Coatings for the Non-Coating Inspectors

Unlock your potential: Coatings for Non-Coating Inspectors event

Coatings for the Non-Coating Inspectors

Are you an inspector seeking to elevate your expertise and efficiency? Coatings are vital for enhancing the longevity and reliability of structures, yet they often complicate the inspection process. Join us at the "Coatings for Non-Coating Inspectors" event to revolutionize your inspection and nondestructive testing skills.

AMPP is bringing together industry leaders and professionals to explore coatings, inspection techniques, and quality assurance. Gain invaluable insights into various coating types, surface preparation, defect detection, and welding strategies optimized for coated surfaces. Expand your professional network and elevate your career in the presence of like-minded professionals.

Why coatings matter:

Coatings play a pivotal role in ensuring the longevity, durability, and safety of structures. Gain a comprehensive understanding of different coating types and their behaviors to enhance the quality and effectiveness of your work.

Event highlights:

  • In-depth insights into various coating types and applications.
  • Practical knowledge to streamline inspection processes.
  • Techniques for nondestructive testing tailored to different coatings.
  • Welding strategies optimized for coated surfaces.

Take your skills to the next level at the Conference for Non-Coating Inspectors. Register now and seize the opportunity to expand your professional network and gain valuable knowledge to advance your career.

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Day 1

Introduction to coatings and their functions (coating materials and properties)
Lake H. Barrett Jr., Corporate Business Development Director, KTA-Tator, Inc., & Johnnie Miller, P.E., Senior Project Engineer, KTA-Tator, Inc.

Different types of coatings and their applications (e.g. protective coatings, decorative coatings, functional coatings) 
David Hunter, PCS – Segment Development Manage, Hempel A/S

Surface preparation techniques for coatings application & Coating application methods and equipment 
Sam Navarro, Executive Vice President, IPC Industries

Five key factors to obtain accurate measurements on your coating inspections. 
Arturo Escobedo – Sr. Technical Advisor, twilight sa de cv

How to Avoid Coatings Failures: A simplified Guide for Non - Coatings Inspectors
Juan Caballero, Integrity & Corrosion Management Specialist, NAINSO

Coating maintenance and repair 
Jason Bradshaw, Business Development – Water Infrastructure, The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Wireless UT Sensors for Corrosion Monitoring
Steve Strachan, VP Sales, Sensor Networks, Inc.

Hands on/Demo: Welding, Surface Preparation, and Coating Application
Juve Calvo, President, Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC, & Henry Beecher, Account Executive, B&H Distributors, Inc

Day 2

A Dive into Reading and Understanding Specifications & Standards for Inspectors and Why Surface Prep is so important. 
Michael J. Pardo, PCS, Coatings, Insulation & Fireproofing SME, S&B Engineers & Constructors

Health and safety considerations for coating application and inspection & Environmental regulations related to coatings
Jimmy Crawford – Keystone Energy Group

Ensuring Quality and Durability for Coatings with Digital Tools and Data Management Software
Josh Gray, Technical Sales Representative, Elcometer of Houston

How to Weld Aluminum 
Ted Valentini, Sales Director – Miller Electric Mfg. LLC

Beyond the Metal: Exploring Aluminum Coatings
Jorge Reyna – JRSA Inspections

Hands on/Demos: Welding Aluminum, Surface Preparation, and Coating Application
Juve Calvo, President, Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC, & Henry Beecher, Account Executive, B&H Distributors, Inc


Space for our hands-on demo is highly limited and exclusive to only 60 participants. Reserve your spot now to ensure your participation!

Full conference registration includes access to technical presentations and demos, PDF copies of presentations, 16 Professional Development Hours, AMPP Standard SSPC-PA-1, 2 breakfasts, 2 breaks, 2 lunches, and an exciting giveaway/raffle opportunity.

Registration Type Member Non-Member
Regular Registration* $575 USD $725 USD Register

*Non-Member price includes one-year standard membership with registration. $100 value.

Conference location

The Elcometer Building (AMPP Training Center)
1440 S. Creek Drive
Houston, TX  77084

Hotel information

Houston Marriott Energy Corridor
16011 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX  77094

AMPP has a discount rate available at the hotel. Please use the following reservation link when making your reservation to acquire the discount.

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Conference committee

Conference Chair: Jorge Reyna, JRSA Inspections
Co-Chair: Juan Caballero, Integrity, and Corrosion Management

Organizing Committee:
Andy Shingledecker, Keystone Energy Group, LLC.
Johnnie Miller, KTA-Tator
Lake H. Barrett Jr., KTA-Tator
Josh Gray, Elcometer of Houston
Juve Calvo, Republic Testing Laboratories, LLC
Ricky Morgan, FlawTech America, LLC
Rick Polanin, 2022 AWS President

For more information. Please reach out to Alina Blanco

Sponsorship information

Sponsorships offer leading companies a unique chance to remain prominently featured in the thoughts of decision-makers and conference participants.

Available Sponsorships

April 30 - May 1, 2024
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Association partners

Thank you to our sponsors

Republic Testing
Tip Tig
Gas and Supply
Key Stone
KTA Tator
Coating Society of Houston
AWS - Houston
AMPP Houston Chapter
VCP Sales
Tinker & Rasor

Media partners

CoatingsPro Magazine
Midstream Calendar
Upstream Calendar
Downstream Calendar

Standard Registration Policy: Paid registrations cancelled in writing at least 30 calendar days or more prior to the start of the event will receive a full refund, less a 10% service fee. Paid registrations cancelled in writing 29 to 7 calendar days before the starting date of the event will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. No refunds or credit will be issued on cancellation requests received less than 7 calendar days before the event begins. Transfer of registration is permitted one time with an accompanying fee of $100.00 USD. Transfers may not be made less than 7 calendar days before the event begins. This policy supersedes any previously published policy regarding the cancellation process for AMPP Conferences.

All requests for transfer or cancellation must be submitted in writing to No refund will be processed if the registrant is a no show.

Right to Deny or Remove: We reserve the right to deny registration or admission to, or remove any party from the Conference, in our sole discretion.