Materials Performance

SEP 2018

Materials Performance is the world's most widely circulated magazine dedicated to corrosion prevention and control. MP provides information about the latest corrosion control technologies and practical applications for every industry and environment.

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54 SEPTEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM NACE NEWS Several participants from the NACE Canadian National Capital Section/ ASM Ottawa Valley Chapter joint dinner meeting in April 2018. Ali Elwafi, fourth from left, gave a presentation on diamond-like carbon coatings. Twenty-four student participated in a May 28 to June 1 NACE Basic Corrosion course instructed by Ram Kumar Narayanaswamy, standing left, and Gabriel Ogundele, standing right. Winston Revie, center, welcomed the students to the course, to NACE, and to the NACE Canadian National Capital Section. Northern Area Canadian National Capital Section O n April 19, 2018, the NACE Inter- national Canadian National Capital Section (CNCS) joined with the ASM Ottawa Valley Chapter in convening an evening dinner meeting in Ottawa to hear a presentation by Ali Elwafi on the important subject of durability of diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings on bear- ing steels under severe tribological condi- tions relevant to automotive engines. Much to the keen interest of the NACE and ASM members in attendance, Elwafi discussed details of the failure process as related to characteristics of the coating system. A lively discussion followed the presentation. In other CNCS news, Gabriel Ogundele and Ram Kumar Narayanaswamy instructed a highly successful NACE Basic Corrosion course in Ottawa on May 28 to June 1, 2018, with 24 students in atten- dance, mainly from the Ottawa area. Nearly half the students were from the Canadian Coast Guard. Western States Corrosion Seminar Announced T he 53rd annual Western States Corrosion Seminar, "Corrosion Control in Action," will be conducted April 30 to May 2, 2019 at the Kellogg West Confer- ence Center at Califor- nia State Polytechnic University in Pomona. For more than five decades, the seminar has included some of the world's foremost corrosion experts. The program will offer fundamental, intermediate, and advanced sessions, with optional exams. Sessions in- clude the following: 8 Basic Corrosion 8 Forms of Corrosion 8 Corrosion Control Methods 8 Cathodic Protection (CP) Fundamentals and Demonstration 8 Design and Installation of Deep Anode Groundbeds 8 Coating Fundamentals 8 Reference Electrodes 8 Rectifier Troubleshooting 8 Stray Current Interference 8 CP and Coatings Instruments and Testing Techniques 8 Soil Corrosivity 8 Coating Inspection and Specification 8 Decoupling and Overvoltage Protection 8 Internal Corrosion Monitoring 8 Coating Failures 8 Underwater Photographic Coating Inspection The seminar will also offer a 2½ -day rectifier course that highlights theory and operation, component design, shunts, spe- cial purpose rectifiers, wiring diagrams, rec- tifier efficiencies, maintenance repairs, and troubleshooting. The seminar will again offer the 2½-day CP Tester Recognition Course that high- lights corrosion and CP fundamentals, basic test equipment, monitoring, and conducting CP tests, rectifier maintenance, and record- keeping. The course will help participants prepare for the NACE CP certification program. For more information, visit the web site:, send an email to, or contact Matthew Starnes, Trenton Corp., email: or tel: +1 213-700-3866. To register for the seminar, contact Sylvia Hall, Sylvia Hall Engineering, tel: +1 562-895-8482. (—Matthew Starnes)

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