Materials Performance

JUN 2019

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59 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 58, NO. 6 JUNE 2019 CORCON Institute of Corrosion Hosts First IMPACT Plus Navigator Program in India O ne of the main conclusions of NACE International's 2016 IMPACT Study was that reduc- ing the exorbitant cost of corrosion could be realized if companies were to incorpo- rate sound corrosion management prac- tices. While industry believed in the benefits of a corrosion management plan, they found it challenging to communicate this need to those throughout their organi- zations. For asset owners to implement a corrosion management plan, a corrosion management system framework is re- quired that is understood and supported at every level of the organization involved in protecting assets, and even more impor- tantly, the need to justify corrosion con- trol actions by business impact. IMPACT Plus was developed directly in response to these findingsā€”helping companies main- tain and/or improve corrosion manage- ment plans, extend asset life, and reduce the cost of corrosion. The IMPACT Plus program is a unique innovative tool that enables asset owners to validate corrosion control actions by business impact and maintain a successful corrosion management plan. It does this through a robust suite of technical and business tools housed in a single online portal that: 8 Aids in the communication and company-wide understanding of corrosion management activity infor- mation; 8 Helps measure and benchmark current practices; and 8 Assists organizations in monitoring, managing, and ultimately improving their corrosion management activities. 8 It is designed to advance corrosion management performance across all industry sectors. To assist organizations in going through the IMPACT Plus assessment, a trained "Navigator" is required who has a full understanding and knowledge of the IMPACT Plus program. To this end, a Navi- gator training was developed and released An IMPACT Plus Navigator training program was held in New Delhi in February 2019, led by Elaine Bowman (front row, third from left) and Helena Seelinger (front row, fourth from left). in December 2017, and since then several training sessions have been held across the globe. This training provides role-play- ing scenarios, management strategies, and details on how to maximize IMPACT Plus's network of tools to improve the organiza- tion's or customer's business processes and corrosion management performance. In February 2019, the CORCON Insti- tute of Corrosion hosted a four-day IMPACT Navigator training session in New NACE is seeking members to complete a short questionnaire to share their feedback from a customer perspective. Your responses will be used to help the organization in anticipating current and future trends accurately. Please visit https:// volunteer.nace.org and select "apply today" to be directed to a short questionnaire which should take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Upon completion of the questions, there are no additional requirements for this opportunity. Your feedback will assist NACE in developing new products and offerings to meet your needs and the needs of your business. NACE Values Your Feedback! Delhi with six participants. The partici- pants look to work collaboratively to pro- mote the IMPACT Plus program across all industrial sectors in India. A proposal to India's Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilis- ers is under discussion and a positive out- come is envisioned in the near future. The training was conducted by Past President Elaine Bowman, IMPACT Program man- ager, and assisted by NII Executive Direc- tor Helena Seelinger. Your Association in Action

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