C&P2017 to showcase corrosion prevention advances

Aug 08, 2017

C&P2017 to Showcase Corrosion Prevention Advances 

The next Corrosion & Prevention conference hosted by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is fast approaching. Once again, the annual conference and trade exhibition brings together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis. The ACA will welcome delegates to C&P2017 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney (ICC).  Recently rebuilt, the ICC opened in December 2016 and is at the heart of its own harbour waterfront precinct, set amongst restaurants, retail outlets and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour on Cockle Bay. The venue is only a short walk away from Australia’s largest CBD and surrounding university and cultural quarters. 

As always, the focus of the ACA's annual conference and trade exhibition will be the safe and effective management of the continuing challenge posed by corrosion. It has been estimated that industries and governments spend billions of dollars every year on corrosion mitigation and repair, making it vital that the latest technologies and practices are applied to managing this insidious threat. Industry experts will deliver six plenary addresses—including the F P Thompson Lecture—and dozens of seminars across four technical streams, in addition to seven forums. Staged between 12-15 November 2017, more than 500 delegates are expected to attend the conference and extensive exhibition supported of key industry suppliers. 

The diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in corrosion prevention, management and mitigation. The broad themes of the technical seminars are coatings, concrete & asset management, the oil & gas and offshore industry and research. Topics covered will range from buried urban pipeline protection to hands-on applications including advances in sensing & monitoring; asset management; cathodic protection; concrete corrosion and repair; corrosion mechanisms, modelling and prediction; materials selection and design, and protective coatings. 

Supporting Sponsor Russell Fraser Sales (RFS) has served Australia’s inspection and testing community since 1993 and along with its team of 10 staff, RFS has sustained its position as Australia’s most trusted inspection equipment supplier by staying ahead of the changing needs of industry. For the corrosion mitigation industry RFS supplies 3D Laser Scanners for pipeline integrity assessment, Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges, Ultrasonic Phased Array, Holiday Detectors, Thermal Imagers, Videoscopes and more; many of which will be showcased on stand #14. 

Professor Maria Forsyth will deliver the Thompson Memorial Lecture in 2017 detailing why chemistry is the best counterattack to control corrosion and extend the life of materials. The lecture commemorates the work of corrosion science pioneer, P F Thompson, and has been delivered every year at the ACA's annual conference since 1951. 

C&P2017 will be the premier networking opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and peers, in addition to being a source for the latest information concerning corrosion prevention, control and repair. 

Early bird registrations are open for the conference until 14 August. Please visit the web site http://www.acaconference.com.au

The ACA is a not-for-profit, membership Association which provides training, seminars, conferences, publications and other activities to disseminate information about corrosion and its prevention or control.



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