The technical strides made by NACE members over seven decades of corrosion control will be readily apparent during hundreds of events throughout the conference. More than 5,000 corrosion professionals will convene from around the world to participate in the technical symposia, committee meetings, seminars and lectures, training opportunities, and networking venues to obtain invaluable information for their careers and share knowledge with their peers.
The accompanying exhibition—the largest of its kind in the world—will feature more than 370 companies displaying the latest in corrosion control products and services. In addition, the popular cathodic protection (CP) test field will return to the exhibit floor for the second year, and the association's anniversary will be commemorated with a unique display of antique corrosion instruments from as far back as the late 1800s.
The technical program, with more than 30 symposia, will feature 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 CP. Several new forums will address such topics as coatings technologies for the oil and gas industry, hot-dip galvanized steel, computer modeling of corrosion inhibitors, and coating asset management. A basic workshop will provide instruction on the proper use of coating inspection instruments and standards.