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MP Announces Winners of the 2017 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards



The Materials Performance annual Readers’ Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards recognize the most timely and useful innovations in the field of corrosion control worldwide. Materials Performance magazine invited corrosion control professionals worldwide to nominate the technologies that are on the forefront of the war against corrosion.

“These award-winning innovations represent groundbreaking advances in coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials and design, instrumentation, and testing technologies for corrosion control,” said NACE President Sandy Williamson.

Nominations for the 2017 awards were judged by a distinguished panel of corrosion experts who reviewed innovations developed by individuals, companies, and organizations from around the world. Since its debut in 2012, this awards program has provided a forum for NACE International members and customers to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their innovative corrosion control solutions.

The 10 winning innovations, in alphabetical order, are:

Amercoat One Single-Component Epoxy in the coatings and linings category. The award recipients are David Curran, James McCarthy, and Kamlesh Sheth with PPG Protective and Marine Coatings, East Point, Georgia, USA, web sites: ppg.com and ppgpmc.com.

Computer Assisted DFT Measurement Drone in the testing category. The award recipients are Tariq Rashid and Robert Dahlstrom with Apellix, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Website: apellix.com

Corrosion Djinn—Galvanic Corrosion Risk Prediction in the materials design category. The award recipient is Alan Rose with Corrdesa LLC, Newnan, Georgia, USA. Websites: djinntools.com and corrdesa.com

CorrReader Test Point Surveyor in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are Matt Bechberger, Elizabeth Nicholson, Peter Nicholson, and Pat Yaremko with Cathodic Technology, Ltd., Bolton, Ontario, Canada, web site: cath-tech.com; and Mengxiong Li with SANO Technologies Corp., Ltd., Beijing, China.

CorTalk uDL2® Micro Data Logger in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are Jerry Chilibecki and Tony da Costa with Mobiltex Technologies, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Website: mobiltex.com/products/udl2

ECS In-Line Corrosion Detector in the testing category. The award recipient is Engineered Corrosion Solutions, LLC, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Website: ecscorrosion.com/product/ecs-in-line-corrosion-detector

FiGS - Field Gradient Sensor in the cathodic protection category. The award recipients are John Robert Vinje, Jens Christofer Werenskiold, and Harald Osvoll with FORCE Technology Norway AS, Hvalstad, Norway. Website: figs.no

Schlumberger Microbial InstaCheck in the testing category. The award recipient is James R. Fajt with Schlumberger Production Technologies, Houston, Texas, USA. Website: slb.com/pt

Sensor Suite for Aircraft Corrosion Monitoring in the instrumentation category. The award recipients are Jeff Demo, Fritz Friedersdorf, and James Garrett with Luna Innovations, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Website: devstore.lunainc.com/collections/luna-sensor-suite

Soluble Salt Profiler in the instrumentation category. The award recipients are Daniel Frydman, Graham Hopper, John Maguire, Anthony Marshall, Michael Sellars, Michael Shanahan, and Paul Stansfield with Elcometer Limited Droylsden, Manchester, United Kingdom. Website: elcometer.com/en/coating-inspection/surface-cleanliness-surface-profile/surface-cleanliness/elcometer-130-ssp-soluble-salt-profiler.html
(Detailed descriptions of the innovations and photos available upon request.)

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About Materials Performance: Published monthly, Materials Performance (MP) is the world's largest circulation journal dedicated exclusively to corrosion prevention and control.

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