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Technical Service Center — Training

Corrosion and Protective Coating Hands-On Training

February 10–12, 2015

The Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory will be presenting Corrosion and Protective Coatings Hands-On Training. This 3-day course will familiarize participants with the issues relating to corrosion of metal and corrosion protection. Discussions will include: how corrosion occurs and methods to minimize and prevent corrosion to our infrastructure, protective coatings, cathodic protection, new technologies, and inspection and repair techniques relating to maintenance and repair of infrastructure. The course will also discuss methods to control zebra and quagga mussels, with emphasis on the antifouling coatings control method.

Course Objectives: The class will provide hands-on experience to participants, who will prepare steel panels, apply coatings, perform both destructive and nondestructive testing, inspect coatings and corrosion, and test cathodic protection systems.

Who Should Attend: The course provides an outstanding development opportunity for Department of the Interior employees as well as other Federal employees. It is intended for engineers, technicians, specification writers, technical project managers, and other staff associated with construction and repair of water resources structures.

Time & Location: This training will be held in Denver, Colorado, at the Denver Federal Center, Building 56 Laboratories. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, and conclude at 5:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 12, 2015. .

Tuition: There is no cost for this training. Bureau of Reclamation employees will receive first priority for registration. The course is limited to 30 participants, and seats will be filled on a first-come, first served basis.

Registration: Reclamation employees must register via DOI Learn. When searching for the course, use the keywords: Corrosion and Protective Coatings. Participants will be placed on the roster once electronic supervisory approval has been obtained..

Other Department of the Interior employees need to contact Rolando Smith-Salazar at 303-445-2655  They will be placed on the waiting list and wait until the cutoff date for registration or if a registered Reclamation employee drops from the class.

All other Federal participants  will also need to contact Mr. Smith-Salazar at 303-445-2655 and will be placed on the waiting list for an opening. 

Questions on course content may be directed to Allen Skaja at 303-445-2396. Registration and DOI Learn questions may be directed to Rolando Smith-Salazar at 303-445-2655.


Please contact a client liaison (303) 445-2561 to help you get the most efficient services for your needs.