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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Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Management Experiences Discussed at Interactive Leadership Forum Modeling Pipeline Corrosion Is Focus of Whitney Lecture Forum Explores Corrosion Issues in Latin America The Leadership Forum panel included (standing) forum moderator Richard Hays, senior corrosion engineer at Excet, Inc. and former deputy director of the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight; (seated, left to right) Mike Abrashoff; Terry May, founder and CEO of MESA and two-time Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient; and Bill Hedges, acting chief engineer at BP Facilities & Assets. Srdjan Neši´ c delivered this year's Whitney Lecture. For the first time during its annual CORROSION conference and expo, NACE hosted an interactive Leadership Forum. Held on Tuesday morning following Mike Abrashoff 's keynote address on leadership, the forum provided the opportunity for attendees to learn from those who have set the direction of their businesses and used their management skills to effectively guide teams to reach organizational goals. The Leadership Forum is an initiative that coincides with the goals of NACE's Leadership Training Program for its member volunteers. Participants of this training program learn skills that enable them to grow and succeed in their careers, whether within their own companies or in their volunteer work. With 2,225,000 km of pipelines in the United States and more offshore, corrosion in pipelines is a major concern. During his Whitney Lecture, 2018 Willis Rodney Whitney Award recipient Srdjan Neši´c, FNACE, explained the role of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) and hydrogen sulfide (H 2 S) in pipeline corrosion, and emphasized the need to better understand the effects of water chemistry, including pH. He NACE attendees gathered on Tuesday afternoon to learn about the challenges and solutions for several Latin American countries when implementing corrosion control projects in environments that include mountains, rivers, and forests. Moderated by Jorge Cantó, engineering director with Corrosión y Protección Ingeniería, the forum featured sessions noted that predictive models for pipeline corrosion have been proposed since the 1960s, but many of these models fail to accurately portray the corrosion. They do not take more extreme conditions into account or they grossly overpredict the occurrence of corrosion, he explained. Neši´c stressed the need to move away from empirical corrosion models and instead create and use mechanistic models. that included information about specific corrosion experiences in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as NACE section activities and partnerships in Latin America. The well-attended forum included a networking session, with participants sharing professional and cultural perspectives involved with their work in corrosion. 71 MATERIALS PERFORMANCE: VOL. 57, NO. 7 JULY 2018 CORROSION 2018 RECAP

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