March 25, 2019
By Stephanie Marie Chizik, CoatingsPro Editor-in-Chief
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.”
The session, which took place from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., covered overviews of real-life investigations regarding various substrates, including steel, iron,and concrete. This year, a new section was also added to the form: “Principles of Sample Collection for Failure Analysis.” O’Brien covered common manifestations of coating failures, specific examples of projects where premature failures occurred, and ideas on how to minimize premature coating failures.
O’Brien dedicated the session—his 19th out of the past 20 years of CORROSION—to his late wife Nancie. He offered a relaxed format, encouraging an active discussion with the approximately 60-person audience.
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.
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.
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.