Present your research at CORROSION 2018

The deadline to submit abstracts for technical symposia has now passed

Technical symposia include the presentation of formal papers on technology affecting your industry at the world's largest corrosion conference and expo. Published papers are included in the conference proceedings available online in the NACE store. Below is a list of technical symposia topics that will be offered at CORROSION 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Key Deadlines: 
March 6, 2017 - Online submission opens
May 15, 2017 - Online submission closes
July 3, 2017: Author notifications sent

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Oil and Gas Coating Technology

This symposium is seeking technical papers on; (1) Long life offshore coatings (15-25 years service life), (2) Temporary coating for up to one year service life, (3) offshore coatings for offshore pitted stainless steel vessels, (4) coating blister mechanism, (5) CUI Coating, (6) Residual stress in pipeline coatings, (7) Soluble salt removal method,  (8) offshore platform one coat system.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 02/STG 03
Chair: Benjamin Chang
Vice Chair: Dennis Wong

AC Interference, AC Induced Corrosion, AC Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation

This symposium is seeking technical papers on AC interference, AC Corrosion, AC Risk Assessment, Case Studies on AC Corrosion, Fault Current, and Monitoring.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 05
Chair: Meng Lopez-Garrity
Vice Chair: Casey Heinrich

Cathodic and Anodic Protection

This symposium is seeking technical papers about cathodic and anodic protection for pipelines, oil, gas and water transportation, storage and distribution systems.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 05
Chair: Dan Wagner
Vice Chair: Christopher Aldrich

Corrosion Management Systems and Economics

This symposium is seeking technical papers from end-users, product developers, consultants, academics, and others on all aspects of the development, application, and use of systematic corrosion management processes in industry, infrastructure, government, and military applications.  The papers may address the development and implementation of Corrosion Management Systems (CMS) as well as specific product developments such as monitoring tools, software prediction tools, and chemical treatments, to support the CMS.  The purpose of these products, tools and treatment however, must be clearly defined within the CMS.  Papers on the practical challenges of developing and implementing systematic CMS are encouraged.  Papers emphasizing an analysis of costs, safety, and environmental benefits of implementing systematic CMS, as well as on analyzing the cost benefit versus corrosion and material failure are also encouraged.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 08
Chair: Gerhardus H. Koch
Vice Chair: Robin D. Tems

Water Treatment vs The Economics Associated with Risk and Reliability

This symposium is seeking technical papers associated with the following areas of interest: Mitigation of Corrosion and Fouling, Best practices, New Chemistries/ Equipment for Corrosion and Fouling Control, Failures/Failure Analysis, Chemical Cleaning and Case Histories/Studies, all associated with water from Pretreatment to the end use and discharge (i.e. Wastewater).

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 11
Chair: Edward Beardwood
Vice Chair: Claudia C. Pierce

Oil and Gas Production: Cathodic Protection - Offshore Advances

This symposium is seeking technical papers on cathodic protection related for offshore/maritime environments.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 30
Chair: Alex Delwiche
Vice Chair: Kehinde Ogun

Advances in Materials for Oil and Gas Production

This symposium is seeking technical papers that present advances in materials technology and research. Focus is on new and improved metallic materials and applications. This includes consideration and measurement of the material's performance in its envisaged exposure environment.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 32
Chair: Conchita Mendez
Vice Chair:  Hisashi Amaya

Corrosion in Gas Treating

This symposium is seeking technical papers discussing items of interest involving corrosion in the Gas Treating industries - which may include amine sweetening, gas dehydration, fractionation and compression operations in natural gas plants or refineries.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 34, TEG 113X
Chair: Larry R. White
Vice Chair: Cory DuBe

Refining Industry Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to corrosion and material issues within the refining industry, topics will explore case histories, materials performance, corrosion mechanics and failure analysis"

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 34, TEG 205X
Chair: Trace Silfies
Vice Chair: Jonathan Allen

Corrosion Control of Well Casings

This symposium is seeking technical papers on dissemination of techniques for control of corrosion on oil, gas, and storage well casings.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 35
Chair: David Kroon
Vice Chair: Ernest Klechka

Direct Assessment

This symposium is seeking technical papers that cover new technologies, methods and case histories in the areas of external, internal and SCC corrosion.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 35
Chair: Joe Pikas
Vice Chair: Rodrigo Himiob

Recent Experiences with Nickel, Titanium, Zirconium and Other Corrosion Resistance Alloys

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to the practical use and experience with corrosion resistant alloys including nickel base, titanium, zirconium and other corrosion resistant alloys.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 39
Chair: Suresh Divi
Vice Chair: Ralph Baessler

Corrosion Issues in Military Equipment and Facilities

This symposium is seeking technical papers to disseminate information and serve as a resource on identification, causes, and control of corrosion and materials degradation for military, aerospace, and electronic systems, equipment, and facilities.

