TOPIC:          Fake News- Fiber vs Flake 


SPEAKER:       Bob Murphy, Business Development Manager Water and Wastewater Protective and Marine Coatings Division


ABSTRACT: This presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fiber reinforced vs glass flake reinforced coating that are commonly specified in the water/wastewater and oil & gas markets today‚Äč.

  BIOGRAPHY:  Bob Murphy is currently a Business Development Manager for Water and Wastewater for Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings Division.  A corrosion and water/wastewater industry veteran of 40 years, Murphy holds a bachelor's degree in Earth Science from Thiel College in Greenville, PA.

He is an active member of Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC), and is an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), National Rural Water Association (NRWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF).  He has contributed technical papers to both NACE and SSPC. He is the recipient of John D. Keane Award of Merit by SSPC in 2016.

 SSPC Certifications:

  • Protective Coatings Specialist
  • Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector and Instructor.
  • Protective Coating Inspector, Master Coating Inspector

NACE Certifications:

  • Certified Coating Inspector and Marine Coatings Inspector.


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