Corrosion: Understanding It, Stopping It


Corrosion reportedly costs the United States more than $500 billion a year. Finding long-term, economically sound solutions for corrosion is highly complex.

The Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2016 (ECS) conference is designed to provide owners, reliability engineers and asset managers with unbiased insight and a factual understanding of the causes of corrosion, as well as how to make informed decisions in terms of treating these issues.

The third annual conference will be held May 5 at the Holiday Inn, Elk Grove, IL.

Understanding the Complexity of Corrosion

Corrosion is said to be an equal-opportunity problem, but the fundamental causes are the same, as are the solutions.

With that in mind, ECS is designed for those responsible for assets in all industries, including petrochemical, commercial, public works, water and wastewater, bridges, etc.

Pull-out sessions at the meeting will be hosted by industry experts on a variety of topics, including:

  • Robotic Sprayed-in-Place Pipelining: The Polyurea Goes Round & Round, Dudley Primeaux representing VersaFlex Inc.;
  • Coating Inspection Fundamentals, Tiffany Vorhies representing SME-USA;
  • Carbon Fiber Composite Repairs to Metal and Concrete, Dean Popish representing Renewal Compounds Inc.;
  • Galvanize Your Steel for Corrosion Protection, Kevin Irving representing AZZ Galvanizing;
  • Thermal Spray Aluminum for Corrosion Under Insulation, Peter Bock;
  • Corrosion of Rebar in Concretes, Dr. Jose Pacheco representing CTL Group; and
  • Cathodic Protection—The Basics, Herb Koch.

Several sessions are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

“The caliber of presenters in attendance from other areas of the country only presents one side of the conference experience,” said Mark Kolody Ph.D. of NASA’s Corrosion Technology Laboratory, on his ECS 2015 attendance.

“The size of the conference also facilitated networking between the attendees and presenters,” he added. “Overall, the conference provided a wealth of information that is directed not only towards the technical personal, but also managers and business owners.”

The one-day event runs 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

More information: Warren Brand: 847-423-2167 Ext. 1;


Tagged categories: Conferences; Corrosion; Corrosion engineering; Corrosion protection; Corrosion resistance; Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI); Education; North America; Pipeline; Quality Control; Rebar

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