Coating Application Specialist: CAS

The New Standard for Quality, Safety and Reliability in Industrial Painting.

Every year, huge financial losses occur due to failures of industrial paints and coating. Coating failures can occur for dozens of reasons, although they are typically a result of poor application or an inadequate specification.

This white paper examines the most common types of coating failures and their causes, and how the CAS certification, and the men and women of the IUPAT with that certification, is solving this problem.

Training Centers of the Future: Exploring the Efficacy of Virtual Reality

Exceptional advancements in Virtual Reality (VR) technology have been made in recent years, and education and training may represent the greatest beneficiaries of this trend over time, introducing altogether new ways to immerse the student or trainee into a lesson or exercise.

Considering the inherent costs and risks associated with live construction equipment operator training, VR has the potential for organizations like the IUPAT to accelerate the acquisition and retainment of skills, improve safety and reduce costs.

Infrastructure Crisis

Our public and private infrastructure is aging and deteriorating, but corrosion can be controlled with protective coatings. Explore our resources to see how corrosion prevention is an attainable solution.

What is Corrosion?

Much like the rusting of steel, corrosion is the disintegration of metal through an unintentional chemical or electrochemical action that begins on its surface. It is a natural, yet controllable process.

Causes of Corrosion

Water / moisture, acids, bases, salts, oils, and other solid or liquid chemicals … essentially any element or condition that interrupts the integrity of metal in its solid state in a respective environment.

Costs of Corrosion

Without corrosion mitigation to our national infrastructure the threat to our environment and public safety is real and substantial. The economic impact is also a significant concern:

Negative effect on U.S. economy = $500 billion per year. That’s about $1,500 per citizen.*

  • Source: NACE International, United States Cost of Corrosion Study

Corrosion Prevention

Using the stringent NACE 13/ACS 1 Standard, qualified coating experts are able to suspend the deterioration process. Extended structural life, lower maintenance and peace of mind – the net benefits of taking a proactive approach.