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Craig Woolhouse and Steve Pollard from Elcometer UK will be in South Africa in September 2019 to conduct training courses.

 

Previous Courses Held – May 2018

Johannesburg- Country Club CCJ – Auckland Park, J

One Day Training – Thursday 10 May – 8h00 to 17h00 – R750 p/p

Paperless QA – Friday 11 May – 8h00 to 17h00 – R1,500 p/p – includes lunch, tea and biscuits

Thursday 10 May: Understanding current Surface Profile and Roughness Measurement techniques and Introducing a new method to measure both characteristics

The same talk was presented at the SSPC conference in New Orleans in January with the title “Profile or Roughness, which is it?” It will be addressing the latest discussions in the industry regarding the measurement of profile and roughness (The Core, Midrand)

This seminar will initially focus on explaining the current methodologies used to measure both Surface Profile and Surface Roughness on blast profile surfaces. These techniques include Comparators, Replica Tape, Digital Needle Gauges and Stylus Gauges.

A detailed explanation of the difference between Surface Profile and Surface Roughness will then follow which will include the difficulties experienced in measuring both characteristics on blast profile surfaces. Adherence to relevant ASTM standards and latest developments of those Standards will also be reviewed.

Finally a new method to characterise both Surface Profile and Roughness in one soon to be launched gauge will be introduced. The key features of this new product will be explained and demonstrated. Mention will be made of the ability of this new gauge to provide equivalence to Replica Tape, Needle Gauge and Roughness Ra and Rz characteristics in one durable field suitable hand held product.


Cape Town – Kelvin Grove Club –
Campground Road, Newlands, Cape Town

One Day Training – Monday 14 May – 8h00 to 17h00 – R750 p/p

Paperless QA – Tuesday 15 May – 8h00 to 17h00 – R1,500 p/p – includes lunch, tea and biscuits

Monday 14 May: Understanding current Surface Profile and Roughness Measurement techniques and Introducing a new method to measure both characteristics

The same talk was presented at the SSPC conference in New Orleans in January with the title “Profile or Roughness, which is it?” It will be addressing the latest discussions in the industry regarding the measurement of profile and roughness (Kelvin Grove Club)

This seminar will initially focus on explaining the current methodologies used to measure both Surface Profile and Surface Roughness on blast profile surfaces. These techniques include Comparators, Replica Tape, Digital Needle Gauges and Stylus Gauges.

A detailed explanation of the difference between Surface Profile and Surface Roughness will then follow which will include the difficulties experienced in measuring both characteristics on blast profile surfaces. Adherence to relevant ASTM standards and latest developments of those Standards will also be reviewed.

Finally a new method to characterise both Surface Profile and Roughness in one soon to be launched gauge will be introduced. The key features of this new product will be explained and demonstrated. Mention will be made of the ability of this new gauge to provide equivalence to Replica Tape, Needle Gauge and Roughness Ra and Rz characteristics in one durable field suitable hand held product.


Durban – Kingfisher Conference Centre –
1 Dumat Pl, Mount Edgecombe Country Estate 2

One Day Training – Thursday 17 May – 8h00 to 17h00 – R750 p/p

Please note: Interest in the courses have historically been high and the courses will in all likelihood be fully subscribed. If you are interested in attending, please advise us as soon as possible by filling in the following form:
BAMR Elcometer Training May 2018 – Google Form

One Day Training Course

The one day training will cover the big 7 in Elcometer’s range and will be a relatively hands on course :

  • Ultrasonic Material Thickness
  • Climatic Condition Testing
  • Surface Cleanliness
  • Surface Profile
  • Coating Thickness – Wet & Dry
  • Adhesion
  • Pinhole / Porosity

The course will cover items such as:

  • Calibrating a Dry Film Coating Thickness Gauge
  • Taking surface profile readings with a Digital gauge as well as Testex Tape – we will cover recent changes in the ASTM Standard
  • Recording climatic conditions and what key information to look out for
  • Downloading readings to a computer and generating reports

The course will include latest products in the Elcometer range :

Delegates will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.

Please note : You need to attend the One Day course to be able to attend the PQA course

Paperless Quality Assurance (PQA) (ElcoMaster) – SSPC approved in 2011.

The training will be hands on and cover ElcoMaster Paperless QA – includes:

  • Introduction to Quality Assurance
  • Reasons for wanting to have a Quality Control process
  • Reasons for wanting a Paperless QA process
  • Measure ambient conditions in accordance with industry standards using a digital dew point meter (Elcometer 319)
  • Measure surface profile using a digital surface profile gauge in accordance with ASTM D 4417 Method B (Elcometer 224)
  • Measure dry film thickness using a type 2 gauge in accordance with SSPC-PA 2 and other major industry standards (Elcometer 456)
  • Create a digital Coating Technical Report by importing your readings directly from each of the gauge types into Elcomaster 2.0

The course will cover items such as :

  • Generating Reports for various applications and in various formats including your own in-house templates
  • Combining reports to include Climate, Surface Profile and Coating Thickness as well as Ultrasonic Thickness, Salt Measurement and Adhesion
  • Importing application photographs and including readings on the photographs for the report

Delegates will receive a certificate at the completion of the course.

