March 26, 2019
By Gretchen Jacobson, MP Managing Editor-in-Chief
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.
CP tasks at the field include the following:
Also on the exhibit floor is a new event this year, The Coatings Experience. This area will introduce those interested in coatings to the ins and outs of application, surface preparation, inspection plans, and other activities in an interactive way. Learn from experts in the coatings industry while obtaining experience with a variety of coating systems and methods.
See the exhibit hall map in your CORROSION 2019 Final Program for the location of the two fields, which adjoin one another in the back right-hand area of the hall.
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.
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).
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.