Materials Performance

OCT 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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Message from the President ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM COMMITTEE ACPC CHAIR Dharma Abayarathna Pipeline Integrity Resources ACPC VICE CHAIR A.J. Gerbino OLI Systems, Inc. ACPC PAST CHAIR Kimberly-Joy Harris Enbridge PROGRAM COORDINATORS Kalliopi Aligizaki Chris Aldrich Marathon Pipeline LLC Sridhar Srinivasan Honeywell Process Solutions Fushuang (Frank) Cui E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Krista Heidersbach Stress Engineering Services ASSOCIATE PROGRAM COORDINATORS Leandro Etcheverry 3E Plus Kurt Lawson Mears Group Brian Chambers Shell Global Solutions Dawn Eden Deepwater Corrosion Services Elizabeth Trillo Southwest Research Institute TCC VICE CHAIR Roy Fultineer Roberts Corrosion Services, LLC RESEARCH COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR Mike Hurley Boise State University EX-OFFICIO MEMBER Conference and Expositions Activities Committee Chair Lindsay Enloe Welcome to the CORROSION 2019 Advance Program I am pleased to introduce the advance program for CORROSION 2019, your guide for navigating NACE International's 74th annual conference. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, our March 2019 conference will offer the broad spectrum of corrosion-related technical, research, educational, public awareness, and networking activities that you and the corrosion industry have come to expect, as well as exciting new attractions specific to this conference. More than 200 technical and administrative meetings will be held throughout the week, enabling members to work on standards and reports, exchange technical information, and manage association business. The technical program, with more than 45 symposia, will feature paper presentations on a wide range of corrosion topics. New this year are symposia focused on corrosion control for aboveground storage tanks, erosion-corrosion, advances in coatings under insulation technologies, nonmetallic materials for oil and gas production environments, and more. Special forums will address such topics as microbiologically influenced corrosion for the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry; common coating failures and how to prevent them; how to strengthen organizations with effective leadership; a regulator and industry perspective on best pipeline safety practices; and how the corrosion industry is revolutionizing corrosion management, featuring the IMPACT Plus online portal with tools and resources to ensure best practices in corrosion programs throughout organizations. In addition, attendees are invited to learn about corrosion issues specific to areas of the world that include the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The accompanying NACE Expo will feature more than 350 companies displaying the latest in corrosion control products and services. In addition, the cathodic protection (CP) test field will be available on the exhibit floor for the eighth year. New this year is an interactive "coating experience" area adjacent to the CP field. Corrosive Chronicles returns for the fourth year, featuring corrosion professionals in a theater setting who will present their experiences on corrosion incidents in the field and lessons learned. As part of this program, the NACE Coatings Council and Water/Wastewater Council will present a joint seminar on practical solutions to real-world corrosion issues. The 2019 MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards will be presented just prior to the opening of the NACE Expo Monday evening. CoatingsPro will again recognize industry excellence in the application of commercial and industrial high-performance coatings with the third annual Contractors Awards Program. In addition, CoatingsPro and INSPECT THIS are sponsoring an interactive Protective Coatings Workshop in the exhibit hall. The CORROSION 2019 keynote speaker is Jack Uldrich, a globally influenced futurist, speaker, and award-winning author of 11 books. He is a frequent speaker on technology, change management, and leadership. His talk is entitled, "Corrosion's Crystal Ball: The future will arrive sooner than you think." As always, there are numerous social opportunities to spend time with friends and expand your network of corrosion professionals. Popular annual events include the NACE Foundation's Sunday morning NACE Race and Darrel D. Byerley Memorial Golf Tournament; the Sunday evening Opening Night Reception; the Expo Grand Opening on Monday evening; the Corrosion Crew Social Brew event; the NACE Foundation's Tuesday evening scholarship awards and GenNEXT Bash; and the Wednesday evening NACE Honoree Night. The Foundation will also host Wednesday's Corrosion: Opportunities Realized mini-camp for local high school students designed to educate and spread corrosion awareness to the next generation. Last year's annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, was successful by every measure. I fully expect CORROSION 2019 to once again exceed the expectations and enrich the careers of more than 6,000 participants from all over the world. This program contains complete details on all you will experience and learn. I look forward to seeing you there. Jeffrey L. Didas, 2018-2019 NACE International President A2 OCTOBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM

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