NACE Podcasts


The NACE Podcasts series is a collection of free audio podcasts by NACE International. In each episode, industry experts address a new topic that is at the forefront of today’s battle against the adverse effects of corrosion.

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Driving the future

Ep. 27: Driving Toward The Future

Specified: Building Materials & Coatings Growth Podcast

After a varied career from corporate to nonprofit, Bob Chalker, CAE, is now CEO of NACE International, The Worlwide Corrosion Authority. He started at Packard Electric and crisscrossed his way to NACE, where he really found his current niche. NACE is the foremost organization for setting standards and offering certifications in corrosion control. It also provides conferences and direct learning for those in the industry to come together to learn about new products and methods of containing corrosion. NACE has 36,000 members in more than 130 countries. Along the way, he acquired experience in strategic planning, governance, operations management, business development, marketing, and financial management. He is also comfortable working globally in countries such as Brazil, China, and India. Through the lessons he’s learned, he formed his core philosophy. First, do right by your people, then do right by the business. And always remain mission-based but also fiscally responsible. One of the things he’s done at NACE is to have the website redesigned to improve outreach and to use more online communication such as Facebook and Twitter, even though the industry hasn’t completely caught up to these new avenues. He sees many new trends in corrosion mitigation. These new methods are available for extensive online study and courses for certification. These courses help the practitioner to keep pace with the ever-changing world.

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Flint Phenomenon - Episode 2

Flint Phenomenon, Episode 2

Release date: September 26, 2019

Episode Two of the Flint Phenomenon series continues the roundtable discussion surrounding the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In this chat, panelists explore the science behind the problem while evaluating the difficulty in monitoring lead in water systems; the use of corrosion inhibitors and water filters; the changing standards of lead in metals and drinking water; and how Flint is doing today. Panelists include John Scully, Technical Editor in Chief of CORROSION journal; Virginia Tech’s Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Darren Lytle.

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Flint Phenomenon, Episode 1

Release date: September 12, 2019

The first episode of the Flint Phenomenon series discusses the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, including the causes of lead release in the drinking water and how the situation was handled. It includes discussion on the difficulty in identifying and replacing lead pipe in Flint and throughout the United States. The episode includes discussion with panelists Marc Edwards, who led the team that collected the water samples in Flint, and Darren Lytle with the Environmental Protection Agency.

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