March 27, 2019
By Anthony Punt, Editorial Staff
The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) is an industry-driven, customer-focused process that validates a coating contractor’s quality assurance program, support practices, and production methods. This robust accreditation program endorses those contractors who have undergone auditing and have a documented record of meeting owner requirements.
To better prepare applicants for the accreditation process,CORROSION 2019 will host a session entitled “Preparing for Your Audit: A Technical Discussion with the NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program's Chief Auditor.” This information session will occur from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Corrosive Chronicles Blue Theater (Booth 2108) in the Exhibit Hall of the Nashville Music City Center.
The presenter at “Preparing for Your Audit” will be NIICAP Chief Auditor TJ Mead. Mead is a coatings and corrosion consultant who has been in the maritime industry since 2008. His presentation will involve a high-level overview of NIICAP, an examination of real-world case studies, and a question-and-answer session that will allow attendees to learn more about the accreditation process.
This presentation immediately follows the NIICAP Forum: Case Studies by Contract Owners and Asset Owners Forum, which is from 9 - 11 a.m.
Materials Performance (MP) Magazine is honoring the 10 winners of the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program with a special ceremony on Monday at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville. The event will be held on a stage just outside the main Exhibit Hall entrance at 4:45 p.m.
Even the foremost corrosion control experts of today had to start somewhere in learning about their chosen field. With that in mind, the NACE Foundation hosted a mini-camp for high school students in the Nashville,Tennessee area to increase their knowledge and awareness of corrosion-based topics.
The 2019 Frank N. Speller Award was presented to Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali. This award has been presented annually in recognition of his significant contributions to corrosion engineering since 1947. The Chairman & Chief Executive with Heavy Water Board in Mumbai, India and author of over 440 papers, Mudali gave a presentation on Wednesday in recognition of the award.