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U.S. Defense Department, Allied Defense Ministries, and Industry Experts Collaborate to Combat Corrosion in Pittsburgh, November 16-19


October 13, 2015
By Business Wire News

WASHINGTON

The fight against corrosion and material degradation knows no national borders. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) will broaden its international program of collaboration with corrosion experts from several allied nations at the DoD-Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, November 16-19, 2015, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit dod.nace.org and register.

U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, from the 14th congressional district based in Pittsburgh, will present the keynote evening address on Thursday, November 19. On Tuesday, suppliers can take advantage of two workshops focused on introducing corrosion prevention products to the DoD.

“The smartest way for DoD to preserve its assets and infrastructure is to seek and exchange solutions with numerous allies overseas,” said Daniel J. Dunmire, director of the DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office and the conference overseer.

During Monday’s plenary luncheon,Army, Navy, and Air Force corrosion executives will discuss the most important corrosion-related issues in their departments. Wednesday’s plenary luncheon panel will feature defense ministry officials from Germany, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

Featured workshopswill address corrosion prevention planning related to weapons systems for industry and government personnel; corrosion testing in natural environments; identifying pressing issues in the detection of microbiologically influenced corrosion; and mapping the future direction of translational science to corrosion prevention and control.

The conference technical program includes symposia on corrosion management, policy, modeling, monitoring, paints and coatings, inhibitors, accelerated exposure testing, sensors, and materials for facilities and infrastructure, among others. U.S. Navy experts on the Corrosion Prevention and Control Integrated Product Team have organized the conference technical program. NACE International serves as conference presenter. Attendees can pre-register by November 12th.

The DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, which holds data exchange agreements with Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, has developed a comprehensive strategy to combat corrosion throughout the armed forces. The Office develops and recommends policy guidance on corrosion prevention and control (CPC) for the DoD; coordinates CPC activities and training among the armed services; administers a science and technology program to advance the state of the art in corrosion mitigation; ensures that CPC is fully considered throughout the life cycle of military assets. Visit www.CorrDefense.org.

Corrosion Office Outreach Liaison
Cynthia Greenwood, 713-557-9792; 713-527-8699