Invasive mussels: Reclamation to Provide Training on Protecting Facilities Utilizing Protective Coatings

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Here’s the release from the Bureau of Reclamation (Peter Soeth):

Discussion will include protection methods to control quagga and zebra musselsThe Bureau of Reclamation’s Technical Service Center will be hosting the Corrosion and Protective Coatings Hands-on Training from October 25-27, 2011, in Denver, Colo., to familiarize participants with the issues relating to corrosion of metal and corrosion protection. The course is open to anyone and will cost $1,050.

The course is intended for engineers, technicians, specification writers, technical project managers, and other staff associated with construction and repair of water resource structures.

Students who attend the Corrosion and Protective Coatings Hands-on Training will learn how corrosion occurs and methods to minimize and prevent corrosion to infrastructure protective coatings, cathodic protection, new technologies, and inspection and repair techniques relating to maintenance and repair infrastructure.

The course will also discuss methods to control quagga and zebra mussels, with emphasis on antifouling coating control methods.

Attendees will be provided the opportunity to prepare steel panels, apply coatings, perform destructive and non-destructive testing, inspect coatings and corrosion, and testing of cathodic protective systems.

To learn more about the training or to get the registration materials, please visit: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/tech_services/training/corrosion.html. You may also contact William Kepler at 303-445-2386.

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