• Thursday, August 11, 2022
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The NSW Branch of ACA invites all of our members to attend an in-person event “Coatings Technical Presentations – Australian Standards AS2312” on Thursday, August 11th 2022 at 6pm.

This event has experts deliver presentations that help explain the Australian Standard AS2312. Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings. This standard originated in 1967 as a guide for steel designers who needed advice on methods for the corrosion protection of structural steel and is still relevant today.


Please note, that registrations for this event close on Wednesday, 10th of August 2022 COB.

Registration for this event includes finger food & drinks.

Speaker(s) Bio:

Justin has extensive experience in the Protective Coatings industry developed over 25 years and is a NACE CIP lecturer, Icorr Level 3 inspector, Level 2 Bridge Inspector and serves as Chairperson of two of the ACA’s Technical Groups. Justin has authored a number of papers for publication in prestigious journals and has presented at international conferences and in Australia with regard to concrete protection and coatings technologies. He has a passion for project delivery and his focus is on introducing efficiencies and building team-based strategies with enhanced performance and cost benefits for Clients and their suppliers.

  • Coating condition assessment – Extending your service life
  • AS2312 Section 8 – Maintenance of paint coating systems describes assessment of coating condition and criteria for when to repair an aging coating system. Our presentation will provide real life examples for;
  1. Coating assessment of 96m diameter steel water tanks and;
  2. Describe the primary degradation mechanisms and;
  3. Key considerations for when to spot repair or repaint.


Rob Francis has nearly 50 years’ academic, industrial and consulting experience in corrosion and protective coatings. Dr Francis has a B.Sc. in metallurgy and a Ph.D. in corrosion science. He is an ACA Corrosion Technologist, and was awarded the ACA Victor Nightingall award in 2014 and made an ACA Life Member in 2016. He chairs Standards Australia sub-committee MT14/2 which produced AS 2312.1 on protective coating systems. He has authored or co-authored over forty technical papers or presentations on corrosion and coatings. He edited the publication “Inorganic Zinc Coatings”, for the ACA in 2013. He has been awarded the JPCL editor’s award twice and was made a JPCL Top Thinker in 2012.

Selecting Paint Coatings Using AS 2312.1″. The topics are:
• Steps to determining an appropriate coating system
• How to determine environmental corrosivity
• Importance of surface preparation
• Types of protective coatings
• Inspection and quality control
• Selecting the optimum AS/NZS 2312 paint system.

Adam has worked in various roles in the Dulux Group for over 29 Years. In his current role, as Business Development Executive, he is responsible for specification writing, developing and presenting technical and industry-related presentations, working with key stakeholders to achieve best outcomes for corrosion protection.

Adam is a NACE 2 certified coating inspector and is passionate about education and providing technical support.

A Discussion About Warranty, Life to First Maintenance and Design Life

Expected investment in infrastructure will grow significantly over the next 10 years, slightly ahead of the global average. The demand for quality and the ability to manage maintenance on structures is a serious concern for asset owners.

Designers and engineers are looking for assurances to provide the best outcome and builders and manufacturers are being asked to provide warranty and documentation to meet requirements. In this process, we seem to be witnessing some confusion on what can be achieved and what is required to achieve the best outcome for the protection of structural mild and galvanised steel.

In this presentation, Adam will discuss what life to first maintenance, design life and warranty mean from a manufacturers perspective. He will also discuss ways to achieve required outcomes using protective coatings on steel.


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