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New Forum Debuts for Basic Coatings, Technology Topics

NACE International is introducing a new forum for basic coatings and coatings technology at its CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo, to be held March 26‒30 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The entire event will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in downtown New Orleans.

Coatings 101 Logistics

Titled “Coatings 101: An Introduction to Coatings & Coating Technology” and moderated by technical coatings consultant Rae Marie Mattis, this two-part series at the annual conference will be held in the Corrosive Chronicles Theater in the exhibit hall on Tuesday, March 28.

Part one of the forum will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., while part two is scheduled in the same room from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Scheduled Topics, Speakers

Topics that they are planning to cover include how to achieve the expectations of a successful coatings project; coated vs. uncoated surfaces; the challenges of structure design; common failures, root causes, and how to avoid them; how coatings add value to aging infrastructure; strategies for risk management; how to determine the true cost of coatings; developing a list of qualified products; and how NACE can assist in an individual’s development within the industry.

Speakers currently scheduled for the forum are Trevor Neale, John Petersen, Joe Davis, Johnny Eliasson, Carl Kempkes, Steve Harrison, Sarah Olthof, and Steve Poncio.

For more information, contact: NACE International, (800) 797-6223,