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Corrosion 2017 Features Coatings Sessions, Awards

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo kicks off Sunday (March 26) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, with technical sessions, committee meetings, a full exhibit floor and plenty of extracurriculars in store.

Lectures and Awards

A number of larger lectures will take place throughout the five-day conference, including:

  • The Keynote Session, featuring Frank Abagnale, a renowned cybersecurity and fraud prevention expert, and subject of the book and movie Catch Me If You Can (8:30 a.m., Wednesday);
  • The Plenary Lecture, featuring David H. Kroon of the Aegion Corporation, with more than 45 years of experience in corrosion prevention (8 a.m., Monday); and
  • The Willis Rodney Whitney Award Lecture, which will feature Dr. Paul Natishan presenting on “Perspectives on Chloride Interactions with Passive Oxides and Oxide Film Breakdown” (11:15 a.m., Tuesday).
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NACE International's Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo takes place March 26-30 in New Orleans.

The Awards Dinner will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, honoring NACE members for their contributions to corrosion control and introducing new NACE officers. (Tickets are required, and NACE recommends that you purchase in advance due to limited seating.)

At 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, the CoatingsPro Contractor Award program will honor commercial and industrial coatings contractors in various categories.

Sessions on Coatings

While Corrosion 2017 will explore all manner of topics related to corrosion, coatings professionals will find plenty of content related to their line of work. Below, find a schedule of many of the most relevant presentations for those in the coatings field. For a full slate of technical sessions, consult the conference program.

The Technical Symposia comprise formal technical sessions in which authors across the many different sectors of the corrosion industry present their work. In the Research Symposia, sponsored by the NACE Research Committee, information and ideas derived from current or recently completed research projects—many done by students—are presented and discussed.

The Corrosive Chronicles Theater takes place on the exhibit hall floor and features interactive presentations on a variety of corrosion-related topics from industry professionals and NACE staff. Forums gather industry leaders for informal panel discussions and Q-and-A sessions regarding a number of different issues affecting corrosion mitigation professionals.

Monday, March 27

Research Symposia:

Session I: Coatings & Inhibitors (Day 1): 9 a.m. to noon, Room 229. Sessions include:

  • “Assessment of Corrosion De-Adhesion of Marine Paints on Steel Using Scanning Kelvin Probe,” by Nathalie Lebozec, French Corrosion Institute; Andrej Nazarov and Dominique Thierry;
  • “Assessment of Commercially Available Non-Chromate Conversion Coatings,” by Kimberly Martinez, Sandia National Laboratories; and David Enos; and
  • “Corrosion Behavior of Zn And Zn-Al-Mg Coated Steel in Different Environments,” by Shei Sia Su, Texas A&M University.
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Monday's technical symposia include sessions on offshore coating technology, such as offshore wind structures.

Technical Symposia:

Offshore Coating Technology: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room R04. Sessions include:

  • “New Developments in Coatings for Extended Lifetime for Offshore Wind Structures,” by Jakob Mølholm, Anders Black, Claus Weinell, Peter Nielsen and Troels Mathiesen;
  • “Evaluating Corrosion Under Protective Coatings for Steel in Marine Environments,” by James Ellor and Patrick Cassidy, Elzly Technology Corp; James Martin, James Tagert, John Wegand and Paul Slebodnick; and
  • “Effect of Water Soluble Salts Affecting Long-Term Durability of Epoxy Coating on Carbon Steels,” by Chuljung Kim, Samsung Heavy Industries; Benjamin Chaloner-Gill, Chae-Seon Lim, Edward Jansen, Hyangan Hwang, Johnny Eliasson, Martin Quintero, Minyoung Shon, Pyounghwa Shin and Taejin Oh.

Tuesday, March 28

Research Symposia:

Session IV: Coatings & Inhibitors (Day 2): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 232. Sessions include:

  • “Development of Self-Healing Coating Based on Microcapsules for Corrosion Protection,” by Qixin Zhou, The University of Akron; and Sinuo Lang;
  • “Molecular Modeling of Aluminum/Coating Interfaces,” by Shane Polen, The Ohio State University; and Christopher Taylor; 1:25 p.m.; and
  • “Selection of Corrosion Inhibitors for Protection of Steel in Reinforced Concrete for Harsh Condition,” by Mario Ferreira, Universidade de Aveiro; Alexandre C. Bastos and Gomes Gomes.

Corrosive Chronicles:

Coatings 101: An Introduction to Coatings & Coatings Technology, presented by Rae Marie Mattis, GPU; 10:30 a.m. to noon (Part 1), 1-3 p.m (Part 2), Purple Theater/Room D3. Segments include:

  • “Delivering the Promise,” by Trevor Neale;
  • “Coated vs. Uncoated Surfaces,” by John Petersen; and
  • “Coatings & Design,” by Joe Davis.

Basic Workshop: Proper Use of Coatings Inspection Instruments and Standards, presented by Matthew Fajt, KTA-Tator Inc.; 3:30-5 p.m., Purple Theater/Room D3.


How to Avoid Premature Coatings Failures, presented by Mike O'Brien, MARK 10 Group; 1-5 p.m., Room R06.

Wednesday, March 29

Corrosive Chronicles:

Thermal Spray Coatings, presented by James Weber, Sulzer Chemtech Tower Field Services; 10:15-11:45 a.m., Purple Theater/Room D-3.

Technical Meetings

Additionally, many technical committee meetings will be taking place during the conference, including the following:

Coatings and Linings, Protective: Atmospheric – STG 02, including:

  • TEG 428X (03, 04): Hot-Dip Galvanizing for Steel Corrosion Protection;
  • TG 541 (44): Coatings System for Reinforced Concrete Structures in Marine Atmospheric Environments; and
  • TEG 311X: Threaded Fasteners: Coatings & Methods of Protection for Threaded Fasteners Used w/ Structural Steel.

Coatings and Linings, Protective: Immersion and Buried Service – STG 03, including:

  • TG 352 (04, 35): Coating Systems (External) for Pipeline Directional Drill Applications;
  • TG 265 (04, 05, 35): Coating, Polyolefin Resin Systems: Review of NACE SP0185-2007;
  • TG 516 (02, 04, 43): Standard Practice for Evaluating Protective Coatings for Use Under Insulation; and
  • TG 248 (04, 35): Coatings, Heat-Shrink Sleeves for External Repair, Rehabilitations, and Weld Joints on Pipelines.

Coatings and Linings, Protective: Surface Preparation – STG 04

  • TG 295 (02, 03, 43): Lining Tanks and Vessels for Immersion Service–Review of NACE SP0178-2007; and
  • TG 546: Soluble Salt Limits Based on Service Environment.

This is just a short sampling of many technical committee meetings taking place at the conference that involving coatings. For a full list, refer to the conference program.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Awards and honors; Coating Materials; Coatings education; Conferences; Corrosion; Corrosion protection; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; NACE; North America

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