Sponsoring Committee(s): 40
Chair: Rob Mason
Vice Chair: Robert J. Evans

Mechanisms of Localized Corrosion and Electrochemical Methods

This symposium is seeking technical papers devoted to mechanisms of localized corrosion as well as to electrochemical methods used to study and elucidate localized corrosion mechanisms.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 60, TEG 407X
Chair: Helmuth Sarmiento Klapper
Vice Chair: Martin Rodriguez

Corrosion Durability of Civil Infrastructure

This symposium is seeking technical papers on corrosion control techniques to provide long term durability to civil infrastructure and atmospherically exposed concrete structures.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 043X
Chair: Doug Leng
Vice Chair: Kingsley Lau

CO2/H2S Corrosion in Wet Hydrocarbon Containing Environments

This symposium is seeking technical papers on corrosion in hydrocarbon containing environments that is caused by corrosive gases, such as CO2 and H2S.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 059X
Chair: Sonja Richter
Vice Chair: Ziru Zhang

Inhibitors - Vapor Transported (VCI) and Surface Coated Rust Preventive (RP)

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to novel applications, technical advances, test methods and materials which perform as vapor-transported corrosion inhibitors (VCI) and/or inhibitor coatings applied to metal surfaces to inhibit corrosion.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 093X and TEG 145X
Chair: James Henderson
Vice Chair: Behzad Bavarian

Advances and Practical Use of Corrosion Monitoring Technologies

This symposium is seeking technical papers in the areas of developing and advancing corrosion monitoring technologies and examples of practical use of these technologies.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 100X
Chair: Sean Brossia
Vice Chair: Kwei Meng Yap

Hydrogen Permeation Measurements and Their Interpretation

This symposium is seeking papers dedicated to hydrogen permeation measurements and their interpretation.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 108X
Chair: Karsten Wiegers
Vice Chair: Matthew L. Taylor

Recent Experiences with Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels

This symposium is seeking technical papers on recent experiences with stainless steels.  The focus is on end user experiences from the process industries such as chemical processing, pulp & paper, oil & gas, desalination, pharmaceutical, and power generation.  Topics include successes, failures, material selection, fabrication and new developments.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 114X and TEG 116X
Chair: Nicole Kinsman
Vice Chair: James Fritz

Corrosion in Supercritical Systems

This symposium is seeking technical papers on corrosion in supercritical fluids and mitigation methods.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 121X
Chair: Yimin Zeng
Vice Chair: Yong Hua

High Temperature Materials and Corrosion for the Process Industry

This symposium is seeking technical papers on materials and corrosion issues in high temperature (>540°C) process environments.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 123X, TEG 126X, TEG 128X, and TEG 270X
Chair: Stephanie Britton
Vice Chair: Shankar Venkataraman

Geothermal Scaling and Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers on the testing and performance of materials exposed to both conventional and extreme geothermal environments used now and potentially in the future for energy generation.  Emphasis is on papers that describe successes and failures with solutions to problems being trialled and proven.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 182X
Chair: Bill MacDonald
Vice Chair: Sigrun Nanna Karlsdottir

The Control of Corrosion in Oil and Gas Production

This symposium is seeking technical papers where corrosion inhibitors have been developed to control corrosion in challenging environments in oil and gas production

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 184X
Chair: Alyn Jenkins
Vice Chair: Zhengwei Liu

Environmentally Assisted Cracking

The symposium is seeking technical papers related to understanding of all kinds of materials cracking mechanisms, including but not limited to hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, liquid metal embrittlement, and so on. The papers can cover root cause failure analysis in service, laboratory testing methods, materials modeling, industry standards development, state of art EAC research reviews, and so on.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 186X
Chair: Steven Shademan
Vice Chair: Sai Venkateswaran

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers that cover the impact of microbiological processes on metallic or non-metallic materials. Case histories of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), as well as papers that describe recent advancements in MIC monitoring or mitigation, are encouraged.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 187X
Chair: Kenneth Wunch
Vice Chair: Amilcar Oberto

Understanding and Controlling Atmospheric Corrosion in Infrastructure, Transportation and Utilities

This symposium is seeking technical papers on understanding and controlling atmospheric corrosion in infrastructure, transportation and utilities.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 189X
Chair: Eric Schindelholz
Vice Chair: Richard Granata

Corrosion Solutions for Chemical and Mineral Processing with Polymer Based Materials

This symposium is seeking technical papers with innovations in polymer based, nonmetallic construction materials; new information about their range of use; developments in fabrication and construction techniques; case histories in corrosive service; failure analyses in corrosive service; contributions to engineering, design, manufacturing, and project management standards and best practices; trends in materials selection for corrosive service.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 191X
Chair: Kira Kaleps
Vice Chair: Michael Stevens

Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas from Inland to Subsea

This symposium is seeking technical papers on maintenance of flow assurance in deep water and inland oil and gas systems by controlling corrosion, scale and related.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 202X
Chair: I. George Winning
Vice Chair: Dharma Abayarathna

