The 2016 revised NACE No. 13/SSPC-ACS 1, “Industrial Coating and Lining Application Specialist Qualification and Certification” standard includes up-to-date information for qualifying the coatings and linings application specialist.
Surface preparation and coating application during the new construction of a vessel compose a complex orchestration that requires the coordination of every department in a shipyard. It is also one of the most expensive parts of building a new vessel.
The application of a coating can greatly reduce the amount of current required to obtain cathodic protection. In addition, good coating can significantly improve attenuation characteristics along a pipeline.