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Inside this Issue: Corrosion & Prevention 2013: Final Programme Corrosion & Prevention 2013: Sponsors and Exhibitors Meet the…YCG Committee Contractors Comment: Challenges Ahead for Contracting Companies Technical Note: Diagnostics – How to Determine the Health of Concrete Structures Industry Insight: Case Studies of Waste Water Structure Rehabilitation – Products, Methods & Outcomes University Profile: The University of Adelaide Professional Practice Paper: Ultrasonic Detection and Measuring of Isolated or Pitting Corrosion (IPC)

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Submissions are now welcome on all aspects of corrosion and corrosion control for Corrosion & Prevention 2014. Papers are subject to peer review and if accepted will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Critical dates for acceptance of abstracts and papers are:

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Close of Abstracts: 31st January 2014 Acceptance of Abstracts: 14th February 2014 Receipt of Papers: 2nd May 2014

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT Please refer to www.acaconference.com.au to submit a 200-300 word summary of your proposed paper by the close of abstracts (31st January 2014). Waldron Smith Management, a professional conference management company based in Melbourne will be managing the abstract and paper submission process for Corrosion & Prevention 2014.

GUIDE TO SUBMISSION Papers submitted to the Corrosion & Prevention 2014 Conference must be unpublished works. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain necessary clearance/ permission from their organisation. Copyright of the paper is assigned to the ACA. Abstracts should include the names of all authors, an appropriate title and a brief summary. All authors whose papers are accepted are required to attend the conference to present. Darwin Conference Centre

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Darwin has a population of over 100,000 people and boasts a lively mix of more than 50 nationalities. This vibrant capital has a youthful energy you will find hard to resist and is noted for its consistently warm to hot climate throughout the year. Darwin is the gateway to the Australian outback and some of the country’s best tourism experiences. Progressive, vibrant and energising, Darwin is a breath of fresh air that will always prove irresistible to all who visit. The Northern Territory is a place with landscapes as diverse as they come, from Uluru, the spiritual heart of the Australian continent in the dry Red Centre, to the teeming-with-wildlife tropical wetlands of the Kakadu and Nitmiluk National Parks in the Top End. In many ways the Northern Territory is the most quintessentially Australian of all the Australian States, and there is a little bit of everything for everyone. www.travelnt.com


TECHNICAL TOPICS

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Corrosion and Prevention 2014 invites technical papers on all subjects related to corrosion. The conference will bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis. Diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in corrosion, ranging from fundamental corrosion science to hands-on application. Submissions may include research papers, posters, review papers and case studies related to the technical streams listed below.

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Advances in Sensing and Monitoring Cathodic/Anodic Protection Coatings Concrete & Architecture Integrity Management Manufacturing & Production

Erwin Gamboa Andrew Hargrave Brian Hickinbottom Raman Singh Dean Wall

SPONSORSHIP AND EXHIBITION Sponsorship will enable your company to make a significant contribution towards the success of Corrosion & Prevention 2014. In return, the conference offers strong branding and exposure in a focussed and professional environment. As with every Conference, the exhibition will be an integral part of the activities. It provides an opportunity for organisations to come face to face with the delegates; providing a marketplace to increase your organisation’s visibility and to showcase and demonstrate your products and services.

Marine Corrosion Oil & Gas Sustainability, Environment & Energy Water & Wastewater

INDUSTRY SECTORS This conference will have material of value to those working within the following industries, or related areas: Aviation Concrete Structures and Buildings Defence Education and Research

YOUR HOSTS The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc (ACA) is a membership based, not-for-profit, industry association, promoting the co-operation of academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organisations in relation to corrosion and its mitigation. The ACA disseminates information on all aspects of corrosion and its prevention by promoting lectures, symposia, publications and other activities. www.corrosion.com.au The mission of the ACA is to disseminate knowledge to enable best practice in corrosion control thereby ensuring all impacts of corrosion are responsibly managed, the environment is protected, public safety is enhanced and the performance of economies improved.

Manufacturing Marine Mining Oil & Gas Power Transport Water and Wastewater

CONTACT The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc PO Box 112 Kerrimuir, Victoria, Australia, 3129 Ph: +61 3 9890 4833 Fax: +61 3 9890 7866 Email: conference@corrosion.com.au www.acaconference.com.au

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The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc (ACA) is a non-profit membership based organisation akin to a “learned society”. The ACA was established in 1955 to service the needs of Australian and New Zealand companies, organisations and individuals involved in the fight against corrosion. It is dedicated to ensuring all aspects of corrosion are responsibly managed, protecting the environment and ensuring public safety. ACA members are drawn from a wide cross section of industries united by their common interest – to reduce the impact of corrosion in Australasia.

The ACA is a founder member of the World Corrosion Organization Front Cover Photo: The STOPAQ system simplified the repair of the X-knot section on an offshore platform, guaranteeing longterm corrosion protection. Photo supplied by Anti Corrosion Technology Pty Ltd.

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ISSN 1326-1932 Published by The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. ABN: 66 214 557 257 Editor Ian MacLeod – Western Australian Museum ian.macleod@museum.wa.gov.au Associate Editors Research: Bruce Hinton – Monash University bruce.hinton@monash.edu Professional Practice: Willie Mandeno – Opus International Consultants, willie.mandeno@opus.co.nz News: Wesley Fawaz – The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc, wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au

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Executive Officer’s Message

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ACA Branch and YCG Events

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ACA Standards Update

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New Product Showcase

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AEC Meeting Review

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 Technical Event Review: Control and Manage Corrosion in the Oil & Gas Industries. A Vital Role in Preventing Future Disasters

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 Technical Event Review: Corrosion in the Mining Industry

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Future Leaders Forum 2014

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ACA Certification Programme

Reviewers Andy Atrens – University of Queensland Nick Birbilis – Monash University Frederic Blin – AECOM Lex Edmond Harvey Flitt – Queensland University of Technology Maria Forsyth – Deakin University Rob Francis Warren Green – Vinsi Partners Graeme Kelly – Corrotec Services Grant McAdam – Defence Science & Technology Organisation David Nicholas – Nicholas Corrosion Graham Sussex – Sussex Material Solutions Tony Trueman – Defence Science & Technology Organisation Geoffrey Will – Queensland University of Technology David Young – University of New South Wales

Advertising Sales Wesley Fawaz – The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc, wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au Ph: 61 3 9890 4833, Fax: 61 3 9890 7866 Subscriptions Print Version: ISSN 1326-1932 Subscription rates: Within Australia: AU$72.60, incl GST Outside Australia: AU$77, excl GST posted airmail The views expressed in Corrosion & Materials are those of the individual authors and are not necessarily those of the ACA. Publication of advertisements does not imply endorsement by the ACA. Copyright of all published materials is retained by the ACA but it may be quoted with due reference. The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc PO Box 112, Kerrimuir, Victoria 3129, Australia Ph: 61 3 9890 4833, Fax: 61 3 9890 7866 Email: aca@corrosion.com.au Internet: www.corrosion.com.au


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C&P2013: Final Programme

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C&P2013: Sponsor Profiles

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C&P2013: Exhibitor Profiles

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 Coatings Group Member Profile

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Industry Introduction: Summary of Common NDT Test Methods

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Contractors Comment: Challenges Ahead for Contracting Companies

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 Technical Note: Diagnostics – How to Determine the Health of Concrete Structures

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Industry Insight: Case Studies of Waste Water Structure Rehabilitation – Products, Methods & Outcomes

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 University Profile: The University of Adelaide

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 Professional Practice Paper: Ultrasonic Detection and Measuring of Isolated or Pitting Corrosion (IPC)

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ACA Operations Board President: Allan Sterling

ACA Branches & Divisions Auckland Division: Grant Chamberlain

Corrosion & Materials Corrosion & Materials is the official publication of The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc (ACA). Published bi-monthly, Corrosion & Materials has a distribution of 2,500 to ACA members and other interested parties. Each issue features a range of news, information, articles, profiles and peer reviewed technical papers. Corrosion & Materials publishes original, previously unpublished papers under the categories “Research” and “Professional Practice”. All papers are peer reviewed by at least two anonymous referees prior to publication and qualify for inclusion in the list which an author and his or her institution can submit for the ARC “Excellence in Research Australia” list of recognised research publications. Please refer to the Author Guidelines at www.corrosion.com.au before you submit a paper to Wesley Fawaz at wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au with a copy to bruce.hinton@monash.edu ACA also welcomes short articles (technical notes, practical pieces, project profiles, etc) between 500 – 1,500 words with high resolution photos for editorial review. Please refer to the Article Guidelines at www.corrosion.com.au before you submit a paper to Wesley Fawaz at wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au

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Executive Officer: Wesley Fawaz

Newcastle: Karen Swain

Operations Chairman: Paul Vince

New South Wales: Jim Galanos

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Senior Vice President: Andrew Hargrave

Queensland: Cathy Sterling

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ACA Technical Groups Cathodic Protection: Bruce Ackland

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Coatings: Matthew O'Keeffe

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Concrete Structures & Buildings: Frédéric Blin

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Mining Industry: Ted Riding

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Junior Vice President: Mohammad Ali

South Australia: Dennis Richards

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Immediate Past President: Peter Dove

Tasmania: Grant Weatherburn

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Directors: Graham Carlisle Matthew Dafter Roman Dankiw John Duncan Fred Salome Graham Sussex Dean Wall Geoffrey Will

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Water & Water Teatment: Matthew Dafter 61 419 816 783

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Petroleum & Chemical Processing Industry: Fikry Barouky 61 402 684 165

Young Corrosion Group: Erwin Gamboa

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CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE

Recently, the ACA Board has made some significant decisions in relation to the management of the Association. On Monday 5 August, the Australasian Corrosion Association and Chief Executive Officer, Ian Booth came to a mutual and confidential agreement to part ways. Ian Booth commenced in the role of CEO on 4 November 2008. He had extensive experience in association management and was able to use those skills to the benefit of the ACA. In particular, he was able to consolidate the ACA financial position and deliver surpluses in each year of his employment. The ACA is now in a sound financial position. Consequently, the ACA has been able to return more funding to Branches than ever before resulting in vibrant Branch activities. During Ian’s term, the ACA experienced significant growth in terms of membership and now has a membership of over 2,000. Ian was

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able to implement improvements in the services to members including improvements to the ACA publication, ‘Corrosion & Materials,’ and electronic communication. Education and training activities, technical events and symposiums and significant events such as the annual conference have expanded during Ian’s term. On 21 September the ACA Board met to discuss the ACA’s strategic direction moving forward. The Board is currently reviewing the ACA governance structure and financial accounts systems and will conduct a detailed strategic planning exercise in the new year. The Board is focused on using the available resources to maximise the service to members in a sustainable way. While services to members have steadily increased and improved, significant opportunity for further and better services exists. At this time of review, feedback and ideas from any member on our services and activities would be most welcome.

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The Board has appointed Wesley Fawaz as the Executive Officer. Wesley has been with the ACA for 7 years, was previously the Deputy CEO and is well versed in the operations of the ACA. He has been integral to the success of the ACA Conferences and ‘Corrosion & Materials.’ Wesley is approachable and responsive and will work well with members and the Board to achieve our common goal of reducing the impact of corrosion in Australasia. All of the ACA’s current activities and services to members will continue as business as usual. The ACA Board is confident that the organisation is in good health and look forward to a period of continued growth. Yours Sincerely Paul Vince ACA Chairman

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Hi All, Well this is my last President’s column and how time has flown. It has been a very busy period for the ACA in the last couple of months. The departure of the CEO has presented an opportunity for the association to fully review its present position and to make the necessary changes to set itself up for the long term. I suggest each and every member supports Wesley and the Head Office team through this very busy review period.

Allan Sterling President

…we would appreciate you giving serious thoughts to where you see the Association’s future.

The board is currently reviewing all areas of operation of the Association. The review will start from the top and work its way down. Areas for focus are the strategic plan, governance, constitution and associated business plans. We would like to say that these are going to be reviewed and resolved in the short term but this is likely to be drawn out process. It is likely that some members (and non-members) will be asked for comments and we would appreciate you giving serious thoughts to where you see the Association’s future. After all, it is your Association. The constitution review has lost momentum in recent times, however it is such an important document that we need to keep moving ahead with the review. Our constitution needs to more accurately reflect how the Association now operates and how we would like our Association to look in 10 years from now. There are likely to be changes that some of the membership may not be

happy with, however we need to make the changes for the future benefit of the Association. The November conference C&P2013 “Where Theory Meets Practice” is rapidly catching up on us. If you are coming along you have already missed the early bird discount registration deadline, however it would be appreciated if you could still register as soon as possible. In conjunction with the conference we are also presenting general corrosion seminars in the areas of coatings and cathodic protection. These are aimed at those who have an interest in corrosion and the want to understand more. Attendees at these seminars will have the opportunity to ask questions and will hopefully pick up some valuable corrosion tips. Those attending the seminars are also welcome to roam around the exhibition area and view the latest technologies in the corrosion industry. On the subject of the conference, our success is now causing us a number of headaches. Wherein the past each Branch was able to host the conference locally, we are now restricted to selected venues due to the size and layout required. This is unfortunate for our smaller Branches, however it is one of the changes that needs to be addressed in our strategic plan and our constitution review. Allan Sterling ACA President 2013

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current anodes it enables the monitoring of the CP system, a wide range of corrosion protection probes and strain gauges. For more information, or to order the Zebra conductive paint system, Camur II or any of our specialist products, call SRCP on (08) 6102 0303 or email info@srcp.com.au. Below: One of over 400 Zebra systems installed. The conductive paint system is applied in this case to the soffit of the balcony and controls corrosion whether the corrosion activation is from the top or bottom (Bottom centre). Cables for the system runs in colour matched trunking up the blade walls (Bottom left).

L to R: J.Schwab – MD Germany, C.Hermansen - Software Manager, F. Johansen - CP Design, J.Eri: MD Protector; F. Papworth - SRCP, B. Lundvall – Electronics, T. Zheng – PCTE.

Protector have provided the materials to over 400 conductive paint CP systems in Europe in the last 20 years. Many of these are controlled and monitored by the Camur system. Protector have a wealth of unpublished information comparing the performance of systems. Some of this was displayed during their presentations. While amazing to SRCP, it was clearly just a way of life to their European hosts. The 400 projects are also not widely advertised because in Protector’s key markets it is an accepted technology and doesn’t need demonstration. While in Oslo, Protector showed SRCP five current Zebra projects they are working on in the Oslo area, and discussed other current projects that there was not enough time to visit. The emphasis here is that the Zebra conductive paint system is one of the most tried and tested systems available. Conductive paint is the most widely used CP system in the world. SRCP can now offer this most proven system in Australia. The fact that Camur is also a unique control system should not be overlooked. Not only does it control output to impressed

The whole façade is controlled with a Camur system with automatic monitoring back to Protector’s offices (Below right). SRCP have a single anode zone control and monitoring box that is available for trial installations.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S MESSAGE

Together with the strong leadership of the Board of Directors, our dedicated staff and committed volunteers, I will be ensuring that this is a smooth transition period for the ACA. So it’s business as usual with key events coming up, new initiatives unfolding and a key milestone to announce. The ACA membership continues to grow with Jiana Zhang of Det Norske Veritas (DNV) becoming the 2,000th member on the 14th August 2013. 2,000 members was a key target for the ACA, but with so much more potential let’s not stop there. Continue to help us reach out to your peers and draw in new members, or ask a former member to rejoin the fold. This issue of Corrosion & Materials is the ‘pre-conference issue’ and so you will find on pages 42–45 the final programme as well as all the conference sponsor and exhibitor profiles on pages 46–70. The annual conference is an excellent event from a technical and networking perspective for asset owners, suppliers, consultants, applicators and academics. If you can’t make it

for the full conference, register for a day, register for the free entry into the exhibition or just come to attend the gala dinner. Call for papers has gone out for the 2014 conference in Darwin and closes on 31st January 2014. The ACA is seeking professional practice papers and case studies from industry as well as research papers. I have only ever been to Darwin and the Northern Territory for business and I envisage that this could be the same for many of you. Why not take advantage of the 2014 ACA conference location and spend time before or after the conference seeing the Top End. Take a look at www.travelnt.com for ideas and inspiration. The ACA is currently in the process of developing two new introduction courses into Dry Abrasive Blast Cleaning and Airless Spray Basics. These will be three day courses with practical and theoretical aspects which aim to train and prepare participants in the intensive skill sets and requirements of the SSPC International Certifications. The ACA is aiming to launch these introductory courses in 2014 followed by the scheduled SSPC

C7 (Dry Abrasive Blast) and C12 (Airless Spray) certifications. Financially supported by the ACA Foundation, applications to attend the 2014 Future Leaders Forum (FLF) in Melbourne are now open (see pages 36–37 for further details). The purpose of the FLF is to assist younger members of the industries that ACA serves to develop skills which will assist in their personal and professional development. By providing this support, ACA is leading the way in positively contributing to the work and personal lives of those who are likely to advance to senior positions in the industry in the future. The ACA needs YOUR help to achieve its full potential with its activities. Come to a conference, submit a project profile for Corrosion & Materials or put your hand up to make a presentation at a local Branch event. In short, get involved! As in most endeavors, the more you are involved, the more you get back from your membership. Wesley Fawaz Executive Officer wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au

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‘Poisoning’ corrosion brings stainless magnesium closer In a discovery that could have major implications for the aerospace, automotive and electronics industries, scientists have found a way to dramatically reduce the corrosion rate of lightweight wonder metal magnesium: adding arsenic. Weighing in at two thirds less than aluminium, magnesium is the lightest structural metal. It has many potential industrial applications, but uptake is severely restricted by its poor resistance to corrosion. Identification of methods to restrict magnesium corrosion is the first step in engineering such technology into functional alloys. For the first time, a group of researchers, led by Monash University’s Associate Professor Nick Birbilis, have created a magnesium alloy with significantly reduced corrosion rates by adding a cathodic ‘poison’ - arsenic.

They found that the addition of very low levels of arsenic to magnesium retards the corrosion reaction by effectively ‘poisoning’ the reaction before it be completed. Once magnesium is available in a more stainless, or corrosion-resistant, form wider use will lead to significant weight and energy savings in transportation industries. It has been the subject of significant research efforts concentrating on developing light metals. Associate Professor Birbilis, of the Monash Department of Materials Engineering, said the discovery would contribute to the birth of more ‘stainless’ magnesium products by exploiting cathodic poisons.

in everything from portable electronics to air and land transportation,” Associate Professor Birbilis said. “Magnesium products are rapidly evolving to meet the demands of industry, but presently are hindered by high corrosion rates. The arsenic effect we discovered is now being trialled as a functional additive to existing commercial alloys. “Our breakthrough will help develop the next generation of magnesium products, which must be more stainless.”

“This is a very important and timely finding. In an era of light-weighting for energy and emissions reductions, there is a great demand for magnesium alloys

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Fibre glass a serious alternative for bridges A fibre glass alternative to steel reinforcement in concrete structures could be a potential answer to problems caused by corrosion of steel bars, a University of Canterbury expert says.

