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Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Time is running out to register for Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new, intensive, low-cost, one-day program focusing on the fundamentals of corrosion from an economic and technical perspective.

The conference will premiere March 13 in the Chicago suburb of Skokie, IL, highlighting the latest tools and technologies for preventing and controlling corrosion across a variety of industrial and commercial settings.

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Whether the setting is architectural, commercial, electronic or industrial, "the fundamental corrosion mechanisms are identical," notes 2014 Engineered Corrosion Solutions organizer Warren Brand.

One Problem, Many Faces

"Whether we are talking about corrosion under insulation at a refinery, a leaking cooling tower basin at a commercial building, peeling paint on a condominium association in Chicago, or corrosion on a circuit board, the fundamental corrosion mechanisms are identical," says conference organizer Warren Brand, owner of Chicago Coatings Group.

The goal of the eight-hour conference is to equip owners and operators with the proper tools and protocols for long-term maintenance-free protection of their assets, said Brand, a coatings industry veteran who is an MBA, NACE-Level 3 and SSPC-PCS.

The day features a series of expert-led lectures on various corrosion topics and exhibitors from around the industry. Registration is $35 until March 10; $50 after that.

Cold Walls, Coatings and CIPP

The tentative presentation lineup includes:

  • "Understanding the Attributes of Hot-Dip Galvanizing," by Kevin Irving, AZZ Galvanizing;
  • "Designing Coating Systems: How to Ensure a Successful Coatings Project," by Eliot Phillips, PPG Industries;
  • "Understanding Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)," by Monica Chauviere, Monicorr Inc.;
  • "The Economics of Corrosion," by Warren Brand, Chicago Coatings Group;
  • "Basic Corrosion Theory & the Environment & Corrosion," by Kevin Hoheisel, International Paint LLC;
Kevin Coburn Monica Chauviere Eliot Phillips

Presenters include (from left) Kevin Coburn, of Insituform Technologies; Monica Chauviere, of Monicorr Inc.; and Eliot Phillips, of PPG Industries. Topics include cathodic protection, polyurea and FRP technologies, and metallization.

  • "The Basics of Polyurea Technology," by Todd Gomez, Versaflex Inc.;
  • "Fundamentals of Impressed Current and Sacrificial Cathodic Protection Systems," by Jim Dooley, Corrpro;
  • "Remediation of Corrosion by Use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP)," by Pete Kratzer, Fibrwrap;
  • "Understanding Pack Rust and Crevice Corrosion," by Wayne Senick, Termarust;
  • "Preparing for Coating Success," by Nick Leuci, Chase Construction Products;
  • "Understanding the 'Cold Wall Effect,'" by Joe Bailey, Carboline;
  • "Technologies and Application of Cured-in-Place Piping Solutions (CIPP)," by Kevin Coburn, Insituform Technologies; and
  • "Metallization: The Technology that Launched the Thermal Spray Industry," by Mo VandenBergh, VandenBergh & Associates.

Conference Exhibitors

Conference vendors were vetted to "ensure that they maintain an extremely high level of integrity, provide outstanding customer service, are highly knowledgeable, and exhibit uniquely valuable products and services," conference organizers said.

The exhibitor list includes:

  • AZZ Galvanizing
  • Carboline
  • Chief Engineers
  • CIM Industries
  • Corrpro
  • Curaflo
  • Fibrwrap
  • Insituform
  • International Paint
  • Odle
  • Polar Clean
  • PPG Industries
  • Rad Tech International
  • Renewal Compounds / Belzona
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Termarust
  • Versaflex

For more information, contact ECS by email or call 847-423-2167.


Tagged categories: AZZ Galvanizing Services; Carboline; Chicago Coatings Group; Commercial Construction; Conferences; Corrosion protection; Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI); Corrpro; Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP); Galvanized/thermal spray coatings; Insituform; PPG; Termarust; Versaflex

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