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Education Program: Corrosion Technical Series (CTS)

NACE Education  :  Programs  :  Corrosion Technical Series (CTS)

CORROSION TECHNICAL SERIES (CTS)

Jam-packed with the latest insights and technical developments, this new seminar series from NACE brings together subject matter experts from a wide variety of industries and professional backgrounds to discuss hot-button corrosion topics. Through best practices, case studies, and lessons learned, these “technical think tanks” will shed light on the shared corrosion challenges faced by different industries.

More importantly, they will reveal commonalities and differences in how various industries, departments, and job titles view and tackle these corrosion issues.

The CTS will range in length from one to two days, on a variety of industry specific subject, and are designed for a range of employees, from Engineers, Project Managers, Mid-Upper Level Management, Scientists and Asset or Risk Management Strategists.


PDH’s will be provided based on length of each Series.


Course - Corrosion Technical Series "Corrosion Failures"

Corrosion Failures features thought leaders from government, oil & gas, and pipeline industries. Unique to this seminar, subject matter experts will present a holistic view of how their organizations address corrosion failures from a high-level standpoint, before drilling down to how their processes are managed and executed at the operational level.

Featured Speakers:

  • Ed Heaver, BHP
  • Mel Esmacher, Suez
  • Dawn Eden/Matthew Taylor, Deepwater Corrosion
  • Martin Richards, Open Text
  • Mario Guerra, Viking Engineering
  • Brent Sherar, Honeywell
  • Richard Peters, Walsh IT Group

Professional Development(s):

No related certifications.

Course - Corrosion Technical Series "Diesel Corrosion: Risks and Options for Tanks and Equipment"

The NACE Corrosion Technical Series on Diesel Corrosion is specially organized for the trade groups and government agencies whose constituents have diesel fueled vehicles, equipment, generators, heating oil tanks, and fuel storage tanks. Government agencies, medical facilities, industrial businesses, shipping, data centers, vehicle fleet owners, universities, and many other groups and industries are reliant on diesel fuel tanks and equipment, but may not know of the evolving risks from microbial corrosion in cleaner burning fuels and the issues that may arise.

Severe, aggressive corrosion in diesel fuel systems has become very common in the last 10 years. Corrosion can cause storage tanks and their protective equipment to fail, cause heating oil tanks to fail or not burn efficiently, and cause severe damage to the engines that use corroded fuel – emergency generators, vehicles, and heavy equipment. Diesel corrosion can result in environmental damage, financial expense, or engine failure when the engines are needed most.

Featured Speakers:

  • Clay Dean on behalf of DoD Corrosion Prevention Office
  • Tony Raia, Ryan Haerer, Chris Marks, EPA
  • Asif Ansari, U.S. Postal Service
  • Tom Ruga, Spark Contractors
  • Rick Chapman, Fuel Quality Consultants
  • Bob Tatnall, Fuel Right
  • Andrew McKnight, Innospec
  • Scott Knowles, Petroleum Tec
  • Brad Hoffman, Tanknology
  • Jason Lee, Naval Research Lab
  • Dan Jenkins, Steel Camel
  • John Huber, President, National Oilheat Research Alliance
  • RJ Johansen, Fuel Management Services
  • Mark Stellmach, Fuel Management Services
  • Pat Smyth, Octane Systems
  • Zane Miller, Testing LLC
  • Jeff Dzierzanowski, Source NA

Professional Development(s):

No related certifications.

Course - Corrosion Technical Series "Fungi and MIC Management"

    This one-day seminar features thought leaders from the energy sector, coatings, chemical applications, scientists, and more who will share insights into fungi corrosion management, the use of protective coatings in MIC mitigation and prevention methods, and Molecular Microbiological Methods (MMM): actionable data for MIC diagnosis and mitigation.

    MIC is corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms in biofilms on the surface of the corroding material -- an issue that threatens assets in many industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime. This MIC seminar brings awareness and appreciation for fungal degradation, which is very prevalent in atmospheric conditions as well as systems that have hydrocarbons. Learn current approaches to MIC, causes and mitigation techniques in industry, how to identify if you have a fungal issue and understanding the basic remedies, and how to interpret and apply MMM results to reduce costs.

    Featured Speakers:
    • Wendy Goodson, US Air Force Research Laboratory
    • Jason Lee, US Naval Research Laboratory
    • Bradley Stevenson, University of Oklahoma
    • Kamil Khanipov/George Goloko, Industrial Metagenomics
    • Michael Adams, Tuboscope/NOV Wellborne Technologies
    • Nora Eibergen, Dow Chemical
    • Dora Taggart, Microbial Insights, Inc.

    Professional Development(s):

    No related certifications.

Course - Corrosion Technical Series "Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)"

Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) is corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms in biofilms on the surface of the corroding material – a problem that threatens assets in many industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime industries. This seminar features thought leaders from the U.S. Navy and the private sector, who will share their insights into how their organizations address this corrosion challenge. Discover the latest technological advances in detecting and combating MIC, as well as how to avoid common misconceptions.

Featured Speakers:

  • John Kilbane, Intertek
  • Dennis Enning, Exxon Mobil
  • Jaspreet Mand, Exxon Mobil
  • Dr. Renato De Paula, Nalco Champion
  • Nicolas Tsesmetzis, Shell
  • Lisa Gieg, University of Calgary

Professional Development(s):

No related certifications.

Course - CTS "Robotic Capabilities for Surface Preparation, Integrity and Corrosion Management"

    This one-day seminar, entitled Robotic Capabilities for Surface Preparation, Integrity and Corrosion Management, features thought leaders from the energy, technological, manufacturing, and engineering sectors, scientists, maritime, and more who will share insights on robotic capabilities for surface preparation, integrity and corrosion management.

    Many industries are moving towards unmanned inspection solutions with the use of drones, robots, and remotely operated vehicles (ROV) deployed scanners instead of divers. Integrating robotics into an asset integrity maintenance program can drastically reduce the number of CSE’s (confined space entries/permits/hazards) while obtaining as good or better inspection data. Learn how robotics can help to create a safer, more efficient way to prep hard to reach areas as well as how to cut operational overhead and operations expenses to a fraction with in-service inspections.

    Featured Speakers:
    • Agata Surowiec/ Esteban Cesan, Sonomatic
    • Wes Kirkland, Inuktun
    • Steven Trevino, Diakont
    • Dan Alford, Arc Specialties
    • Raj Venkatachalam, Oceaneering
    • Ed Bryner, GeckoRobotics

    Professional Development(s):

    No related certifications.

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