Training

Metallisation offers a full range of training courses to suit the needs of our wide range of customers and we see training as a very important part of our offer.

***In response to the global Covid-19 situation, Metallisation has now adapted and developed a range of online, e-learning courses for our commonly used equipment that you can follow at your own pace. Please see the E-learning Course tab below for further details.***

Without training, users risk exposing operators to safety issues and also run the risk of applying poor quality coatings inefficiently. By taking one of our tailored training courses, you can be safe in the knowledge that the equipment will be used safely and correctly. Please review our varied training offers below and if you need help in choosing the right course for you, we will be pleased to guide you to the right course.

E-Learning Introduction Course

On the completion of this learning session the participant will be competent in the following:

    Practical/Skill Level
E-Learning outcomes: Knowledge/Theory Basic Intermediate Advanced
Health and Safety implications metallisation-device      
Understanding the Equipment and safe operation metallisation-device      
Maintenance metallisation-device      
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Surface Preparation metallisation-device      
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Apply and evaluate a quality coating metallisation-device      

Course Description:

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An online course consisting of a range of presentations, videos, quizzes and useful links, designed to introduce an operator with no experience of thermal spraying to their new equipment in order so that they can operate the equipment safely and to learn the basics of the process.

Equipment covered: 

Flame Spray - MK73/MK61 or Arc Spray Technology  -ARC145(19)/ARC150(19) Push/Pull Systems

Prior Recommended experience:

None required

Course duration:

4-5 hours approx

Teaching methods:

Online

Location: 

Anywhere in the world (providing a suitable internet connection)

Charges: 

Charge for up to 2 operators for a six month access period, additional operators incur an extra charge

Take-home: 

Certificate of attendance

Next steps:

Intermediate Training for System Operation, Maintenance and Coating Application or Advanced Coating Application Preparation Training for BS EN ISO : 14918 (only available on-site so dependent on Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time)

Introduction Training

On the completion of this learning session the participant will be competent in the following:

    Practical/Skill Level
Learning outcomes: Knowledge/Theory Basic Intermediate Advanced
Health and Safety implications metallisation-device      
Understanding the Equipment and safe operation metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Maintenance metallisation-device metallisation-device    
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Surface Preparation metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Masking Processes table spacer  Metallisation Ltd      
Environmental Considerations table spacer  Metallisation Ltd      
Apply and evaluate a quality coating metallisation-device metallisation-device    

Course Description:

A basic training course designed to introduce an operator with no experience of thermal spraying to their new equipment in order so that they can operate the equipment safely and to learn the basics of the process

Equipment covered: 

Flame Spray or Arc Spray Technology

Prior Recommended experience:

None required

Course duration:

3-4 hours approx (not including system commissioning time)

Teaching methods:

Practical hands-on only

Location: 

Metallisation or customer site* **
*subject to suitable spray and training site
** Additional fees are applied for Mileage, lodging and travel where applicable

Charges: 

Charged per operator per day for between 2 to 6 operators

Take-home: 

Certificate of attendance

Next steps:

Intermediate Training for System Operation, Maintenance and Coating Application or Advanced Coating Application Preparation Training for BS EN ISO : 14918

Intermediate Training for System Operation, Maintenance and Coating Application

On the completion of this learning session the participant will be competent in the following:

Practical/Skill Level
Learning outcomes: Knowledge/Theory Basic Intermediate Advanced
Health and Safety implications metallisation-device
Understanding the Equipment and safe operation metallisation-device metallisation-device
Maintenance metallisation-device metallisation-device
Applying a coating: metallisation-device metallisation-device
Surface Preparation metallisation-device
Masking Processes metallisation-device metallisation-device
Environmental Considerations metallisation-device metallisation-device
Apply and evaluate a quality coating metallisation-device metallisation-device

Course Description:

A course designed to get someone with no experience with thermal spraying off to a running start so that they can operate and maintain the equipment safely, competently and be able to apply coatings efficiently and effectively.

Equipment covered: 

Flame Spray or Arc Spray Technology

Prior experience:

None required

Course duration:

Approx. 7 hours

Teaching methods: 

Classroom and practical hands-on

Location: 

Metallisation or customer site* **
*subject to suitable spray and training site
** Additional fees are applied for Mileage, lodging and travel where applicable

Charges: 

Charged per operator per day for between 2 to 6 operators

Take-home: 

Training course presentation and certificate of attendance

Next steps:

EN ISO 14918 training/assessment or a detailed bespoke training course

Advanced Coating Application Preparation Training for BS EN ISO : 14918

On the completion of this learning session the participant will be competent in the following:

    Practical/Skill Level
Learning outcomes: Knowledge/Theory Basic Intermediate Advanced
Health and Safety implications metallisation-device      
Understanding the Equipment and safe operation metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Maintenance metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Applying a coating: metallisation-device      
Surface Preparation metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Masking Processes metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Environmental Considerations metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Apply and evaluate a quality coating metallisation-device     metallisation-device

Course Description:

A good number of users of thermal spray coatings (oil and gas companies, road and rail infrastructure etc.) are now insisting that operators doing the spraying must be certified according to the EN ISO 14918 standard. This operator preparation training is the
instruction before the assessment.

