MegaRust Features Corrosion Panels, Technical Sessions


MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicked off yesterday (May 14) and will continue through Thursday, May 16. The conference is taking place in Portsmouth, Virginia, at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel.

MegaRust is hosted annually and provides interested parties with a consolidated, impartial forum for discussion of the U.S. Navy’s corrosion issues between government and commercial 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.

John Mangano, the MegaRust 2019 symposium chairman, delivered the conference’s opening remarks on Tuesday, followed by concurrent technical sessions. The exhibit hall offically opened today at 10 a.m. Other conference proceedings include panel meetings, exhibitor demonstrations and Corrosion Control 'Jeopardy!,' taking place today at 3 p.m.

The conference will close Thursday, beginning with a keynote speech from Rear Admiral Dee L. Mewbourne USN; Commander, Military Sealift Command at 8:05 a.m. After the conference proceedings, MegaRust will officially conclude at 4:30 p.m.

The following MegaRust technical presentations may be of interest to protective coatings professionals:

Tuesday, May 14

  • Concurrent Technical Session 1
    • "Anti-Corrosive, Heat Resistant Paint Evaluation," by Charles White; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "MIL-PRF-24635 Polysiloxane Topcoat Compatibility with non-manufacturer MIL-PRF-23236 Type V & VI Primers," by Kylee Fazende and Charles White; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Deck Plate Lessons of Superiority of Water Based High Ratio Zinc Coatings," by Michael Fowler; 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 3
    • "Nonskid Specification Reclassification Update," by Damien Ranero; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "NAVSEA-Reviewed ASTM F718 Product Data Sheets/Coatings Technology Logistics Update," by Bridget Hicks; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Tank and Void Preservation Projection," by Brian Turner; 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 4
    • "Using Categorical Coating Approval to Improve Corrosion Management," by Buddy Reams and Cynthia O'Malley; 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 5
    • "Autonomous Hull Grooming Robots—How Advanced Navigation and Control Technology can Prolong Coating System Life Through Routine Grooming," by Ben Kinnaman, Karl Lander and Geoff Swain; 3-3:30 p.m.
    • "Myth or Fact: Does Higher Surface Profile Increase Coating Adhesion," by Jim Gooden; 4-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 15

  • “Paint Center of Excellence,” by Mark Lattner; 9:20-10 a.m.
  • “Corrosion Control Assistance Team,” by Jim Wigle; 10:45 a.m.-noon
  • “NAVSEA Update on Nonskid,” by Mark Ingle; 11:20 a.m.-noon
  • “Naval Aviation Enterprise CMRT Awareness Brief and Microbial Induced Corrosion Field Work,” by Jose Perez and Bruce Christensen; 3-5 p.m.
  • “Corrosion Control ‘Jeopardy!'" moderated by John Edmonston; 3-5 p.m.
  • “SURFMEPP Surface Corrosion Track,” by Mark Darwin, Paul Csapo, Ndeye Ndione, Denise Leondis, Lindsay Coons, David Mason and Larry Bowden; 3-5 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

  • Concurrent Technical Session 7
    • “SSPC Standards Update," by Henry Arato and Michael Damiano; 1-2 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 8
    • "Optimized Aluminum Surface Preparation," by Anthony Monda, Patrick Cassidy, and Jake Steiner; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "The Effect of Surface Preparation on Non Skid Performance," by Jimmy Tagert; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Analysis of UWH Qualified & Alternative Tie Coats," by Jacy Easterday, Jimmy Tagert, Ivan Stanke, and James Martin; 2-2:30 p.m.
  • Concurrent Technical Session 9
    • "Curing of MIL-PRF-24667C Type 1 Polysiloxane Non Skid Coatings Utilizing High Energy IR Curing for Rapid Return to Service," by Glenn Arent and Michael Ruggiano; 1-1:30 p.m.
    • "U.S. Navy Corrosion & Coatings Maintenance Documents 101," by Brittany Preston-Baker; 1:30-2 p.m.
    • "Using Dehumidification in Shipyards," by Nick Kline; 2-2:30 p.m.
  • “NAVSEA Update on Nonskid (and More),” by Mark Ingle 2-3 p.m.

For a complete list of events, visit the official conference website.


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