March 27, 2019
By Gretchen Jacobson, MP Managing Editor-in-Chief
NACE International welcomes you to an evening of networking,refreshments, and presentation of the 2019 association awards. Association awards recognize members for their outstanding contributions to NACE, corrosion control methods, science, and engineering.
Taking place on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at one of Nashville’s historic venues, The Bell Tower, the evening will also recognize NACE Board of Directors members and feature the passing of the gavel from outgoing NACE President Jeffrey Didas to incoming President D. Terry Greenfield.
Attendees will be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks,and local entertainment, as well as a whiskey tasting. Space is limited, so it is recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance of the event. Please go to registration to purchase tickets on site.
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).
Back by popular demand is the Cathodic Protection Field,open during exhibit hours on the show floor beginning Monday evening at the Expo opening. Visitors will have the opportunity to conduct hands-on activities based on actual cathodic protection (CP) systems. They will learn from industry experts who will be available to answer questions and discuss CP situations you may have.
Premature coating failures are an unfortunate reality in the corrosion mitigation industry. In a perennial CORROSION favorite, Michael O’Brien of Mark 10 Resource Group and Bill Jenkins of International Paint offered a forum titled,“Coating Failures: Common and Uncommon Causes with Various Coating Types on Different Substrates.”