Call for Abstracts

Share and present your industry knowledge at AMPP’s Annual Conference + Expo

In 2022, the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo will bring together Coatings+ and the CORROSION Conference & Expo to serve as the leading global source of knowledge, innovation, networking, and collaboration for those in the coatings and corrosion industry.

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Key deadlines for 2022:

May 31, 2021 – Call for abstracts closes
July 5, 2021 – Author notifications sent
September 20, 2021 – Draft paper due
December 6, 2021 – Final paper due and copyright agreement
January 17, 2022 – Deadline to submit changes to final program
January 31, 2022 – Presentation slides due

Technical Symposia

Do you notice a symposium that does not have a Chair or Vice Chair identified yet and you are interested in serving in this position for the 2022 Annual Conference? Please email and provide a brief description of your educational and professional experience that demonstrates your knowledge of the subject by Monday, May 3, 2021. Please note, the Call for Abstracts for Research in Progress Symposia will open in August 2021.

AC Interference, AC Induced Corrosion, AC Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation Details

This symposium features technical papers on AC interference on buried pipeline, AC induced corrosion, AC risk assessment, monitoring, and mitigation.

Chair: Shane Finneran
Vice Chair: Casey Heinrich

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Advanced Protective Coating Technology

This symposium features technical papers that cover the following themes: (1) Rust Creepage Mechanism, (2) Cathodic Disbondment Mechanism, (3) Coating Blister Mechanism, (4) CUI Coatings, (5) Salt Decontamination Chemicals, (6) Offshore Coating Evaluation Methods, (7) Offshore Windmill Coatings, (8) Nanotechnology, and (9) Passive Fire Protection.

Chair: Benjamin Chang
Vice Chair: Matt Dabiri

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Advances in Double-Cantilever-Beam (DCB) testing for Alloys Used in the Oil/Gas Industry

This symposium features technical papers on the double-cantilever-beam test. The double-cantilever-beam test is unique among tests for SSC-resistant materials because each test specimen gives a direct numerical rating of the material’s resistance to cracking in sour environments, rather than simply fail / no-fail, or statistical, results. The test has succeeded in discerning the effects of small differences in chemical content of the alloy and/or changes in mill processing. Because of its intricate nature, however, certain aspects still require some ‘fine tuning’ to realize the full potential of this powerful test, and answers to some of these issues will most likely be provided in this symposium. At the same time, new and important data are expected to be presented to attendees.

Chair: David Sponseller
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Advances in Materials for Oil and Gas Production

This symposium features technical papers on present advances in materials technology and research for oil and gas. Focus is on new and improved metallic materials and applications. This includes consideration and evaluation of the material's performance in its envisaged exposure environment. Submission of Papers on field experiences, failure analysis and mitigation through metallurgical innovative solutions are also encouraged.

Chair: Filippo Cappuccini
Vice Chair: Julio G. Maldonado

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Anodic and Cathodic Protection

This symposium includes technical papers regarding anodic and cathodic protection papers on ferrous materials in pipeline, oil, gas, and water systems.

Chair: Daniel Fingas
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Bridge and Infrastructure Coatings & Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on methodologies to improve the service life of materials and structures in infrastructure, transportation and utilities industries. Work that covers new developments and solutions for pre-stressed and post-tension reinforced concrete structures as well as updates to existing systems are encouraged.

Chair: Eyad Alhariri
Vice Chair: Christopher Alexander

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Characterization and Performance of High Temperature Materials/Coatings for Industrial Applications in Refining, Petrochemical and Power Generation Industries

This symposium features technical papers on the characterization and performance of high temperature materials and coatings for industrial applications in refining, petrochemical and power generation industries. Work on material development, properties, testing & characterization, corrosion and performance is encouraged.

Chair: William L. Valerioti
Vice Chair: Bingtao Li

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Coating Application

This symposium features technical papers on various application methods that include coating concrete, electrostatic spray, pipeline coatings, plural components, powder coatings, thermal spray and waterjetting.

