NACE Foundation Educates Next Generation of Corrosion Experts

Even the foremost corrosion control experts of today had to start somewhere in learning about their chosen field. With that in mind, the NACE Foundation hosted a mini-camp for high school students in the Nashville,Tennessee area to increase their knowledge and awareness of corrosion-based topics.

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2019’s Student Poster Awards: The Winners Are…

All week, students from around the world have been showcasing recent research projects at NACE’s 2019 Student Poster Session, sponsored by BP. Students prepared posters that summarize their research and presented them to a panel of judges and conference attendees.

Protective Coatings Workshop Blasts Off

More than 100 attendees packed the Protective Coatings Workshop area of CORROSION 2019's Exhibit Hall on Tuesday to learn tips on best practices as well as new techniques and technologies available to coatings contractors.

Mobilizing for Maritime: The Role of NACE

Just as a rising tide lifts all ships, newfound support and awareness of the corrosion risk within the maritime industry should lead to greater demand for corrosion expertise.That’s the outlook from NACE International’s Chief Maritime Officer Buddy Reams, who called on attendees at CORROSION 2019 to become more engaged with the maritime sector in a Tuesday presentation at the Exhibit Hall’s Blue Theater.

CORROSION 2019 Continues the Momentum Started 74 Years Ago

As NACE International wraps up its 74th annual conference, corrosion professionals from around the world continued the momentum started by the 11 founding members in 1943 when almost 6,000 attendees from nearly 70 countries worldwide came together at the Nashville Music City Center and other area venues for CORROSION 2019.

NACE Honors Mudali with Speller Award

The 2019 Frank N. Speller Award was presented to Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali. This award has been presented annually in recognition of his significant contributions to corrosion engineering since 1947. The Chairman & Chief Executive with Heavy Water Board in Mumbai, India and author of over 440 papers, Mudali gave a presentation on Wednesday in recognition of the award.

MegaRust Panel Discusses Corrosion on U.S. Navy Assets

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) presented a panel of subject matter experts regarding corrosion and U.S. Navy Assets on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The full name of the session was “Increasing the Availability of U.S. Navy Assets: A Corrosion Control Panel by ASNE’s MegaRust,”and it included presenters from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

Versatile Inspectors Needed When Coating, Welding Overlap

The coating, welding, and nondestructive testing (NDT) quality professions commonly overlap within industries, with associations including NACE International and the American Welding Society (AWS) working to represent each discipline.

Coatings and Water/Wastewater Council Session

For the first year, NACE International’s Coatings Council and Water/Wastewater Councils have combined efforts to present a joint session for CORROSION 2019 attendees. Offered in the Blue Corrosive Chronicles Theater on the exhibit hall floor, the “Practical Solutions to Real World Corrosion Issues” forum took place Wednesday, March 19, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Forum Features Routine Inspection Training for Aboveground Storage Tanks

The importance of routine inspection and documentation of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs)—whether required daily, weekly, monthly, or annually—was the focus of a training session on Wednesday afternoon during CORROSION 2019. Presented by Pat Keo of TTI Environmental, Inc., the training incorporated all aspects of inspecting ASTs.

Music Revolution: The Middle East and Africa Forum

On its 3rd year at CORROSION, NACE West Asia & Africa Area presented the Middle East and Africa Forum with the theme of “Music Revolution: The Harmony of Corrosion Control and Mega Projects in the Middle East and Africa.”

CoatingsPro Magazine Recognizes Industry’s Best

At a special CORROSION 2019 ceremony, CoatingsPro Magazine recognized industry excellence in the application of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with its third annual Contractor Awards Program.

Session Explores the Value Proposition of IMPACT PLUS

Released in 2018 by the NACE International Institute, IMPACT PLUS enables asset owners to validate corrosion control actions by business impact and maintain a successful corrosion management plan. An outcome of the 2016 IMPACT (International Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion Technologies) study,IMPACT PLUS does this through a robust suite of technical and business tools housed in a single online portal.

Forum Explores Market Conditions and Corrosion Issues in Latin America

NACE attendees from several countries in Latin America, as well as the United States and other countries, gathered on Tuesday afternoon to learn about NACE International section activities in Latin America, and energy markets and corrosion control methods and needs in Ecuador, Mexico, and Brazil.