“As part of our civil engineering research, we are testing and comparing the performance of concrete bridge deck slabs reinforced with both steel bars and bars made of fibre glass.

Bridges along New Zealand’s coastline are more susceptible to problems caused by corrosion of steel reinforcement than inland bridges due to greater exposure to chlorides in salty sea winds.

“Glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) bars are a potential alternative to traditional steel reinforcing for some civil engineering structures exposed to harsh environment. The GFRP bars will not corrode, making the structure last longer and require less maintenance than a steel reinforced structure. Other benefits include non-conductivity and being a third of the weight by volume of steel.

“We are testing full scale bridge slabs on campus using fibre glass bars instead of steel,” civil and natural resources engineer Dr Alessandro Palermo says. “The use of steel as bridge reinforcement historically in New Zealand means that many coastline bridges, especially those built in the 1940s and 1950s, are beginning to show signs of deterioration.” Large maintenance costs and traffic delays can be involved in repairing this damage.

“There are some obstacles in designing with GFRP as it behaves quite differently to steel. Many practising engineers are very used to using steel in their reinforced concrete design, so a shift in thinking is required when using GFRP bars. It’s certainly not like comparing apples with apples. “The GFRP product used in this experimental testing is Mateen-bar,

which is manufactured by Pultron Composites in Gisborne. The cost of using GFRP is at least twice the price of steel but GFRP bars can be economic where a long life span of a structure is taken into account. “Reduced maintenance costs lower the overall life cycle costs of a GFRP reinforced concrete structure design and may make it a cost-competitive alternative to using steel reinforcement.” The fibre glass testing at UC this week is part of a project by masters student Victoria Worner, who is being supervised by Dr Palermo. Findings of the project will include a set of design recommendations for using GFRP bars as bridge deck reinforcement in a New Zealand bridge design context. The Ministry of Science and Innovation has granted, in collaboration with Pultron, a $40,000 scholarship for the project.

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chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of buildings and infrastructure, including: concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for mining and tunnelling, waterproofing, concrete protection and repair products, grouts and high-performance flooring products. “Master Builders Solutions embodies our ability to collaborate across technologies and functions on a global scale. That way we create solutions geared to meet the individual construction challenges of our customers,” said Dr Tilman Krauch, President of BASF’s Construction Chemicals division.

such as Master Builders®, Glenium® and Ucrete®, and is based on more than a century of innovations for the construction industry.” As highlighted by the new logo’s two ‘connectors’, the Master Builders Solutions brand connects the strengths of an array of products and brands including many of the world’s best known and most highly respected construction chemical products – bringing 30 brands under the one Master Builders Solutions banner.

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NEWS

Polymer-coated catalyst protects “artificial leaf” Due to the fluctuating availability of solar energy, storage solutions are urgently needed. One option is to use the electrical energy generated inside solar cells to split water by means of electrolysis, in the process yielding hydrogen that can be used for a storable fuel. Researchers at the HZB Institute for Solar Fuels in Germany have modified so called superstrate solar cells with their highly efficient architecture in order to obtain hydrogen from water with the help of suitable catalysts. This type of cell works something like an “artificial leaf.” But the solar cell rapidly corrodes when placed in the aqueous electrolyte solution. So now, Ph.D. student Diana Stellmach has found a way to prevent corrosion by embedding the catalysts in an electrically conducting polymer and then mounting them onto the solar cell’s two contact surfaces. As a result, the cell’s sensitive contacts are sealed to prevent corrosion with a stable yield of approx. 3.7 percent sunlight. Hydrogen stores chemical energy and is highly versatile in terms of its applicability potential. The gas can be converted into fuels like methane as well as methanol or it can generate electricity directly inside fuel cells. Hydrogen can be produced through the electrolytic splitting of water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen by using two electrodes that are coated with suitable catalysts and between which a minimum 1.23 volt tension is

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generated. The production of hydrogen only becomes interesting if solar energy can be used to produce it. Because that would solve two problems at once: On sunny days, excess electricity could yield hydrogen, which would be available for fuel or to generate electricity at a later point like at night or on days that are overcast. New approach with complex thin film technologies At the Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy (HZB) Institute for Solar Fuels, researchers are working on new approaches to realizing this goal. They are using photovoltaic structures made of multiple ultrathin layers of silicon that are custom-made by the Photovoltaic Competence Centre Berlin (PVcomB), another of the HZB’s institutes. Since the cell consists of a single - albeit complex - “block,” this is known as a monolithic approach. At the Institute for Solar Fuels, the cell’s electrical contact surfaces are coated with special catalysts for splitting water. If this cell is placed in dilute sulphuric acid and irradiated with sun-like light, a tension is produced at the contacts that can be used to split water. During this process, it is the catalysts, which speed up the reactions at the contacts, that are critically important. Protection against corrosion The PVcomB photovoltaic cells’ main advantage is their “superstrate architecture”: Light enters through the transparent front contact, which is deposited on the carrier glass; there is no opacity due to catalysts being

mounted onto the cells, because they are located on the cell’s back side and are in contact with the water/acid mixture. This mixture is aggressive, that is to say, it is corrosive, so much so that Diana Stellmach had to first replace the usual zinc oxide silver back contact with a titanium coat approximately 400 nanometers thick. In a second step, she developed a solution to simultaneously protect the cell against corrosion with the mounting of the catalyst: She mixed nanoparticles of RuO2 with a conducting polymer (PEDOT:PSS) and applied this mixture to the cell’s back side contact to act as a catalyst for the production of oxygen. Similarly, platinum nanoparticles, the sites of hydrogen production, were applied to the front contact. Stable H2-Production In all, the configuration achieved a degree of efficacy of 3.7 percent and was stable over a minimum 18 hours. Ms. Stellmach may be the first scientist anywhere in the world to have realised this kind of water-splitting solar cell structure as photovoltaic membranes with different architectures have proved far less stable. Yet the fact remains that catalysts like platinum and RuO2 are rather expensive and will ultimately have to give way to less costly types of materials. Diana Stellmach is already working on that as well; she is currently in the process of developing carbon nanorods that are coated with layers of molybdenum sulphide and which serve as catalysts for hydrogen production.


NEWS

Mears Group establishes Corrosion Engineering Scholarships for Curtin Uni Mears Group, Inc., through its partnership with NACE Foundation, is gifting $80,000 in scholarships ($20,000 each for four years) to assist students who wish to enroll in the corrosion engineering program at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. The scholarship is funded through an annual donation to NACE Foundation from Mears, a Quanta Services company. Mears is a leader in corrosion control engineering and integrity management for pipelines, electric power and other industries. The first scholarship was awarded for the university’s 2013 academic year, and the recipient is Dylan Biggs of Perth, Western Australia. Kevin C. Garrity, Senior Vice President of Mears Group, Inc., and immediate Past President of NACE International said, “We are excited to partner

with NACE to support the corrosion engineering program at Curtin University, and we look forward to the day that their students enter the workforce. Our resources at Mears, both people and equipment, are among the most extensive in the industry; therefore we know how essential it is that we, as an industry, continue to renew and advance our global corrosion expertise for improved safety and integrity of the world’s energy infrastructure.” Professor Rolf Gubner directs the Corrosion Engineering program at Curtin University. The program provides education and research to advance corrosion science and technology for increased safety, reliability and reduce the cost of corrosion. “We are extremely grateful that Mears and the NACE Foundation have partnered together to support students in our program with this

scholarship; it shows that both organisations are sincerely dedicated to the advancement of the corrosion industry and the development of the next generation of corrosion leaders” said Professor Gubner.

The 2013 recipient Dylan Biggs receiving his scholarship from Professor Rolf Gubner at Curtin University.

$2.5 million boost for Australian desalination research Research to improve Australia’s desalination technology and help drought-proof the nation’s water supplies has received a $2.5 million boost.

Fibre-Optic Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor Prototype in Desalination’ which is described below:

NCEDA CEO Neil Palmer said 47 expressions of interest had been received for the Centre’s fifth and final funding round, with nine projects shortlisted and reviewed by an expert Research Advisory Committee drawn from the desalination and water industries.

Further to the previously-funded project, this will develop a prototype of nano-engineered fibre-optic based surface plasmon resonance sensors. Based on doping various ligands onto gold nanolayers, the proposed optical fibre sensor will detect specific chemical contents and microbes in water. This will serve as a powerful tool for environmental and process monitoring in desalination plants, featuring high sensitivity and excellent discrimination capability, high selectivity, low cost and free from corrosion.

One of the funded projects is from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia on ‘Applying a

NCEDA research into desalination and its application to help drought-proof communities is currently worth more

New projects by leading universities have been selected for funding over the next two years by the National Centre of Excellence in Desalination Australia (NCEDA).

than $80 million, with nearly 50 projects under way across Australia. The Centre is funded by the Australian Government’s Water for the Future initiative.

Facility Manager Mike Blackwood & NCEDA CEO Neil Palmer.

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NEWS

CCE welcome new Sales and Marketing Manager Corrosion Control Engineering (CCE) are pleased to announce the appointment of Rafael Pelli as NSW Sales & Marketing Manager. Rafael brings over 30 years experience and is

a welcome addition to an already experienced team.

cathodic protection and pipe & cable locator products is an added bonus”.

Group CEO Mr. John Kalis adds “Our growing company required an experienced Sales & Marketing Manager in NSW and Rafael certainly fits in well with our business model. Rafael’s extensive knowledge of

CCE specialise in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of cathodic protection systems, with offices in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia.

Centurion donor ranks growing ACA Foundation launched a Centurion donor program earlier in 2013. Under the Centurion donor plan individuals are able to make a non-binding commitment to an ongoing financial support for the Foundations activities at a rate of $100 per year. The first ten Centurion donors have made commitments with their donations now applied to the Foundation’s scholarship fund. All

donations of $2.00 or more under the Centurion donor program and direct to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. ACA provides administrative and management support for ACA Foundation and staff are working with potential donors to increase the standing balance of funds available to the Foundation to ensure the sustainability of its activities.

ACA Foundation activities include support for ACA’s Future Leaders Forum, a raft of scholarships and bursaries with an annual combined value of up to $80,000 and support for an invited international expert seminar series each year. Enquiries regarding ACA Foundation can be directed to Jacquie Martin by phoning +61 3 9890 4833 or to jmartin@corrosion.com.au.

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ACA welcomes new members Corporate Platinum Tcorr Inspection www.tcorr.com.au Tcorr Inspection offers the following services - corrosion and protective coating inspection, welding & pipeline inspections with its head office in Adelaide and a regional office in Darwin servicing the Asia Pacific region. Inspections undertaken to assist companies and in particular the CSG/LNG sector maintain project quality standards by inspection and surveillance of processes of welding & protective coatings. Corporate Silver Underraps t/a Intercept Australia www.interceptaustralia.com.au Intercept Australia provides packaging for storage, logistics and preservation.

Intercept products are environmentally safe and recyclable...offering oil free anti-corrosion and anti-static protection for metals, electronics, rubber, plastics and fabrics. Intercept neutralizes corrosive and migrating gases that become permanently bound with the copper particles that are chemically bonded to the packaging materials. All materials are equally protected by the single non-toxic packaging material for all applications. Corporate Bronze Asclear www.asclear.com.au For over 12 years, AsClear Pty Ltd has been an industry leader in providing in-house and on-site specialised services in abrasive blasting and coating of structural steel and pipelines as well as concrete repair, remediation and sealing.

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Individual/Student/Retired Members Name

Company/ Institution

John Ambrose

Location Newcastle

Simon Anderson

NSW

Darren Banney

QLD

Paul Humphreys Ying Huo

Monadelphous Engineering Deakin University

WA VIC

Nathan Key

Specialised Industrial Maintenance

WA

Timothy Khoo

Deakin University

VIC

Terry Liddelow

PFP Systems

QLD

Rotianne Barros

University of Adelaide

SA

Neil Beattie

Superlative Painting Consultancy & Inspection

WA

Fariba Mahdavi

Deakin University

VIC

Andrew Borrill

Maritime Engineers

WA

Freddy Ocana Mazon

Saipem

NSW

James Browne

University of Adelaide

SA

Andrew Minner

University of Adelaide

SA

Ben Bryce

Scape Consulting

QLD

Michael Cavanagh

Queensland Industrial Coatings

QLD

Bruce Cavanagh

WA

Geoff Codner

TSA Management

NSW

James Dean

University of Adelaide

SA

Alan Fletcher

BAM Clough JV

WA

Peter Gabrics

QLD

Jarrod Gallagher

C-Spray

VIC

Malcolm Gallasch

Gallasch & Associates

VIC

Darren Gandal

Monash University

Brendan Green

Thornton Engineering

Raymond Griffin James Griggs Nigel Goodman

CSIRO

Christian Hanson

Nalco NZ

Malinderjeet Singh Hira

University of Adelaide

Marshall Holmes

Department of Natural Resources and Mining

Visual Hou

Rebecca Newby

University of Newcastle

Kuwait

Singapore

Newcastle

Octavian Tescaru

Caltex Refinery

NSW

Lam-Thien Vu

University of Adelaide

SA

Darryl Thomson

Oasis Tension Structures

VIC

Gordon Todd

Fast Blast

WA

Li Tong

University of Adelaide

SA

Ashley Trainor

University of Adelaide

SA

McConnell Dowell

QLD

Matthew Pinczes

W. Granowski

VIC

Andreas Pettifer

University of Adelaide

SA

Ashley Phan

University of Adelaide

SA

Simon Poggioli

Extrin Consultants

WA

QLD

VIC

The Big Brush

QLD

VIC

Mandar Risbud

Curtin University

WA

QLD

QLD

Kuwait National Petroleum Company

WA

John Rigby

WA

PFP Systems

Expedito Jr Sualog

QLD

VIC

SA

Dion Stubbings

Abraham Tendean

WA

New Zealand

WA

Dean Ten-Tye

Absolute Blast

VIC

Chalmers Welding

Nigeria

Anthony Payne

WA

SA

VIC

Mathew Stribley

Adewumi Sunday

Nagarda

Gopalakrishnan Samiyaiah

VIC

Springtec

WA

Kenneth O'Donnell

Bobby Poulter

RMIT

Mark Spring

Sairam Sudarsanam

Luke Redshaw

QLD University of Adelaide

Javad Nadem

Amy Spark

Atama Tuinona

QLD

Robert Vinci

Legeneering Australia

WA

Alizee Visconti

University of Adelaide

SA

Alan Vivian

Australian Remote Painting

NT

Andrew Wall Harrison Wallace

Newcastle University of Adelaide

SA

Corey Ward

WA

LJ Scretching

NZ Application Service

New Zealand

Kenneth Watson

WA

Lachlan Shanks

University of Adelaide

SA

Daniel Wilson

QLD

VIC

Aaron Young

TAS

QLD

Sagar Zende

Yudhister Singh Gregory Sisiolo

Ergon Energy Corporation

Gregory Smith Julian Smyth

VIC Interflow

NSW

WA

Jiana Zhang

DNV

WA

Matthew Zonneveldt

DSTO

VIC


BRANCH & YCG EVENTS

Perth Seawater Desalination Plant Site Visit Degremont invited local ACA young corrosion group members to the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant (PSDP) in Kwinana, Perth on the 19th of July 2013. Mike Oehler provides an overview of the site visit: Several young corrosion enthusiasts appeared to learn about the process where seawater is turned into drinking water. Through filters and reverse osmosis, the PSDP is amazingly able to produce 45 billion litres of fresh drinking water a year to Perth residents. As with many industries, the desalination plant was no stranger to corrosion problems. David Parravicini, the Durability Coordinator with Degremont, explained the obstacles and steps taken to minimize plant

downtime, replacement of the corroded equipment, and mitigation of further corrosion. In a process where each stage is dependent on the one before, a shutdown would delay the entire process. David led a tour through the entire facility, starting from the seawater intake through to the drinking water output, explaining the importance of each component. It was filled with loud humming sounds, equipment large enough to fill a stadium, and the sweet breeze of the ocean.

The plant visit was successful, bringing several people from different industries together to learn about ongoing corrosion problems. With support from the ACA, the YCG can continue to inform and inspire young rusties.

The site visit was followed by a networking opportunity, where people had a chance to meet and share their own experiences with like-minded young corrosionists. A few hours passed, and several people were still there laughing, talking, and enjoying themselves.

ACANZ Wellington Division Technical Meeting Review The joint meeting with IPENZ Wellington Branch held at Perry Metal Protection Ltd’s facility in Gracefield on 21st August attracted a large number of attendees to view the hotdip galvanising process “in action” and to hear Graham Black and Duane Baguley’s presentations. Bill Koelman provides a review of the site visit: Firstly the large group of attendees were taken in two groups through the factory by Graham, who explained in detail how the process of metallurgically bonding zinc to steel worked. There were several structural steel items at the time being put through the “seven step galvanising process”. Graham explained the reasons for each stage and outlined how engineering design can affect the end quality of the galvanising. Following the factory tour, a presentation by Duane gave the audience a brief outline of their

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company’s representation in NZ and covered more of the intricacies of the hot-dip process. Duane went on to further explain there were a number of problems to galvanize fabricated structural steel work directly caused by the type of parent metal used and in poor design e.g. crevice areas and the lack of provision for draining and venting. He also touched on the topic where little thought is given – to the level of corrosion protection required for the future maintenance of the steel work, but only solely on cost saving to the project. The topics attracted many questions from the floor and stimulated several discussions on “design pitfalls” of structural steelwork. The meeting concluded with Division Chair Willie Mandeno thanking Perry Metal Protection Ltd, Graham and Duane in providing refreshments and

finger food and their time to host this joint meeting.


BRANCH & YCG EVENTS

The ACA Auckland YCG Event 2013 The Sprig & Fern Hotel, Freemans Bay, was the venue for the ACA Auckland 5th Annual YCG event which was held on 29th August. The meeting started with a social networking occasion with the younger members and a number of older members and guests enjoying fellowship.

 avid Jeffrey, Infrastructure Strategy D Group Manager, GHD;

The 2013 YCG meeting was sponsored by Les Boulton & Associates Ltd. who have also provided a summarised version of events:

Rachael Clark and David Jeffrey introduced the concepts and practice of Asset Management and how to construct a viable Asset Plan. They used the new Auckland Council as an example of an organisation that has adopted Asset Planning and its associated asset management tools for the myriad of high value assets that the Council controls in Greater Auckland.

The presentations got underway with Sean Ryder (ACANZ YCG Coordinator) introducing the four speakers who gave a series of short presentations, namely: ‘Rachael Clark, Infrastructure Strategy Consultant, GHD;

 arry Robinson, General Manager, B SAFE Ltd;  aed El Sarraf, Structural/Materials R Engineer, Opus.

Barry Robinson then outlined how a successful company needs to carry

Raed El Sarraf gets into full swing on the intricacies of Durability Planning.

Rachael Clark addresses Asset Management.

David Jeffrey answers questions from the audience.

