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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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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.

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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

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