March 28, 2019
By Stephanie Marie Chizik, CoatingsPro Editor-in-Chief
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) presented a panel of subject matter experts regarding corrosion and U.S. Navy Assets on Wednesday, March 27th from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The full name of the session was “Increasing the Availability of U.S. Navy Assets: A Corrosion Control Panel by ASNE’s MegaRust,”and it included presenters from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Panelists included Jay Ong, Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch Head, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD), NAVSEA; Felicia Johnson, Corrosion Prevention & Control Technical Warrant Holder, SPAWAR; and Dane Hanson,Naval Aviation Enterprise Corrosion Prevention Team Lead, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), NAVAIR.
The session began with an overview of ASNE and the society’s annual conference,called MegaRust, by John Mangano, MegaRust committee chairman. Then, each panel member discussed his or her respective system command’s role in maintaining U.S. military assets, including identifying and mitigating corrosion.
Common topics from the panel included partnering with industry on new technologies,assessing new technologies, and weighing associated risks. The session concluded with a robust question and answer period.
“We are very excited about the session as it was well received with a lot of positive exchange on both the government and industry side. We hope to continue the discussions in May at MegaRust 2019 in Portsmouth, Virginia,” Mangano said.
The coating, welding, and nondestructive testing (NDT) quality professions commonly overlap within industries, with associations including NACE International and the American Welding Society (AWS) working to represent each discipline.
Released in 2018 by the NACE International Institute, IMPACT PLUS enables asset owners to validate corrosion control actions by business impact and maintain a successful corrosion management plan. An outcome of the 2016 IMPACT (International Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion Technologies) study,IMPACT PLUS does this through a robust suite of technical and business tools housed in a single online portal.
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.