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CSCE Nooner – Steel Protective Coating Basics

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm CST


Join us March 8th for the last CSCE Nooner of the 2017-2018 season! Lunch starts at 12 pm at the Park Town Hotel, and presentation will begin at ~12:30 pm. Gil Rogers from Park Derochie will be presenting on the basics of protective coatings for steel.

Presentation Summary:

This presentation will cover a basic overview of corrosion, with an emphasis on galvanic corrosion. The criticality of mill scale removal prior to coating will also be explained. Other elements of surface preparation will be discussed, and the important functional mechanisms of protective coatings will be detailed. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of the difference between quality control and quality assurance.

Speaker Biography:

Gil is currently the Director of Training for Park Derochie and works out of the Edmonton head office. Gil’s 40-year career in the coatings industry has qualified him to offer practical consultancy to his clients with particular expertise in coatings for steel. An apprenticeship in the Painting and Decorating trade led to achieving Journeyman status in 1977. Since then Gil has worked as an Industrial Coating Applicator, Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Technical Sales Representative, Project Manager, Inspector, Coatings Division Manager and Instructor.

Gil is a NACE Level 3 Certified Coating Inspector, and one of the elite group of individuals that carry the Protective Coating Specialist Certification from both NACE and SSPC. As Lead Instructor in the NACE Coating Inspector Training Program, Gil travels internationally teaching others and sharing his vast experience. Gil’s unique combination of technical training, practical experience and ability to teach enables him to liaise at all levels of the coatings industry.


March 8
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Parktown Hotel
924 Spadina Crescent E
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3H5 Canada
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