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Vancouver, BC – August 11, 2020 - Today, the NACE International Institute (NII) launched the preliminary phase of its International Measures of Prevention Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies (IMPACT) Canada Study. After producing valuable results in the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the study will now analyze the financial and societal effects of corrosion on six industry sectors representing 36.5% of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Using data from the study, NII will produce a report identifying actionable solutions to increase public safety and reduce costs nationwide.   “We are very excited to bring this study to Canada ...
Houston, Texas – NACE International Institute (NII) is pleased to announce Dave Evans has been hired as a Chief Auditor on staff for the NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP). Evans brings decades of experience working in the industrial coatings field where he specializes in coating recommendations, specification development, failure analysis, facility audits, and training. He is president of Evans Industrial Coating Consultants, LLC, has served as a chief auditor for NIICAP on a consulting basis, and has been a NACE CIP Instructor for 33 years. “Dave brings outstanding knowledge of the protective coatings and corrosion industry, ...
Houston, Texas – The NACE International Institute (NII) announced today that a new award has been named for the late Oliver Moghissi, Ph.D., a globally recognized expert in the advancement of corrosion control technologies and an advocate for the corrosion industry. Moghissi devoted his career to developing and implementing technology to optimize corrosion management programs and was an active member of NACE International where he chaired numerous technical and administrative committees, received the Presidential Achievement Award in 2003, was recognized as a NACE Fellow, and served on the Board of Directors for many years including a term as the association’s ...
National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Surface Preparation and Coatings (SP&C) Panel Meeting Tuesday, March 17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday March 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The SP&C Panel Meeting is a great forum for diverse groups to come together and inspire the research, evaluation, development, and sustainment of current and emerging technologies. The desired outcomes of these efforts are reduced costs in construction, maintenance, and repairs and/or enhanced quality of coatings and corrosion control of Naval and commercial vessels. These meetings offer the participants an opportunity for engagement; from suppliers to shipbuilders, to improve ...
The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a division of the NACE International Institute, today announced its completion of product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exterior steel systems, and waterfront steel structures. MPI was contracted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to establish the product standards. The new MPI 500 Series Standards are for use in numerous aspects of work involving specialized Department of Defense (DoD) Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) facilities. Initial testing is now complete, and the standards are available via the online MPI store . Coating manufacturers can submit ...
Houston, Texas – March 14, 2019 – The NACE International Institute is proud to announce that Mónica Hernández, P.Eng., Owner of Infinity Growth Corporation, is now the first fully qualified Navigator for the NACE International Institute IMPACT Plus program residing in Canada.   Hernández has 17 years of experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, in areas such as material selection, corrosion and integrity management. In addition to NACE International and the NACE International Institute, she is a member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists ...
The NACE International Institute is proud to introduce its new Certified Coating Applicator (CCA) certification. This new credential for industrial painters validates working knowledge of surface preparation, industrial coatings application, environmental conditions, and safety procedures; using professionally developed examinations that accurately measure a candidate’s proficiency. Developed in accordance with the ISO 17024 standard, the CCA certification was built on industry leading certification development practices and provides a third-party, quality, objective assessment and verification of an individual’s expertise. Unlike many applicator qualification ...
The NACE International Institute today announced that Cynthia O’Malley has been named Executive Director of the Master Painters Institute (MPI LLC). O’Malley brings extensive experience and expertise in business management, protective coatings testing, standards development of both industrial and commercial coatings, and asset protection. MPI is dedicated to the establishment of quality, performance and sustainable coatings standards. “After bringing MPI under the umbrella of the NACE Institute in 2017 we experienced growing demand for the organization’s expertise from both the commercial and industrial paint markets,” said Helena Seelinger, Executive Director ...