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A Guide to Industrial Coatings and Metal Finishes

COURSE NO: T03-007
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
A Guide to Industrial Coatings and Metal Finishes
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents the basics of industrial coatings and metal finishes. It discusses common types of industrial coatings systems, basic principles in corrosion, substrate preparation, cleaning procedures and more.


The term “paint” which is used to describe a liquid or paste typically applied to a surface through a variety of application methods; provides a protective coating against corrosion, weathering, and other forms of surficial decay.


This 3 PDH online course is intended for material, industrial, manufacturing, facilities, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, as well as other technical professionals who are interested in learning more about industrial coatings and metal finishes.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with paint characteristics (wet/dry)
  • Familiarizing with paint layers (primers, intermediates, finishing, clearcoats)
  • Learning about industrial protective coating standards
  • Understanding the process of corrosion and corrosion cells
  • Familiarizing with substrate surface preparation and cleaning procedures
  • Learning about paint preparation and application methods
  • Understanding steel, concrete, hi-temp, powder coating systems
  • Learning about the types of metal finishes
  • Understanding how to paint with zinc-rich primers
  • Familiarizing with the types of painting defects
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "A Guide to Industrial Coatings and Metal Finishes" by Donald Parnell, PE.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

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