Nathan Johnson Achieves NACE International Certified Coatings Inspector Level 2

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SIOUX FALLS— Nathan Johnson, Quality Control and Safety Inspector at Maguire Iron is now a National Association of Corrosion Experts Certified Coatings Inspector Level 2. Johnson completed the one-week training course to attain his new certification.

The Certified Inspector Program Level 2 focuses on advanced inspection techniques and specialized application methods for both steel and non-steel substrates, including concrete using both nondestructive and destructive techniques. Surface preparation, coating types, inspection criteria, lab testing, and failure modes for various coatings, including specialized coatings and linings are also covered.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, group exercises, and hands-on labs. Students will also participate in case studies based on real-life situations and practices of a coatings inspector.

“We are excited for Nathan on his completion of this advanced coatings certification,” said Scott Jones, Vice-President of Maguire Iron. “Furthering his industry knowledge through NACE is a tremendous asset for Nathan and Maguire Iron. He is very detailed in his safety and quality control inspections of our in-house crews and our subcontractors. He has great respect from all of the crews. His NACE 2 Certification furthers his knowledge and credibility with our customers and crews.”

Nathan Johnson

“Nathan Johnson continues to excel at Maguire Iron’s core value of “Strive for Excellence”. His initiative to pursue continuing education and advanced levels of learning in our industry is a reflection of his commitment to make Maguire Iron the premier water tank provider in the country,” said Mike Farnsworth, Maguire Iron Director of Operations.

Objectives of the NACE Level 2 program are:

  • Explain advanced corrosion theory as it applies to the role of cathodic protection when used with coatings.
  • Identify types of environmental controls and inspection concerns associated with the use of digital electronic hygrometers, data loggers, and wind speed monitors.
  • Identify standards, methods of use, and inspection concerns for centrifugal blast cleaning and water-jetting equipment.
  • Recognize the importance of surface preparation, application, and inspection of liquid-applied and thick barrier linings.
  • Utilize destructive coating inspection equipment, such as adhesion and hardness testers, pH meters and ultrasonic thickness and eddy-current dry film thickness gauges.
  • Recognize the methods of use, standards, and inspection concerns for specialized application equipment including plural-component, electrostatic and centrifugal, and hot spray systems.
  • Recall concrete coating techniques, concerns and test instruments used for inspection.
  • Identify specialized coating techniques and application of non-liquid coatings including powdered coatings, spray metalizing, hot-dip galvanizing and automated coatings application.
  • Distinguish between different coating survey techniques, procedures, and common coating failure modes.
  • Describe maintenance coating operations, as well as health and safety concerns in relation to the inspector’s work conditions.

For more information about the National Association of Corrosion Experts, visit their website.