Materials Performance

NOV 2018

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56 NOVEMBER 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM NACE NEWS East Asia and Pacific Area T he NACE Islamabad Pakistan Section held its first ever corrosion conference on October 9, 2018. The conference had nine speakers discussing various corrosion control topics, including cathodic protection and coatings. In addi- tion, a research paper from the University N ACE International conducted a Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 1 course from September 9 to 14, 2018, in Shanghai, China. The instruc- tors were Phil Fouche, Frank Wang, and Jack Wu. NACE offers hundreds of educa- tion and training courses on a variety of topics and for specific industries around the world each year. of Punjab was presented. NACE President Jeff Didas attended this event and gave a NACE International update as well as two of the technical talks. The conference had 150 attendees and eight exhibitors. Another corrosion conference is being planned for 2019. NACE section officers with NACE President Jeff Didas (fourth from right). Phil Fouche (kneeling, second row, in blue) was the lead instructor for a recent CIP Level 1 course in China. NACE's STG 41 Develops Standards for the Power Generation and Delivery Sectors T he assignment of the NACE Interna- tional Technical Coordination Committee's (TCC) Specific Tech- nology Group (STG) 41, "Electric Utility Generation, Transmission, and Distribu- tion," is chartered to identify and resolve corrosion-related problems throughout various energy generation and delivery sys- tems worldwide. STG 41 represents all sec- tors for power generation and delivery utilities. The world's increased demand for energy is reflected in continued growth for this NACE community. STG 41 has 328 ac- tive members belonging to nine Technol- ogy Exchange Groups (TEGs) and 15 Task Groups (TGs). STG 41 is experiencing an excess of 10% growth rate with new TEG and TG formations each year. The past 10 years of sustained growth supported both transmission line and nuclear standards for inspection and assessment of aging throughout the utili- ties' infrastructure. This risk was publi- cized through a 2002 federal study that quantified an annual $6.9 billion liability for corrosion damage to energy generation and delivery sectors. The study indicates 25 to 30% of this damage may be mitigated through corrosion control measures, edu- cation, and training. The potential savings to the power industry may exceed $1.73 billion annually. STG 41 is working hard to help deliver on that opportunity, both in these direct efforts and also in close col- laboration with other STGs and NACE groups supporting cathodic protection, inspection, corrosion management, edu- cation, and related initiatives. These efforts resulted in a state-of-the- art report for the nuclear industry on buried piping, six new standards focused upon nuclear assets, and eight new

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