World's Largest Corrosion Event Focuses on Reducing $2.2 Trillion Global Cost of Corrosion

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NACE International's CORROSION 2012 is the largest event of the year for the corrosion industry. Global corrosion control professionals will convene to solve problems facing everything from defense systems to infrastructure such as bridges, pipelines, power plants and more.

NACE International's Annual Conference & Expo


WHAT: NACE International’s CORROSION 2012 Conference & Expo    

WHEN: Sunday, March 11 - Thursday, March 15, 2011

WHERE: Salt Palace Convention Center
100 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

375 Exhibitors showcasing the latest in corrosion prevention technologies.

•6,000+ Attendees from 55 countries, including leaders from industry, government and academia.

•1,000 hours of technical programs including forums, tutorials, workshops, meetings and symposia.

•14 Industry Tracks including: Cathodic Protection, Chemical Inhibitors, Coatings, Department of Defense, Highways and Bridges, Maritime, Materials Selection and Design, Oil and Gas Production, Petroleum Refining, Pipelines, Tanks, Underground Systems, Power Generation, and Water and Wastewater

•Featured events and activities:
-Career & Employment Fair – Tuesday, March 13 – 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.; 20 participating companies
-Hands-On Cathodic Protection Testing Field - Wednesday, March 14 – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Six different activities with experts available to assist and answer questions.

•Plenary Lecture - Knowledge Transfer from Experienced to Novice Engineers – Monday, March 12 - 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. - Dr. Harvey P. Hack, senior advisory engineer with Northrop Grumman Corp., Undersea Systems, will discuss challenges and possible solutions to transferring knowledge from the aging engineering workforce to new engineers in the context of the relatively new field of knowledge management.

•Featured Forums:
-Bridge Infrastructure - Tuesday, March 13 - 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. - Utah Department of Transportation’s increased efforts toward bridge management and planning, corrosion mitigation and use of state-of-the-art anti-graffiti coatings.
-Risk Assessment of Corroding Structures – Tuesday, March 13 - 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - The increasing focus on corrosion in engineering fields where corrosion plays an important role in system risk.
-Corrosion and Punishment – Wednesday, March 14 - 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - The legal side of corrosion and how it impacts all personnel who sign off on pipeline integrity.
-Pipeline Corrosion Affects Public Safety - Wednesday, March 14 - 3:30– 5:00 p.m. - NACE and PHMSA: Making a Joint Commitment to Improve Pipeline Safety
-“Hot Stuff” - Fire Protection – Monday, March 12 - 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
-Surviving an OSHA Audit of Passive Fire Protection; How bad is bad - When do I need to repair Passive Fire Protection?; Integrity Management of Passive Fire Protection; Process Risk: The Hidden Threat of Failing Passive Fire Protection; Corrosion Under Insulation; and Corrosion Under Fireproofing


MEDIA INFO: Eligible media representatives are encouraged to attend. For media registration, interviews with NACE representatives or to schedule meetings with exhibiting companies please contact Alysa Reich at alysa.reich(at)nace(dot)org or +1 281 827 3401.

CONTACT: Alysa Reich, alysa.reich(at)nace(dot)org or +1 281 827 3401

ABOUT NACE International: NACE International, The Corrosion Society, based in Houston, Texas, has 28,000 members in 110 countries. It is recognized worldwide as the largest professional association dedicated to protecting people, assets, and the environment from the impact of corrosion. Founded in 1943, the Association offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, and software to prevent and mitigate corrosion.


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