Equipment covered: 

Flamespray, Arcspray, Plasma and HVOF*

Prior Recommended experience:

Ideally minimum 3 months and/or Introduction or Intermediate course

Course duration:

Approx. 7 hours*
*HVOF and Plasma plus automated equipment training courses spend less time focusing on the setup of the system and more time on the basic operation and maintenance of the equipment. Complex coating application training can be given in an extended, bespoke training course.

Teaching methods: 

Classroom and practical hands-on

Location: 

Metallisation or customer site* **
*subject to suitable spray and training site
** Additional fees are applied for Mileage, lodging and travel where applicable

Charges: 

Charged per operator per day for between 2 to 4 operators

Take-home: 

Training course presentation and certificate of attendance

Next steps:

EN ISO 14918 assessment

Instructor experience (*Not Operator experience*):

Minimum 3 years Metallisation experience

EN ISO 14918:2018 Operator Assessment

Course Description:

In collaboration with the Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering Association (TSSEA), Metallisation can offer certification of operators in accordance with the EN ISO 14918 standard. This can be booked directly with Metallisation Ltd or by clicking here. The certificate will be issued by the TSSEA. In simple terms, this is like a driving test for operators showing competancy and skill.

Equipment covered: 

Flamespray, Arcspray, Plasma and HVOF*

Prior Recommended experience:

Ideally minimum 3 months and/or 14918 training course

Course duration:

2 to 4 operators per day*
*HVOF and Plasma 14918 assessment is more detailed and tailored to a customers specific requirements. Contact Metallisation training Manager for more details.

Teaching methods: 

Classroom and practical hands-on, course includes a theory and practical assessment

Location: 

Metallisation or customer site* **
*subject to suitable spray and training site
** Additional fees are applied for Mileage, lodging and travel where applicable

Charges: 

Variable – contact Metallisation Training Manager or TSSEA

Take-home: 

Successful candidates receive an EN ISO 14918 verified certificate (Validity: 3 years with

Instructor experience (*Not Operator experience*):

Minimum 5 years relevant experience endorsed by the TSSEA

SSPC Train The Painter – Metal Spray Module

On the completion of this learning session the participant will be competent in the following:

    Practical/Skill Level
Learning outcomes: Knowledge/Theory Basic Intermediate Advanced
Health and Safety implications metallisation-device      
Understanding the Equipment and safe operation metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Maintenance metallisation-device metallisation-device    
Applying a coating: table spacer  Metallisation Ltd      
Surface Preparation metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Masking Processes metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Environmental Considerations metallisation-device     metallisation-device
Apply and evaluate a quality coating metallisation-device     metallisation-device

Course Description:

Metallisation is an approved training provider for delivering the SSPC Train the Painter course. We have worked in close collaboration with Corrodere and SSPC to produce and deliver the course content of this invaluable course.

Equipment covered: 

Flamespray, Arcspray

Prior Recommended experience:

None

Course duration:

Up to 3 days depending on prior experience and system(s) trained

Teaching methods: 

Classroom and practical hands-on, course includes a theory and practical assessment

Location: 

Metallisation

Charges: 

Charged per operator per day for between 2 to 4 operators

Take-home: 

Successful candidates receive a SSPC Train the Painter  endorsed qualification for the thermal spray module.

Next steps:

EN ISO 14918 assessment

Instructor experience (*Not Operator experience*):

Minimum 5 years Metallisation experience

Bespoke Training Courses

In addition to our standard courses, Metallisation Ltd can tailor a course to meet your specific thermal spray learning requirements. This may include:

  • More detailed application training – guidance on advanced techniques to prepare, apply and finish thermal spray coatings.
  • Coating development training – guidance on the principles of the chosen spray process and basics of how to change parameters and evaluate the subsequent coatings.
  • Detailed maintenance training – for maintenance teams or remote located customers wanting to take a greater role in preventative and breakdown maintenance.
  • Our training Manager will be pleased to discuss your specific requirements and prepare a bespoke training course for you.