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DoD Corrosion Office Supports Development of New Field Tools

DoD Corrosion Office Supports Development of New Field Tools

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has released a major update to its mobile app aimed at coatings technicians who evaluate structures and select coatings for new projects. The update includes new features developed in conjunction with the Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office -- a "Coating Defects" wizard and a "Coating Selection" guide.


The app is available for download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play store. Get started today by downloading the app directly to your device:



The new field tools were developed to assist users in identifying coating defects on existing painted structures and selecting coatings for new painting projects. The new tools also include a unique feature: They allow users to create and save custom project libraries, including uploading photos and descriptions.


According to Dan Zarate, research chemist with NAVFAC (Naval Facilities Engineering Command), "When SSPC first launched their mobile app in 2013, we found it to be a great resource for us. With the addition of Coating Defects and Coating Selection, as well as the new calculators, it's gone from a simple reference resource to a valuable field tool."


The app remains a free download and all users have unlimited access to the Coating Defects and Coating Selection tools. In addition, SSPC members can login to the app and gain access to an expanded set of features, including:

  • Access to SSPC Standards
  • Project Calculators
    • Conductivity
    • DFT/WFT
    • Mils to Microns
    • SSPC-PA 2
    • SSPC-PA 17
  • Search for SSPC Certified Professionals
  • Glossary of Coatings Industry Terms
  • JPCL search
  • Member Directory
  • Conference proceedings videos
  • Password reset/recovery
  • and more!



To navigate the app, launch it and tap on the "Menu" icon at the top left of your screen. In the text fields beneath "Member Login", enter the email address that is associated with your member account and then enter your member number in the "Password" field.


If you can't remember your login email or member number, or if you have other problems, please send an email to If you would like to comment on the app or make suggestions for future versions, please send email to

Date: 10/17/2017 5:21:02 AM