Nomination Process Is Now Open for the 2013 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards

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Honoring the year's most important corrosion control innovations to protect people, assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion.

Materials Performance (MP) magazine, a publication of NACE International, The Corrosion Society, is now accepting nominations for its 2013 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. The deadline for nomination submissions is Friday, November 2, 2012.

Honoring the top 10 most important innovations impacting corrosion control today, the award winners will be announced on March 18, 2013 and featured at the world’s largest corrosion conference and expo, NACE International’s CORROSION 2013 in Orlando, FL, USA. The top innovations also will be featured in MP.

The estimated global cost of corrosion is US$2.2 trillion annually; however, the application of corrosion control technologies could save more than US$660 billion. Corrosion plagues critical infrastructure worldwide leading scientists, researchers, chemists, engineers, and other professionals racing to create revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects. The MP Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award will recognize the innovations and innovators who strive to protect people, assets, and the environment from the effects of corrosion.

Award entries will be accepted from individuals, companies, organizations, and government agencies worldwide. The innovations nominated should be technologies that have resulted in significant improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques such as groundbreaking advances in coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials selection and design, instrumentation, testing, integrity assessment, chemical treatments, and other practices directly related to corrosion prevention and mitigation in all industries.

Award nominees will be posted online where voting will be open to the general public from Monday, November 26 through Friday, December 28, 2012. Details on the award program, including nomination guidelines, can be found at http://www.nace.org/MPReadersChoice. [http://www.nace.org/MPReadersChoice __title__ MP Reader's Choice].

Last year’s winners include (in alphabetical order by innovation):
Innovation: Anticorrosion Technology (ACT) Clamp
Recipients: Gary Stewart and Ulrich König, Stauff UK Ltd.

Innovation: Anticorrosive Coatings with Nanoparticles
Recipient: Roberto Cafagna, Nanto Protective Coating Srl - Trieste, Italy

Innovation: Bio-Corrosion Probe
Recipient: Sankara Papavinasam, CanmetMATERIALS - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Innovation: CPCM (Cathodic Protection Current Measurement) Tool
Recipient: Kevin Scott, Baker Hughes - Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Innovation: CorrConnect Web Site
Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office - Washington, DC, U.S.A.; Susan Louscher, College of Engineering - The University of Akron (Developer) - Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.; Isabel Manalac, Game Services Group, Inc. (Developer) - Makati City, Philippines

Innovation: Corrosion for Everybody
Recipient: Alec Groysman, ORT Braude College of Engineering, Oil Refineries, Ltd. - Haifa, Israel

Innovation: CorrSim Corrosion Simulation App
Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office - Washington, DC, U.S.A.; Lorri Nicholson, Bruno White Entertainment (Developer) - Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A.; Luis Manalac, Game Services Group, Inc. (Developer) - Makati City, Philippines

Innovation: Severe Wastewater Analysis Test
Recipients: Rémi Briand, Tnemec Company, Inc. - Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.; Linda G.S. Gray and Brent Drader, RAE Engineering and Inspection, Ltd. - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Brad Krantz, Corrosion Testing Laboratories, Inc. - Newark, Delaware, U.S.A.; Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc. - Centerbrook, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Innovation: Zerust Flange Savers
Recipients: Efim Lyublinski, Northern Technologies International Corp. - Beachwood, Ohio, U.S.A.; Marcelo Schultz, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ronnie Singh, Zerust Corrosion Prevention SA - Sorocaba, Brazil; Keiji Uemura, Zerust-NIC (Taiwan) Corp. - Taipei, Taiwan

Innovation: Zerust ReCAST-R
Recipients: Efim Lyublinski, Northern Technologies International Corp. - Beachwood, Ohio, U.S.A.; Marcelo Schultz, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ; Ronnie Singh, Zerust Corrosion Prevention SA - Sorocaba, Brazil

About Materials Performance: Published monthly, Materials Performance (MP) is the world's largest circulation journal dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control.

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.

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