Call for Abstracts

AMPP’s 2023 Annual Conference + Expo Call for Abstracts

The 5-day conference joining the former CORROSION and Coatings+ events into AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. The event features a robust program of technical symposia, forums, workshops, standards and administrative meetings, student poster sessions, networking and more. Join us for our second annual AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2023 in Denver, CO.

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Key deadlines for 2022

June 9, 2022 – Call for abstracts opens
August 19, 2022 – Call for abstracts closes
September 16, 2022 – Author notifications sent
December 7, 2022 – Draft paper due
January 30, 2023 – Final paper due and copyright agreement
January 30, 2023 – Deadline to submit changes to final program
February 6, 2023 – 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 2023 Annual Conference? Please email [email protected] and provide a brief description of your educational and professional experience that demonstrates your knowledge of the subject by Monday, July 7, 2022. Please note, the Call for Abstracts for Research in Progress Symposia will open in September 6, 2022.

Advanced Protective Coating Technology

This Symposium is looking for the papers in the following areas; Offshore Windmill Coating (>25 years™ service life), Offshore Deck Coating Subsea Coating, Advanced Coating Application Technologies, New Pipeline Coating Development, CUI coating, Thermal Insulative Coating, Cathodic Disbondment Mechanism, Coating Blister Mechanism, Rust Creepage Mechanism.

Chair: Benjamin Chang
Vice Chair: Tom Weber

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Advances in Materials for Oil and Gas Production Details

This symposium is seeking technical papers that present advances in materials technology and research. Focus is on new and improved metallic materials and applications. This includes consideration and measurement of the material’s performance in its employed exposure environment.

Chair: Julio Maldonado
Vice Chair: Eric Caldwell

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Anodic and Cathodic Protection

This symposium includes technical papers regarding anodic and cathodic protection of metals in pipeline, oil, gas, and water systems.

Chair: Daniel Fingas
Vice Chair: Spencer Easthope

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AST Tank bottom CP

This symposium features technical papers on comparative study of CP for tank bottom, applications, challenges, types of CP systems, monitoring.

Chair: Husain Al-Mahrous
Vice Chair: Zhao Wei

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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 (including cathodic protection) may be included.

Chair: I-Wen Huang
Vice Chair: Samanbar Permeh

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Coatings and Welding Inspection: Independent 3rd Party Services

This symposium features technical papers highlighting the importance of Inspection services with a focus on proper welding and coating applications.  This covers all aspects of Quality Assurance and provides an overview of the “State of the Art” techniques, and procedures.  Proper welding and coatings applications are paramount to ensure maximum life expectancy of steel structures.  These papers will cover multiple markets including oil and gas, chemical processing, bridge and highway, water treatment and power generation.

Chair: Lake Barrett
Vice Chair: Charles Brown

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Control of H2S and Mercaptans

This symposium features technical papers on the control of H2S and mercaptans in oilfield. This can include scavenging mechanism study, new scavenger chemistry/product development, field application experiences, and development on scavenging equipment/process.

Chair: Zhengwei Liu
Vice Chair: Jose Vera

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Corrosion Control with Inhibition between Oil and Gas

This symposium features technical papers on mechanistic or application studies on corrosion inhibitors in oil and gas production and transportation systems.

Chair: Haitao Fang
Vice Chair: Yao Xiong

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Corrosion in Nuclear Systems

This symposium will feature technical papers on materials related issues encountered in the generation of nuclear power energy in light, heavy and advanced nuclear power reactors and plants. Paper can include degradation mechanisms for materials and components in service. Also of interests are papers on 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, including spent fuel extended storage and nuclear waste storage.

Chair: Sandeep Chawla
Vice Chair: Sheewa Feng

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Corrosion in Supercritical Systems

This symposium is seeking 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: Bjorn Morland
Vice Chair: Yuan Ding

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Corrosion in the Biofuel and Biomass Industry

This symposium is to share experience related to material selection / corrosion issues / corrosion mitigation in the biofuels industry. We know that this industry is growing and that the switch from conventional fossil feedstocks to vegetable oil or biomass may cause severe corrosion issues. This symposium will cover both the production of biodiesel and bioethanol.