Chair: To be determined
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Coating Failures

This symposium features technical papers on protective coating failure analysis and guidance for diagnosing protective coatings failures for the industry.

Chair: To be determined
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Coating Inspection

This symposium features technical papers on the proper methods of inspection for surface preparation and installation of protective coatings and lining systems on an array of industrial structures and facilities.

Chair: Lake Barrett
Vice Chair: Charles Brown

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Coatings and Corrosion Control for Storage Tanks

This symposium features technical papers on the inspection, monitoring, coating, cathodic protection, VCI and other innovative methods of corrosion management for above ground storage tanks.

Chair: Khalil Abed
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Control of Corrosion in Oil and Gas with Inhibitors

This symposium features technical papers on the study of the application of corrosion inhibitors and/or scale/deposit inhibitors and their mechanisms of inhibition.

Chair: Zineb Belarbi
Vice Chair: Pierre Mékarbané

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Corrosion in Nuclear Systems

This symposium features technical papers on materials related issues encountered in the generation of nuclear power energy in light, heavy and advanced nuclear power reactors and plants. This can include degradation mechanisms for materials and components in service. Also of interests are materials manufacturing and materials development techniques for current and advanced materials for nuclear power generation, including areas like additive or other advanced manufacturing techniques. Papers are also welcome on materials issues related to Long Term Plant Operations and nuclear waste

Chair: Sheewa Feng
Vice Chair: Sandeep Chawla

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Corrosion in Supercritical Systems

This symposium features technical papers that address the measurement or assessment of corrosion in any supercritical system, including supercritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide. Paper can be of a research or industrial nature.

Chair: Xi Wang
Vice Chair: Bjorn Morland

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Corrosion Issues in the Pulp, Paper, and Biomass Conversion Industries

This symposium features technical papers related to the pulp, papermaking, and biomass conversion processes. Topics can include new materials, case studies, or trends in corrosion issues in the industry.

Chair: Catherine Noble
Vice Chair: Matthew Tunnicliffe

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Corrosion Management

This symposium is seeking technical papers on recent Corrosion Management implementations, lessons learnt for these, and the development of new Corrosion Management philosophies.

Chair: Brian Burgess
Vice Chair: Hendrik Debruyn

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Corrosion Mitigation and Coatings in Extreme Environments

This symposium features technical papers on coatings and corrosion technology that can provide solutions for exceptionally difficult environments that include high UV, salt or moisture exposures. Papers that also address other environments including the arctic, where temperatures are not conducive to transport, storage, application and curing of coatings are also encouraged.

Chair: Rebekah Wilson
Vice Chair: Brooke Divan

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Corrosion of Additively Manufactured Materials

This symposium features technical papers that address the corrosion related issues of additively manufactured (AM) materials, mainly metals. In contrast to conventional processes, additive manufacturing processes and post‐processing treatments result in unique microstructures and material surfaces which alter the corrosion performance. Subjects include but are not limited to: process‐structure‐performance relationships, post‐processing treatments and surface finish, corrosion mechanism of AM materials, AM material degradation in corrosive environments, AM materials selection and applications, AM qualification and certification, integrity or risk analysis and assessment, etc.

Chair: Emerson Nunez
Vice Chair: Robert Mason

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Direct Assessment

This symposium features technical papers covering new technologies, methods, as well as case studies & histories in the area of external corrosion, internal corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking by way of direct assessments.

Chair: Jorge Vasquez
Vice Chair: Zineb Belarbi

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Electrical Transmissions, Renewables and Energy Transition Industries

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion causes, issues, studies, experiences, and/or management practices, including coatings on steel structures and their related components in the power and renewable industry. Exposures include below grade, transition zone, and atmospheric corrosion of weathering, galvanized, and other coated steel structures.

