Australasian Corrosion Association ACA International Symposium

Corrosion professionals across Australia are set to gather in Melbourne in July 2019 for an International Symposium focusing on the latest advances in corrosion science and corrosion engineering.

Hosted by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), this two-day event will be held on 24-25 July 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne.

The symposium will celebrate the significant contributions of the following ACA notables: Les Boulton, Bruce Hinton, Brian Kinsella, Brian Martin, Greg Moore and David Nicholas.

Featuring keynote presentations from 15 high calibre International and Australian speakers, this event will bring together leading local and global corrosion experts and showcase the latest advances in corrosion science and corrosion engineering.

A panel discussion and open forum will be held at the end of each day and technical papers of high quality and substantive length will be available to delegates.

Engineering Alloys will take centre stage in the first session of the symposium with a presentation titled ‘Alloy Design for Corrosion Resistance’, delivered by John Scully, University of Virginia, USA. Following this, Nick Birbilis from Monash University will discuss the latest insights into corrosion of light metals.

The first day of the Advances in Corrosion Science and Corrosion Engineering International Symposium will also showcase the latest industry knowledge in Corrosion Resistant Alloys; Corrosion Modelling & Prediction; and, Cathodic Protection.

Australasian Corrosion Association ACA International Symposium

In addition to the technical program, there will also be a trade exhibition and attendees will have the opportunity to network during morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks. At the conclusion of the first day’s events there will be a networking cocktail function followed by the event highlight – the Symposium Dinner and Awards presentation.

The second day of the symposium will have a strong industry focus. Corrosion management in the oil and gas industry will be the heart of the morning session. Topics covered will include: Corrosion Monitoring for Oil & Gas Applications; Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion – lessons learned and challenges for the future; and, Recent Advances in Investigating Chemical Inhibition of Mild Steel Corrosion.

The afternoon sessions will shift to corrosion in the water and wastewater industry, with presenters sharing the latest industry knowledge on topics including: Corrosion of Cast Iron Water Mains; Degradation of Plastic Pipes in the Water Industry; and Advances in Condition Assessment of Water Industry Assets. Following the presentations there will be a Panel Discussion and Open Forum, chaired by the ACA’s Technical Committee.

The Symposium will conclude in style with a Networking Farewell Cocktail Function, providing an opportunity for further discussions and relationship building.

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