March 26, 2019
By Ben DuBose, NACE Staff Writer, Publications
Materials Performance (MP) Magazine is honoring the 10 winners of the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program with a special ceremony today. The event will be held on a stage just outside the main Exhibit Hall entrance at 4:45 p.m.
In all, the global corrosion control community submitted more than 50 nominations for the program, setting an all-time record. The complete list of finalists is available at the event web site, along with full descriptions of each innovation. The 10 winners will not be publicly disclosed until Monday’s ceremony.
Now in its fourth awards cycle, the program provides a forum for NACE International members and customers to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their innovative solutions. Winners were selected by a panel of corrosion-control experts spanning a diverse range of subject matter expertise from across the industry.
To be considered a corrosion innovation, nominated projects are required show the potential for a significant positive impact in corrosion control. Innovations can be related to coatings and linings, materials, design, equipment, testing, monitoring, integrity assessment, cathodic protection, chemical treatment, or anything else that directly relates to corrosion prevention and mitigation.
Anyone worldwide involved with corrosion control, including individuals, companies, organizations, and governments, is able to submit a nomination. There is no fee to enter the program.
Nominations were rated by the expert panel using a numerical scoring system, with the highest-rated innovations receiving the awards. Rating criteria include:
The developers behind each innovation selected for an award will be presented with one trophy at Monday’s presentation. Additionally, winning innovations will be highlighted in MP’s print magazine and at materialsperformance.com throughout the year, beginning in April.
Monday afternoon’s ceremony for the winners will be live streamed on MP’s Facebook page, where it will also be available for archived viewing.
All week, students from around the world have been showcasing recent research projects at NACE’s 2019 Student Poster Session, sponsored by BP. Students prepared posters that summarize their research and presented them to a panel of judges and conference attendees.
Materials Performance (MP) Magazine honored the new class of winners for the 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program in Monday’s ceremony at CORROSION 2019 in Nashville. The ceremony was held immediately outside the Exhibit Hall entrance, just minutes before the hall opened.
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