Attendees at the ACA Auckland YCG event 2013.

out ongoing reliability assessment and maintenance in order to avoid unexpected failures of critical plant and equipment. Barry’s presentation set the theme for the last talk of the evening by Raed El Sarraf who addressed the intricacies involved in Durability Planning for new infrastructure and assets. Raed’s talk included outlines of some cases studies of material failures during service due to of poor design features at the start of infrastructure projects. After additional questions and answers were addressed by the speakers, the Auckland Chairman, Wayne Thomson, thanked all the speakers for their excellent presentations. The YCG gathering then continued for some time before the last stragglers finally left the Sprig & Fern after a great evening.

Chairman Wayne Thomson (right) thanks Barry Robinson for his presentation.

Corrosion Control Directory Are you seeking a CP consultant? Or a coating inspector or coating applicator? To search an extensive list of service providers in the corrosion prevention industry, please see the ACA Corrosion Control Directory under ‘Directories’ on the ACA website www.corrosion.com.au October 2013  www.corrosion.com.au  p.19


BRANCH & YCG EVENTS

YCG Queensland Careers in Corrosion The Queensland inaugural Young Corrosion Group (YCG) event was held on Monday August the 26th at the Ship Inn, South Bank, Brisbane with a strong attendance with more than 30 students and young corrosion professionals. The event focused on the exciting and broad opportunities available within the corrosion industry with Matthew Hales (Vinsi Partners Consulting), Tristen Lewis (Jotun Australia) and Arthur Austin (ALS Industrial) presenting on their diverse experiences, opportunities and pathways into the corrosion industry. Queensland YCG committee representative Glen Edwards provides an account of the night: Matthew outlined his innovative research into the design of embedded corrosion sensors and masterfully explained work in developing this extremely interesting emerging technology which is undoubtedly going play a large part in the future of corrosion monitoring and asset management. Tristen’s presentation whilst very different was equally entertaining. With

the now anticipated “Mr T” theme featuring strongly, he described his experience within the coating industry. With such quotes as “I pity the fool who doesn’t perform surface preparation” Tristen cut through the “Jibber Jabber” about what actually makes a coatings advisor and a good sales person. The most knowledgeable corrosion professional of the evening, Arthur, explained his almost accidental arrival within the industry and outlined the vast opportunities and variety which he has experienced. He also invited discussion, questions and asked people to share their own experience which neatly rounded out the presentations.

Following the conclusions of the evening’s formality, the beverages flowed providing an excellent opportunity for both students and young professionals to network and share their experiences. Glen said “It was a first fantastic event! I would just like to thank Matthew, Tristen and Arthur for the time and insightful presentation. I would also, of course, like to thank the ACA and Katherine for their funding and assistance in organising such an enjoyable evening. Hope to see you all at the next YCG QLD event”.

Corrosion in Underground Mining Corrosion in Underground Mining was the theme of the Newcastle Branch September Technical Seminar. Held at the Beach Hotel overlooking Newcastle’s Merewether Beach, 36 members and guests enjoyed an interesting presentation by Cindy Liu, Metallurgical Consultant at Bureau Veritas. Cindy has been involved with metallurgical failure investigations of a wide range of components, particularly associated with the underground coal mining industry and has been responsible for investigations into underground chain failures and remnant life assessments. She was also involved in writing internal specifications for the underground mines, and was invited as a specialized consultant to an overseas

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procurement inspection by a major mining company. Cindy holds a B.E. in metallurgical engineering from the North Eastern University of China and a Master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of NSW. Underground mining is a topic of local relevance, given the Hunter region’s dependence on the coal industry. According to Newcastle Branch Secretary Karen Swain, Cindy provided an overview of the major corrosion issues highlighted by case studies of pitting, MIC, corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking. The topic certainly generated discussion at the conclusion of the presentation, given that many in the audience are involved with supplying and/or consulting to the coal

industry. Karen said “for the rest of us, it was a fascinating insight, ‘demystifying’ some of the corrosion issues around underground mining”. A big thank-you to Cindy Liu for sharing her expertise with the Newcastle Branch.


BRANCH & YCG EVENTS

Metal Spray Supplies Factory Tour Metal Spray has been around since 1910 and involves superheating a metal or alloy and then projecting it on to the surface of a substrate. The existing applications of metal spray range from coating jet engine turbine blades to ship and bridge walking surfaces. The ACA Queensland Branch conducted a factory tour to Metal Spray Supplies on 24&25 July 2013. Joshua Logan who organised the tour said “the most amazing thing about the factory tour were the videos and explanations given about what we were actually using and the processes involved in everyday use of metal spray”.

zinc. It turns out that anything can be sprayed with metal spray, even plastic go-cards! We then headed up stairs for an information session about High Velocity Oxygen Fuel machines and a Plasma spray video. Unfortunately the HVOF wasn’t able to be used by amateurs like me, due to the fact that particles are sprayed at velocities in excess of 2200m/s. During the presentation on

how HVOF works, there were a lot of similarities in comparison to rocket engines. From the photographs taken of the event you can see the shock diamonds appearing out of the end of the nozzle. On behalf of the ACA I would like to thank the MSSA crew for putting an outstanding event that included presentations, BBQ and testing of their equipment.”

Joshua provides a summary of the tour: “We started off with an information session on general metal spray and the components of a typical arcsprayer. On Wednesday evening the arc –spray machine was fitted with two coils of zinc wire with one being the cathode and the other the anode. The wires arced and the molten zinc was pneumatically sprayed on to the surface of square sheets of iron that each of us were able to take home afterwards. On the second night the arc-spray machine was loaded with an aluminium coil which naturally sprays hotter than

Darwin Galvanizing – Site Visit The ACA arranged a site visit on 18th July to discover the world and processes of galvanizing. Darwin Galvanizers opened up their doors to take 24 attendees on a tour of their facility and to explain the intricacies of the galvanizing process. Attendees had the opportunity to look at the following:  lack end – for “jigging” of raw B materials  ickling/cleaning - caustic tank P (removal of primer paints and oils)

HCI acid tanks (removal of rust)

Flux tank (cleansing film)

 alvanizing bath – 450°C molten G zinc bath  hite end – for fettling and cleaning W of galvanized product The day went very well with attendees asking questions along very different lines. Occupational Health & Safety, Quality Assurance, Pricing structures and general operating procedures were areas of most interest. The ACA would like to thank all those who attended and a special thanks to Paul Stone, General Manager of Darwin Galvanizing for hosting and allowing access to their facility.

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ACA STANDARDS UPDATE

ACA Standards Update Welcome to the fifth corrosion related standards report for 2013. This Issue is for the Mining Industry Technical Group. As previously this report is in two stages, namely:

‘‘galvanize’ or ‘galvanized’ or galvanizing’.

1. A  global standards and publication focus, searching through SAIGLOBAL Publications at https:// infostore.saiglobal.com/store, for all current publications and standards relating to the ACA Mining Industry Technical Group.

‘electrochemical’ or ‘electrolysis’ or ‘electroplated’.

2. A  SAI Global search, as previously, at http://www.saiglobal.com/online/ for new standards, amendments or drafts for AS, AS/NZS, EN, ANSI, ASTM, BSI, DIN, ETSI, JSA, NSAI and standards and amendments for ISO & IEC published from 24 July 2013 to 17 September 2013, using the key words and key word groups: ‘‘durability’. ‘corrosion’ or ‘corrosivity’ or ‘corrosive’; but not ‘anodizing’ or ‘anodize(d)’. ‘‘paint’ or ‘coating’; but not ‘anodizing’ or ‘anodize(d)’.

Of interest was: I.S. EN 15280:2013 Evaluation of A.C. Corrosion Likelihood of Buried Pipelines Applicable to Cathodically Protected Pipelines

‘cathode’ or ‘cathodic’.

DR AS 1141.60.2 Methods for sampling and testing aggregates Part 60.2: Alkali aggregate reactivity - Concrete prism method

‘anode’ or ‘anodic’. ‘corrosion’ and ‘concrete’ or ‘concrete’ and ‘coatings’.

DIN IEC/TS 62607-4-1*DIN SPEC 42607-4-1 (2013-08) (Draft) Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 4-1: Cathode nanomaterials for lithium ion batteries - Electrochemical characterisation, 2-electrode cell method (IEC 113/144/CD:2012)See the attached Tables for details.

Summary 1. Through SAIGLOBAL Publications at https://infostore.saiglobal.com/store there were 5 Titles, 4 from AS, AS/ ASNZS as shown in Table 1 below. 2. Across SAIGLOBAL online Standards Publications there was a total of 22 citations of new standards, Drafts and Amendments, found issued from to 24 July 2013 to 17 September 2013; some were repeated with 1 from AS, AS/NZS; as shown in Table 2 below.

A copy of this report can be downloaded from the ACA’s website www.corrosion.com.au

Stage 1 Report on SAIGLOBAL Publications at https://infostore.saiglobal.com/store, for all current publications and standards relating to “Corrosion and Mining” for the Mining Industry Technical Group. Table 1 For a search on “Mining” there was 2,409 titles (67 AS, AS/NZS); on “Corrosion” there was 7,151 (36 AS, AS/NZS) Titles and only 5 Titles for a search on “Corrosion and Mining”; 4 from AS, AS/NZS as shown below. Results by publisher

Standards Australia

4

Ford Motor Company

1

Results by subject - Metallurgy – 1 results Iron and steel products

1

Results by subject - Fluid systems and components for general use – 1 results Valves

1

Results by subject – Electrical Engineering – 1 results Electrical wires and cables

1

Results by subject – Glass and ceramic industries – 1 results Refractories

1

Results by Publication AS 1774.35-2007

Refractories and refractory materials - Physical test methods - Guide to the determination of resistance to corrosive reagents

AS/NZS 1747:2003

Reeling, trailing and feeder cables used for mining - Repair, testing and fitting of accessories

AS/NZS 4812:2003

Non-destructive examination and discard criteria for wire ropes in mine winding systems

AS 1910-2004

Water supply - Float control valves for use in hot and cold water

FORD BI 103 01:2001

Ford Laboratory Test Method - Salt Spray Resistance Test For Painted Panels And Parts

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Table 2 Corrosion related standards for AS, AS/NZS, EN, ANSI, ASTM, BSI, DIN, ETSI, JSA, NSAI and standards and amendments for ISO & IEC published from 24 July 2013 to 17 September 2013 for: New standards, amendments or drafts for AS, AS/NZS, EN, ANSI, ASTM, BSI, DIN, ETSI, JSA, NSAI and Standards or Amendments for ISO & IEC PUBLISHED between 24 July 2013 to 17 September 2013 Key word search on ‘durability’.- 0 citations found related to corrosion Key word search on ‘corrosion’ or ‘corrosivity’ or ‘corrosive’; but not ‘anodizing’ or ‘anodize(d)’- 10 citation in all – none from AS, AS/NZS ISO 11997-2:2013

Paints and varnishes - Determination of resistance to cyclic corrosion conditions - Part 2: Wet (salt fog)/dry/humidity/UV light

ISO/TR 16335:2013

Corrosion of metals and alloys - Corrosion tests in artificial atmospheres - Guidelines for selection of accelerated corrosion test for product qualification

ISO/DIS 630-5

Structural steels - Part 5: Technical delivery conditions for structural steels with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance

I.S. EN 15280:2013

Evaluation of A.C. Corrosion Likelihood of Buried Pipelines Applicable to Cathodically Protected Pipelines

MIL DTL 11414 Revision F

Primer Alkyd, Fast Dry, Corrosion Inhibiting, Lead And Chromate Free - Revision F

FORD WSS M21P36 A7:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Modified Lubricated Sealer

FORD WSS M21P36 A8:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Sealer

FORD WSS M21P36 A9:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Lubricated Sealer

13/30265064 DC Bs Iso 630-5

Structural Steels - Part 5: Technical Delivery Conditions For Structural Steels With Improved Atmospheric Corrosion Resistance

BS ISO 7539-11:2013

Corrosion Of Metals And Alloys - Stress Corrosion Cracking - Part 11: Guidelines For Testing The Resistance Of Metals And Alloys To Hydrogen Embrittlement And Hydrogen-Assisted Cracking

Key word search on 'paint’ and or ‘coating’ and corrosion; but not ‘anodizing’ or ‘anodize(d)’– 4 corrosion related Publications found; none from AS/NZS; ISO 11997-2:2013

Paints and varnishes - Determination of resistance to cyclic corrosion conditions - Part 2: Wet (salt fog)/dry/humidity/UV light

FORD WSS M21P36 A7:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Modified Lubricated Sealer

FORD WSS M21P36 A8:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Sealer

FORD WSS M21P36 A9:2013

Engineering Material Specification - Ball Stud Corrosion Protective Coating, Zinc/Aluminum Basecoat, Lubricated Sealer

Key word search on 'galvanize' or ‘galvanized’ or galvanizing’ – 0 Standard Publications found Key word search on 'corrosion' with examination for concrete related standards - 0 Standard Publications found; however one AS draft on testing concrete aggregates for Alkail reactivity DR AS 1141.60.2

Methods for sampling and testing aggregates - Part 60.2: Alkali aggregate reactivity - Concrete prism method

Key word search on ‘cathode’ or 'cathodic' -1 Standard Publications found relating to corrosion and one draft for nanomaterials for lithium ion battery cathodes; none from AS, AS/NZS I.S. EN 15280:2013

Evaluation of A.C. Corrosion Likelihood of Buried Pipelines Applicable to Cathodically Protected Pipelines

DIN IEC/TS 62607-4-1*DIN SPEC 42607-4-1 (2013-08) (Draft)

Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 4-1: Cathode nanomaterials for lithium ion batteries - Electrochemical characterisation, 2-electrode cell method (IEC 113/144/CD:2012)

Key word search on 'anode' or ‘anodes’ or ‘anodic’ – 3 Standard Publications found – None from AS/ANZS Keyword Search on 'electrochemical' or ‘electrolysis’ or ‘electroplated’ - 0 corrosion related Standard Publications found but 2 on batteries DIN IEC/TS 62607-4-1*DIN SPEC 42607-4-1 (2013-08) (Draft)

Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 4-1: Cathode nanomaterials for lithium ion batteries - Electrochemical characterisation, 2-electrode cell method (IEC 113/144/CD:2012)

UNE EN 62133:2013

Secondary Cells And Batteries Containing Alkaline Or Other Non-Acid Electrolytes - Safety Requirements For Portable Sealed Secondary Cells, And For Batteries Made From Them, For Use In Portable Applications

Keyword Search on 'anodize' or ‘anodized’ - 1 Publications found - none from AS AS/NZS. ISO 7583:2013

Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys - Terms and definitions

13/30288692 DC BS En 4178 -

Aerospace Series - Screws, Pan Head, Six Lobe Recess, Coarse Tolerance Normal Shank, Medium Length Thread, In Titanium Alloy, Anodized, Mos[2] Lubricated - Classification: 1100 MPa (At Ambient Temperature)/315 Degrees C

BS ISO 7583:2013

Anodizing Of Aluminium And Its Alloys - Terms And Definitions

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NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE CAA Anode Caps CAA would like to introduce its new range of Anode Caps. They offer cathodic protection to underground and submerged threads, bolts and nuts on glands, flanges and mechanical fittings. They are designed to be used on buried pipelines, in water treatment plants, weirs, lock gates and any other structures with exposed metallic threads. These anodes are suitable for:  ipeline installers and manufacturers P Pipeline flange manufacturers and suppliers Dredging companies Submersible pump manufacturers and suppliers Water boards and Utility providers

 ouncils, water and sewage C departments Corrosion engineering Wharf and jetty construction companies They are available in Zinc (MIL-A18001K, ASTM B418 and AS2239) anode alloys and can be purpose made to suit various thread sizes. For more information about anode caps please contact CAA. Queensland (Head Office) 8 Endeavour Drive Kunda Park QLD 4556 T: +61 7 5476 9788 F +61 7 5476 8268 E: sales@cathodicdiecasting.com.au W: cathodicanodes.com.au

STOPAQ CL Wrappingband STOPAQ CL Wrappingband is a non-crosslinked, non-crystalline, monolithic viscous polymer based, prefabricated wrap coating with cold flow, visco-elastic properties. STOPAQ CL Wrappingband is a corrosion preventing wrap material, adhering extremely well to wet surfaces such as bare – or coated – steel pipelines suffering from condensing water. STOPAQ CL Wrappingband is viscous at the indicated operating temperatures and, due to its liquid nature, flows into all irregularities of the substrate. The compound does not cure and is unable to build up internal stress.

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STOPAQ CL Wrappingband is applied as elementary part of STOPAQ Coating Systems and requires additional mechanical protective layers like STOPAQ PVC Outerwrap and STOPAQ Outerglass Shield. This improves impact and indentation resistance of the coating system and ensures adequate performance of the corrosion preventing properties. For more information, please contact Simon Ghobrial from Anti Corrosion Technology on phone: (07) 3344 4434 or mobile: 0410 649 454 or email: simon@anticorrosiontechnology.com


NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE Cosmo SAR Helmet Certified and tested to the latest CE and AS/NZS standards, the new PanBlast™ Cosmo Supplied Air Respirator Helmet is designed for maximum operator comfort and protection against rebounding abrasive, dust, debris and noise. Incorporating a front flow air dispersion system, it comes with an airflow indicator which provides for operator protection and gives the assurance of knowing that the breathing air supply to the SAR is

adequate and within regulatory specifications. The Cosmo SAR Helmet is supplied standard with a detachable cape and the Acoustiflex ultra-flexible lightweight Breathing Tube – selection of alternate airflow, air cooling and climate controllers are available to complete the package. Contact: Pan Abrasives (Aust) Pty Ltd Tel: 1300 555 726 Email: paa_sales@pan-abrasives.com Web: www.pan-abrasives.com

Epigen KIS Developed as a high elongation Bootseal, KIS has evolved as a sealant, bridging gaps and joints whilst maintaining stretch, flexibility as well as tear resistance through its fabric reinforcement. Applied wet, as a resin impregnated woven tape, KIS can patch breaks and corrosion damage in pipes, insulates against extreme cold, has immense impact resistance, and is thermally stable allowing it to be used with LNG. KIS has application as the primary corrosion layer in pipelines

and stretched during application encapsulates following the contours for intimate contact and protection. KIS is already patented in the USA and NZ, with further applications pending. www.kiselastomerics.com Nick Subotsch nick@epigen.com.au +61 (0)408 949 368

GGS pf69 GGS pf69 has been used extensively in the offshore and shipping industry throughout the world today. GGS pf69 is a safer, faster and more economical way of treating and removing scale and contamination from inside/outside vessels, pipelines, heat exchangers, equipment and more. GGS pf69 has been successful in removing heavy contamination from both exotic and iron based metals; it is biodegradable and contains no toxins, however it has the ability to aggressively remove years of established scale

with environmental implications. GGS pf69 has no adverse effects on gaskets and seals, ensuring less downtime and loss of productivity due to the removal or replacing seals and gaskets. For more information contact: Stephen Molyneux Business Development Manager Oilfield & Resource Rentals Mobile: +61 (0)429 314 128, 7 Days Phone: +61 (0)894 373 918

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NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE Metz 96 Metz Specialty Materials is pleased to release the new highly chemical and temperature resistant lining material Metz 96. This flexible two part urethane-asphalt material can be used as a membrane beneath acid brick and tile systems and as a membrane/ adhesive for foam glass systems. It can also be used as a standalone lining in areas not subjected to abrasion, and even as a movement joint sealant.