Chair: Sandra Le Manchet
Vice Chair: TBD

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Corrosion Management

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

Chair: Brian Burgess
Vice Chair: Robin Tems

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Corrosion of Additively Manufactured Materials

This symposium is seeking technical papers and presentations related to the corrosion related issues of additively manufactured (AM) materials. 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: Robert Mason
Vice Chair: Zineb Belarbi

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Corrosion of Bipolar Plates in Energy Conversion Devices

This symposium is focused on advances in the study of bipolar plate (BPP) corrosion in electrochemical energy conversion applications such as fuel cells (FCs) and water electrolyzers (WEs). Organizers will invite active researchers from the industry as well as academia to send their latest findings on related subjects for this symposium. The topics of papers for this symposium will include but are not limited to the estimation of ion release due to corrosion under different operation conditions, corrosion products and their solubility in WE/FC environments, interaction of corrosion products with other components of WEs/FCs, durability of BPPs and stacks, and models for lifetime estimation of BPPs.

Chair: Matt Aliof
Vice Chair: Gareth Hinds

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Corrosion Protection in Offshore Wind

This symposium features technical papers related to what are the corrosion protection challenges in the Offshore Wind Energy Industry? What are the current solutions? What products, methods & technologies could be introduced to improve on this?

Chair: Gunnar Ackx
Vice Chair: Lake Barrett

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Corrosion Resistant Alloy Development and Applications

This symposium is focused on the development of corrosion resistant alloys using new concepts, the application of these alloys in different industries, characterization of corrosion resistance using a variety of techniques, and life prediction models. Topics such as new alloy formulations, the use of atomic or other materials modeling techniques to develop new alloys, multi-principal element alloys for corrosion applications, alloy cladding or coatings, and failure analysis involving corrosion resistant alloys.

Chair: Narasi Sridhar
Vice Chair: Vinay Deodeshmukh

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Digital Asset Transformation: Application of Data Science and Analytics for Corrosion Management

This symposium features technical papers on new developments, and technologies to capture data, contextualize data, and visualize data in asset integrity management. Presentations can include lessons learned, solutions, information of things, digital twins, data prioritization, and integration.

Chair: Jason Moral
Vice Chair: Mustafa Kara

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Direct Assessment

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

Chair: Zineb Belarbi
Vice Chair: Francois Ayello

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Electric Mobility: New Challenges for Corrosion Protection

This symposium features technical papers on corrosion phenomena in automotive industry. Focus is on: a) effect of vehicle electrification on the corrosion resistance of automotive components; b) advanced coatings toward a sustainable economy; and c) corrosion-resistance-oriented design of components. Papers on new materials, new characterization techniques, innovative approaches, case studies and failure analyses are encouraged.

Chair: Federico Bertasi
Vice Chair: Alessandro Mancini

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Environmental Assisted Cracking (EAC)

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to understanding various types of EAC mechanisms including but not limited to hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, sulfide stress cracking, HIC/SOHIC, corrosion fatigue, liquid metal embrittlement, and so on. The papers can cover root cause failure analysis, laboratory testing methods, materials modeling, industry standards development, state of art EAC research reviews, and other relevant topics.

Chair: Liangzhe Zhang
Vice Chair: Fei Tang

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Erosion Management - Challenges and Solutions

This symposium features technical papers on how to plan, execute and monitor erosion management. What are the challenges, the present solutions, and the gaps?

Chair: Ardjan Kopliku
Vice Chair: Siamack Shirazi

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Facilities Integrity

This symposium features technical papers on the management of corrosion, and assets related to Facilities for oil and gas midstream, papers related to upstream and downstream can also be included.

Chair: Michael Snow
Vice Chair: Alyn Jenkins

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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. The 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 root-cause determination, modeling, laboratory investigations and field case studies.

