Optimizing Project Schedules and Scope with Protective Coatings

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Time: 2 pm EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes

Today’s power generation facilities are highly focused on improving profitability by reducing the length of maintenance outages, extending intervals between outages, and limiting outages altogether by performing more online maintenance. However, when maintaining coatings, many plants will have difficulty achieving these goals on their own due primarily to their loss of experienced talent.

As legacy subject matter experts (SMEs) retire from the industry, younger generations don’t have the experience gained from previous coatings projects to know what to specify for a new project. Therefore, they’ll often copy and paste older specs, which can limit their plant’s ability to use newer coating technologies that likely offer better performance than the originally-specified products.

To better understand their options and prepare more accurate and strategic coating specifications, plant managers are best served by working with a certified coatings specialist. This knowledgeable third-party SME can help specifiers understand what technologies will deliver the optimal performance, considering the asset to be coated, project timeline, life cycle expectations, budget, and more.

This webinar will review how a protective coatings professional can help you optimize project schedules and specifications to help streamline maintenance activities and improve project outcomes for longer-term performance and reduced costs – all to help you remain competitive in the marketplace. 

What the viewers will learn:   
  • Reducing the number of coats without compromising service life
  • Achieving faster returns to service with technologies that allow faster curing
  • Eliminating traditional “best practices” for application and curing, including: application to hot surfaces, application to damp surfaces, cold-weather curing, and application to “green” concrete
  • Adopting modern technologies and engaging with trusted resources to meet evolving expectations and demands related to coatings maintenance procedures

Who should attend:
  • Maintenance engineers, managers and technicians
  • Coatings subject matter experts (SMEs)
  • Plant managers
  • Operations engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Safety personnel
  • Engineering firms
  • Process fabricators
  • Technology service providers
  • Continuous improvement managers

Hear from this expert:

Kevin Morris 
Market Segment Director 
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings 

Kevin Morris is the Market Segment Director for Power and Water & Wastewater for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings. He has been in the protective and marine water and wastewater and power industries for the past 15 years and with The Sherwin-Williams Company for 24 years. Morris is a NACE Level III Certified Coatings Inspector, a Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector with the Society of Protective Coatings, and an Instructor for the Society of Protective Coatings – Concrete Coatings Basics and Concrete Coatings Inspector Programs. He has published numerous papers and articles for a variety of industry organizations and publications, including Paints and Coatings Expo (PACE), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), American Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment & Technology (WE&T), and the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL)


Matthew Grant
Matt Grant serves as Publisher for POWER, the largest leading global brand in the power generation industry with print, online, e-newsletters, videos, webinars, and conference offerings. He currently oversees the sales, marketing, and content efforts for POWER, an Access Intelligence brand, and began his career with the company in 2006 in sales. Matt has been directly involved in the development of numerous e-media initiatives that derive from or enhance traditional media. He holds a BA from Texas A&M University.
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