AMPP Recognizes World Corrosion Awareness Day

MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2023

Today (April 24), the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is celebrating World Corrosion Awareness Day to recognize the impact corrosion prevention and control professionals make.

The day also promotes sustainable management practices for critical industrial assets like energy infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, water/wastewater and waterways, the shipping industry, defense assets and more.

According to studies conducted by AMPP, the cost of corrosion tops 3.4% of the global gross domestic product, totaling more than $2.5 trillion globally.

“Annually on World Corrosion Awareness Day, AMPP members and AMPP chapters from around the world host activities like seminars, conferences, webinars, contests and student events to educate government officials, the industry and the public about corrosion and corrosion control,” said Amir Eliezer, chair of the AMPP Board of Directors.

“This day is meant to encourage the adoption of corrosion prevention strategies to reduce the economic and social costs associated with corrosion.”

Additionally, by employing corrosion control practices, the global cost of corrosion is reportedly projected to lower by about 15-35%. This will save $375 to $875 billion per year.

“These significant cost reductions are in addition to the many unquantifiable environmental and public safety benefits that result from long-term, predictable asset integrity,” said Alan Thomas, AMPP CEO.

“The many professions that focus on corrosion control are responsible for preventing catastrophic failures that can result in risks to public safety, lost productivity, environmental degradation, or fatalities.”


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