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NACE Corrosion Conference & Expo

Apr 19, 2021 to Apr 30, 2021
Go to NACE Corrosion event

SwRI will be exhibiting at the NACE Corrosion Conference & Expo, Booth No. 2633.

We address industrial corrosion problems using extensive test facilities and state-of-the-art instrumentation to assess all aspects of corrosion and materials failure.

With more than 25 years of experience in this field, our multidisciplinary groups of engineers, scientists, analysts, and technical staff conduct corrosion research by offering a comprehensive approach to solving corrosion problems through contract work for government and industrial clients worldwide.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 22, 8:00 a.m.

"Corrosion Management And Materials Selection In 'Green Building,'” Florent Bocher

"Green building" focuses on environmentally responsibility and resource-management in architecture. In this conference paper, we consider potential areas in which corrosion management and materials selection can play a greater role in the green building industry; and, furthermore, how the principles of green building could be applied to assets in the chemical and petrochemical industry.

Monday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.

"Developing A Likelihood-Based Modeling Approach to Predict Atmospheric Corrosion Rates using Corrosion Sensors," Erica Macha

This talk describes a likelihood-based algorithm for identifying and tracking salt loading characteristics on corrosion sensor in order to improve long-term corrosion rate predictions, even across events that change the salt loading density and composition on the surface such as precipitation.

Monday, April 26, 12:30 p.m.

"Development and Demonstration of RH-Controlled Accelerated Atmospheric Corrosion Test Environments," Erica Macha

This talk presents techniques and methods for analyzing various characteristics of accelerated atmospheric test environments such as salt-loading density and RH cycling profiles. These techniques are used to measure these values more precisely and compare test conditions between different chambers running the same test sequence.

Monday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.

"The Effect Of Flow Rate On Corrosion Currents From Various Aircraft Primers," James Dante

The exhaustion of inhibitor species from a coating results in corrosion at a paint defect site.  In this work, we seek to understand the parameters that influence inhibitor exhaustion from a paint system.  We specifically explore the effect artificial inhibitor consumption on corrosion rate through the use of a flowing cell and a Multi-electrode probe.

Friday, April 30, 11:00 a.m.

"Oxidation Of Welded Materials In High Temperature Supercritical Carbon Dioxide," Florent Bocher

Supercritical carbon dioxide is considered as a working fluid to increase conversion efficiency in power cycle using the Brayton cycle. In this presentation, the impact of long term exposure at 450°C and 7.6 MPa in pure supercritical CO2 on various materials with different design is being presented.

Friday, April 30, 12:00 noon

"Electrochemical Testing of Additive Manufactured Ti6Al4V and NiTi Materials in a Biological Fluid Environment," Elizabeth Trillo 

Cyclic polarization testing was performed to determine the corrosion behavior of additive manufactured Ti6Al4V and NiTi materials.  A comparison is made between different build directions, surface finish as well as post processing steps such as HIPping and compared to surface microstructure.

For more information, please contact Erica Macha or visit Corrosion Testing Laboratory.