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.
The drive to NACE International’s CORROSION 2019 began with an above-par turnout at Sunday’s Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament.Presented by Tinker & Rasor as the Signature Sponsor, the annual event took place at the private Hermitage Golf Course in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
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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.