Metz 96 is resistant to continuous temperatures up to 160°C, and has outstanding chemical resistance e.g. ambient temperature immersion in concentrated phosphoric and hydrochloric acids. For more information contact Metz 02 9671 1311 or info@metz.net.au

Titanium Investment Castings to Australian Market Supreme Metal Component Solutions has recently introduced titanium precision cast components to the Australian Market. Supreme is a metallurgical design and metal component solutions provider. A respected player in the international niche market, it has provided more than 3000 casting designs ranging from a few grams to about 120kg in weight to a stable of loyal high-end customers across a range of industry sectors over the last 30 years. Supreme Steel Commercial Manager Brian Winthrop says “titanium in metal components gives the components highly desirable engineering properties in certain applications. However, in the past, cost concerns have often resulted in customers opting not to take full advantage of the benefits titanium could add to their products”. Following a successful research program, Supreme now has access to competitively priced titanium, a cost advantage it decided to pass on to its customers. The company has already delivered a number of titanium precision cast

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metal components at less than half the cost historically associated with the production process. “Supreme is inviting interested parties to consider titanium as an option for their next product or project. We can supply titanium components up to approximately 10kg in weight and an approximate size of fitting within a 500mm cube,” Brian says. Titanium offers a high strengthto-weight ratio and extraordinary corrosion resistance, making it an ideal choice for medical, marine, hand tools, sporting goods, and high performance automotive applications. “We are one of the foremost precision castors in the Pacific Rim, and our investment in extending the availability of titanium components to more of our customers will enhance our reputation as a worldclass metal component solutions provider,” says Brian For more information: Supreme Steel Tollfree: 1800 006 696 Email: sales@supremesteel.com.au Visit: www. supremesteel.com.au


NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

SHOWCASE The Mears ‘Transmission Corrosion Analysis Tool’ (TCAT) Mears Integrity Solutions have developed a proprietary data collection and analysis software package that utilises a hand-held tablet computer along with a GPS enabled camera to bring the most modern corrosion assessment technologies to the field. Mears developed this tool for the corrosion assessment of buried pipelines, HVAC tower footings, and other critical infrastructure. Mears recently used the TCAT system on a pipeline direct assessment project for Epic Energy in South Australia. Mears NDT Technicians used the TCAT tablet computer to directly upload pipeline data from the trench, including photos with GPS coordinates, pipe to soil

measurements, soil resistivity, corrosion profiles for RSTRENG calculations, anomaly mapping, corrosion cell pit depths, weld types, wall thickness and magnetic particle inspection results. While connected to the internet, the tablet provided remote real-time access to the field data; enabling off-site engineers to complete the analysis and risk calculations associated with the findings, which resulted in a quicker decision making process with regards to making necessary repairs and remediation. To learn more about TCAT visit www.mears.net or email mears.australia@mears.net Tel: 07 5563 8862

Marine Grade Stainless Steel Austral Wright Metals have introduced a new marine grade stainless steel, 445M2. With special advantages for membranes such as roofing, rainwater goods and facades, 445M2 is a ferritic grade which offers a proven alternative to the older marine grade, 316, in many other applications too. Ferritic stainless grades like 445M2 are easier to fabricate, being easily weldable and work hardening more like carbon steels. 445M2 has better resistance to tea staining in marine environments than 316.

It is available as sheet and coil 1219mm wide at up to 3mm thickness. A dull rolled finish of lower reflectivity is also available. For more information contact: Alex Gouch Technical Manager, Austral Wright Metals phone: (02) 9827 0742 mobile: 0412 379 733 alex.gouch@australwright.com.au 381 Victoria Street, Wetherill Park NSW 2164, Australia.

To have your product included in the next issue of Corrosion & Materials, please contact Wesley Fawaz on +61 3 9890 4833 or email wesley.fawaz@corrosion.com.au

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MEET THE…YCG COMMITTEE

Meet the: SA

areas of corrosion, failure analysis and materials performance.

Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title

How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

Dr Erwin Gamboa, The University of Adelaide, Lecturer. Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention My work is divided between teaching, consulting and research. I teach undergraduate students and postgraduate students in the areas of Corrosion and Stress Analysis. I carry out research in the area of corrosion (Stress Corrosion Cracking) for the Energy Pipelines Cooperative Research Centre, and I am involved with consulting to industry in the

NZ Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title Sean Ryder, GHD Limited, Service Line Coordinator NZ – Materials Technology Group Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention

I believe that the YCG provides a vital link in the career or young/new members of the corrosion industry, as we aim to provide the support and knowledge that is usually taken for granted by more experienced people in the field. By being able to provide basic knowledge and support, we can help the young person accelerate their learning and build a solid foundation on which to keep building their expertise. How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals? My involvement with the YCG has helped me achieve the goal that

 eview and provide advice on R materials selection for a wide variety of assets  ducate staff and clients on various E aspects of corrosion prevention  esign of Cathodic Protection and D other corrosion prevention systems  reparing remediation specifications P and  ndertaking QA of construction works U to ensure that what gets specified is completed correctly.

 ndertaking inspection of a wide U variety of assets and determining the most appropriate form of remediation where deterioration has occurred (based on the clients requirements)

How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

 omplete reviews of team members C technical reports

By providing a network of contacts at various levels of industry that can

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I set myself when I started in the corrosion field; to help others start their corrosion career with a solid foundation, without the difficulties and delays of trying to build it from scratch by themselves like I had to do. Other professional goals of improving my corrosion expertise have been achieved through the people I have met through YCG and the support and help they have provided. What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee? I am now at the end of my involvement with the YCG, after being involved for 7 years (since 2007 in its previous reincarnation). I believe that I have achieved the goal I stated before, which was made possible by the support of the ACA head office, the South Australian Branch Committee and the other YCG members around Australasia.

provide technical and professional assistance when needed. How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals? I get to meet new people entering into the industry, These new people generally bring new ideas and approaches to problems. This has benefits from a personal and professional perspective. What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee? Continuing to meet new people in the industry and encourage people to become involved with preventing the deterioration of materials. This can have a direct impact on the environment.


MEET THE…YCG COMMITTEE

NSW

integrity for continuous safe operation. Design CP for buried steel pipelines and review corrosion mitigation plan for new projects. Provide scope and methodology for integrity inspection (e.g. corrosion) and repairs (e.g. coatings). Manage CP operational issues and compliance related activities.

new members to the industry and opportunity to establish friendships that will make other ACA events more enjoyable.

How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

It provides me the opportunity to meet people that I can contact whenever I have an issue that I need help with.

I believe YCG can provide a platform to meet new people and collect knowledge from other corrosion related fields and roles where not all work places can offer. YCG can provide a great avenue to young or

What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee?

Victoria

marine wharves, tunnels and potable water tanks.

Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title

How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

across the industry to cover materials suppliers, contractors, applicators and more. These contacts can be extremely helpful in my professional role, as I often have a network of support I can call on when required.

Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title James Wu, Jemena, Senior Engineer - Pipeline and Corrosion Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention An average day will include the integrity management of high pressure gas pipeline due to 3rd party encroachments or planned activities, to ensure and validate pipeline

Dean Ferguson, GHD, Materials Engineer Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention I am an engineer in GHD’s Materials Technology Group. My role includes undertaking condition assessment of existing infrastructure, identifying corrosion and other forms of deterioration, and subsequently identifying and developing suitable remediation options. I also assist our design engineers with durability planning and design for new structures. We work across a range of market sectors, so I’ve been involved in a range of projects including sewer pump station wet wells, road bridges,

The YCG provides a fantastic networking opportunity for young/new members of the corrosion industry. It is a great way to meet peers working in similar and complementary roles, and develop networks that can help in your day to day role or longer term throughout your career. As well as the networking opportunities, the YCG groups across the country are organizing some great events with a learning/technical focus including some unique site visits. How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals? Networking at YCG events has enabled me to expand my professional network

How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals?

To make some friends within the corrosion industry so I can enjoy my profession even more.

What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee? I’m hoping that both in Victoria and across all the Branches, we get some great momentum going which means the YCG keeps rolling along when someone else in Victoria steps up. The YCG Steering Committee has developed a framework for what we hope to achieve in each Branch each year. Already this year we’ve seen the Queensland YCG get their first event up and running; I’m looking forward to seeing what they can organise for the conference! In Victoria we’ve been enjoying great numbers at events, and I hope to see that continuing next year.


MEET THE…YCG COMMITTEE

Meet the: Queensland Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title Glen Edwards, GHD, Materials Engineer. Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention

the life of an asset. The majority of deterioration of structures is corrosion related and so having a good understanding of principles of corrosion and how to mitigate it is essential. How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals? In addition to assisting with building my corrosion network the YCG has provided me to numerous opportunities to develop both technically and professionally.

I think that the YCG provides an excellent opportunity to develop good relationships and networks with other young professionals in the corrosion industry. Without this group meeting other individuals would be significantly more difficult.

What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee?

WA

corrosion issues whether it is in our offices in Perth, outback or overseas.

Please provide your Name, Company, Job Title

How do you think the YCG can benefit young/new members of the corrosion industry?

providing support for people new to the industry. By being a part of the ACA YCG one can get a taste of what the ACA has to offer as well as building networking relationships that can help you achieve your own personal and professional goals as well as helping others achieve theirs.

I work for a consulting engineering firm and my role involves understanding the performance of typical construction materials and using this to increase

Giles Harrison, Extrin, Project Manager Tell us about your day to day employment and how it relates to corrosion prevention I work for a corrosion consultancy and so my day to day employment varies quite vastly depending on what projects I am working on. One day I may be designing a cathodic protection system the next I will find myself on a mine site undertaking some project management work. The consultancy aspect of the corrosion industry interested me for this reason. It allowed me to work on the whole range of

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A lot of time has gone into coming up with an agenda for the YCG that will be of maximum benefit to the ‘newbies’ to the corrosion industry. Hopefully the organisation of quality events with an even mixture of technical knowledge and socialising will assist the young/ new member’s personal, professional or business development. How does your involvement with the ACA YCG help you achieve your own personal and professional goals? The ACA YCG is a great platform for meeting other likeminded individuals in the corrosion industry as well as

I would like continue to grow the YCG in Queensland and increase its exposure within industry.

What do you hope to achieve in your time on the YCG committee? I joined the YCG at a time when the committee was re-establishing itself and coming back ‘online’. As the WA YCG representative I hope to be of some assistance in the set-up and implementation of the YCG and hopefully ensure that others, that are perhaps in the same situation as myself, can benefit from the support that it provides.


MID-YEAR AEC MEETING REPORT

Mid-Year AEC Meeting Report The 70th meeting of the AEC was held at Engineers Australia’s Newcastle Building on Wednesday 25th July. After a little glitch with entry times between AEC and Engineers Australia we settled into a large room, well set up and with 40 attendees. In addition the meeting was webcast to New Zealand and Queensland. Bruce Ackland discussed the amendments to AS2832.1 including the appendices which discuss issues such as competencies. Bruce suggested that we should download the draft from the Standards Australia website when it is uploaded in the near future and review it for comment. David Nicholas spoke next about the future of CP in the water industry. David highlighted the hollowing out of skilled staff responsible for asset protection at authorities and the delegation of these responsibilities to contractors, who may not be empowered to carry out the actions required to correct them. David threw open to the audience the question of how the water industry can ensure technical competence. It was suggested by the audience during a lighter moment that perhaps Neil Mitchell (3AW talkback host) or Alan Jones in NSW were serving the purpose previously occupied by Regulators General! Dave Robertson then gave a case history of a sewage sludge plant where construction issues relating to dissimilar metals had not been sufficiently addressed. Dave’s slides had examples of zinc anodes rendered inert by oxide coatings, lasting a long time but doing nothing to protect

the structure. Dave also showed examples of stainless steel to bare steel connection without insulation could cause accelerated corrosion.

Richard suggested that a storage oscilloscope, now not an expensive device, might be more suitable for accurate measurements.

Peter Clark made the journey from his home on the Central Coast to share his thoughts on AS4853 and the problems involved in ensuring that clients have installations that provide the protection for the public required to prevent inadvertent contact with electrical equipment. Peter also discussed how installers are often unaware of the types of protection required, such as Faraday cages for anodes or robust fencing for electrical installations.

Brian Martin then presented on Linepipe coatings. Brians’ talk was profusely illustrated with photos of pipelines and pipeline failures, many of which drew reminiscent sighs and chuckles from the audience. Brian discussed the progress of pipe coatings from yellowjacket to bluejacket to rockjacket and then to multilayer coatings. Brian discussed the importance of suitable drill procedures and steady improvement of coatings and installation procedures.

Mike Tan then gave a comprehensive discussion on APIA research at Deakin and an overview of the EPCRS Research Program 2, which is research aimed at the Extension of Safe Operating Life of New and Existing pipelines. Mike discussed the campuses where research is carried out, which include Wollongong University, Deakin at Geelong and Burwood and University of Adelaide. Mike then discussed researchers carrying out work at Deakin, Maria Forsyth, Peter Hodgson, Bruce Hinton and Mike Tan himself and followed this with a detailed discussion of the causes of corrosion and loss of durability in pipelines. Mike concluded by summarising the value that EPCRC provides to Industry, Public and Commonwealth and showed the RP2 projects and research work carried out at Deakin. After lunch Richard Brodribb spoke on the issue of Off Potential measurements. Richard discussed the sensitivity of measurements to the techniques used and the type of measuring device.

Following Brian’s presentation Bruce Ackland then revisited AS 2832.1 and a robust discussion ensued regarding the implication of competencies and aspects about the allowable levels of stray current interference. The AGM followed, which in record time reconfirmed Dr. Bruce Ackland as Chairman and Mr. Alireza Kouklan as Secretary. Several topics gathered from the participants for the next AEC meeting in Brisbane and speakers will present a short talk in the CP forum session as part of ACA Corrosion conference in November 2013. A rousing round of applause followed and the meeting concluded. Alireza Kouklan AEC Secretary

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TECHNICAL EVENT REVIEW

Control and Manage Corrosion in the Oil & Gas Industries

PROUDLY PRESENTED BY:

A Vital Role in Preventing Future Disasters SPONSORED BY:

The Petroleum & Chemical Process Industries Technical Group of the ACA held a technical event on Thursday 29th August at The Old Brewery in Perth. This full day technical event had over 65 delegates from a broad cross section of the industry from around Australia in attendance. The purpose of this event was to discuss the latest developments and best practices in materials engineering and corrosion control in onshore and offshore environments. Speakers and participants had the opportunity to share their work and experiences from the Oil & Gas Industries to develop best practices, share solutions and look at new technologies. The ACA would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors and delegates who attended this event and for making the day a success. The following is an overview of the presentations:

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“Prescient Transparency” within a Diversified Oil and Gas Producer Colin Beasley, Woodside Energy A paper ‘Ichthys: From Challenge to Reality’ which was presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference held in November of 2012 states that “Low unemployment, a strong and strident union movement, high wages and low productivity make doing business in Australia challenging. To counter this environment and to mitigate the risk of a shortage of skilled labour in Australia, the Ichthys LNG Project adopted a modularisation strategy”, and several onshore LNG Projects have adopted a similar route. The paper further states “This strategy will significantly reduce onsite construction man-hours and trim peak manning levels” and, dare I say, herald a renaissance in the black art of Corrosion Engineering as each and every interface, often constructed within a different Geographic location, provides a unique corrosion

opportunity and, from a life-cycle costing standpoint, reduces many of the gains delivered above. The experiences of a diversified Oil and Gas producer were used to highlight the challenges of Corrosion mitigation across both new and ageing facilities and the advent of entrepreneurial flair amongst omnipotent modern-day Project, Plant, Facility and Offshore Installation Managers. Corrosion Under Insulation – Find It, Fix It & Design It Out Frank Egan, FeAIMS This presentation began with the mechanisms causing CUI and then explained methods to find it, using tried and true methods and some innovative techniques. The next step is assessment and correction for the immediate and tolerable future. This may leave much CUI not found or unattended, so a design is required to eliminate CUI. These designs were discussed. The implications on new and existing projects were covered briefly.


TECHNICAL EVENT REVIEW

A Guide to Coating Specification for the Oil & Gas Industry Jason Farrugia, Dulux Protective Coatings This presentation covered protective coating design and specification considerations to be applied when coating steelwork in the oil & gas industry. The talk covered and focused on the following areas for consideration:  esign Stage – AS/NZS 2312 D Surface Contaminants Surface Preparation Application Considerations Coating Requirements Inspection Planning of Corrosion Under Thermal Insulation Systems Vahid Afshari, GHD The proliferation of corrosion failures of both steel and stainless steel under thermal insulations have caused this problem to be of great concern to the operators of petroleum, gas and chemical-processing plants. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) damage is often quite insidious in that it can occur in areas where it seems unlikely. To deal with CUI effectively and economically, a systems approach must be developed that considers the metal surface, environment, temperatures, water, insulation and design. This presentation discussed a systematic approach to develop an inspection program to detect in-service deterioration of the insulation system and consequential under-lagging corrosion and a plan of action for remedial and preventive maintenance. The purpose is to define those activities necessary perform to detect external damage involve CUI of in-service equipment/piping before failures occur. Towards the Qualification of Petroleum Surfactant Corrosion Inhibitors Using Atomic Force Spectroscopy Brian Kinsella, Strategic Chemistry The qualification of a corrosion inhibitor to prevent carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide corrosion in oil and gas production requires numerous test procedures which include: compatibility/materials tests, foam/emulsion tests and various inhibitor efficiency tests. With regards inhibitor efficiency tests, one of the most important properties of a corrosion inhibitor is the persistency of the protective film. In inhibitor batch treatment application, the persistency of the inhibitor film governs the period between treatments, which in-turn impacts on costs because production must be halted during this procedure.

