Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) October 26, 2012
Pipeline expansions for the transportation of Canadian crude to refining markets in the United States and overseas have led to ongoing studies of diluted bitumen (dilbit) and numerous opinions and debates on the corrosivity of heavy crude. On October 29-31, experts from the corrosion control and prevention industry will convene to discuss recent research on this issue among other updates on corrosion-related research and practices during NACE International, The Corrosion Society’s Northern Area Eastern Conference at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, Ontario.
A new publication, Corrosivity of Crude Oil under Pipeline Operating Conditions, will be released at the conference and more than 60 presentations will address issues related to the conference theme “A Safer World Through Corrosion Knowledge: How Corrosive is Heavy Crude?”
Keynote presentations include:
-Corrosivity of Crudes in Oil Production and Refinery Environments – Presented by Randy Segato, Suncor
-Corrosivity of Corrosive Conditions: The Dilemma of Transporting 'Clean' Hydrocarbon Products - Presented by Trevor Place, Enbridge Pipeline
-The Status of Corrosion Education – Presented by Scott Lilliard, University of Akron
-U.S. Department of Defense Corrosion Program - Some Challenges, Some Successes - Presented by Rich Hayes, Deputy Director, U.S. Department of Defense Office of Corrosion Policy and Oversight
The event will also include a facility tour at ShawCor Corporate Research & Development Facility where attendees will see product research and development activities, technology platforms including epoxies, adhesives, polyolefins, insulations, and concrete, and a new lab that houses a Subsea Simulated Service Vessel.
On Tuesday, October 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. there will be a panel discussion on crude oil corrosivity where media is welcome to pose questions to the panel of experts.
Review the entire event program here.
MEDIA INFO: Eligible media representatives are welcome to attend. For media registration, interviews with NACE representatives or to coordinate interviews with speakers or exhibiting companies please contact Alysa Reich at +1 281 827 3401 or alysa(dot)reich(at)nace(dot)org or the onsite contact, Debra Boisvert at +1 604 760 5594 or dboisvert (at) TargetProducts (dot) com. Please note, not all speakers will be available for interviews, but we will do our best to accommodate requests.
ABOUT NACE INTERNATIONAL
NACE International, The Corrosion Society, based in Houston, Texas, serves 29,000 members in 110 countries. NACE International is the leader in the corrosion control community, and is recognized worldwide as the premier authority for corrosion solutions. Founded in 1943 by 11 engineers in the pipeline industry, NACE International has grown to reach all industries impacted by corrosion. Today the organization offers the most specified technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, and software to prevent and mitigate corrosion.