We are pleased to announce the updated ICATS website has been launched. The address remains the same, http://www.icats-training.org/, but it is more user friendly and works much better with phones and tablets.

As you will be aware ICorr has moved to new offices at Corrosion House, 5 St Peters Gardens, Marefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX.  This new facility includes state of the art training facilities where most of our courses will now be presented.

As previously announced, ICATS has also introducing the new ICATS Managers/Engineers Industrial Coating Awareness course. This is a structured training module for managers, engineers, specifiers, and anyone that would benefit from an understanding of coating application.

The module covers:

  • Health and Safety in industrial painting
  • Preparation standards
  • Blasting and abrasives
  • Mechanical and manual preparation
  • Other surface preparation methods
  • Painting specification
  • Toolbox talks
  • Paint technology
  • Galvanic series
  • Convertible and non-convertible Coatings
  • Over-painting existing paint systems
  • Paint manufacturers
  • Paint failures
  • QC and QA

The Industrial Coating Applicator (ICA) faces many issues within industrial coatings, and it is recognised that this role can be misunderstood, leading to a potentially dangerous situation, or misinterpretation, and an expectation of what can or can’t be achieved.

These are one-day classroom-based presentations, and the first one is planned for 4th July in Northampton.

The next Supervisor course will be on 2nd and 3rd July, and will also be held in Northampton. Please contact the office, correx@icorr.org, phone 01604 438222, or check the ICATS website http://www.icats-training.org/ for dates and details of all courses.