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.
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.
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 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.