6,000 Global Corrosion Experts Head to Orlando for NACE International's CORROSION 2013

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Thousands of corrosion pros are meeting in Orlando with the goal of finding solutions to reduce the $2.2 trillion global cost of corrosion and increase public safety

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With countless miles of coastline, Florida is one of the most corrosion-prone places in the world, yet it has some of the most treasured metallic structures. Being surrounded by successful corrosion control in action is a perfect setting for our group.

NACE International, The Corrosion Society will host its 68th annual CORROSION 2013 conference and expo March 17-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. A diverse range of executives and corrosion experts representing industry, government and academia will travel from 69 countries to participate in more than 1,000 hours of symposia and forums, and the world’s largest corrosion-focused exhibition showcasing the latest technologies, products, and services designed for corrosion control and prevention.

Attendees will focus on corrosion challenges and issues related to highways and bridges, water and wastewater, defense systems, pipelines, oil and gas exploration, petroleum refining, and more.

“Florida is a perfect locale for this event,” said NACE President Kevin Garrity. “With countless miles of coastline, the state is one of the most corrosion-prone places in the world, yet it has some of the most treasured metallic structures such as rides at Disney and Universal, tanks at SeaWorld, and launch pads at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. NACE members are constantly making sure structures like these, and global infrastructure, are protected from the impact of corrosion. Being surrounded by successful corrosion control in action is a perfect setting for our group.”

The 2013 technical program features several new offerings, including corrosion mitigation of fire protection systems, corrosion issues related to water systems and the environment, and the relationship between coatings and Cathodic Protection (CP). Popular events like the Pipeline Safety Forum with PHMSA, and the Corrosion and Punishment Forum will also return this year. Other new forums will address topics such as coatings technologies for the oil and gas industry, hot-dip galvanized steel, computer modeling of corrosion inhibitors, and coating asset management.

Other features of CORROSION 2013 include a special display of antique corrosion test equipment and instrumentation, a hands-on field testing exhibit representing an actual CP field, a career fair, a plenary lecture by NACE fellow, Peter Elliot, and a student poster session. An added attraction will be a new exhibit at the Orlando Science Center, Corrosion: The Silent Menace, opening on Saturday, March 16. This new exhibit will include activities such as inspecting fully built bridges to identify coating and corrosion damage, a scavenger hunt to locate different types of corrosion, and other interactive features.

For more information, visit http://www.nacecorrosion.org

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., China, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia serves 30,000 members in 116 countries. NACE International is the leader in the corrosion control community and is recognized worldwide as the premier authority for corrosion solutions. The organization reaches all industries impacted by corrosion and 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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