C&P2017 to showcase corrosion prevention advances

The date of 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 among restaurants, retail outlets and a vibrant public domain on Darling Harbour. 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 it.

Industry experts will deliver six plenary addresses — including the FP Thompson Lecture — and dozens of seminars across four technical streams, in addition to seven forums. To be held from 12–15 November 2017, more than 500 delegates are expected to attend the conference and exhibition supported by 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 and asset management; the oil and gas and offshore industry; and research. Topics covered will range from buried urban pipeline protection to hands-on applications, including advances in sensing and monitoring; asset management; cathodic protection; concrete corrosion and repair; corrosion mechanisms, modelling and prediction; materials selection and design; and protective coatings.

Professor Maria Forsyth will deliver the Thompson Memorial Lecture, 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 PF 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 website: www.acaconference.com.au.

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

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