Please note : Delegates will be entitled to the following :
Discount off the purchase of either :
Elcometer 456CFTS1 – click here for pdf brochure for Unit and Probe
Elcometer Digital Inspection Kit – click here for pdf brochure
Elcometer Protective Coating Inspection Kit – click here for pdf brochure

Create a custom report from a blank piece of paper
To get an idea of what we will be covering on this course please access the following Youtube video which involves Dan from Elcometer generating the report in a few minutes :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JviaNL-APYY

The FREE ElcoMaster software package can be downloaded from either Google Play or Apple’s App Store and provides you with the ability to store readings from any Bluetooth enabled gauge from Elcometer together with:

  • inspection photographs
  • GPS coordinates of where each measurement was taken
  • inspection notes
  • gauge serial numbers
  • calibration information, and much, much more.

Elcometer have recently launched a series of videos to demonstrate the functionality and ease of use of the ElcoMaster software for desktops as well as the ElcoMaster Mobile for tablets and smart phones.

These can be viewed in You Tube at the following links:
ElcoMaster Software Application – Professional Inspection Reports in Seconds
https://youtu.be/Px7iMZouTdo

Getting Started with ElcoMaster Mobile
https://youtu.be/AKS1p2G8dUI

Creating a Project for your Inspection Data in ElcoMaster Mobile
https://youtu.be/EZNhTL2iJ0o

Importing and Managing your Inspection Data in the ElcoMaster App
https://youtu.be/TRRE6moSXfc

Creating and Setting Up Collection Templates in ElcoMaster
https://youtu.be/XJX4tPcgg18

I have also taken a few video clips of the free Elcometer ElcoMaster software being used and the ease of use in being able to generate reports at the push of a button. These clips are all using the in-built template.

Here are links to You Tube video clips of various options that you have in creating / generating a report using the Elcometer ElcoMaster software.

  1. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Changing the standard screen to the advanced screen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzNzqKe5-LU
  2. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Connecting a gauge
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkpT8YxOlr8
  3. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Generate a report
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tfS8G-VPV0
  4. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Adding a logo and a footer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPLFbvYJrT0
  5. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Adding a photograph
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-L4D1foZv2o
  6. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Adding / amending limits
    Adding notes
    Excluding readings

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_foAzzi_d8
  7. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Adding labels – project labels and batch labels
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvCJj_Vgx_c
  8. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Labels up front setup
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkebWzoRyuI
  9. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Taking live readings while connected to the software
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQVszPnvwfY
  10. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Updating Elcomaster software
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyxhrI-Fu2A

The video clips above cover the Elcomaster software using the Elcometer
report template.

I have recently generated more video clips of creating custom reports which can be viewed at the following links:

  1. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Creating a custom report – entering batch readings
    https://youtu.be/acx-NuAmY08
  2. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Creating a custom report – manual text and Calculation entries
    https://youtu.be/ktC8OhqZrAs
  3. BAMR Elcometer Elcomaster –
    Creating a custom report – populating a custom report
    https://youtu.be/ylwYSJYxcnc

Links to other Elcometer video clips can also be accessed online on the BAMR website:
https://www.bamr.co.za/videos-2/

Here is a link to the course from May 2015:
Elcometer PQA Paperless QA Training Course May 2015.
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/Elcometer-PQA-Paperless-QA-Training-Course-May-2015.pptx

ElcoMaster for android May 2015
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/ElcoMaster-for-android-May-2015.pptx

ElcoMaster for iPod iPhone and iPad May 2015
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/ElcoMaster-for-iPod-iPhone-and-iPad-May-2015.pptx

You might also be interested in recent presentations by Craig Woolhouse in South Africa:

Africorr 2016 in July:
Development of Soluble Salt Contamination Measurement
Visit the following link:
https://youtu.be/YoKV40m7xGE

Coatings for Africa 2015 in May:
Elcometer CFA 2015 DFT scan presentation
https://www.bamr.co.za/downloads/Elcometer-CFA-2015-DFT-scan-presentation.ppt

Other recent promotions / launches that may be of interest :
Launch of Elcometer 500 Concrete Coating Thickness Gauge
Launch of Elcometer MTG8 Ultrasonic Material Thickness Gauge
Launch of Elcometer 508 Digital Push Off Adhesion Tester Type III for curved surfaces
Launch of Elcometer 456 Scale 2 Scan probe
Launch of Elcometer 510 Automatic Pull-Off Adhesion Tester
Trade-in on Rhopoint Novo-Gloss 60 degree Gloss Meters
Launch of upgraded ElcoMaster with easier report generation – note examples
Launch of Elcometer 456 Scan probe
Launch of Elcometer 130 Salt Contamination Meter
Launch of Elcometer Digital Inspection Kit