Chair: Qiwei Wang
Vice Chair: Larry Chen

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Gaseous Hydrogen Embrittlement

This symposium features technical papers on the study of the hydrogen-metal interaction related to the mechanical properties (e.g. resistance, toughness) of the main alloys used in services which involve the treatment, storage and transport of hydrogen in gaseous form at different operating conditions in traditional and sustainable energy industries.

Chair: Marco De Marco
Vice Chair: Marco Palombo

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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: Keith Lichti
Vice Chair: Sigrun Karlsdottir

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High Temperature Materials and Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers for experience, testing, study, and practice of alloys and coatings when exposed to temperature of 400C and above. The topics include material properties and performance, corrosion cause and mechanism, analysis and characteristics, alloy and coating development, and corrosion management in the processes of power generation, refining, chemical, and petrochemical industries, such as fossil and hydrogen combustion, solar energy, supercritical fluid, molten salt, steam methane reforming, synthesis gas processes in hydrogen, ammonia and methanol production, etc.

Chair: Bill Valerioti
Vice Chair: Bingtao Li

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Hydrogen and Emerging Fuels

This symposium will include technical papers related to transportation and storage of hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels. Specific topics may include material compatibility concerns, hydrogen embrittlement and HIC, integrity and risk management concerns, processing, and storage considerations. Additionally, practical experience from operation of pure hydrogen or blended hydrogen / natural gas systems is encouraged to help improve the industry knowledge related to transportation of emerging fuels.

Chair: Saba Navabzadeh Esmaeely
Vice Chair: Shane Finneran

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Hydrotesting, Mothballing and Preservation

This symposium is seeking papers related to corrosion and logistics issues associated with hydrotesting. mothballing or preserving equipment equipment. Examples may be on and offshore, in the shop and in the field. Equipment may be new or previously in service. Specific practices to minimize corrosion, or real world examples of corrosion problems are of interest.

Chair: Jodi Wrangham
Vice Chair: Krista Heidersbach

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Impact of Grounding Design on Cathodic Protection Systems

This symposium features technical papers that will provide examples of these inadvertent tie-ins, and then the practical methods of how to sometimes prevent them, how to mitigate them, and/or how to manage them long-term.

Chair: Cal Chapman
Vice Chair: TBD

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

This symposium features technical papers on the application of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) materials that are widely used to provide temporary corrosion protection for the surfaces of ferrous and non-ferrous metal parts. VCI materials compete with alternative temporary corrosion protection methods that include oils, greases and waxes sometimes called rust preventatives (RP). VCI materials have also been used for oil & gas asset protection such as above ground storage tank bottoms and pipelines. This Symposium will include technology developments, case histories, best practices and state of the art research.

Chair: Cliff Cracauer
Vice Chair: Jonathan Brekan

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Internal Corrosion

This symposium will be discussing Internal Corrosion Mechanisms or failures.

Chair: Mohsen Achour
Vice Chair: Moavin Islam

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Linings for Renewable Fuel Facilities

This symposium features technical papers that share advances in the development and testing of linings to meet the growing variety of renewable fuels.

Chair: Michael Harrison
Vice Chair: TBD

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Machine Learning for Corrosion Management

This symposium features technical papers on how to model and/or manage corrosion using new machine learning techniques. This may include how to deal with large data sets, create digital twins, model corrosion (or other time dependent material degradation mechanisms) using artificial neural networks, Bayesian networks, decision trees etc.

Chair: Francois Ayello
Vice Chair: Hao Chen

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Marine Coatings and Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers solicited for immersion and atmospheric type Marine Coatings with emphasis on new developments and field performance.

Chair: Moavin Islam
Vice Chair: Abdul Hameed Al-Hashem

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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 projects return on investment (ROI) as a performance measurement.

Chair: Barinder Ghai
Vice Chair: Sandra Le Manchet

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Materials and Integrity in Oil Sands

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

Chair: Duane Serate
Vice Chair: Matthew Krantz

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Measurement and Simulation of Atmospheric Corrosion 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. 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 atmospheric corrosion exposures, including test methods and corrosion measurement and characterization techniques, and material development for enhanced corrosion resistance. Submissions from all industries are welcome and encouraged.

