MegaRust Panel Discusses Corrosion on U.S. Navy Assets

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.

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