Share your knowledge and make your mark!

Planning is well underway for the 2020 Western Area Conference. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be selected to contribute your knowledge as part of the technical program of this popular event!

The committee is currently soliciting presentations that include real-world case-based corrosion issues, testing, and remediations within a number of areas. If interested, please provide your topic, a brief description of the presentation, and a preference of day/time of presentation, if you have any.

Important Dates to Remember:

Deadline for Abstracts
July 8, 2020

Deadline for Presentation
October 30, 2020

Areas of special interest may include, but not limited to:

  • Unable to meet cathodic protection criteria,
  • Corrosion despite adequate cathodic protection,
  • Dynamic or static stray DC current interference,
  • AC interference and/or mitigation,
  • In-Line Inspection projects,
  • Coating application failures, or
  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

Submit an abstract for one of the following:

Cathodic Protection

  • Case Studies of Large CP Systems
  • Remote Monitoring of CP systems
  • Deep Anode Beds & Environmental Concerns
  • Innovative & Novel CP Systems
  • CP of PCCP Pipes
  • Etc.
Submit Abstract

Coatings

  • Importance of Comprehensive Coating Specifications
  • Coating Applications – Case Studies
  • Innovative & Novel Coating Systems
  • Use of coatings in Water & Wastewater Industries
  • Etc.
Submit Abstract

Corrosion Failure Analysis

  • Failure of Large Diameter water Lines
  • Case Studies of Major Structures Due to Corrosion
  • Etc.
Submit Abstract

Asset Management

  • Importance of Asset Management & Condition Assessment
  • Inspection of concrete structures
  • Inspection of PCCP Pipe
  • Etc.
Submit Abstract

Water & Wastewater Corrosion Issues

  • Pipelines
  • Treatment Plants
  • Life extension of Ductile Iron & Cast Iron Pipes
  • Asbestos Cement Pipes
  • Etc.
Submit Abstract

Building Corrosion & Corrosion Control

  • Corrosion Consideration during Design
  • Retrofit Corrosion Control on Existing Buildings
  • Foundation Support Pile Corrosion
Submit Abstract

Stray Current Corrosion

  • Induced AC & Mitigation Mythologies
  • DC Transit Corrosion Issues
Submit Abstract

Detection & Monitoring of Corrosion

  • Novel Techniques of Corrosion Detection & Monitoring
  • Sensors
  • Ultrasonic Inspections
Submit Abstract

Corrosion Considerations in the Solar Industry

  • Life Expectancy calculations of Galvanized Steel Piles
  • PV Panel Corrosion Issues
  • Life Expectancy of Atmospherically Exposed Structures
Submit Abstract

Corrosion and Corrosion Control in the Oil & Gas Industry

  • Atmospheric Corrosion of Oil& Gas Facilities
  • Cathodic Protection of Pipelines & Tank farms
  • ECDA , New & Improved Techniques
  • Internal Corrosion Inspection of Pipelines
  • CIS, DCVG, ACVG and other Corrosion Surveys
  • Case Studies
Submit Abstract

Corrosion Control & Economics

Submit Abstract

Why you should submit an abstract?

Get acknowledged as a leader

Become recognized as an industry leader by presenting your knowledge to peers.

Enhance your career

Enhance your career with the connections and business opportunities you will gain from showcasing your experience and success stories.

Have a positive impact

Have a positive impact by helping young corrosion professionals to enhance their knowledge in corrosion mitigation.

Submission guidelines

NACE International will require the following for any approved abstracts:

  • A formal presentation at the event. Presenters may be eligible to receive a discounted price to attend.
  • The length of a standard presentation is 30 minute. If the presentation is longer than 30 minutes, the Technical Chair can extend the length of the Presentation to 60 minutes. A tutorial session will normally take the whole morning or the whole afternoon.
  • A PowerPoint presentation is required with the presentation.
  • Meet all deadlines listed for presentation review
  • Follow all requirements for formatting and content for presentations.
  • Provide a brief biography.
  • All presenters will be required to pay for their registration. However, you will be given a discount off whatever registration category you choose.