Coatings and Water/Wastewater Council Session

March 27, 2019

By Stephanie Marie Chizik, CoatingsPro Editor-in-Chief        

For the first year, NACE International’s Coatings Council and Water/Wastewater Council combined efforts and presented 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.

“Coatings and water are strongly associated with each other because of corrosion. In my world [water storage tanks], if you don’t manage the corrosion, you can have structural failures and leaks, and the way you keep it mitigated is with coatings. Corrosion’s what brings the two together,” said Robert Boswell,former chair of the Water/Wastewater Council.

The session included a variety of presentations covering technologies and corrosion mitigation strategies for the water/wastewater and high-performance coatings industries. Presentations lasted about 30 minutes each and covered topics such as leak monitoring in pipelines; a case study of a newly coated wastewater treatment tank in Nashville; and testing, guidance, research, training, and field support offerings from the Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL).

The two councils are considering holding the joint forum again next year during CORROSION 2020 in Houston, Texas.

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