Materials Performance

JUL 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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CORROSION 2018 Continues the Momentum Initiated 73 Years Ago A s NACE International wrapped up its 73rd annual conference, more than 5,600 attendees from nearly 70 coun- tries had come together at the Phoenix Convention Center and other area venues for CORROSION 2018. These corrosion profes- sionals from around the globe once again continued the momentum initiated by the 11 founding members in 1943. For five days, the city was home to the largest meeting of corrosion professionals, vendors, and educa- tors that focuses on preventing and mitigating worldwide corrosion. This year marks NACE International's 75th Anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, CORROSION 2018 commemo- rated the association's achievements as well as the pathways it has forged toward the future of corrosion control. The techni- cal strides made by corrosion professionals over the past 75 years were apparent during hundreds of events—technical sympo- sia, committee meetings, seminars and lectures, training opportunities, and social gatherings—that offered a multitude of cutting-edge technical and educational resources, public awareness activities, and networking opportunities the corrosion industry has come to expect. Various areas of corrosion control and mitigation were covered by symposia, technical meetings, forums, and student poster sessions: oil and gas corrosion inhibi- tors, coatings, practical field application of cathodic protection, pipeline integrity, materi- als, testing and instrumentation, maritime corrosion, water and wastewater corrosion, corrosion in nuclear systems, and more. The conference's technical program featured 488 technical papers presented in 39 technical symposia—one of the largest offerings of symposia since 2000. This year, 12 forums highlighted a wide array of topics that included coating asset management; an overview of coatings and related technology systems used or developed by the U.S. Navy for corrosion control; fighting the corrosion war in the Middle East and Africa; corrosion challenges in Latin America; a discussion with the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on corrosion and pipeline safety; best practices and lessons learned in the water and wastewater indus- tries; and an update on the work done regarding NACE MR0175/ISO 15156. More than 200 technical and administra- tive meetings were held throughout the week as NACE members worked on standards and reports, exchanged technical informa- tion, and managed association business. Attendees also had the opportunity to visit the largest corrosion exhibition in the world. Many spent time networking with colleagues through a series of social events, including the Opening Reception, the Expo Grand Opening and Composites Pavilion Reception in the Exhibit Hall, the Scholarship Ceremony and GenNEXT Bash, and the Wednesday night Awards Dinner. It was a busy week and successful by every measure. CORROSION 2018 RECAP 66 JULY 2018 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM

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