Film persistency is also important for inhibitors continually dosed into the production stream because supply of inhibitor could be interfered with for various reasons. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) may offer an important method in the qualification of corrosion inhibitors because it is capable of measuring forces at the molecular level. Such forces include the force to penetrate the inhibitor film and the force to scratch or remove inhibitor molecules from steel surfaces. This presentation showed how AFM can be used to measure these forces and the validation of these measurements by relating them to independent free energy measurements. The work provides evidence that inhibitor films cannot be removed by the force of fluid velocity. Detecting Corrosion in Long Pipes Using Guided Wave Ultrasonics Richard Nowak, Olympus Pipes that have been buried for some time present a significant problem when trying to determine their integrity. This is particularly where pipes carry environmentally risky materials, but also applies to water pipelines. Because of the length and locations around other structures, digging up is very costly. Long range guided wave ultrasonic techniques can be used to screen pipes for reduction in thickness due to corrosion, and provide data on extent and location. This allows condition assessment over long distances, and the ability to target digs to provide accurate corrosion data and repair. The technique can also be used above ground where access is limited. This presentation provided an introduction to the technique. Innovations from Nanotechnology Provide New Solutions to Prevent Corrosion and CUI (Corrosion Under Insulation) Graham Carlisle, Inovas Asset Integrity Nanotechnology has been a buzz word for a number of years and for some, it has been a fantastic discovery, but for others, it installs a fear of impending doom from the ingestion of minute particles. Whilst the previous statement needs context, one cannot discount the fact that elements or compounds exhibit more novel and valuable characteristics when evaluated at an atomic level than say when evaluated in the form of a billet or extruded rod. This presentation introduced nanotechnology and how nanotechnology can also cause a waterbased acrylic latex coating to perform better in corrosion resistance testing than previously imagined. It presented

the data from the testing regime, which saw the system being tested to:  M9540P Cyclical Accelerated G Corrosion Test BC/BP/JC Testing for Resistance to CUI BC/BP/JC Testing for Thermal Conductivity ASTM D3359 Cross-Hatch Adhesion ASTM D4541 Pull-Off Strength The presentation then discussed the ‘adoption rate’ of nanotechnologies and the potential uses for the above technology in everyday applications. Various case histories were then investigated to establish the ‘in process’ performance of the applied coatings. Design, Application and Efficacy of Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitors for Preservation of Above Ground Storage Tanks (ASTs): Field Report from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Philip Fleming, A S Harrison & Co Soil-side corrosion of the bottom plates of above ground crude oil storage tanks is a major corrosion challenge in the oil & gas industry, especially when these tanks are constructed on oiled-sand pads. Severe corrosion has been identified on tank bottoms at a crude oil tank farm in the Arabian Peninsula. Corrosion led to the costly replacement of bottom plates. The soilside surfaces of the bottom plates were designed to be protected by a shallow anode impressed current cathodic protection (CP) system. The oily sand layer and air gaps under the bottom plates reduced CP effectiveness and resulted in severe corrosion. To reduce corrosion damage, volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) was injected into the air gap between the sand pad and the underside of the tank bottom during a scheduled maintenance outage. An electrical resistance (ER) probe corrosion monitoring system was also installed underneath the tank. Effectiveness of the VCI treatment was monitored using the ER probe system. Corrosion rate data from ER probes during the first year after application indicated that VCIs were effective in mitigating corrosion on carbon steel bottom plates. VCI technology has good potential to reduce crude tank bottom corrosion, reduce maintenance costs, and provide extended service life. For further information on the ACA Technical Groups or to provide suggestions & or comments for future events please contact Brendan Pejkovic in the ACA office on bpejkovic@corrosion.com.au

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TECHNICAL EVENT REVIEW

Corrosion in the Mining Industry SPONSORED BY:

The Mining Industry Technical Group of the ACA held a technical event on Thursday 8th August at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle. This full day technical event had over 50 delegates from a broad cross section of the industry from around Australia in attendance. The purpose of this event was to further investigate the effects of corrosion throughout the entire mining industry by bringing together a variety of stakeholders to share and talk about their experiences. The ACA would like to thank all the speakers, sponsors and delegates who attended this event and for making the day a success. The following is an overview of the presentations:

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A Guide to Coating Specification for Mine Infrastructure Kim Baker, Dulux Protective Coatings This presentation provided insight as to the information required to be able to supply a quality Coating Specification. It discussed parameters such as substrate conditions, surface preparation options, relevant International Standards, Technical factors and the pro’s and cons of OEM vs Maintenance Coatings. Engineered Corrosion Management Design Experiences of Coal Mining Assets in the Hunter Valley Brad Dockrill, Vinsi Partners Consulting Engineers The detailed investigation and assessment of four (4) coal storage bins owned and operated by three separate companies has been carried

out in recent years. All are very different in design, nature and extent of deterioration and the method of remediation undertaken. However, all have one important issue in common, all bins had provided in excess of at least 20 years of service and need an extension of service life as the life of mine has been extended for at least 20 – 25 years minimum. The storage silos are a critical asset necessary to facilitate the efficient delivery of coal. Serious deterioration of the concrete and steel silos had the potential to catastrophically interrupt the supply chain. A risk and structural assessment of the silos was undertaken and a condition investigation completed. A remedial option scenario analysis was conducted for each silo. The remedial solutions


TECHNICAL EVENT REVIEW

ultimately adopted were discussed in this presentation.

unnecessary outages or shutdowns will be a major focus.

Detecting Corrosion in Long Pipes Using Guided Wave Ultrasonics Richard Nowak, Olympus Pipes that have been buried for some time present a significant problem when trying to determine their integrity. This is particularly where pipes carry environmentally risky materials, but also applies to water pipelines. Because of the length and locations around other structures, digging up is very costly. Long range guided wave ultrasonic techniques can be used to screen pipes for reduction in thickness due to corrosion, and provide data on extent and location. This allows condition assessment over long distances, and the ability to target digs to provide accurate corrosion data and repair. The technique can also be used above ground where access is limited. This presentation provided an introduction to the technique.

Similarly, the process and refining of ores into base metals typically involves the use of aggressive chemicals resulting in highly corrosive environments. Sulphuric acid is the most commonly used acid in mineral processing. This presentation also specifically addressed the particular hazards associated with sulphuric acid corrosion to both steel and concrete structures, and the types of coatings and linings required to protect assets against this attack.

Emerging Technologies in Corrosion Protection and Acid Resistance for Ground Support Elements David Evans, DYWIDAG-Systems International This presentation provided a technical summary of the detailed attributes of Thermal Diffusion Galvanising and its relative performance compared to that of Hot Dip Galvanising. It also detailed specific technologies for acid resistant barrier coatings. Applications of these technologies to ground support elements are then reviewed, relating this field of technology to specific product design areas. Corrosion in the Mining Industry – The Influence of MicroEnvironments Steve Pritchard, International Paint Coal Handling Preparation Plants (CHPP’s) are the centre of coal processing activity and have continual exposure to corrosion attack. The objective of this presentation was to identify varying aggressive microenvironments within CHPP’s, typically resulting from processing, but increasingly as a result of tighter environmental requirements and legislation, particularly regarding water use. Technical solutions ensuring corrosion mitigation, protection and efficiency of these areas is integral for asset owners, asset managers, engineers and maintenance planners, and therefore correct specification and application of coating and lining technologies to prevent or reduce

Significance of Geochemistry on the Durability of Materials in the Mining Industry Alan Todhunter, Aurecon The built environment is challenged by the natural environment. The Laws of Thermodynamics tell us that a steel beam is not a naturally stable product. Simple observation reveals a piece of steel will transform into various iron oxides returning to a natural state. Put simply corrosion is an inevitable process of using metals in the built environment. The rate and type of corrosion is, amongst other causes, fundamentally governed by the environment, material selection, coatings and specific design for intended application. Increasing demand for longer term durability in the mining sector is putting more responsibility on materials technologists to not just understand the materials used but also the variables of the local environment. Australian Standards give accepted guidelines for durability and corrosion rates for atmospheric, in-ground and water environments. In addition it is necessary to account for specific variables of the local environment. There is increasing necessity for an in-depth understanding of geotechnical and geochemical reports as well as atmospheric surface exposure conditions for coastal and inland environments. This presentation discussed the varying criteria environments present and also considered the importance of understanding local microenvironmental factors within given locations. Condition Assessments – A Vital Tool for Asset Maintenance Scheduling Mike Rutherford, Freyssinet This presentation covered the capabilities of Asset Condition

Assessments for mining marine structures. It will investigate how Asset Condition Assessments combine the processes of periodic inspection and testing and the assessment and interpretation of the resultant data to provide an indication of the current condition of a specific asset as to the determination of the requirement for remedial action. Being unaware of the current condition of an asset may lead to the premature failure of the asset leaving limited options to the facility owner with replacement being the most expensive option. The presentation also looked at a variety of Case Histories including, steel corrosion audit of on-shore and off-shore structures for maintenance and painting scheduling, a concrete condition assessment of on-shore and off-shore structures to prioritise concrete remediation works & a 35 year lifecycle cost study for on-shore and offshore maintenance painting budgets. Underground Mining Chain Reliability Review Cindy Liu, Bureau Veritas The reliability of longwall AFC chain is a major problem in the industry and the failure of a chain can lead of at least 7-24hours of unplanned downtime for the longwall in order to replace it. Mines have indicated that unplanned chain failures are currently occurring at an unacceptably high rate, with some mines reporting that they have experienced 11 chain failures per longwall. Since 2009, Bureau Vertias has investigated a significant number of chain failures from a number of clients and has worked with these clients to try to improve chain management, through providing condition assessments of chain. Majority of failures have occurred as a result of the corrosive underground environment and the high stress operation condition of the chain links. It was noticed that some mines had suffered chronic chain failures as a result of stress corrosion cracking, corrosion assist fatigue cracking. These operational induced deterioration occurred in the early stage of the longwall commission, which had caused significant downtime (between 7hrs – 48hrs) and production loss. For further information on the ACA Technical Groups or to provide suggestions & or comments for future events please contact Brendan Pejkovic in the ACA office on bpejkovic@corrosion.com.au

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20-21 February 2014 • Melbourne Parkview Hotel, 562 St Kilda Rd Melbourne Introduction: Now in its third year, the annual ACA Future Leaders Forum is a two-day personal and professional development program aimed to draw together young professionals from across the spectrum of the corrosion industry. Designed to assist the young and new members of the corrosion industry to advance their management, leadership and career development skills, attendees will have the opportunity to explore best practices, share insights and compare experiences in a professional and engaging environment with a like-minded group of young professionals.

The skills developed during this forum can be applied to both professional and personal situations. This forum is the first event in 2014 for The Australasian Corrosion Association’s Young Corrosion Group (YCG) which serves the purpose of organising and implementing events of value to younger members and those new to the corrosion industry and to provide a platform of access to information and networks which are of benefit to personal, professional and business development. The Future Leaders Forum is made possible with financial support from ACA Foundation Ltd.

Facilitator: Geoffrey Witherow - Changing Organisations Geoff has extensive experience in the design and facilitation of professional development programs for leaders managing a range of issues in competitive market environments. Geoff focuses on providing people with skills

to coach, influence and lead their employees. He also provides individuals with the space to explore the impact of their performance and behaviour, as well as techniques and motivation to enable them to implement change at a personal, team and business level.

Proposed Program: • Presentation Skills • Chairing Technical & Business Meetings • Relationship Management • Leadership vs. Management • Maximising Associations – the benefits of Association Membership • Value of Networking & tips on how to • Mentoring • Participant Presentations

Application Requirements & Eligibility: There are 20 delegate places available for applicants aged 30 years or under; older applicants are still welcome to apply, however preference will be given to those up to 30 years of age. Applicants will be drawn from all areas of the corrosion industry. There is a maximum age limit of 35.

Costs: Applications will be accepted based on the information provided in the application form. Applications Close: Friday 29th November 2013 Successful Applicants Announced: Wednesday 4th December 2013 • Applicants must be either Members of The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. or be currently employed by one of the Association’s Corporate Members. • This Application must be supported by your employer (please provide a letter from your supervisor) • Applicants must be currently working full time in the industry (full time students not accepted)

Return flights to Melbourne, two nights’ accommodation, ground transfers and day catering for delegates will be organised and covered by the ACA. Dinner will also be provided on Thursday 20th February. Any other costs incurred will be the applicant’s responsibility.

Preparation: Delegates may be required to prepare certain tasks in advance of the Forum for group presentations. Up to 5 hours preparation may be required. Details will be provided to successful applicants. For further information please contact: Katherine Webber +61 3 9890 4833 kwebber@corrosion.com.au


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Applicants Signature:........................................................................................................................................................................ Please ensure that your statement of support from your supervisor is attached. Submit completed application to: Katherine Webber | The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. PO Box 112 Kerrimuir 3129 VIC | kwebber@corrosion.com.au | Fax: +61 3 9890 7866


ACA CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

ACA’s Certification Program The ACA’s Certification program for ACA Corrosion Technicians and Technologists recognises those with education and experience in the corrosion industry. A Corrosion Technician has at least 4 years work experience and has attended a number of formal training courses, whilst those awarded Corrosion Technologist have at least 10 years work experience and have obtained further training. For a more detailed explanation of the

eligibility criteria, please consult our ACA Certification Program brochure which is available on our website www.corrosion.com.au. A schedule of current ACA Corrosion Technicians and Technologists appears below and will be published in Corrosion & Materials in full each April and October and will be continuously updated on the ACA’s web site. All current ACA Technicians and Technologists have been issued a

Corrosion Technicians

wallet card with their certification number and membership details. Please note continued membership of the ACA is a requirement for certification and therefore all certified Corrosion Technicians and Technologists will have an expiry date which coincides with their ACA membership renewal date. ‘Pending’ expiry dates indicate that a membership payment is overdue.

Corrosion Technologists

Name

Cert No:

Expiry Date

Name

Cert No:

Expiry Date

Gary Barber

248

30/06/2014

Bruce Ackland

82

30/06/2014

Heath Boelen

306

4/05/2014

Fred Andrews-Phaedonos

153

30/06/2014

Ross Antunovich

214

30/06/2014

Arthur Austin

106

30/06/2014

Derek Avery

295

19/08/2014

Dinesh Bankar

264

23/02/2014

Don Bartlett

15

29/06/2014

Stuart Bayliss

236

7/11/2013

Tony Betts

74

1/01/2014

Rob Billing

12

30/06/2014

Stephen Brown

263

4/02/2014

Dave Charters

261

21/01/2014

Rodney Clarke

206

20/12/2013

Craig Clarke

246

26/03/2014

Venkatesh Coimbatore

192

30/06/2014

Ross Darrigan

174

5/09/2014

Glenn Dean

280

20/01/2014

Clint Doherty

298

8/05/2014

Harvey Blackburn

10

1/01/2014

Raed El Sarraf

305

25/09/2014

Michael Boardman

30

12/07/2014

David Fairfull

179

30/06/2014

Les Boulton

43

1/01/2014

Geoff Farrant

253

30/06/2014

John Bristow

107

1/01/2014

Gary Brockett

215

30/06/2014

Kingsley Brown

257

27/09/2014

Philip Bundy

209

30/06/2014

Wayne Burns

100

1/01/2014

Brian Byrne

27

1/01/2014

Bryan Cackett

70

30/06/2014

Neil Campbell

38

30/06/2014

Graham Carlisle

281

19/05/2014

Robert Gentry

114

30/06/2014

Haydn George

307

23/11/2013

David Harley

291

30/06/2014

Stephen Holt

207

28/02/2014

Bradley Jones

258

18/04/2014

Gary Martin

57

1/06/2014

Ian McNair

163

30/06/2014

Terence Moore

125

9/06/2014

Antonio Carnovale

203

30/06/2014

David Morgan

234

16/02/2014

Luis Carro

260

30/06/2014

Reg Oliver

223

19/08/2014

Reg Casling

11

1/01/2014

David Parravicini

296

2/09/2014

Dylan Cawley

224

29/06/2014

31/01/2014

Pasquale Chiaravalloti

274

11/07/2014

Peter Clark

80

30/06/2014

Stan Collins

128

30/06/2014

Geoff Cope

71

29/06/2014

Leon Cordewener

44

30/06/2014

Robert Cox

14

30/06/2014

Peter Crampton

8

29/06/2014

Keith Perry

139

Sean Ryder

262

21/11/2013

Ian Saunders

251

24/06/2014

Justin Tanti

238

14/02/2014

Gavin Telford

244

30/06/2014

John Tomlinson

53

28/02/2014

Ben Ward

300

16/07/2014

Kerry Dalzell

28

30/06/2014

Mark Watson

186

*Pending

Roman Dankiw

208

29/06/2014

Derek Whitcombe

123

30/06/2014

Rene D'Ath

197

11/03/2014

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Robert de Graaf

154

1/01/2014

Brad McCoy

178

14/07/2014

Mike Dinon

5

30/06/2014

Bill McEwan

32

1/01/2014

Bradley Dockrill

241

15/07/2014

Stuart McLaughlin

299

17/12/2013

Peter Dove

210

29/03/2014

Vic McLean

237

30/06/2014

Gary Doyle

294

2/08/2014

Jim McMonagle

56

1/01/2014

Adrian Dundas

250

1/02/2014

John Mitchell

115

30/06/2014

Lucas Edwards

273

11/07/2014

Elio Monzu

159

30/06/2014

Bernard Egan

20

30/06/2014

Greg Moore

97

1/01/2014

Gary Evans

271

30/06/2014

Janet Morris

256

5/07/2014

Wayne Ferguson

242

4/09/2014

Robert Mumford

33

*Pending

Peter Ferris

195

30/06/2014

Tony Murray

134

30/06/2014

Gavin Forrester

282

10/02/2014

David Nicholas

94

1/01/2014

Rob Francis

23

1/01/2014

Calvin Ogilvie

17

19/01/2014

Dale Franke

199

30/06/2014

Dean Parker

108

5/07/2014

Max Fraser

283

17/03/2014

David Pettigrew

297

17/12/2013

Robert Freedman

147

1/01/2014

Dennis Richards

180

1/01/2014

Jim Galanos

254

17/12/2013

Steve Richards

110

30/06/2014

Barry Gartner

2

30/06/2014

Gavin Richardson

48

30/06/2014

Bill Gerritsen

18

30/06/2014

Tony Ridgers

36

30/06/2014

Ian Glover

129

30/06/2014

Geoff Robb

124

30/06/2014

Frederick Gooder

141

30/06/2014

Bernd Rose

252

1/05/2014

Wade Guye

313

9/08/2014

John Rudd

243

21/06/2014

Chris Hargreaves

292

28/05/2014

Fred Salome

231

1/01/2014

Phil Harrison

145

8/05/2014

Ian Savage

259

30/06/2014

Peter Hart

200

30/06/2014

Ron Scaddan

272

5/02/2014

Frank Hewitt

67

1/01/2014

Philip Schembri

198

30/06/2014

Brian Hickinbottom

138

30/06/2014

David Scott

173

29/06/2014

Brett Hollis

88

30/06/2014

Mike Slade

175

7/06/2014

Marshall Holmes

293

26/08/2014

Brian Smallridge

201

30/06/2014

Peter Hosford

216

1/01/2014

Jim Steele

119

17/12/2013

Peter Hunger

301

4/08/2014

Alan Steinicke

9

1/06/2014

Paul Hunter

62

*Pending

Allan Sterling

191

31/03/2014

Jeffrey Hurst

202

30/06/2014

Gordon Stewart

68

1/01/2014

Craig Hutchinson

249

26/10/2014

Ian Stewart

155

5/09/2014

Luciano Ioan

228

11/07/2014

Hussain Sulaiman Abdallah

311

25/05/2014

Bruce Jewell

245

10/05/2014

Graham Sussex

136

30/06/2014

Michael Johnstone

230

18/04/2014

Tan Swee Hain

189

30/06/2014

Michael Jukes

90

3/03/2014

Yongjun Tan

194

30/06/2014

John Kalis

166

17/12/2013

Ronald Tan

308

30/06/2014

Graeme Kelly

102

1/01/2014

Peter Thorpe

144

1/01/2014

John Kilby

193

30/06/2014

Peter Tomlin

120

30/06/2014

Ulf Kreher

304

11/09/2014

Narendra Tripathi

312

30/06/2014

Boris Krizman

169

17/12/2013

Francesco Turco

309

11/07/2014

John Lane

188

20/01/2014

Nicholas Van Styn

229

25/02/2014

Bill Lannen

111

1/01/2014

Peter Wade

190

9/03/2014

Harry Lee

19

1/01/2014

Stephen Wargula

310

11/07/2014

Keith Lichti

133

30/06/2014

John Waters

121

30/06/2014

Verne Linkhorn

39

30/06/2014

John Watson

239

10/06/2014

Garry Luskan

117

2/02/2014

Richard Webster

69

30/06/2014

Willie Mandeno

13

30/06/2014

Mark Weston

149

1/01/2014

Brian Martin

60

1/01/2014

Geoffrey White

182

1/07/2014

William McCaffrey

142

30/06/2014

Paul Wilson

290

19/04/2014

John McCallum

59

30/06/2014

Rodney Wubben

46

30/06/2014

Daryl McCormick

1

17/12/2013

Morris Young

217

30/06/2014

Murry McCormick

196

28/06/2014

Nizam Yusoff

302

9/02/2014

Michael McCoy

109

14/04/2014

NB: this list is current as at 16/9/2013

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10–13 November 2013 www.acaconference.com.au

The Final Programme for Corrosion & Prevention 2013 plus all the Sponsors and Exhibitors are outlined in the following pages.