Chair: Ryan Buchs
Vice Chair: Jon Brasher

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Environmental Assisted Cracking

This symposium features technical papers related to understanding of all EAC mechanisms in various industries and applications, including but not limited to hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, HTHA, and so on. The papers can cover metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, effects of materials processing methods and environmental parameters, root cause failure analysis in service, lab testing methods, materials modeling, industry standards development, state of art EAC research reviews, and so on.

Chair: Steven Shademan
Vice Chair: Fei Tang

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Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas Productions

This symposium features technical papers on flow assurance which is critical for the safe, economic and efficient oil and gas recovery and processing. This symposium will present the new advancements in understanding and technical solutions related to corrosion, scale and other oilfield chemistry issues in hydrocarbon production and transportation, covering modeling, laboratory investigations and field case studies.

Chair: Qiwei Wang
Vice Chair: Zhengwei Liu

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Fouling and Scaling in IWS: Mechanisms, Research Methods, and Control

This symposium features technical papers related to mechanisms of fouling and mineral scaling, traditional and novel research methodologies, modeling and monitoring approaches, real cases and failure analysis, as well as strategies to control fouling and scaling in industrial water systems (IWS). The IWS may include boiler, cooling, desalination, geothermal, oil and gas production, sugar processing, wastewater treatment. Contributions on impact of process variables such as temperature, pH, water quality, soluble and insoluble impurities, suspended matter, on the performance of water treatment additives such as scale inhibitors, dispersants, biocides, etc., may also be included. Papers may also include recent developments in removing scales from equipment surfaces.

Chair: Zahid Amjad
Vice Chair: Tao Chen

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Geothermal Scaling and Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on geothermal system scaling and corrosion. The aim is to promote discussion of scaling and corrosion in geothermal energy systems. Papers are sought that provide insight on the impact of production, process and reinjection conditions on materials and process efficiency. Descriptions of research activities, failure analysis and successful implementation of new technologies are welcome.

Chair: Sigrun Karlsdottir
Vice Chair: Keith Lichti

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Improving Atmospheric Corrosion Simulation and Stimulation through Modeling and Controlled Exposures

This symposium features technical papers on the significant economic and social costs of atmospheric corrosion. Reducing these impacts requires, in part, an understanding of the physicochemical interactions between the environment and a material that result in the degradation of relevant properties, techniques to impede these interactions or minimize their effects, and engineering principles that apply a multi-disciplinary approach to designing corrosion-resistant structures, transportation systems, or other high value assets. This understanding has been advanced in recent years by a growing body of work on modeling and computational tools for the designer as well as physical stimulations of atmospheric corrosion damage modes in controlled tests. Computational simulations and controlled stimulations each produce knowledge that can reinforce the other’s value. This symposium aims to explore corrosion simulations and controlled stimulations of corrosion modes, how they complement each other, how they are being improved, and how they are being applied to real world corrosion challenges. Paper topics may include, but are not limited to: corrosion model development, refinement, validation, or application to product or material design; characterizing or improving controlled stimulations of atmospheric corrosion, including test methods and corrosion measurement and characterization techniques; and material development for enhanced corrosion resistance with an eye towards sustainability. Submissions from all industries are welcome and encouraged.

Chair: Sean Fowler
Vice Chair: Erica Macha

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Inhibitors - Vapor Transported (VCI) and Surface Coated Rust Preventatives (RP)

This symposium features technical papers on Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) materials that are widely used to provide temporary corrosion protection for the surfaces of ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts. "Temporary" refers to conditioning the environment enclosing the metal parts for a period, usually months to years, before the parts are put into their ultimate use, or before a "permanent" coating such as paint is applied. VCI materials compete with alternative temporary corrosion protection methods that include oils, greases and waxes sometimes called rust preventatives (RP). This Symposium will disseminate information about new chemicals, products and applications of Vapor-Transported , liquid and surface applied corrosion inhibitors.

Chair: Sujay Math
Vice Chair: Charles Phillips

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Marine Coatings and Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on marine coatings along with other protective measures for marine structures such as sea ports, off shore oil rigs, wind mills, commercial ships and oil tankers.