Pipeline Integrity

This symposium is seeking technical papers on integrity management plans and procedures, integrity management case histories, NDE and ILI case histories, NDE and ILI cutting edge technology developments underway or ready to be introduced, coatings and cathodic protection issues and case histories specific to pipelines, uses of cross-over industry technology in pipeline integrity management.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 267X
Chair: Bryan Melan
Vice Chair: Tony Poulassichidis

Sour Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers that present advances in sour corrosion in Oil and Gas Production. Focus is on sour corrosion mechanism, mitigation strategies, case histories and best practices in corrosion management.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 282X
Chair: Sandra Hernandez
Vice Chair: Sajid Tanwir

Control of Problematic Microorganisms in Oil and Gas Field Operations

This symposium is seeking technical papers discussing treatments and monitoring techniques pertaining to the control of microbiological problems and biogenic H2S in oil, water, and gas systems for upstream and downstream operations. Papers may include laboratory and/or field results.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 286X
Chair: Jason Lee
Vice Chair: Torben Skovhus

Materials and Integrity in Oil Sands

This symposium is seeking technical papers on oil sands from owner-operators, vendors, consultants, research - areas of interest include (but are not limited to): corrosion, failures, wear, process, materials selection, asset integrity, and can be related to SAGD, mining, downhole, or surface equipment / facilities.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 341X
Chair: Tesfa Haile
Vice Chair: Duane Serate

Nanomaterials and Corrosion Characterization Methods at the Nanoscale

This symposium is seeking technical papers on the nanomaterials and nanoscale characterization methods for understanding corrosion mechanisms and mitigating corrosion. The use of nanomaterials or understanding the nanostructuring in metals or alloys to result in corrosion resistant and high performance coatings, corrosion inhibitors, super alloys, ceramics, and other materials that can prevent fouling and scaling. The nanomaterials can be in the form of particles, nanotubes, nanofillers, nanoplatelets, when incorporated in coatings, chemical inhibitor action, or preparation of alloys, will result in superior performance. Understanding the nature of this action in terms of probing their mechanism or ordering is equally important which necessitates smart spectroscopic, microscopic, electrochemical, and other analytical methods to understand their behavior. Other methods include dielectric, acoustic, resonance, and emission methods. The phenomena or scale can be nanolevel which ultimate leads to a well-understood macroscopic behavior.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 474X
Chair: Igor Kosacki
Vice Chair: Richard Pollard

Top of Line Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers on mechanism, modeling, field experience, monitoring, mitigation (design and inhibition).

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 515X
Chair: Fernando Farelas
Vice Chair: Thu Addis

Marine Corrosion – Looking to the Horizon

This symposium is seeking technical papers presenting state-of-the-art technology in marine corrosion assessment and mitigation, with a look to future opportunities through emerging technologies.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 44
Chair: Abdul Hameed Al-Hashem
Vice Chair: Moavin Islam

Combustion and Conversion of Fossil and Alternative Fuels

This symposium is seeking technical papers that discuss corrosion and materials technology in combustion and conversion (gasification) of solid fossil fuels, biomass, and waste fuels for power generation and production of clean fuels.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 183X
Chair: Joseph Meyer
Vice Chair: Brett Tossey

Insulation Product Innovations for the Oil & Gas Sector

This symposium is seeking papers related to research and development in insulation materials for up- and downstream oil and gas operations. Insulation products of interest include thermal, cryogenic and acoustical insulation used in topsides and sub-sea oil and gas production and processing, as well as refining and related chemical production.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 086X
Chair: Elizabeth Whitsitt
Vice Chair: Brian Conley

Corrosion Issues in the Pulp, Paper, Biomass, and Biofuel Industries

This symposium is seeking technical papers on corrosion issues relating to the pulp & paper industry, biomass conversion, or biofuels. Topics can include new materials for these applications, new failure trends, issues with wood products, case studies, or issues specific to equipment for the industry such as recovery boilers, digesters, and paper machines.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 38
Chair: Matthew Tunnicliffe
Vice Chair: Catherine Noble

Corrosion in Nuclear Systems

This symposium is seeking technical papers on materials development, innovation and degradation issues related to light and heavy water reactors, small modular reactors (SMR), as well as in advanced reactors (Very High Temperature Reactors, Gas Cooled Reactors, Molten Salt Reactors). Papers are also sought in nuclear waste management and storage.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 224X and TEG 465X
Chair: Xihua He
Vice Chair: Jared Smith

Power Industry Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to corrosion causes, issues, studies, experiences, and/or management practices, including coatings on steel structures and their related components in the power industry. Exposures include below grade, transition zone, and atmospheric corrosion of weathering, galvanized, and other coated steel structures.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 368X
Chair: Jon Brasher
Vice Chair: Graig Cilluffo