooting if things go wrong with the spray pump operation.
Program focus is on the application of two component (2K) 100% high solids epoxy protective coatings in a marine (shipboard) environment. However, SSPC does have a Plural Component Application for Polyureas and High Solid Coatings course, that evaluates the qualifications of those who apply (2K) 100 % solids and polyurea protective coatings using plural component spray equipment in an industrial environment on steel or concrete.
To certify the competency of individuals who operate plural component spray equipment and those who spray protective coatings using such equipment.