Chair: Abdulhameed Al-Hashem
Vice Chair: Moavin Islam

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Materials and Cost of Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers concerning the economic impact of corrosion and its implications on the global economy. Topics may include life cycle cost analysis, the cost of corrosion failure and case studies that address a project’s return on investment (ROI) as a performance measurement.

Chair: Barinder Ghai
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Materials and Integrity in Oil Sands

This symposium features technical papers on oil sands industry from owner-operators, vendors, consultants, and researchers. Area of interest include (but not limited to) corrosion, failures, wear, process, material selection, asset integrity, and can be related to steam-assisted gravity drainage, down-hole, mining, and other surface equipment/facilities.

Chair: Duane Serate
Vice Chair: Matt Krantz

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Mechanisms of Localized Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers that discuss mechanisms, traditional and novel research methodologies, modeling and monitoring approaches, real cases and failure analysis, as well as strategies to control localized corrosion.

Chair: Mariano Kappes
Vice Chair: Helmuth Sarmiento Klapper

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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion in the natural world is concomitant with biological processes due to the ubiquity of microorganisms. Advances in metagenomics has provided unprecedented exploration of microbial fauna where previous investigations were constrained by challenges of culturing or enigmatic relationships between microbe function to the overall corrosion influencing community processes. Papers presented during this symposium will explore and explain hard-won learnings in this realm of study.

Chair: Jason Lee
Vice Chair: Torben Lund Skovhus

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Military Coatings and Corrosion

This symposium includes technical papers and research on identification, causes, and control of corrosion and materials degradation for military air, ground, and ship systems, as well as electronic systems, support equipment, and infrastructure.

Chair: Patrick Cassidy
Vice Chair: Charles White

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Non-Metallics for Chemical and Mineral Processing and Oil and Gas Production

This symposium features technical papers on the performance of non-metallic materials used in relation to the production of oil and gas in on-shore and off-shore environments. These materials can include elastomers, composites, organic coatings, linings (for tubular structures for example) and polymeric materials for structural products.

Chair: Michael Stevens
Vice Chair: Marilee Coleman

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Offshore and Marine Cathodic Protection - Case Studies, New Technology and Subsea Inspection Techniques

This symposium features technical papers that promote and inform the offshore and marine cathodic protection industry with new or novel cathodic protection designs, new technology or interesting challenges/ solutions. Subsea inspection techniques and monitoring technology are also of particular interest. Case studies generally provide good insight and data for new and retrofit CP designs. With the decline in oil and gas and emerging renewables this symposium is interested on CP for all marine and offshore assets, fixed or floating and offshore pipelines however papers must be novel, challenging or safety related.

Chair: Alex Delwiche
Vice Chair: Jorge Suarez

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Pipeline Crossings: Steel-Cased, Thrust-Bored, and HDD

This symposium features technical papers on road, railroad, river, wetland, etc., crossings by directional drilling, thrust boring, casing, and HDD-type pipeline crossings, etc. Techniques, cathodic protection, coatings, best practice, construction challenges, etc., are included.

Chair: Michael Snow
Vice Chair: Cay Strother

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Pipeline Integrity

This symposium features technical papers on all aspects of pipeline integrity that can include pipeline integrity management, inspection, assessment, mitigation, operational aspects, regulatory issues, present and upcoming technologies, methods, experiences, and case studies, be it new technologies, new inspection methodologies, or new analyses.

Chair: Tod Barker
Vice Chair: Matt Ellinger

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Progress in Laboratory Testing of Corrosion Inhibitors for Oil Field Applications

This symposium features technical papers on the following issues: Novel techniques and methodologies for evaluation of corrosion inhibitors in the lab, Lessons learned - practical aspects and challenges encountered when using established evaluation methods and techniques, Factors affecting quality of laboratory data, Challenges associated with quantitative evaluation of localized corrosion, Development of formulations for high temperature corrosion, Challenges and gaps in lab-field transference.

