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DoD Corrosion Conference Commences

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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The U.S. Department of Defense’s DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference officially kicked off Monday, and continues through Thursday at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Navy ship corrosion protection
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane, via Wikimedia Commons

Technical sessions at the DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference include paints and coatings, accelerated weathering testing and surface preparation.

The four-day event, presented by the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, brings together corrosion experts and representatives of militaries based around the world, and is being administered by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

Conference Speakers

James MacStravic, who is performing the duties of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, will deliver the keynote address at the conference, speaking Wednesday evening on the importance of international cooperation in combating corrosion in military applications.

Corrosion Office Chief Engineer Richard Kinzie will deliver a keynote luncheon talk today (Aug. 8) on biases in government and public-sector decisionmakers, and how the corrosion-control community has improved its approach to these decisionmakers.

Technical session topics include:

  • Accelerated Weathering Testing;
  • Paints and Coatings: Primers;
  • Paints and Coatings: Systems;
  • Corrosion Policy; and
  • Surface Preparation & Pretreatments.

A Thursday workshop will include invited speakers from the U.S. Coast Guard and the navies of the U.K., Chile, Germany and Australia.

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Tagged categories: AS; Asia Pacific; Conferences; Corrosion; Corrosion protection; Department of Defense (DOD); DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); EU; Latin America; NA; North America; Program/Project Management; SA

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