Thermal Spray Inspector Training (THERMAL INSP)

Thermal Inspection

Thermal Spray Inspector Training (THERMAL INSP) Course

As thermal spray coatings become more widely used in the protective coatings industry, it becomes more important to ensure these coating systems are applied properly. Be an expert in thermal spray inspection by learning how to navigate the NAVSEA standard on thermal spray and a Department of Transportation (DOT) specification.

This program covers the inspection of thermal spray from pre-surface preparation through coating application.

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Why attend - benefits of attending

After attending this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize and describe the proper role of the inspector
  • Recognize common inspection hold points and quality control procedures for thermal spray inspection
  • Implement and follow correct thermal spray inspection procedures for surface preparation and application

What this course covers

  • Thermal spray process overview
  • The inspector’s role
  • Inspection hold points
  • Thermal spray inspection procedures
  • Inspecting surface preparation
  • Inspecting applied TSC
  • Thermal spray safety

Course format

The classroom session consists of an 8-hour lecture and is supplemented by workshops in which students learn how to navigate the NAVSEA Standard Item on thermal spray and a DOT specification and complete a four-station exercise of common thermal spray inspection tests, including profile, film thickness, tensile pull-off, and mandrel bend test.

What’s next?

After successful completion of this course, you may be eligible for the Thermal Spray Inspection Specialty.

1 Day Course
7.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)


No prior training or experience is required.


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