Chair: Bruce Brown
Vice Chair: Juan Dominguez Olivo

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Real Time Corrosion Monitoring for Process Applications: Technology, Experiences, Case Studies

This symposium features technical papers on real time corrosion monitoring with an emphasis on advances in technology, user experience or case studies. All of the various techniques of real time monitoring are welcomed.

Chair: Xiaoji Li
Vice Chair: Evan Huang

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Recent Experiences with Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels

This symposium features technical papers on recent experiences with stainless steels. The focus is on end user experiences from the process industries such as chemical processing, pulp & paper, oil & gas, desalination, pharmaceutical, and power generation. Topics include success, failures, material selection, fabrication, new developments and sustainability.

Chair: Lena Wegrelius
Vice Chair: Nicole Kinsman

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Recent Experiences with Nickel, Titanium, Zirconium and Other Corrosion Resistant Alloys

This symposium features technical papers related to the practical use and experience with corrosion resistant alloys including nickel base, titanium, zirconium and other corrosion resistant alloys.

Chair: Ralph Bäßler
Vice Chair: Ajit Mishra

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Refining Industry Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion and material issues within the refining industry. Topics will explore case histories, materials/coatings performance, corrosion mechanisms, failure analysis, etc.

Chair: Abbey Wing
Vice Chair: Joe Yin

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Surface Preparation

This symposium features technical papers on the appropriate tools and preparation methods prior to coatings application. Topics may include solvent cleaning, hand-tool cleaning, power-tool cleaning, abrasive blast cleaning, waterjetting, recognizing and repairing surface imperfections, recognizing and removing surface contaminants and assessing surface cleanliness. Work that covers water-soluble salts and their impacts at the substrate/coating interface that can cause premature failure are also encouraged.

Chair: To be determined
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Sweet and Sour Corrosion in Oil and Gas

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion related topics that stem from the presence of CO2, and H2S in oil and gas production operations. The forum will look at advancements in the areas of understanding of the corrosion mechanisms, development of prediction models, monitoring and inspection technologies.

Chair: Sandra Hernandez
Vice Chair: Krista Heidersbach

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Thermal and Cold Spray Coatings

This symposium features technical papers on all aspects of thermal and cold spray coatings used to mitigate corrosion of metallic and reinforced concrete structures with a specific focus on (but not limited to) surface preparation, coating consumable selection, spray method selection, spray parameter development, in-line quality and inspection, testing and qualification, operational experience, cost reduction, maintenance and repair. The subjects to be covered include results of basic and applied research on thermal spray processes and coating materials including field experience on thermal spray coatings, materials, processes and strategies for corrosion control. Papers on thermal spray coatings of zinc, aluminum and their alloys for corrosion mitigation with relevant field applications would be of great interest to the symposium. Contributions on conventional and novel thermal and cold spray coating systems used to prevent corrosion on metal and reinforced concrete structures in all offshore and onshore environments will be considered.

Chair: Shiladitya Paul
Vice Chair: Martin Gagne

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Top of Line Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on mechanism, modeling, field experience, monitoring and mitigation (design and inhibition). Papers that discuss top of line corrosion in a multiphase wet gas system when water vapor contained in the gas phase condenses on the internal upper pipe walls are encouraged.

Chair: Lucas Teeter
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Water and Wastewater System Challenges and Solutions

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion issues seen in water treatment systems for industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities.

Chair: To be determined
Vice Chair: To be determined

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Alternate Abstracts

Don't see a symposium with a description that aligns with your work and research in the coatings and corrosion industry? Submit your abstract here for review by the Conference & Events Program Committee. Abstracts submitted to this symposium may be placed in an existing symposium or a new symposium may be developed based on topical needs once the Call for Abstracts closes. Note, as with all symposia, abstract submission does not guarantee acceptance.

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