HOUSTON – When it comes to operating a pipeline, “zero leaks” may be the only answer that is good enough. This is one of the many things attendees of CORROSION 2009, the annual conference and exhibition of NACE International, learned through several days filled with meetings, presentations and symposia.
The conference featured topics such as government oversight of pipeline integrity, bridge construction and rehabilitation, the pending re-fit and painting of the Brooklyn Bridge, new education and workforce development programs and certifications, the safety and integrity of nuclear power facilities, and future U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. The conference also featured the fifth International Marine Forum, a series of panel discussions pertinent to these issues.
CORROSION 2009 spanned nearly a week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Over 4,500 corrosion professionals participated in more than 400 meetings, seminars and technical workshops. Over 350 companies exhibited on the show floor hall, making this one of NACE’s top conferences in its 66 years of hosting such events.