PHMSA Forum Explores Best Safety Practices and Developments

When it comes to protecting the public from liquid/gas pipeline failures—particularly those of a potentially catastrophic nature—NACE members play a vital role. To that end,CORROSION 2019 hosted a forum in which industry experts, including the associate administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), addressed the issue of corrosion in pipeline safety.

Digby Macdonald Engages Packed House with Plenary Lecture

2019’s Plenary Lecturer, Digby D. Macdonald, kicked off Tuesday, discussing the initiation of pitting corrosion and the capabilities to accurately predict passivity breakdown.

Learn About the Accreditation Process from Experienced Auditors

The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) is a robust accreditation program endorsing those contractors who have undergone auditing and have a documented record of meeting owner requirements.

Contractor Awards Recognize Industry’s Best Coatings Projects

CoatingsPro Magazine will once again recognize excellence in the field of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with its third annual Contractor Awards Program.

Social Media for Scientists: How to Use Kudos to Boost the Impact of your Research

A special social media demonstration for scientists and researchers will be held today in the Blue Theater (booth 2108). From 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., NACE International’s Social Media Manager, Janna Schulze, will be showing authors how to quickly and effectively promote their work through the use of tools available through CORROSION journal’s partner Kudos.

NACE Honoree Night to Recognize 2019 Award Winners

NACE International welcomes you to an evening of networking, refreshments, and presentation of the 2019 association awards. Association awards recognize members for their outstanding contributions to NACE, corrosion control methods, science, and engineering.

Keynote Takes a Look Into the Future

Bestselling author and renowned futurist Jack Uldrich presented key technology trends and strategies to prepare for the future, including specific concepts for the corrosion industry and NACE members.

MIC Research and Development Forum Provides Update for Attendees

On Monday morning, a panel of experts led “An Update of MIC Research and Developments for the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Industry” forum. The panel consisted of John Wolodko, Rick Eckert, Torben Lund Skovhus, and Tom Jack.

Grand Opening for Exhibit Hall

Monday’s 5 p.m. kickoff of the 2019 CORROSION grand expo was headlined by the annual ribbon-cutting ceremony. Wielding larger-than-life scissors, NACE International President Jeff Didas opened the Exhibit Hall, and delegates flowed in to check out the hundreds of technologies and services on display.

Active Coating Failure Forum

Premature coating failures are an unfortunate reality in the corrosion mitigation industry. In a perennial CORROSION favorite, Michael O’Brien of Mark 10 Resource Group and Bill Jenkins of International Paint offered a forum titled,“Coating Failures: Common and Uncommon Causes with Various Coating Types on Different Substrates.”

Experts Share Experiences at Interactive Leadership Forum

On Monday morning, NACE International hosted the interactive forum, Bridging the Gap with Effective Leadership, where attendees learned from a variety of experts in the fields of knowledge retention, knowledge transfer,and leadership best practices.

CORROSION 2019 Opens in Music City

NACE International’s annual conference and exposition—the world’s largest on corrosion—opened last night in apple pie order! The opening reception took place in the grand ballroom of Nashville’s Music City Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Line Dance the Night Away at the GenNEXT Bash

NACE Foundation will host the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and the GenNEXT Bash tonight. The awards ceremony, which will recognize the outstanding students and scholarship recipients for 2019, will take place tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. Then, at 8 p.m., the celebration starts!

Winners of 2019 Corrosion Innovation Awards Honored at Ceremony

Materials Performance (MP) Magazine honored the new class of winners for the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program in Monday’s ceremony at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville. The ceremony was held immediately outside the Exhibit Hall entrance, just minutes before the hall opened.

NACE Publications Team Reveals Path to Authorship

CORROSION 2019 will host an “open house” session hosted by editors and managers from NACE International’s Publications Division that details how to become an author for NACE publications and NACE-published books and compilations.

Forum Seeks Solutions for CUI Service

There is no single, universally accepted ISO or ASTM test method for qualifying coatings for CUI. To resolve this problem, CORROSION 2019 hosted a forum that explored one accelerated testing regimen for qualifying a costing system.