Chair: James Dante
Vice Chair: Brandi Clark

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Mechanisms of Localized Corrosion

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

Chair: Helmuth Sarmiento Klapper
Vice Chair: Brendy Rincon Troconis

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Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) - corrosion affected by the presence or activity of microorganisms. The diagnosis, mitigation and monitoring of MIC will be detailed across multiple industries including oil and gas, water and wastewater, and maritime. Concentration on any aspect of MIC, including microbiological, chemical, electrochemical, and material science, is welcome. Causal, mechanistic and preventative studies are encouraged.

Chair: Jason Lee
Vice Chair: Jodi Wrangham

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Military Coatings and Corrosion

This symposium features technical papers on controlling corrosion in the military sector, whether that is thru material selection, design, coatings, or cathodic protection.

Chair: Patrick Cassidy
Vice Chair: Charles White

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Mineral Scales: Causes, Cases, and Control

This symposium will feature technical papers that present advances in understanding of the fundamentals of mineral scales formation and control in industrial systems. The focus is on end-user experiences from the process industries such as chemical processing, oil and gas, desalination (membraned-based and thermal), power generation, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, geothermal, and power generation. Papers will address strategies to control mineral scales with new inhibitors and may also include development and application of new scale dissolving agents.

Chair: Zahid Amjad
Vice Chair: Tao Chen

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New Organic Coating Technologies for Reduced Environmental Impact and Enhanced Protection

This symposium features technical papers on recent innovations in coatings science with a direct relevance for protective coating systems include new waterborne hybrid materials marrying conventional resins with fluorine and silicon chemistry, and new crosslinking approaches with lower impact on the environment and applicator health and safety. This symposium will explore the impact of these new innovations in full protective coating systems.

Chair: Sean Fowler
Vice Chair: Wei Wang

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

This symposium will focus on technical papers that discuss the use of polymer based materials in chemical, mineral processing, oil and gas applications to control corrosion.

Chair: Michael Stevens
Vice Chair: Marilee Coleman

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Performance of Galvanic Anodes and Galvanic Cathodic Protection Systems in Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure

This symposium features technical papers on the performance of galvanic anodes and galvanic cathodic protection systems in reinforced concrete infrastructure. Galvanic anodes are used to provide cathodic prevention and cathodic protection of reinforcing steel in concrete. Papers which document long term studies and field installations are encouraged. Performance of new galvanic anodes and updates to existing galvanic protection systems may be included.

Chair: David Whitmore
Vice Chair: Ivan Lasa

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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 will feature 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: Matthew Ellinger
Vice Chair: Tod Barker

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Progress in Laboratory Testing of Corrosion Inhibitors for Oil Field Application

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: Juan Dominguez Olivo
Vice Chair: Zineb Belarbi

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Quality Assurance and Coating Inspection

This symposium features technical papers on the trends and challenges facing coating inspection across the water, pipeline, transportation and energy markets. It will focus assuring quality throughout the application of protective coatings and linings.

Chair: Lake Barrett
Vice Chair: Charles Brown

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

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

Chair: Yougui Zheng
Vice Chair: Tom Bos

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Recent Experiences With Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels

This symposium is seeking 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 successes, failures, material selection, fabrication and new developments.

Chair: Nicole Kinsman
Vice Chair: Lena Wegrelius

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

This symposium covers 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 is seeking technical papers on corrosion and material issues within the oil refining industry. Topics may include case histories, materials/coatings performance, damage mechanisms, failure analyses, laboratory studies, etc.

Chair: Joe Yin
Vice Chair: Nathaniel Sutton

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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: Loren Hatle
Vice Chair: Robert Wissinger

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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: Krista Heidersbach
Vice Chair: Carmen Fonseca

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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 of metal and reinforced concrete structures in all offshore and onshore environments will be considered.

Chair: Shiladitya Paul
Vice Chair: James Weber

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Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Applications for Oil & Gas Assets Protection

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: Sujay Math
Vice Chair: Benjamin Bussard

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