Materials Performance

NOV 2014

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70 NOVEMBER 2014 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE NACE INTERNATIONAL: VOL. 53, NO. 11 NACE NEWS East Asia and Pacifc Area West Asia & Africa Area NACE Area & Section News T he NACE International Gateway India Section (NIGIS) orga- nized a workshop on corrosion management on September 26, 2014 at the ITC Grand Bay in Vizag, India. The program was attended by more than 80 delegates from industry, including HPCL, NTPC, BHEL, VCTPL, Vedanta, AkzoNobel, Owens Corning, ONGC, Indian Oil, Maritime University, and Eastern Naval Command. The inaugural function was attended by guests from the U.S. Embassy—Consul General Michael Mullins (U.S. Consulate General, Hyderabad) and Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs John McCaslin from U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi. The function was also attended by NIGIS Chair Samir Degan, B. Ramakrishna (MD Protective Coatings, AkzoNobel India), and Commodore Hemant Khatri (Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command). The NACE Gateway India Section was formed in 1992 and has since been actively engaged with the corrosion control indus- try in its mission to protect people, assets, and the environment from corrosion. The section engages with professional members (which number more than 1,000 in India) through education programs, certifications, and technical conferences. India's 22nd annual corrosion confer- ence, CORCON 2014, will be held in Mumbai at the Grand Hyatt November 12 to 15. It is supported by FICCI, the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Government of India, and the U.S. Commercial Services arm of the U.S. Trade Department. NIGIS Chair Samir Degan spoke at the September corrosion workshop. Maged Shams, chair of the NACE Cairo Egypt Section, in the section's booth during Cairo Energy Exhibition 2014. showcase the exchange of corrosion information and education in the Egyptian market. Cairo Energy Exhibition 2014 supports the Egyptian government's policy to maximize the use of renewable energy to overcome electric power shortages and adverse environmental effects. It aims to provide a great opportunity for compa- nies and organizations to network with all specialists involved in the fields of energy and oil and gas. The Cairo Egypt Section had the chance to interact with decision makers, scientists, economists, and many other specialists working in the fields of oil and gas, infrastructure, and electric power stations. Members learned more about corrosion issues in these sectors. This is a great privilege to be more updated and more connected in related businesses. Exhibitors included Petrojet, Petromaint, Egyptian Maintenance Co., Enppi, Egyptian General Petroleum Co., EGAS, Ganop Petroleum Co., Khalda Petroleum Co., Hempel Paints, SIGMA Supplies Co., TOWNGAS, TAQA MISR, ABB, Gulf Oil and Gas, GASCO, PetroMining Co., Ferrotech, Schneider Electric, General Electric, and many other organizations involved in energy operations. The event was organized by Pyramids International Group and The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) under the kind patronage of Arab Republic of Egypt Ministry of Petroleum and Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation. Petrojet was the official sponsor of this event. (—Reygie de Borja) T he NACE International Cairo Egypt Section participated in the first Cairo Energy Exhibition held September 6 to 9, 2014. Being one of the exhibitors at this event, the section had the opportunity to

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