The conference will be integrated with an exhibition which will showcase the products and services within the corrosion mitigation industry.

For further information contact The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc on +61 (0)3 9890 4833, Email: conference@corrosion.com.au or refer to www.acaconference.com.au

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Corrosion & Prevention 2013 Programme The ACA reserve the right to exclude any paper and to alter without notice any of the arrangements, timetables and programmes relating to the conference. Sunday 10th November 2013 10:00– 17:00

Registration Desk Opens Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

18:30

Welcome Function Brisbane City Hall Sponsored by Incospec & Associates Australia

Monday 11th November 2013 9:00

Opening Address and Starting of Ed Potter Clock (Plaza Auditorium)

9:30

Plenary 1: Jack Tinnea, Tinnea & Associates Corrosion Testing in Concrete: You Need an Array of Procedures

10:15

Plenary 2: Fikry Barouky, Anti Corrosion Technology Sustainable Corrosion Management Program for Pipeline Operations in Oil & Gas Industries

11:00

Morning Tea Stream A (Plaza Auditorium) Cathodic Protection Chair: James Britton

Stream B (Meeting Room P6) Sensors and Monitoring Chair: Arthur Austin

Stream C (Meeting Room P7) Petrochemical Chair: Robert Melchers

Stream D (Meeting Room P8) Research/Inhibitors Chair: Geoffrey Will

11:30

The Pitfalls of Cathodic Protection Design by Numbers J. Grapiglia Corrosion Control Engineering 119

What a Corrosion Engineer Should Know About Acoustic Emission Monitoring/Testing D. Lake ATTAR 109

Use of Non-Intrusive Inspection in Onshore Gas Production Facilities: A Pilot Study E. Jones Bureau Veritas AIRS Australia 067

From Polarization Curves to Inhibitors: The Contributions of D. Paul Schweinsberg D. Northwood University of Windsor 023

12:00

Remote Monitoring of Cathodic Protection: the UK Experience R. Williams Abriox Limited 134

Long-Term Asset Management & Corrosion Monitoring with Sensors M. Hales Queensland University of Technology 073

Managing Retirement of C-½MO Equipment in a Naphtha Reformer V. Ruzic BP Refinery (Bulwer Island) 072

Corrosion Inhibition Mechanisms on AA2024-T3 with Rare Earth Mercaptoacetate Compounds R. Catubig Deakin University/CSIRO 063

12:30

A Review of Techniques for the Monitoring of Cathodic Shielding and Corrosion Under Disbonded Coatings F. Varela Deakin University 081

Corrosion Monitoring With Acoustic Emission D.Lake ATTAR 110

Failure Analysis of Crude Oil Boiler Water Wall Tube E. Morales Murillo Saudi Basic Industries Corporation 101

Passivation of Iron in pH Buffered Solutions With and Without Chloride Ions I. Bosco CSIRO/Deakin University 069

13:00

Lunch

Cathodic Protection & Cathodic Protection Forum Chair: Allan Sterling/ Bruce Ackland

Coatings Research Chair: Graeme Kelly

Petrochemical Chair: Richard Clegg

Biomedical Chair: Frank Witte

14:00

Electrical Hazards from a Pipeline Centric Perspective G. Gummow Corrosion Control Engineering 049

Galvanostatic Coating of Polyaniline on Steel O. Kazum James Cook University 070

First Annual Inspection Review and Implementation on a Hydrogen Plant F. Orszag Bureau Veritas AIRS Australia 068

Investigation of Corrosion Fatigue of Magnesium Alloys for Biodegradable Implant Applications S. Jafari Monash University 078

14:30

Effects of Earth Decoupling Devices on Pipeline Cathodic Protection F. Carroll APA Group 094

Graphene Coating on Copper for Corrosion Mitigation R. Singh Monash University 123

CO2 Corrosion of 13%Cr Steel Tubing and Countermeasures in a Deep, Hot GasCondensate Field Onshore Japan Y. Tomoe INPEX 059

Corrosion Resistance of Magnesium for Implants A. Atrens The University of Queensland 095

ACA Foundation Ltd AGM (Meeting Room P6)

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15:00

Cathodic Protection Forum Updates for AS2832.1 B. Ackland, Bruce Ackland & Associates 15 minutes

Effect of Thiourea on the Structure and Corrosion Properties of Electrodeposited Zn-Sn M. Esfahani Swinburne University 079

Influence of MIC on Corrosion of Oil Field Water Injection Pipelines R. Melchers The University of Newcastle 029

Cathodic Protection Forum Chair: Bruce Ackland

Coatings Research Chair: Robert Jeffrey

Petrochemical Chair: Fikry Barouky

Education/Training Chair: Geoffrey Will

Cased Crossings – A Consistent Approach P. Wade 15 minutes

An Investigative Study of Phase and Structure Formation in AM Coatings J. Williams BlueScope Steel 043

Behaviour of Grade 310H Stainless Steel Exposed to High Temperature Hydrocarbon Processing Gases I. Cismaru Central Queensland University 097

Changing the Corrosion Culture Through Education and Training G. Keller LMI/USDoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office 061

Studies on the Corrosion Behaviour of Alcron Coatings L. Ward RMIT University 045

Oxidation of Fe-Cr-Si and Fe-Cr-Ni-Si alloys in dry CO2 Gas T. Nguyen University of New South Wales 037

Managing Welding Quality for Corrosion Prevention N. Tripathi Roads and Maritime Services 040

Metal Dusting of Sputtered NiCr Nanocrytalline Coating in CO-H2-H2O Gas Z. Xiang University of New South Wales 048

An Approach for Inspection of Corrosion Under Thermal Insulation V. Afshari GHD 106

Corrosion & Integrity Management: A Novel Approach to Safety Management O. Gasior Extrin Consultants 075

Design of a Distributed Anode CP System in a High Resistive Environment R. Schmidt, SA Water 15 minutes 15:30

16:00

Afternoon Tea

What Constitutes Adequate Competence for Technicians Working in CPUs (TRUs) G. Gummow, Corrosion Control Engineering 15 minutes 16:30

Student Cathodic Protection Panel Discussion 15 minutes AC Corrosion Review B. Ackland, Bruce Ackland & Associates 15 minutes

17:00

General Discussion 20 minutes AGM 10 minutes

17:30– 19:30

Exhibition Opening

18:30

Young Corrosion Group Event South Bank Surf Club Sponsored by Jotun

Tuesday 12th November 2013 9:00

PF Thompson Lecture: Arthur Austin, ALS Industrial Where Theory Meets Practice; Some Demonstrations and Case Histories

9:45

Plenary 4: Frank Witte, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Biodegradable Metals: The Healthy Aspect of Implant Corrosion

10:30

Morning Tea Stream A (Plaza Auditorium) Concrete I&R Chair: Jack Tinnea

Stream B (Meeting Room P6) Coatings Chair: Daniel Brosch

Stream C (Meeting Room P7) Petroleum & Chemical Process Industries Forum Chair: Phil Fleming

Stream D (Meeting Room P8) Pipelines Chair: Francis Carroll

11:00

Concrete Repair and Protection- Overlooked Issues W. Green Vinsi Partners Consulting Engineers 020

Surface Preparation - The Importance on Coating Performance G. White Jotun 008

Oil & Gas Research Updates

In-Line Inspection Programs for Corroded Pipelines C. Selman Wood Group Integrity Management 100

11:30

A Study of Reinforced Concrete Piles from the Hornibrook Highway Bridge (1935-2011) T. Pape University of Newcastle 086

Inorganic Zinc Silicate Coatings: Fallacies and Facts R. Francis R A Francis Consulting Services 026

Corrosion Under Insulation

An Overview of Methods for Simulating and Evaluating Pipeline Corrosion R. Gupta Deakin University 080

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12:00

A Unified Approach to Wharf Structures Condition Assessment L. Menefy SMEC Australia 108

12:30

Lunch

Performance of Hot Dip Galvanizing in Coastal Environments: A Review A. Sheehan Galvanizers Association of Australia 047

Oil & Gas – Industry Updates on Latest Technologies

Considerations Associated With the Testing of External Pipeline Coatings D. Abreu Deakin University 058

ACA AGM/ANNUAL Members Meeting (Meeting Room P6) Concrete CP Chair: Warren Green

Coatings & Coatings Forum Chair: Willie Mandeno/ Matthew O’Keeffe

MIC Chair: Scott Wade

Corrosion Mechanisms Chair: Arthur Austin

13:30

The World’s First Hybrid Corrosion Protection Systems for Prestressed Concrete Bridges C. Christodoulou AECOM/Loughborough University 076

Where Has All The Anodising Gone? P. Dove GHD 113

Studying the Synergistic Effects of Microbes and Environment on Carbon Steel Pipeline Corrosion A. Spark RMIT/CSIRO 057

The Effect of Aluminium Alloying on the Corrosion Resistance of Cast Steel R. Jeffrey University of Newcastle 013

14:00

Surface Mounted Anodes for Concrete Structures J. Galanos Corrosion Control Engineering 122

Recent Developments in the Testing of Coating Adhesion C. Bennett Elcometer Limited 115

Techniques for Studying Initial Bacterial Attachment and Subsequent Corrosion of Metals M-A. Javed Swinburne University of Technology 064

Fractographic Investigation of Medium Strength Steels Tested Under Hydrogen Conditions Using the Linearly Increasing Stress Test Q. Liu University of Queensland 071

14:30

CS&B Forum A Debate of Topical Concrete Issues: Looking at the Pros and Cons of Three Topical Issues

Coatings Forum

15:00

Corrosion Assessment Methods for Development of Metal Coated Steel B. Shedden BlueScope Steel Research 042

Why Are We Getting Poor Quality Paint Jobs From Offshore G. White Jotun

Afternoon Tea & Poster Session Concrete Structures & Buildings Forum Chair: Warren Green

Coatings Forum Chair: Matthew O’Keeffe

Marine/Bridges Chair: Les Boulton

Corrosion Mechanisms Chair: Dean Ferguson

15:30

A Debate of Topical Concrete Issues: Are Patch Repairs Durable?

Universal Pipe Coating Technology J. Shaw International Paint

Offshore Corrosion Control – A Short History of Errors & Innovations J. Britton Deepwater Corrosion Services 136

Corrosion Behaviour of High Chromium White Cast Irons in High Temperature Caustic Solutions R. Clegg Bureau Veritas AIRS Australia 099

16:00

A Debate of Topical Concrete Issues: Do Galvanic and Hybrid Treatments Necessarily Provide Cathodic Protection?

Coatings Industry Discussions/Forum:

Variability in Long-Term Corrosion of Cast Iron Bridge Piers R. Melchers The University of Newcastle 030

Atmospheric Corrosion of Mild Steel Vertical Prisms of Different Plan Shape R. Jeffrey University of Newcastle 014

Corrosion Management of Aging Steel Bridges N. Tripathi Roads and Maritime Services 036

Surface Stress Improvement by Ultrasonic Induced Cavitation C. Fong Industrial Technology Research Institute 027

Are Warranties Worth the Paper they are Written On? Update on Latest Coatings Technologies What Do Applicators Want From the PCCP? Coatings Industry Discussions/Forum cont…

16:30

A Debate of Topical Concrete Issues: Do Migrating Organic Inhibitors Work?

19.00– 24:00

ACA Annual Dinner & Awards Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Plaza Terrace Room) Sponsored by Denso Australia

Wednesday 13th November 2013 9:30

Plenary 5: Graeme George, Queensland University of Technology Sensitive Methods for Studying the Environmental Performance of Protective Coatings

10:15

Plenary 6: Daniel Brosch, PPG Protective & Marine Coatings TBA

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11:00

Morning Tea Stream A (Plaza Auditorium) Water Pipelines Chair: Paul Vince

Stream B (Meeting Room P6) Concrete Durability Chair: Jack Tinnea

Stream C (Meeting Room P7) Materials and Environments Chair: Arthur Austin

Stream D (Meeting Room P8) Magnesium Alloys Chair: Andrej Atrens

11:30

Accelerated Test Based on EIS to Predict Buried Steel Pipe Corrosion N. Goodman CSIRO 117

Modelling Corrosion of Steel Fibres in Precast Concrete Tunnel Lining P. Sandeford GHD 060

Re-Assessment of New Zealand Atmospheric Corrosivity Z. Li BRANZ 066

Effect of Alloying Elements on Corrosion Behaviour of Binary Magnesium Alloys F. Cao The University of Queensland 052

12:00

Long Term Corrosion of Buried Watermains Compared with Short Term Electrochemical Testing M. Dafter Hunter Water Australia 015

Monitoring the Passivity of Steel Subject to Galvanic Protection G. Glass Concrete Preservation Technologies 133

Global Development in Stainless Steel Applications L. Boulton The Nickel Institute 019

Effects of Zinc and Strontium on the Corrosion of Aluminium-Free Magnesium Alloys X. Xia Monash University 121

12:30

Modelling the Long-Term Corrosion of Cast Iron Pipes R. Petersen University of Newcastle 054

The Effect of Power Shortages on ICCP of Steel in Marine Concrete J-A. Latham AECOM 031

A Review of Environmental Factors Determining The Use of Weathering Steel in Structural Applications R. Low GHD 132

Effect of Cathodic Current Density on the Corrosion Protection of the Oxide Coatings Formed on AZ91D Magnesium Alloy by Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation D. Northwood University of Windsor 112

13:00

Lunch Water and Water & Water Treatment Forum Chair: Matthew Dafter

Reliability Methods Chair: Arthur Austin

Mining Forum Chair: Ted Riding

Aluminium and Zinc Chair: Bruce Hinton

14:00

Condition Assessment and Asset Management of Water Storage Tanks D. Ferguson GHD 135

Reliability Based Evaluation of Commonly Applied Corrosion Mitigation Techniques I. Chaves University of Newcastle 022

The Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group Coal Export Terminal Project Case Study and Lessons Learnt Jotun Australia

Corrosion of Marine Grade Aluminium Alloys in Tropical Natural Seawater M. Vargas Charles Darwin University 051

14:30

Water Forum A Review of Topical Corrosion Issues in the Water & Water Treatment Industries

Reliability System Setup for Mine Site Infrastructure Prioritisation and Reporting G. Harrison Extrin Consultants 074

Engineered Corrosion Management Design Experiences of Coal Mining Assets in the Hunter Valley B. Dockrill, Vinsi Partners Consulting Engineers

Comparative Predictions of Stable Pit Probability on Aircraft Al Alloys AA2024-T3 and AA7475-T7651 in Aqueous Environments A. Sudholz Defence Science and Technology Organisation 056

Performance of Calcium Aluminate Cements Durability Design of Waste Water Structures 15:00

Operational Issues with Desalination Plants – Is the Maintenance Running Like it Was Planned?

15:30

Closing Session (Plaza Auditorium)

16:00– 18:00

Farewell Function Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Sky Room)

A Comparision between the Oxygen Reduction Rates on Zinc in the Active and Passive State S. Thomas Monash University/CSIRO 120

Poster Session Paper no.

Paper Title

Corresponding Author

Organisation

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Surface Modification of Titanium Alloys by PECVD Technology: Mechanical and Corrosion Properties

Malgorzata Kalisz

Motor Transport Institute

088

Corrosion Resistance of Titanium Alloys in Automotive Applications

Marcin Grobelny

Motor Transport Institute

130

Chloride-Induced Corrosion of Submerged Structures in North Sea

Ali Behnood

University of Technology Sydney

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 SPONSOR PROFILES

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SPONSOR PROFILES Major Sponsor Anti Corrosion Technology www.anticorrosiontechnology.com Anti Corrosion Technology (ACT) is an Australianbased engineering company that specialises in providing sustainable solutions in materials engineering and corrosion control by senior specialists for the oil & gas, water, mining and power generation industries. ACT is also the authorised and sole distributor of STOPAQ visco elastic systems in Australia offering unique and cost effective solutions for external pipeline corrosion protection including factory applied mainline coating, field joint coating, flange and valve protection, HDD, steel pipe casings under road & rail crossings as well as corrosion protection of tank

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bottoms and offshore/submerged structures such as wharf and jetty piles and jacket legs. ACT has a proven track record in providing asset owners, engineering firms and contractors alike full technical support on “everything corrosion” including remedial advice, qualification & selection of appropriate materials, recommended scope of work and onsite training & certification for various onshore and offshore applications in Australia. ACT is also fully capable to work jointly with asset owners to establish a comprehensive Corrosion Management Program (CMP) from the design to decommissioning phase. CMP is a proactive, systematic, dynamic and continuous improvement model for both the asset’s integrity and the operator’s competency. If you require any information on ACT’s technical services or STOPAQ’s full range of corrosion protection solutions, please call Simon Ghobrial on (07) 3344 4434 or email the ACT team on info@anticorrosiontechnology.com www.anticorrosiontechnology.com


CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 SPONSOR PROFILES

Supporting Sponsor Dulux Protective Coatings www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au Dulux® is Australian owned and committed to the supply of high performance protective coatings to the Australia-Pacific region for over 75 years. Dulux® Protective Coatings manufacturers a comprehensive and diverse range of protective coatings for heavy duty applications in the oil and gas industries, mining, infrastructure, chemical manufacture, purification and processing plants and coastal and off-shore construction. Long term corrosion control has been effectively achieved by the use of Dulux zinc rich epoxy primers, inorganic zinc silicates, high build epoxy intermediates, chlorinated rubber, acrylic and polyurethane topcoats; micaceous iron oxide coatings and specialist high performance systems such as pure polyurea elastomers and heat resisting product lines. With our world-class Research and Technology Centre and new manufacturing plant in Dandenong, and customer-focused technical consultants, we provide rapid, tailor made corrosion solutions for just about every aspect of heavy industry. Information on everything from substrate preparation, detailed coating system specifications, application methods and maintenance scheduling. Dulux Protective Coatings also has the most extensive distribution network in the industry with a comprehensive supply chain network of over 230 trade distribution outlets nationally. This ensures rapid, reliable service right across the country. Call Dulux today on 13 23 77 or visit our website at www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au. Worth doing, worth Dulux®.

