Congratulations to the 10 recipients selected to receive the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards out of a total of 44 innovations nomination by the corrosion-control community. These award-winning innovations represent groundbreaking advances in coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials and design, instrumentation, and testing technologies for corrosion control.
For descriptions of the innovations, please see the displays in the Exhibit Hall.
The 10 winning innovations, in alphabetical order, are:
Amercoat One Single-Component Epoxy in the coatings and linings category.The award recipients are David Curran, James McCarthy, and Kamlesh Sheth with PPG Protective and Marine Coatings, East Point, Georgia, USA, web sites: ppg.com and ppgpmc.com.
Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category.The award recipients are Tariq Rashid and Robert Dahlstrom with Apellix, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, web site: apellix.com.
Corrosion Djinn—Galvanic Corrosion Risk Prediction in the materials design category. The award recipient is Alan Rose with Corrdesa LLC, Newnan, Georgia, USA, web sites: djinntools.com and corrdesa.com.
CorrReader Test Point Surveyor in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are Matt Bechberger , Elizabeth Nicholson, Peter Nicholson, and Pat Yaremko with Cathodic Technology, Ltd., Bolton, Ontario, Canada, web site: cath-tech.com; and Mengxiong Li with SANO Technologies Corp., Ltd., Beijing, China.
CorTalk uDL2® Micro Data Logger in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are Jerry Chilibecki and Tony da Costa with Mobiltex Technologies, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, web site: mobiltex.com/products/udl2.
ECS In-Line Corrosion Detector in the testing category. The award recipient is Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, web site: ecscorrosion.com/product/ecs-in-line-corrosion-detector.
FiGS - Field Gradient Sensor in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are John Robert Vinje, Jens Christofer Werenskiold, and Harald Osvoll with FORCE Technology Norway AS, Hvalstad, Norway, web site: figs.no.
Schlumberger Microbial InstaCheck in the testing category. The award recipient is James R. Fajt with Schlumberger Production Technologies, Houston, Texas, USA, web site: slb.com/pt.
Sensor Suite for Aircraft Corrosion Monitoring in the instrumentation category. The award recipients are Jeff Demo, Fritz Friedersdorf, and James Garrett with Luna Innovations, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, web site: devstore.lunainc.com/collections/luna-sensor-suite.
Soluble Salt Profiler in the instrumentation category. The award recipients are Daniel Frydman, Graham Hopper, John Maguire, Anthony Marshall, Michael Sellars, Michael Shanahan, and Paul Stansfield with Elcometer Limited Droylsden, Manchester, United Kingdom, web site: elcometer.com/en/coating-inspection/surface-cleanliness-surface-profile/surface-cleanliness/elcometer-130-ssp-soluble-salt-profiler.html.