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.
NACE Foundation’s 24th annual NACE Race 5K completed on Sunday, March 24th, raising funds for STEM disciplines. Medals were awarded to the top three winners in the men’s and women’s divisions.
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.
On Monday morning, a panel of experts led “An Update of MIC Research and Developments for the Onshore and Offshore Oil and Gas Industry” forum. The panel consisted of John Wolodko, Rick Eckert, Torben Lund Skovhus, and Tom Jack.