Leading Pipeline Experts to Discuss the Latest in Pipeline Safety

PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) and NACE members play a critical role in protecting the public from potential catastrophic failures of liquid/gas pipelines. Join policymakers, regulators, and industry experts for a discussion on how PHMSA and other agencies address corrosion in pipeline safety. The forum will provide both regulator and industry perspective on best pipeline safety practices and the latest developments.

Interactive Workshop to Feature Latest Coatings Techniques, Technologies

NACE International, CoatingsPro Magazine, Master Painters Institute, and INSPECT This are hosting the first-ever Protective Coatings Workshop, a two-day interactive workshop at CORROSION 2019 featuring the latest coatings techniques and technologies.

Keynote Speaker Jack Uldrich to Address Future of Emerging Technologies

Join us today for an exclusive keynote session with best-selling author and renowned futurist, Jack Uldrich, from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.in Davidson Ballroom ABC.

Springy Step for NACE Race ‘19

NACE Foundation’s 24th annual NACE Race 5K completed on Sunday, March 24th, raising funds for STEM disciplines. Medals were awarded to the top three winners in the men’s and women’s divisions.

Career Fair Connects Corrosion Employers with Talented Professionals

CORROSION 2019 offers an industry job fair that attracts hundreds of experienced professionals, up-and-coming talents, and graduate or post-doc candidates hitting the job market for the first time.

Golfers Drive Success at NACE’s Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament

The drive to NACE International’s CORROSION 2019 began with an above-par turnout at Sunday’s Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament.Presented by Tinker & Rasor as the Signature Sponsor, the annual event took place at the private Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.

Cathodic Protection Field and The Coatings Experience to be Featured on Exhibit Hall Floor

Back by popular demand is the Cathodic Protection Field,open during exhibit hours on the show floor beginning Monday evening at the Expo opening. Visitors will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on activities based on actual cathodic protection (CP) systems. They will learn from industry experts who will be available to answer questions and discuss CP situations you may have.

Materials Performance to Host Corrosion Innovation Awards Ceremony

Materials Performance (MP) Magazine is honoring the 10 winners of the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program with a special ceremony on Monday at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville. The event will be held on a stage just outside the main Exhibit Hall entrance at 4:45 p.m.

Bid to Win in the CORROSION 2019 Silent Auction

The 15th Annual Silent Auction will be held in the CORROSION 2019 Exhibit Hall beginning today, March 25 at 5 p.m., and will run through Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m.A wide variety of items and collectibles provided by Grandstand Sports & Memorabilia will be on display and open for bidding during NACE Expo hours. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and visit the auction to bid on authentic, high-quality sports and entertainment memorabilia.

Welcome to CORROSION 2019 from NACE CEO Bob Chalker

On behalf of NACE International’s leadership and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Nashville and CORROSION 2019. We are proud to be hosting the world’s largest corrosion control event and hope you will take advantage of the numerous opportunities to learn, network, and do business while you’re here. 

NACECares Volunteer Day includes Bicycle Build Off

NACE International’s third annual NACECares’ Volunteer Day takes place tomorrow, Sunday March 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dozens of volunteers will be building and donating bikes to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee at the Nashville Music City Center.Sign up during conference registration for a slot to join this exciting event!

Experts to Share Experiences at Leadership Forum

For the second year, NACE International will host an interactive Leadership Forum during CORROSION 2019. Scheduled for Monday, March 25 from 8 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a luncheon, Bridging the Gap with Effective Leadership will provide the opportunity for attendees to learn from those who set the direction of their businesses and use their management skills to effectively guide teams to reach organizational goals. Participants will gain valuable insights and leadership skills that will enhance their personal and professional lives.

Conference Attendees Enjoy Nashville Entertainment at Saturday Night Event

Attendees of CORROSION 2019 began their busy week of meetings, lectures, forums, symposia, exhibits, and more by participating in the first networking event, CORROSION Crew Social Brew.

Fun Facts You May Not Know About Nashville

The city of Nashville,known as the “Country Music Capital of the World,” has a diverse and deeply-rooted history that began well before its official founding on Christmas Eve 1779. From its bustling music scene, southern hospitality, and eclectic food, Nashville welcomes over 15 million visitors a year and is home to some of the nation’s most recognizable landmarks. 

9 Great Reasons to Attend CORROSION 2019

Need a reason to attend CORROSION 2019? Here are a few to get you started.