Coatings-related educational courses are ideal for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding in the ever-changing world of industrial and commercial coatings. All presentations, including those that follow, can be custom-tailored to your specific requests.

Here are some of the courses that RFI Consultants offers.

The Basics of Paint

Learn the basics of paint in this popular course. The course covers a comprehensive review of the ingredients in paint, of which there are four main ingredients, along with its use and purpose. You will gain a greater understanding of the various types of coatings used throughout the industry.   

The Pros and Cons of Coating Selection

There are many benefits of coatings. Yet, there are just as many if not more products available for use in today’s real-world environments. That makes choosing the right type vital for ensuring performance. This course discusses the pros and cons of different coating types such as acrylics, polyurethanes, silicones, and more.

Surface Preparation Standards and Methods

One of the most critical factors for ensuring a successful, long-term coating system is surface preparation. In this course, you will learn how to identify the correct surface preparation technique compatible with your project and the standards associated with each method. Possessing this knowledge is essential for preventing premature coating system failures and the unnecessary implications that may result from such. 

Understanding Corrosion and Its Economic Impact

Corrosion is the naturally occurring, gradual breakdown of materials, typically metal resulting from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment. NACE classifies corrosion into three groups. Preventing corrosion is vital for avoiding losses. Here you will gain a basic understanding of corrosion, the effects of corrosion in different service environments, and the economic impact of this ever-increasing problem.

Schedule an Appointment with RFI Consultants

RFI Consultants LLC is an Arizona-based, veteran-owned small business operating as an independent NACE-certified coating inspection and consulting company.

Our company exists to provide coating inspections to minimize the risk of premature or catastrophic coatings failures. These coverings must be applied to commercial and industrial surfaces under the correct specification, conditions, and manufacturer’s guidelines. Some of the industries that RFI Consultants serves include:

  • Pipelines
  • Infrastructure
  • Sports stadiums
  • Parking structures
  • Commercial buildings
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Food and beverage plants
  • Wastewater treatment facilities

For more information about our coating inspection and consulting services, or to learn more about our coatings-related educational courses, please contact us at (480) 560-7182.


“Corrosion Basics” NACE.

“Raising Awareness About Corrosion and Corrosion Protection Around the World.” The World Corrosion Organization.