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Corrosion and Prevention 2018 (C&P2018) conference

The Corrosion and Prevention 2018 (C&P2018) conference is slated for November 11 to 14 in Adelaide.

Held annually and hosted by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), the conference and trade exhibition brings together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis.

“Showcasing the latest advancements in corrosion mitigation, C&P2018 is the largest corrosion conference and exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere,” says the ACA.

“As always, the focus of the ACA’s annual conference and trade exhibition will be the safe and effective management of the continuing challenge posed by corrosion. It has been estimated that industries and governments spend billions of dollars every year on corrosion mitigation and repair, making it vital that the latest technologies and practices are applied to managing this insidious threat.”

Industry experts will deliver five plenary presentations, including the PF Thompson Lecture, which will be delivered by Curtin University’s Professor Brian Kinsella. The lecture commemorates the work of corrosion science pioneer, PF (Percival Faraday) Thompson, and has been delivered every year at the ACA’s annual conference since 1951.

“With 90 abstracts submitted, the conference is set to provide the latest information and industry knowledge concerning corrosion prevention, control and repair,” the ACA says. “C&P2018 will appeal to a broad range of industries including water/wastewater, oil and gas, building and construction, transport infrastructure, mining and asset management.

Topics to be covered include advances in asset management; cathodic protection; concrete corrosion and repair; corrosion mechanisms, high-temperature corrosion; steel corrosion; modelling and prediction; materials selection and design, and protective coatings.

More than 400 delegates are expected to attend the conference and exhibition, which will take place at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

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