Supporting Sponsor International Paint www.international-pc.com AkzoNobel, is a technology based company specialising in coatings and chemicals and serves the Marine and Protective Coatings markets, under the brand ‘International®’. International’s Protective Coatings division supplies market focussed, innovative coatings to the Mining, Oil & Gas, Water & Waste, Infrastructure, and Power Generation markets. With tailor made, high performance coating solutions for new construction and maintenance of both steel and concrete substrates International can provide for all your project needs. Our global presence means that International’s project management and technical service experts can assist with all your project’s coating needs. From

specification advice during FEED, to spec optimisation at detailed design, to on site tech service during application (available worldwide), and finally to our Interplan™ maintenance planning survey programme at commissioning and operation, International is there to support you every step of the way. International is home to some of the best known product names in high performance coatings such as: Interline®, Enviroline®, Ceilcote® and Polibrid® for severe chemical environments; Intertherm for high temperature, cryogenic and CUI applications; and Interchar and Chartek for high performance passive fire protection. Add these to the recently released Intercrete™ range for concrete repair and remediation and you have the solutions for all your coating needs. International® Paint is exhibiting at the ACA Corrosion & Prevention Conference being held 10th -13th November 2013 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane. We are located at stands 48 and 49. Toll free Australia: 131 474 Toll free New Zealand: 0800 808 807 pc-australasia@akzonobel.com www.international-pc.com

Supporting Sponsor PPG Industries www.ppgpmc.com.au PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading Coatings and Specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, part of PPG’s Performance Coatings’ business segment, is uniquely placed to offer the highest-quality coatings for the protective and marine coatings industries. Whatever your requirement, our proven products and technologies can safeguard a wide variety of assets in the markets we serve. The knowledge we have gained throughout the world has given us an unrivalled heritage and level of technical expertise: experience that guarantees exceptional products, performance and service. No matter what the size of your organisation, PPG has the scale and resources to deliver outstanding support, with well-established operations in over 60 countries. Our aim is to become the world’s leading protective and marine coatings company: unrivalled in performance and protection among asset owners, contractors, fabricators and applicators across the globe.

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 SPONSOR PROFILES

Supporting Sponsor Russell Fraser Sales www.rfsales.com.au Visit the “Toy Shop” on Stand 52 Russell Fraser Sales Pty Ltd (RFS) has been serving Australia and New Zealand’s Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection community since 1993. Today, stronger than ever, the business has grown, along with its team of 13 staff who are committed to ensuring best customer services practices at all times. RFS supplies quality NDT equipment to the Corrosion, Engineering, Mining, Diving/Marine Surveying, Aerospace and Forensic Science industries. We know how important it is to provide solutions to inspection problems in a timely fashion so our aim is to keep most items in stock and available for immediate dispatch. Specifically for the Corrosion industry, RFS supplies Creaform 3D Laser Scanners, Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges, Holiday Detectors, Thermal Imagers, Field Microscopes, Surface Replication products and much, much more. Come along to the “Toy Shop” to play with the gear we have on display at stand 52. Russell Fraser Sales Pty Ltd Unit 7/38 Waratah Street, Kirrawee NSW 2232 T: (02) 9545 4433 F: (02) 9545 4218 E: rfs@rfsales.com.au W: www.rfsales.com.au 

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on-site application in mind. Denso’s extensive product range is suitable for use in a wide range of highly corrosive environments with operating temperatures from sub-zero to 250°C. Brand names include Seashield, Archco-Rigidon, Protal, Rigspray, Denso, Densopol, Ultraflex, Densoramic and Polybron. Associated group companies include Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd, Archco Rigidon, Premier Coating Ltd, Seashield International, Denso (New Zealand) Ltd, Denso North America Inc and Denso South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Welcome Function Sponsor Incospec & Associates www.incospec.com.au Corrosion Engineers & Consultants – Independent Advice Established in 1981, Incospec and Associates Australia has grown to be one of the largest Corrosion Engineering Consultancies in Australasia. We provide both independent and authoritative consultancy in the fields of Corrosion Engineering and Asset Management. Our independence is vital, allowing us to offer our clients totally unbiased optimum advice, without commercial constraints in the following specialised areas: • Asset Integrity Management Surveys – Guardian® • Cathodic Protection • Coating Selection and Specification Development

Denso Australia

• 3rd Party Independent Coating Inspections and Certification

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• Failure Analysis

Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd are principal manufacturers of long life anti-corrosion products and DENSO of NORTH AMERICA INC. sealing systems, which service a multitude industry groups. Denso services, as it’s core markets, Oil & Gas, Marine, Mining, Minerals Processing and Water Industries, throughout Australia and New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

• Metallurgy & Materials Consulting

Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd adapts and refocusses on a continuing basis, making certain that as the industries we serve change, Denso, and our products and services remain as not only the internationally recognised standard, but the supplier of preference. The Denso range comprises a variety of specialist pipe & structural coatings, marine protection systems, concrete and tank coatings, including tapes, brush and spray applied liquid coatings, mastics, primers and sealants based on materials such as petrolatum, butyl rubber, bitumen, plastics, heat shrink sleeves and epoxy resins. Systems are tailor made for individual anti-corrosion and sealing problems developed with the realities of an

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• Welding Inspection, Specification Development and Certification • Concrete Condition Surveys • Workforce Training and Competency Certification With experienced and qualified Inspectors based throughout Australia and working overseas, Incospec continues to expand its presence and delivery of high value technical corrosion engineering consultancy, research, training and field services to key global clients. Our continued strategic focus of providing high value asset integrity maintenance management systems through Guardian® directly to key asset owners continues to support our primary Corporate mission – ‘To Assist Clients Protect Their Assets’. Incospec also has a key commitment with the Northern Australia resource sector through its partnership with Charles Darwin University and the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas.


CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 SPONSOR PROFILES

Young Corrosion Group Function Sponsor Jotun www.jotun.com.au

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Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. The group has 74 companies and 39 production Jotun blue Jotun has facilities on all continents. In addition, agents, branch offices and distributors in more than 80 countries. The Jotun Group has four divisions employing more than 8,500 employees globally, and its head office is located in Sandefjord, Norway. Black and white

Jotun Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jotun Group and supplies Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Powder Coatings for corrosion control and other specialised applications.

Qualities unique to Zinga are that it is a very flexible zinc coating that provides cathodic protection of steel assets, with the ability to rejuvenate the coating infield with minimal cleaning and surface preparation. If there is no rust emerging prior to recoating, the only requirement is a water blast to remove zinc salts and surface contamination. The rejuvenation process can be repeated indefinitely without the need for abrasive blasting, minimising life cycle costs. Service life can be predicted on a similar basis to hot dipped galvanizing. It will depend on the coating thickness and the local zinc usage rate. The flexibility of Zinga enables a broad range of application possibilities. Steel can be coated for protection prior to bending or welding. New fabrications can be shop primed, with a second coating applied after installation in field. Properly applied Zinga will not flake, blister or peel and the cathodic protection qualities prevent under-creep if the coating is damaged.

In 1990 Jotun purchased the Dimet business linking the best of European technology with an Australian business that brought innovative products to the world.

Contact details P:+61 3 6273 5118 E: info@zinga.com.au

Our local manufacturing unit accredited to ISO 9001 is situated in Brooklyn, Victoria, where we maintain a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) registered laboratory and a manufacturing facility recognised by Australian Paint Approvals Scheme. In addition the Brooklyn site holds accreditation to ISO 14001(Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) management systems.

Wattyl Industrial Coatings

At Jotun, we are able to draw on our vast worldwide experience to provide technical assistance and coating recommendations in Mining, Smelting, Chemical, Petrochemical, Offshore, Water, Sewerage and many other industries where corrosion problems are found. Jotun Australia has activities in all states and is able to provide a high level of local service supported by the global strength of Jotun’s worldwide activities. Jotun Australia’s head office and manufacturing can be contacted on +61 3 9314 0722.

Coffee Sponsor Zinga Pty Ltd www.zinga.com.au Zinga Pty Ltd manages distribution of Zinga in Australia and New Zealand. Zinga is a unique liquid zinc galvanizing film for the recoating of weathered galvanized surfaces, abrasive blasted new steel or suitably prepared, previously painted steel. It has competitors that can demonstrate some of the benefits Zinga offers, but not all.

Monday Lunch Sponsor www.wattylindustrial.com.au Wattyl Industrial Coatings, a division of Valspar Paint Australia, specialises in high performance coating systems for use across a vast range of market segments. Wattyl industrial coatings have been used a full spectrum of exposure environments including off shore, buried, coastal and tropical. Our extensive project history is a testament to the enduring performance of our products. Wattyl Industrial Coatings specialists are technical experts in their field and available nationwide to assist in product and system selection for almost any exposure environment. Valspar acquired the Wattyl Group in 2010, further strengthening the Wattyl brand by bringing expertise and experience from one of the largest global coatings companies. Wattyl Industrial products are stocked in numerous locations across Australia and New Zealand ensuring product is available in your location when required. The Wattyl Industrial sales team is backed by a highly experienced technical department. The technical facilities have NATA certification and many products developed by the technical team are both APAS approved and conform to the relevant Australian Standards. Regardless of your project size, Wattyl Industrial Coatings can supply a coating system solution for you.

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Protecting assets across Australasia for over 75 years, Dulux Protective Coatings’ experienced consultants provide tailor made solutions for whatever your project needs, even for the most demanding and difficult conditions. Dulux Protective Coatings supplies a premium range of coatings for protection against corrosion, chemical attack, abrasion and impact damage in diverse, harsh and corrosive environments from over 230 outlets across Australasia. Call your local Dulux Protective Coatings Representative or contact Dulux Customer Service on 13 23 77 or at www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

3C Corrosion Control Company www.3ccc.net

Stand Number: 63 Corrosion Control Company (3C) was founded 1996 in Sweden. 3C is a highly specialized company with extensive know-how in cathodic protection in general and sea water application in particular with a strong international focus. 3C have strategic partners in Middle East, South East Asia and Australia.

in very difficult areas: sweating pipes, steel and concrete piles, ‘green’ and oily concrete, in the splash zone and underwater. More recently, Enviropeel, a unique sprayable-thermoplastic anti-corrosion system, has created new opportunities for the protection and preservation of industrial infrastructure, including offshore & onshore bolt-protection, mining conveyor protection, mothballing and standby equipment protection. The environmentally-friendly characteristics of A&E Group products, their ease of use and durability in service are key factors in winning acceptance from the world’s most demanding specifiers. 

Abriox Limited/SMEC

Our main focus areas are Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Desalination industries.

www.abriox.com www.smec.com

Our mission is to offer concepts and products that deliver unique customer value through practical solutions that secure high operational reliability for the end user. Our customers are mainly international industrial contractors with whom we build long-term partnerships by offering our expertise and reliability. Our core skills are cathodic protection systems, project efficiency and performance.

Stand Number: 14

3C has developed a range of products for cathodic protection such as Switch Mode rectifiers, automatic and remote control and monitoring systems, customized MMO anodes and probes for AC corrosion detection. 3C has a fully equipped workshop production and R&D. 3C has a tight bonds with our long-term local and international sub suppliers. 3C are member of international originations such as ACA, NACE, CeoCor and ICorr.

A & E Systems www.ae-sys.com

Stand Number: 59 The A&E Group is an international company with its headquarters, manufacturing and product development facilities in Malaysia and regional centres in the UK, Australia and the USA. The Company’s products have won wide recognition for innovation in the development and application of anti-corrosion coatings for use both above and below water. They are international leaders in a niche market estimated to be worth over US$4 billion, with Enviropeel as the only system of its kind in the world, developed by the Group’s own engineers. The Group’s philosophy is to provide the best possible products for the worst possible conditions. Its Alocit products have been used and proven for three decades

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Abriox Ltd is a dynamic high technology company. We specialise in the development of pipeline monitoring systems. Our core expertise is the development of remote monitoring systems for utilities – and we work with some of the world’s biggest oil, gas and petrochemical companies. Our instrumentation helps improve the efficiency of their fuel distribution networks by providing demonstrable asset management, safety, economic, environmental and compliance benefits. We have developed a range of products for monitoring the integrity of gas and fuel pipelines, including our world-leading MERLIN Remote Cathodic Protection Monitoring System. We deliver customer satisfaction by developing and maintaining mutually profitable and lasting relationships with customers, offering value in terms of price, safety and quality and responding to customers’ needs through continuous innovation. Abriox Ltd has partnered SMEC, one of the world’s leading engineering and development consultancies. SMEC’s origins date back to 1949, to Australia’s largest infrastructure project – the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme, now acknowledged as one of civil engineering’s Wonders of the Modern World. SMEC provides consultancy services to a broad range of sectors including: Transport; Water; Environment; Hydropower and Energy; Mining, Oil and Gas; Geotechnics and Tunnels; Urban Development; Social Development; and Government and Advisory Services. 


CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. www.corrosion.com.au

Stand Number: 1 The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc (ACA) was established in 1955 to service the needs of Australian and New Zealand companies, organisations and individuals working against corrosion. A membership-based, not-for-profit industry association, the ACA promotes the co-operation of academic, industrial, commercial and governmental organisations that are involved with corrosion, and it works to disseminate information on all aspects of corrosion and its prevention by promoting lectures, technical meetings, symposia and other activities related to the industry. When members join the ACA they choose up to five Technical Groups which provide a structure for technical activities within a segment of industry or technical expertise. The seven Technical Groups created from and formed for the benefit of members and Industry are: • Concrete Structures & Buildings • Cathodic Protection

cathodic protection systems in Melbourne. Our factories include casting areas for producing Aluminium, Magnesium and Zinc sacrificial anodes along with areas for manufacturing & assembling impressed current anodes and cathodic protection materials and equipment. We design and manufacture products to suit every application and industry. With over 39 years experience, we offer the most cost effective products, designed to minimise installation time. We have been ISO9001 accredited since 1997. We are proud to be the first Australian Anode Manufacturer to achieve and maintain this accreditation. Our laboratory is set up to analyse the chemical composition of anodes to ensure they meet recognised standards and specifications. This is achieved through spectrometer analysis, electro-chemical testing as well as a range of other tests to ensure high quality product and consistency. Our dedicated team have been involved in the manufacturing of anodes for a collective total of over 120 years, and are more than happy to chat with you at booth 2. Contact us: Mark Rigg – General Manager markrigg@amacgroup.com.au Ph: 03 9729 8888 www.amacgroup.com.au 

• Coatings

Anode Engineering

• Mining Industry

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• Petroleum & Chemical Processing Industry • Research • Water and Water Treatment Membership of the ACA is available to anyone with an interest in corrosion and its control. There are four categories of membership: Corporate, Individual, Student and Retired. For further information on the ACA, please contact +61 3 9890 4833 or aca@corrosion.com.au  

AMAC Corrosion www.amacgroup.com.au

Stand Numbers: 22 & 23 Anode Engineering Pty Ltd is a specialist supplier and technical service provider to the corrosion prevention industry in Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia. We pride ourselves on being able to provide complete corrosion management solutions for our clients. Our long standing association with the industry has allowed us to become a market leader in providing cutting edge products and services technology for corrosion management and/or prevention needs. Our engineering group leads the industry in design, installation, commissioning and management of corrosion prevention systems. We provide quality services to the region in line with national and international standards.

Stand Number: 2

We supply products under the following categories:

Still Manufacturing in Australia!

• Anodes

AMAC Corrosion is a family owned company and are very proud to be coming into our 40TH YEAR OF MANUFACTURING IN AUSTRALIA!! We manufacture

• CP Power Systems, Instrumentation, Materials & Equipment, Cable, Services • Coating Assessment and Survey Equipment

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

• Corrosion Probes and Monitoring Systems • Earthing and Surge Equipment • Exothermic Welding • Earthing and Electrical Backfills • Holiday Detectors • MIJ’s and Flange Isolation • Casing Isolators • Coating Repair Systems • Pile Protection and Marine Anti-Fouling

dynamic and continuous improvement model for both the asset’s integrity and the operator’s competency. If you require any information on ACT’s technical services or STOPAQ’s full range of corrosion protection solutions, please call Simon Ghobrial on (07) 3344 4434 or email the ACT team on info@anticorrosiontechnology.com www.anticorrosiontechnology.com

ATTAR www.attar.com.au

• Nut and Bolt Protection • Remote Satellite CP Monitoring Systems • Swain Meters and Equipment • Thermoelectric Generators (TEGs) • Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors Come and see us at Booth No’s 22 & 23 in Brisbane Toll free 1800 446 400 www.anodeengineering.com sales@anodeengineering.com 

Anti Corrosion Technology www.anticorrosiontechnology.com

Stand Number: 50, 51 & 69 Anti Corrosion Technology (ACT) is an Australian-based engineering company that specializes in providing sustainable solutions in materials engineering and corrosion control by senior specialists for the oil & gas, water, mining and power generation industries. ACT is also the authorised and sole distributor of STOPAQ visco elastic systems in Australia offering unique and cost effective solutions for external pipeline corrosion protection including factory applied mainline coating, field joint coating, flange and valve protection, HDD, steel pipe casings under road & rail crossings as well as corrosion protection of tank bottoms and offshore/submerged structures such as wharf and jetty piles and jacket legs. ACT has a proven track record in providing asset owners, engineering firms and contractors alike full technical support on “everything corrosion” including remedial advice, qualification & selection of appropriate materials, recommended scope of work and onsite training & certification for various onshore and offshore applications in Australia. ACT is also fully capable to work jointly with asset owners to establish a comprehensive Corrosion Management Program (CMP) from the design to decommissioning phase. CMP is a proactive, systematic,

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Stand Number: 5 ATTAR specialises in corrosion investigations that are cost effective and accurate: our independently accredited services include Risk Based Inspection and structural health monitoring programs for early detection, cause identification and implementation of effective prevention and mitigation measures to prevent costly failures. ATTAR’s Level 3 Non-Destructive Testing consultants possess extensive experience in the development and optimisation of NDT techniques and procedures, as well as training, auditing and equipment selection. We provide the highest level of NDT training & Level 3 consulting offered by a single provider, as well as specialty testing with respect to Acoustic Emission & Transmission Line Corrosion Surveying. Our intimate knowledge of NDT methodology enables clients to choose NDT method(s) most suited for their application, as well as train personnel for the high degree of operator competence required for results to be reliable and relevant. ATTAR also provides Engineering & Failure Analysis services designed to improve the design, quality and reliability of infrastructure and associated assets. We have the expertise to recommend the most suited corrosion resistant alloys for a particular application or environment, thereby preventing recurrent corrosion issues, as well as provide coating advice & corrosion testing to determine the suitability of materials for specific conditions.

Australasian Insulation Supplies www.ais-group.com.au

AIS

Australasian Insulation Supplies Pty Ltd Industrial • Marine • Commercial • Residential I Thermal • Fire • Acoustic

Stand Number: 35 Australasian Insulation Supplies (AIS) is a leading Australian supplier of insulation materials and ancillary products for industry and building insulation applications. Through continual research and development as well as stringent sourcing methodologies of only the best quality materials and suppliers, AIS ensures that its product range meets the highest international standards.


