Materials Performance

SEP 2018

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52 SEPTEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM NACE NEWS NACE International Launches Corrosion Research Consortia N ACE International has formed the NACE Corrosion Consortia, a new service facilitating corrosion miti- gation research for companies, government bodies, research organizations, universities, and other associations seeking to solve cor- rosion issues. "For years our members have told us that decreased corporate investment in research has hindered progress," says NACE International CEO Bob Chalker. "Government, industry, and academia rely on this data so they turned to NACE to help restore this source of vital informa- tion. Our board initiated an exploratory committee which ultimately led to the decision to launch a consortia to serve these groups." The NACE Corrosion Consortia is engaging multiple organizations to per- form research in key industries including maritime, offshore (wind energy), fish farming, additive manufacturing, con- struction, and architecture. "Our goal is to provide knowledge and expertise to com- panies and industries seeking to mitigate corrosion," says Homero Castaneda-Lopez, member chair. "With a consortium dedi- cated to corrosion control, stakeholders can seek or share information and ulti- mately put it to use in efforts which sup- port the NACE mission of protecting people, assets, and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion." "While other consortia may have a cor- rosion component, nothing has a specific, in-depth focus like the NACE Corrosion Consortia," adds Castaneda-Lopez. "With its long history of developing technical knowledge in corrosion prevention and extending the life of assets, NACE is the ideal leader to broker partnerships and distribute new research and information." For more information about the NACE Corrosion Consortia, or to join, please contact consortia.corrosion@nace.org. Area & Section News European Area Baku Azerbaijan Section J ohn Paul was the lead NACE Interna- tional instructor of a Basic Corrosion course held at the SOCAR Oil and Gas Project Research Institute in June 2018 in Baku Azerbaijan. SOCAR is one of the foremost and largest organizations in the petrochemical industry, employing hundreds of people. Fazil Hasanov, assisted by Rovshan Hajiyev, senior staff at SOCAR, are active NACE members eager to promote NACE The Baku Azerbaijan Section also hosted a NACE CP3—Cathodic Protection Technologist course from May 28 to June 2, 2018. Sixteen students from Turkey, India, and Azerbaijan attended. The instructor was Calvin Pynn, who is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The students were from companies such as SOCAR, NipiNefteGas, Corrosion Technologies, and Ar-gem Engineering. "We were very proud to have spon- sored this advanced level cathodic protec- tion course, and intend it to be the first of many," says Fazil Hasanov, NACE Baku Azerbaijan Section chair. The NACE Baku Azerbaijan Section conducted a NACE Basic Corrosion course in June 2018. The NACE Baku Azerbaijan Section conducted a NACE CP3 course from May 28 to June 2. training here. Azerbaijan is an industrial as well as tourist center, with many people from Turkey and neighboring countries working and settling here. Sixteen students attended the course, most from the younger generation with a fair knowledge of English. Everyone worked hard for the exam. Hasanov and Hajiyev are highly interested in promoting more NACE courses of this type in the future. (—John Paul)

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