VCL runs training and annual retesting for certified coating technicians for underground steel pipes, in accordance with Fluxys and Air Liquide requirements.
The syllabus was extensively revised in 2018. Objective: to offer a standard training course and certificate covering coating technicians for both underground natural gas pipeline networks (Fluxys) and, among others, oxygen and hydrogen underground pipeline networks (Air Liquide).
Coating technicians must be retested annually. In the context of the extensive revision, every coating technician attends a mandatory 3-day refresher course in 2019. Participants obtain a new coating technicians badge on completion.