Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site




Coatings Industry News

Main News Page

MegaRust Begins in San Diego

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

More items for Program/Project Management
More items from North America

Comment | More

MegaRust 2018, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicks off Tuesday at the Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California.

MegaRust provides a consolidated, impartial forum for discussion of the U.S. Navy’s corrosion issues between government and industry organizations; providers of coatings and corrosion control products; and other individuals involved in the research and development, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, modernization and operation of Naval systems that are potentially affected by corrosion.

Aircraft carrier
© / CT757fan

Mega Rust, the annual Naval corrosion conference presented by USNE, will focus on affordability, mission readiness and force extension this year.

This year’s conference theme, “Corrosion Control: Enabling Affordability, Mission Readiness and Force Extension,” influences the technical program, which comprises updated information on programs, policies, standards, technologies and strategies for controlling corrosion.

John Mangano, the MegaRust 2018 symposium chairman, will deliver the conference’s opening remarks at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by concurrent technical sessions. The exhibit hall opens at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. Other conference proceedings include panel meetings, exhibitor demonstrations and Corrosion Control Jeopardy! at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The conference will close Thursday with a keynote speech from Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics, NASSCO, as well as the presentation of the ASNE Claud A. Jones Award to the fleet engineer of the year.

The following MegaRust technical presentations may be of interest to protective coatings professionals. For a complete list of events, visit the official conference website.

Tuesday, May 22

  • Concurrent Technical Session 2
    • "Graphene as a Corrosion-Inhibiting Coating for Metals: A Molecular Dynamics Study," by Hamid Ghasemi, Hessam Yazdani and Bilal M. Ayyub; 1-1:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 3
    • "How to Successfully Transition Materials to the Fleet: From Qualification to Implementation," by Allyson Jones; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "Nonskid Specification Overhaul: MIL-PRF-24667 Revision D," by Adam Carroll and Damien Ranero; 1:30-2 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 4
    • "SURFMEPP," by Mark Darwin; 3-4 p.m.
    • "USS MAHAN Paint Cartridge versus Paint Can Demonstration Efficiency Study," by Brian McClain; 4-4:30 p.m.
    • "Optimizing Surface Preparation of Aluminum Alloys for Coating Application," by Patrick Cassidy, Damien Ranero, Tony Eng and Bridget Hicks; 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 5
    • "New Test Requirement for Evaluating Temperature Resistance of Nonskid Coatings," by Colton Spicer, Cameron Miller, James Tagert, Sarah Eppard, John Wegand and Erick Alley; 3-3:30 p.m.
    • "Characterization of Longevity of Thermal Spray Non-Skid Coating Under Alternative Sealants and Topcoats," by Derek J. Horton, Matthew J. Strom, Cameron N. Miller and James Tagert; 3:30-4 p.m.
    • "Alternative Adhesion Test—Creep Test," by James Tagert and James Martin; 4-4:30 p.m.
    • "Mechanical and Secondary Surface Preparation," by M. Lydon and B. Williams; 4:30-5 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23

  • “Corrosion Control on USS Midway,” by Len Santiago; 9:20-10 a.m.
  • “NAVAIR Cold Spray Technology Overview,” moderated by Dane Hanson; 1:30-3 p.m.
  • “Corrosion Control ‘Jeopardy!'" moderated by Andrew Vasquez with guest host Dale Hirschman; 1:30-3 p.m.  
  • “Nonskid Working Group Part 1,” by Mark Ingle; 1:30-3 p.m.

Thursday, May 24

  • “Combat Systems Corrosion Control and Materials Initiatives and Updates,” by Capt. Ray Acevedo, USN; 9-9:45 a.m.
  • “Paint Center of Excellence,” by Mark Lattner, NAVSEA; 10:50-11:30 a.m.
  • “Corrosion Community of Practice Update to Industry,” by Larry Bowden, SURFMEPP; 11:30 a.m.-noon
  • “Nonskid Working Group Part 2,” by Mark Ingle; 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 7
    • "Robotic Tank Refurbishment (TRS) for U.S. Naval Vessels," by Chris Harrington; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "Power Tool Cleaned Surfaces: New Insights into Surface Profile Measurement," by Jody Wenzel; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Coating Condition Monitoring System for Ship Tanks and Enclosures," by Kevin Farinholt, Jacob Wright, Fritz Friedersdorf; 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 8
    • "Ship's Force Application of Next-Generation Polysiloxane Topcoat," by Erick Iezzi and Gordon Kuljian; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "Coating Performance Over Partially Blasted Surfaces," by Pete Ault, Patrick Cassidy and Colton Spicer; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Atmospheric Plasma Coating Removal (APCR): Removal of MIL-PRF-24441 from DH36 Steel to Determine Recoat Adhesion Compared to Conventional Grit Blasting Removal," by Peter Yancey; 2-2:30 p.m.


Tagged categories: Conferences; Corrosion protection; MegaRust; U.S. Navy

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp.
Hurricane Vacuums
& Dust Collectors
Vacuum and dust collector hose, filters and related accessories.

Tarps manufacturing, Inc.
QUALITY MADE IN AMERICA —Available near you!
CLICK to get a behind-the-scenes look at how Tarps Manufacturing makes the highest-quality tarps right here in the USA — available nationwide.

Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal
Novatek Corporation, Dustless Coatings Removal Strip, clean and profile all dust free! Comply with new lead standards. Contact today: (866) 563-7800

SABRE Autonomous Solutions
Introducing the ALPHA1 Blasting Robot
Once installed and commissioned – simply

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !

Carboline Company
Carboline launches new website!
The completely revamped website, offers quick and easy access to essential product information and is now mobile-friendly.

HoldTight Solutions Inc.
Full Surface Protection for Up to One Year
HT 365 is a preservation, single component, anti-corrosive coating, a water displacing agent, a lubricant, and a penetrating fluid. It creates an imperceptible thin-film coating that offers excellent salt contaminant and humidity protection. Contact your HoldTight® representative or visit for more information.

Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC
A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.

ABKaelin, LLC
Programs/Training/Monitoring for Silica, Lead, Noise, Beryllium, Hexavalent Chromium, Cadmium, Hazardous Waste*PM10 & TSP-Lead Ambient Air Monitoring*SSPC C3/C5

Modern Safety Techniques
Modern Safety Techniques
With our unique LTCat, we can help to provide clean, safe breathing air to your workers. Take a look at our Breathing Air Systems, we supply at least twice as much charcoal as our competitors! Modern


Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL

The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us