Duration: 2 days

The objective of this two-day course is to train individuals to correctly assess the suitability of fabricated steel articles for the hot dip galvanizing process and to correctly inspect hot dip galvanized steel articles to ensure compliance to Australian, New Zealand and international Standards.

Who Should Attend: Anyone who is interested in increasing his or her knowledge of galvanized coatings, or who wants to become a Certified ACA Hot Dip Galvanizing Inspector should attend this course.

Course Content:

  • An introduction to corrosion and its prevention
  • Local & international hot dip galvanizing Standards
  • Design considerations for inspection before galvanizing
  • The hot dip galvanizing process
  • Metallurgy of the hot dip galvanized coating including the effect of steel chemistry and surface conditions
  • Typical surface conditions – description and extensive visual examples
  • Repair of damaged and uncoated areas of galvanized steel
  • Inspection of jobs before, during and after galvanizing
  • Development of inspection and test plans, including
    simulated project inspection and test plans
  • Statistical sampling for Test Reports
  • Practical testing of real project items

Benefits: After attending this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the inspector’s common duties, responsibilities and authority
  • Use galvanized coating inspection equipment according to the manufacturers guidelines
  • Understand and identify 33 design, fabrication and
    galvanizing issues
  • Prepare an inspection plan/procedure
  • Observe, assess and document galvanized coatings

Materials and Assessment: A course manual will be provided to students on-site

Prerequisites: Students must have either an ACA, NACE or equivalent
current coating inspection certificate or have at least
12 months experience in a galvanizing plant.