Materials Performance

JUN 2019

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Your Association in Action 57 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 58, NO. 6 JUNE 2019 NACE Past President Samir Degan (left) honoring chief guest P. Raghavendra Rao. N A C E O F F I C E R S P R E S I D E N T Terry Greenfield* CONSULEX Cocoa, FL, USA V I C E P R E S I D E N T Tim Bieri* BP Exploration (Alaska) Houston, TX, USA T R E A S U R E R Russell Norris* Sherwin-Williams Co. Houston, TX, USA P A S T P R E S I D E N T Jeffrey L. Didas* MATCOR, Inc. Tucson, AZ, USA C H I E F E X E C U T I V E O F F I C E R Robert H. Chalker* NACE International Houston TX, USA D I R E C T O R S Daniel P. Adley/2017-2019 KTA-Tator, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, USA Mohammed Al-Subaie/2016-2020 Saudi Aramco Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Mike Ames/2019-2020 Chapman Engineering Boerne, TX, USA C. Lindsay Enloe/2017-2020 Utility Safety & Design Swansea, IL, USA Toyoji Takeuchi/2017-2020 Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. Yokosuka, Japan Bernardo Duran/2018-2021 AZZ Metal Coatings Fort Worth, TX, USA Amir Eliezer/2018-2021 TRYMER, Ltd. Beer-Sheva, Israel Michael S. O'Brien/2017-2021 MARK 10 Resource Group, Inc. Richmond, VA, USA Ryan Tinnea/2018-2021 Tinnea & Associates Seattle, WA, USA Emer Flounders/2019-2022 Aegion/Corrpro Dresher, PA, USA Doug Kellow/2019-2022 Brenntag Airdrie, AB, Canada Brian Saldanha/2019-2022 Chemours Co., LLC Wilmington, DE, USA Leonardo Uller/2019-2022 SURPLUS BR Rio de Janeiro, Brazil E X O F F I C I O D I R E C T O R S Keith Perkins President, NACE International Foundation Chris Fowler President, NACE International Institute *Executive Committee members the importance of reducing the cost of cor- rosion, which would lead to increased pro- ductivity, safety, and increase the country's Gross Domestic Product. He stated that "corrosion has a huge economic and envi- ronmental impact on virtually all facets of the world's infrastructure, from highways, bridges, and buildings to oil and gas, chemical processing, water and wastewa- ter systems, and particularly industrial structures." He assured full support from his ministry for NACE's efforts. Roul stated that "corrosion and poor maintenance were one of the major causes of toxic gas leaks in the Union Carbide pes- ticide plant in Bhopal. In addition to caus- ing severe damage and a threat to public safety, corrosion disrupts operations and requires extensive repair and replacement of failed assets. The regular corrosion audits, which include inspecting the cor- rosion sites, analyzing the reasons for cor- rosion, suggesting methods of prevention, and doing the cost analysis of prevention and losses due to corrosion will help in the long run in terms of increased safety, per- formance, asset life, environment protec- tion, and more cost-effective operations." "Controlling corrosion requires recog- nition at the design and construction stage of assets and is more rewarding in the long run in terms of increased safety, performance, asset life, environmental protection, and more cost-effective opera- tions," Karnatak said. "Unfortunately, this problem is not recognized at the early stages and thus leads to considerable maintenance costs during the life of the asset." "Calculating direct costs like unplanned shutdowns and early equip- ment failure is relatively easy," said Firoz. "However, one must look into the issue in a more holistic manner, like the cradle-to- grave concept of sustainability, which would provide more insight into the adverse effects of a corrosion incident to the local economy, which affects the liveli- hood of the local populace." "Engineers are ethically responsible for managing corrosion. While corrosion control methods are applied in the indus- try, it is as important to educate engineer- ing undergraduates on aspects of corrosion and its management," said Seelinger. "However, there is little aware- ness on corrosion among undergraduate students. The engineering curriculum should include corrosion at the graduate level." Several of the attendees and panelists contributed to the discussions, including experts from Indian Oil, Engineers India, ONGC, GAIL, and Welspun. Your Association in Action

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