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.
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.
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.
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.