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Author Notification: 20 June 2017
Technical Paper Deadline: 4 August 2017
Presentation Deadline: 15 August 2017

Track 1 - Cathodic and Anodic Protection

Issues and challenges associated with the application of cathodic protection systems for protection against corrosion of metallic surfaces of pipelines/structures in contact with soil/water/electrolyte. Specific topics of interest for CP design/engineering, construction, monitoring and maintenance may include development and application of new materials, technologies and techniques, case studies and AC/DC interference detection and mitigation. CP of tanks, bullets and plant piping, as well as CP for cross country pipelines, city gas distribution pipelines, municipal water and sewage pipelines and in-shore and off-shore structures will also be covered.

Chair: Craig Botha; Vice Chairs: Michelle Lau and Sandeep Vyas

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Track 2 - Coatings and Linings

Issues and challenges associated with Coatings & Linings for various industries where these are used to protect or decorate the system. Specific topics of interest may cover pipelines, offshore steel structures, concrete coatings, transport vehicles, power & petrochemical plants, inspection & study of coatings including design& failure analysis, material selection, new developments, implementation, case studies and development and application of new technologies related to coatings & linings.

Chair: Denzel De Costa; Vice Chairs: Vivek Natu and Maheshkumar Aradhye

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Track 3 - Corrosion in Petrochemical Industries

Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in petrochemical industries. Specific topics of interest may include mitigation of corrosion and fouling, case studies of material performance and new materials for corrosion control, mechanisms of corrosion, life assessment, predictive modeling, laboratory research, and development and application of new technologies in these industries. Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in the refineries. Specific topics of interest may include mitigation of corrosion and fouling, case studies of material performance and new materials for corrosion control, mechanisms of corrosion, life assessment, predictive modeling, laboratory research, and development and application of new technologies.

Chair:  Dr. Brian J. Saldanha; Vice Chair: C.V. Manian

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Track 4 - Corrosion in Chemical and Fertilizer Industries

Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in fertilizer industries. Corrosion due to raw materials used in production process, typical forms of corrosion in fertilizer industries, corrosion in urea manufacturing plants, use of stainless steel for corrosion mitigation, passivation technologies for stainless steels, corrosion in storage and handling, optimizing inspection programmes.

Chair: Dr. D. Parvathalu; Vice Chair: Rajesh Wadhwan

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Track 5 - Corrosion in RCC Structures

Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control of reinforced cement concrete (RCC) structures. Technical papers related to research and industrial applications are invited on the causes of corrosion in RCC structures aswell as its mitigation. Specific topics of interest may include mechanism of initiation and propagation of corrosion in reinforcement embedded in concrete, biocorrosion, corrosion resistant concrete mix, admixtures to enhance corrosion resistant properties of concrete, protective reinforcement coating, surface painting of structures, other corrosion control measures for RCC structures, corrosion based predictive modelling, case studies and emerging techniques.

Chair: Dr. Radhakrishna Pillai; Vice Chair: Prof. Haji Sheik Mohammed, B.S. Abdur Rahman and Dr. Dinakar Pasala

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Track 6 - Internal Corrosion in Pipelines

Topics specific to internal corrosion of pipelines: corrosion resistant materials, corrosion inhibitors, internal coatings, assessment of corrosion through software modeling& simulation studies, protection against microbiologically influenced corrosion, recent advances in pigging technology, maintenance practices, failure case studies, corrosion monitoring, preventive and control techniques. The symposium invites the participation of scientists, inventors of new technology, product developers, managers, engineers, scientists and students involved in managing internal corrosion.

Chair: Carlos A. Palacios; Vice Chair: Ashish Khera

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Track 7 - Materials and Composites

Unpublished work related to corrosion resistant materials and composites (both metals and non-metals). Studies related to mechanisms of corrosion of materials, new materials development and its application, design of new techniques for combating corrosion are invited for presentation. Corrosion and degradation of composites will be also covered in this symposium.

Chair: Prof. Rolf Gubner; Vice Chair: Dr. J. Jayaraj

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Track 8 - Microbial Corrosion and Inhibitors

Fundamental and applied aspects of microbial corrosion and use of inhibitors to control corrosion. Topics may cover diagnosis of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), detection, measurement, monitoring techniques; material behaviour under bio-films, MIC control strategies including biocides, microbial corrosion inhibitors, bio-electrochemical techniques, case studies on MIC, corrosion failures; futuristic trends and new tools for detection and control. Corrosion inhibition implied under this symposium covers behaviour of organic, inorganic and newly termed green inhibitor compounds and also polymeric compounds intended for industrial corrosion preventive applications. Papers may also include effects on mechano-corrosion behaviour of materials under the influence of corrosion inhibitors.

Chair: Dr. Brenda J. Little; Vice Chair: Jaya Rawat

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Track 9 - Power Plants and Utilities

Experiences with corrosion and corrosion control in power plants (thermal and nuclear) and in various utilities for these plants as also those for captive power plants. Aspects related to material selection, case studies related to failures, implementation of measures to avoid corrosion, water chemistry measures, corrosion monitoring and modelling are covered. Papers related to research on specific issues for these plants as well as those for development of corrosion resistant materials are included.

Chair: Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali; Vice Chair: Dr. T. Subba Rao

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Track 10 - Students Symposium

Papers by students on any symposia topic covered in this conference. The aim is to encourage presentation of work carried out by students in the field of corrosion and its control.

Chair: Dr. T.M. Sridhar; Vice Chair: Dr. B. Anandkumar

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Track 11 - Corrosion in Refineries

Issues and challenges associated with corrosion control in refineries: different forms of corrosion and specific mechanism, specific corrosive environments in refineries, corrosion control methods based on design, modification of environment, cathodic and anodic protection, coatings, applying corrosion prevention to design process in refineries.

Chair: Prof. Thomas Ladwein; Vice Chair: C. Kannan

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Track 12 - Corrosion Monitoring and Testing

Corrosion monitoring and testing is the primary step to identify the causes of failure of components, plants and equipments, which in some cases can be catastrophic. Monitoring and testing using different techniques help one to establish defects in materials right from the manufacturing stage to those that get created during operation/service stage. Early detection and sizing of corrosion degradation helps to assess the extent of damage, find out the root cause, take preventive actions and as a long term strategy integrate these into preventive maintenance schedules and plant safety management. This symposium covers all the monitoring and testing techniques e.g. non-destructive tests, online monitoring techniques and sensors and probes. Research & development on these techniques, case studies related to establishment of corrosion damage and/or its prediction, material selection and training of personnel for specific skill sets, remaining life assessment. Plant experiences related to corrosion monitoring and testing are welcome.

Chair: Pat Teevens; Vice Chair: Deepashri D. Nage and Dr. Sundar Kataria

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Things to Keep in Mind

NACE International will require the following for any approved abstracts:

  • A formal presentation of your paper presented at the event. Presenters may be eligible to receive a discounted price to attend. Presentations can take between 30-45min depending on the schedule for the event.
  • A PowerPoint presentation.
  • Must meet all deadlines listed for paper and presentation review.
  • Must follow all requirements for formatting and content for papers and presentations.
  • Sign a copyright release agreement.
  • A brief biography.