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Our company philosophy is to provide the highest quality products and solutions in the most cost effective way. This is achieved through the use of advanced manufacturing technology and total quality management practices, all delivered with superior customer service and support.

technical advice to achieve the most cost effective surface preparation and coating solution.

The technical competence of AIS comes from the collective industry experience of more than 100 years of the five key operatives at AIS. This, combined with our close cooperation of our global supplier’s make us well qualified to assist with your project. 

• Friendly, Highly Trained Staff that care about your project

Australian Institute for Non-destructive Testing

Blygold

www.aindt.com.au

www.blygold.com.au

Count on us for: • Large range of High Quality Products in stock

• First Class Customer Service • Free Technical Advice 

Stand Number: 8 The Australian Institute for Non-Destructive Testing is a national body which promotes the professional practices of non-destructive testing and condition monitoring personnel. Originally founded as the Non-Destructive Testing Association of Australia over 50 years ago by prominent NDT practitioners, it soon grew to become the internationally recognised body that it is today. At the core of our functions is the facilitation of industry certification which is managed by the certification boards. AINDT is accredited by JAS/ANZ as a thirdparty Certification Body with a scope to deliver personal certification in accordance with ISO17024, ISO20807 (AS4365), ISO9712 (AS3998), and the series of ISO18436 Condition Monitoring standards. The Institute also offers a range of services and benefits through its membership program, such as academic publications and technical meetings and conferences. Our mission is to provide members, industry and the community with an independent and professional level of service in relation to the science and practice of nondestructive testing and condition monitoring. The AINDT strives to be an efficient and effective technical society with a national and international reputation for excellence. 

Blast-One International www.blast-one.com.au

Stand Number: 54 Company: Blygold stops and prevents corrosion in air cooled air-conditioning systems from occurring by cleaning and coating both new and existing heat exchangers with our unique anti-corrosion products. As a result substantial savings are realized on energy expenses and capital costs. Blygold also specialises in treating AHU’s and the casings of chillers with the Blygold anticorrosion treatment. Our great value proposition: Everyone knows air-conditioning systems are huge energy consumers (40 - 70% of energy use in most buildings). Therefore, it is very important for each unit to operate at optimal levels with the highest efficiency possible. When corrosion occurs and pollution adheres the performance will decrease dramatically and energy consumption will increase. The Blygold corrosion protection treatment will avoid this from happening and stop an increase of energy consumption. The current generation of anti-corrosion treatments from Blygold has been tested successfully at 4000 Hours + against salt and acid spray. Benefits Blygold treatment: • save up to 20% on energy use • double the lifespan of the heat exchangers • ensure the highest level of performance of heat exchangers

Stand Numbers: 25, 26 & 27

• increase reliability of the climate control system

Blast-One International is a Specialist Supplier to the Protective Coatings and Corrosion Control Industry, operating for over 38 years.

• provide cleaner air to staff, visitors and other users

Corrosion Control Specialists worldwide rely on BlastOne equipment, components and abrasives. Our global experience combined with continual research and advancement programs enable us to provide

• our services generally earn themselves back within 12 months Blygold can increase the lifespan of these systems as well as greatly reduce the amount of energy they use over their lifetime.

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Branach Manufacturing www.branach.com.au

Stand Numbers: 12 & 13

services including condition monitoring, non destructive testing, structural integrity, metallurgical services, root cause analysis, risk based analysis, risk based inspection, and finite element analysis. The Materials Science and Engineering group is comprised of over 30 metallurgical consultants and technicians spread across Australia. The services provided include:

Branach is an exciting and innovative Australian company that manufactures fibreglass safety step platforms and extension ladders.

• Root cause failure analysis of plant and equipment

The corrosion resistant range has made its own unique presence in chemical, food & pharmaceutical industries. The Corrosion range is unbeatable in smelters and refineries and can be found in Gove and Barrow Island, where a punishing environment has seen them become an essential part of kit.

• NATA accredited chemical analysis (atomic emission spectroscopy) and mechanical testing

We not only excel in height safety but we have a world class engineering department that works with end users to solve difficult working at heights problems. Branach is renowned for producing a high quality industrial climbing product that exceeds anything else on the market. It’s the standard for power utilities throughout Australia and all major mining sites, including Chevron, BHP, Xstrata, and Rio Tinto.

• Identification of corrosion failure mode

• Preparation of material specification and Inspection and Test Plan • In-situ metallurgical testing: metallographic replication, hardness testing, and positive material identification • Wear debris analysis • Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy analyses for high resolution imaging and elemental analysis.

Altex Coatings

Branach is exporting around the world and fast becoming an international success story. With distributors throughout Asia, UAE, South America and Europe, Branach now has an ever increasing worldwide presence.

www.altexcoatings.com

Come and visit us at stand 12&13 and see how Branach can ease your pain.

Stand Numbers: 60 & 61

Bureau Veritas www.bureauveritas.com.au

Stand Number: 58 Bureau Veritas has over 50 offices across Australia and New Zealand. It is a French-based, ISO9001 accredited company operating throughout 140 countries with over 34,000 experienced professionals servicing over 300,000 clients across the world. Bureau Veritas provides services via 8 dedicated business lines including Health Safety & Environment, Industry, Marine, International Trade, Certification, Consumer Products, Inspection & In-Service Verification, and Construction. Bureau Veritas Asset Integrity and Reliability Services (AIRS) in Australia is a part of the Industry business line, and provides a full suite of asset reliability management

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Altex Coatings, ISO 14001 accredited and over 55 years experience in the manufacture of heavy duty protective coatings, is one of 19 Carboline global partners supplying a wide range of high performance protective coatings and systems for almost every major industry sector. Carboline, a globally trusted name, is often recognised as the benchmark in the protective coatings industry and is dedicated to being the technology and market leader. Carboline specialises in high performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products for the protection of steel and concrete substrates from both corrosion and fire damage. With operations in over 90 countries, and extensive case histories and established network of associates and certified professionals, Carboline provides an extensive global service with products that have earned the reputation for proven performance at every level. Altex Coatings services include a full “ Custom Specification Service”, Corrosion Audits relating to protective coatings, a “Service to First Maintenance Prediction Analysis”, and Quality Assurance Training. We supply Carboline systems to provide cost effective low risk solutions for high risk environments, engineered solutions that are proven and reliable.


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Cathodic Anodes Australasia www.cathodicanodes.com.au

Stand Number: 20 CAA is proud to be part of the industry that is fighting corrosion. We manufacture Galvanic Anodes -high quality (ISO 9001 accredited by LRQA), fast turn around and competitively priced. Our anodes protect billions of dollars worth of infrastructure around Australia, the South Pacific and South East Asia including industrial anodes for offshore oil rigs, floating FPSOs, mining, construction and pipelines as well as for the protection of infrastructure such as ports, wharves, sheet pile walls and desalination plants. Our anodes also protect ships, yachts, marine motors, tanks and hot water systems. Since commencing manufacturing in 1984, we have established ourselves as Australia’s largest galvanic anode manufacturer. Our foundry is designed according to Lean Manufacturing principles, where work flow efficiency gains and minimal down time has led to significantly shorter lead-times and reduced energy use. An integral part of our commitment to providing high quality anodes is our rigorous quality control and laboratory testing which includes chemical analysis via an Optical Emission Spectrometer, electrochemical test baths, anode-to-core resistance testing and more. We are here to provide advice on your galvanic anodes and look forward to seeing you at our stand at the ACA conference. 

Coating Supplies Australasia www.coating-supplies.com.au

Stand Number: 57 Coating Supplies Australasia Pty Ltd is a privately held and independently operated Australian company. Coating Supplies Australasia Pty Ltd specialises in the distribution, supply and servicing of coatings application equipment, testing and inspection instrumentation as well as associated supplies for powder and industrial coatings applicators and associated industry service providers. With a depth of experience in both Powder and Liquid coatings we offer our customers the highest level of technical support and expertise. Our parts, supplies and services will keep you running efficiently and save you time and resources by providing a one stop sourcing solution.

Coating Supplies Australasia Pty Ltd is proud to be the distributors in Australia and New Zealand of TQC Testing Instruments, QNix™ Coating Thickness Gauges and Elmed Isotest© Holiday Detectors. We also are proud to be authorised distributors of Graco wet spray equipment and Gema™ powder coating equipment. Other brands in our stable include 3M, Sundstrom and Frontier Safety equipment. The team at Coating Supplies Australasia understands the needs and daily operations of coating applicators. WE ARE COMMITTED TO YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS! Our range of services includes: • Coating Test Equipment • Abrasive Blasting Equipment & Sales • Safety Supplies • Powder Coating Equipment • Industrial Wet Spray Equipment • Cartridge Filters • Coating jigs, hooks and masking supplies • Training & Consulting Services • In-house Servicing, Sales & Support

Dehumidification Technologies www.rentdh.com

Stand Number: 41 Dehumidification Technologies, Inc. (DH Tech) is a provider of temporary dehumidification, heating and cooling equipment. Industries served include industrial painting, commercial building construction, water damage restoration and a variety of industrial, food processing and manufacturing processes where precise humidity and temperature control are critical. The company was founded in 1993 in Houston, Texas where the business flourished in the heart of the petrochemical industry. The firm operates from nine offices in the USA, three in Australia and one in Thailand. These are Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans, Delaware, Corpus Christi, Houston, Miami, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. A new office has also been established in Canada. DH Tech maintains an extensive fleet of mobile climate control equipment in the US and Australia with a focus on desiccant dehumidification. The desiccant dehumidifiers exhibit the latest technology in desiccant rotor technology and electronic controls. They are manufactured in the Houston, Texas factory. Over its 19 year history, DH Tech has been a leader in combining cooling and desiccant technologies to deliver efficient and exact humidity control in hot or humid environments.

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Responsible for the success and growth in the company, is a dedication to responsiveness and a deep understanding of customer needs. This is reflected in the design of the equipment, the internal processes employed and the choice of field personnel. In Australia, the company is represented by David Dawson, Dean Clarke & James Smith.

Denso Australia www.densoaustralia.com.au

DENSO NORTH AMERICA INC.

Stand Number: 66 & 67 Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd are principal manufacturers of long life anti-corrosion products and sealing systems, which service a multitude of industry groups. Denso services, as it’s core markets, Oil & Gas, Marine, Mining, Minerals Processing and Water Industries, throughout Australia and New Zealand and Pacific Islands. Denso (Australia) Pty Ltd adapts and refocusses on a continuing basis, making certain that as the industries we serve change, Denso, and our products and services remain as not only the internationally recognised standard, but the supplier of preference. The Denso range comprises a variety of specialist pipe & structural coatings, marine protection systems, concrete and tank coatings, including tapes, brush and spray applied liquid coatings, mastics, primers and sealants based on materials such as petrolatum, butyl rubber, bitumen, plastics , heat shrink sleeves and epoxy resins. Systems are tailor made for individual anti-corrosion and sealing problems developed with the realities of an on-site application in mind. Denso’s extensive product range is suitable for use in a wide range of highly corrosive environments with operating temperatures from sub-zero to 250°C.

Over this period we have developed numerous devices, although our main efforts have been in dataloggers for monitoring Cathodic Protection systems. Our staple range of loggers (Straycorder and Sentinel) have recently undergone a complete re-design, utilising highly efficient technology, materials and assembly techniques. The new BLE loggers’ specifications extensively surpass their predecessor’s, and the ageing IR interface has been replaced with Bluetooth Low Energy, permitting the BLE loggers to communicate wirelessly with a laptop, current iPhone, iPad or Android Smartphone, within 100m line-of-sight. Minimising maintenance costs and down-time, the BLE loggers are totally field-serviceable and fieldcalibratable. Their IP66 rated enclosure is easily opened with a Philips screwdriver, allowing effortless access to the standard AA alkaline batteries, which last 2 – 4 years with continual use. Apart from developing equipment to support the corrosion mitigation industry, DCPL offers its design / consultancy services to the broader electronics industry within Australia. The broad scope of services that we offer include everything from advanced circuit board design and software development, right through to complete, customised electronic product design, manufacture and distribution. Contact Details: 87 Bay Road, (PO Box 431) Mount Martha VIC 3934 nick@directconnections.com.au Phone: 03 5974 8464 

Dulux Protective Coatings www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au

Brand names include Seashield, Archco-Rigidon, Protal, Rigspray, Denso, Densopol, Ultraflex, Densoramic and Polybron. Associated group companies include Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd, Archco Rigidon, Premier Coating Ltd, Seashield International, Denso (New Zealand) Ltd, Denso North America Inc and Denso South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Direct Connections P/L

Stand Number: 16 Direct Connections P/L (DCPL), formerly Cameron Applied Research & Development (CARD), has been developing equipment to support the corrosion mitigation industry since 1997.

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Stand Numbers: 44 & 45 Dulux® is Australian owned and committed to the supply of high performance protective coatings to the Australia-Pacific region for over 75 years. Dulux® Protective Coatings manufacturers a comprehensive and diverse range of protective coatings for heavy duty applications in the oil and gas industries, mining, infrastructure, chemical manufacture, purification and processing plants and coastal and off-shore construction. Long term corrosion control has been effectively achieved by the use of Dulux zinc rich epoxy primers, inorganic zinc silicates, high build epoxy intermediates, chlorinated rubber, acrylic and polyurethane topcoats; micaceous iron oxide coatings and specialist


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high performance systems such as pure polyurea elastomers and heat resisting product lines. With our world-class Research and Technology Centre and new manufacturing plant in Dandenong, and customer-focused technical consultants, we provide rapid, tailor made corrosion solutions for just about every aspect of heavy industry. Information on everything from substrate preparation, detailed coating system specifications, application methods and maintenance scheduling. Dulux Protective Coatings also has the most extensive distribution network in the industry with a comprehensive supply chain network of over 230 trade distribution outlets nationally. This ensures rapid, reliable service right across the country. Call Dulux today on 13 23 77 or visit our website at www.duluxprotectivecoatings.com.au. Worth doing, worth Dulux®.  

Filblast Pty Ltd www.filblast.com.au

Stand Number: 37 Filblast is a designer and manufacturer of dust extraction equipment, abrasive blasting booths, and suppliers of Marco® quality abrasive blasting products. Filblast provide their customers with the highest quality Australian made products. Filblast as part of the WRJM group was Established in 2004, the company has the ability to use in-house resources, thus maintaining a very competitive pricing structure. Our services are offered Australia wide and our professional dispatch team provides overnight express or general road freight. Filblast offers a wide range of products including Dust Collectors, Abrasive Blasting Booths and Equipment, Filter Cartridges and Accessories. Filblast is dedicated to maintaining strong business structures to ensure longevity within the manufacturing, industrial processing and mining industries. Our aim is to create diversity within the business, allowing opportunities for sustained growth in a competitive industry. We at Filblast believe that by continuing to offer quality Australian products along with that of our international partners, our attention to detail and high level of customer service, the company will continue forward maintaining a reputation for quality and integrity.  

Freyssinet Australia www.freyssinet.com.au

Stand Number: 24 Freyssinet Repair | Strengthening | Protection The Freyssinet Group is a global expert in structural repair and remedial solutions. Working as a head contractor, Freyssinet addresses all the stages of remedial or strengthening projects through a vertically integrated approach, to provide a turn-key offer to asset owners: inspection, diagnosis, design, supply and implementation of the works. With engineers and material scientists, the Freyssinet Group’s technical department develops repair products and solutions, validating them with laboratory trials and feedback from on-site experience. Building on such development, Freyssinet has become the leader in remedial engineering, with projects throughout the country on buildings, wharves, mining or marine structures, and many types of transport infrastructure such as bridges and tunnels. Repair: • Concrete Repair • Crack Injection • Hydrodemolition • Car Park Movement Joints • Heavy Lifting • Flat Jacks • Bearing Replacement • Seismic Solutions Strengthening: • CARBON FIBRE Fabrics, Laminates and Rods • EXTERNAL POST-TENSIONING using: Additional posttensioning with Strand or Bars, X Range Anchorages for hoop tendons, R Range Anchorage for monostrand • SHOTCRETE & GUNITE Protection: • CATHODIC PROTECTION Impressed Current and Galvanic Cathodic Protection • REALKALISATION & CHLORIDE EXTRACTION • COATINGS 

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Gortec Pty Ltd www.gortec.net.au

also have three main R&D Centres in China, Denmark and Spain, and regional R&D Centres in Bahrain, Germany, Korea, Singapore and the US. www.hempel.com 1800 HEMPEL 

Incospec & Associates Stand Number: 11 GORTEC (Gerry O’Reilly Technology) is an Australian owned and operated company, based in Brisbane SE Queensland. Our business is high value Abrasive Blasting Solutions to industry, large and small. With more than 20 years’ experience here and overseas, GORTEC has successfully built its business and reputation by offering personalised solutions and support. GORTEC is the complete solution for your Surface Preparation Needs. Our high standard of customer attention, supply and service is the reason for our ongoing business. Contact us to day with your requirements and look forward to future business of mutual benefit. Contact Us: Gerry O’Reilly – Managing Director 07 3711 5204 gerryor@bigpond.net.au 

www.incospec.com.au

Stand Numbers: 46 & 47 Corrosion Engineers & Consultants – Independent Advice Established in 1981, Incospec and Associates Australia has grown to be one of the largest Corrosion Engineering Consultancies in Australasia. We provide both independent and authoritative consultancy in the fields of Corrosion Engineering and Asset Management. Our independence is vital, allowing us to offer our clients totally unbiased optimum advice, without commercial constraints in the following specialised areas: • Asset Integrity Management Surveys – Guardian®

Hempel

• Cathodic Protection

www.hempel.com

• Coating Selection and Specification Development • 3rd Party Independent Coating Inspections and Certification • Failure Analysis • Metallurgy & Materials Consulting

Stand Number: 19 Hempel is a world-leading supplier of protective coatings for the marine, protective, container, yacht and decorative segments. From windmills and bridges to hospitals and ships, their coatings protect man-made structures from the corrosive forces of nature. Hempel’s goal is to increase the long-term value of their customers’ assets by providing them with coatings that help extend product lifetimes and reduce maintenance costs. Their R&D teams around the world are constantly working to develop new and innovative products and solutions that improve performance and lower application costs for their customers. Hempel believe that the coatings industry can and should contribute to a better environment, so they invest in advanced products and innovative ideas to create environmentally friendly solutions that help customers cut fuel consumption and reduce emissions from their operations. Represented in more than 80 countries, Hempel have 21 factories, 47 sales offices and more than 150 stock points strategically located around the world. Hempel

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• Welding Inspection, Specification Development and Certification • Concrete Condition Surveys • Workforce Training and Competency Certification With experienced and qualified Inspectors based throughout Australia and working overseas, Incospec continues to expand its presence and delivery of high value technical corrosion engineering consultancy, research, training and field services to key global clients. Our continued strategic focus of providing high value asset integrity maintenance management systems through Guardian® directly to key asset owners continues to support our primary Corporate mission – ‘To Assist Clients Protect Their Assets’. Incospec also has a key commitment with the Northern Australia resource sector through its partnership with Charles Darwin University and the North Australian Centre for Oil and Gas.


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Intercept Technology www.interceptaustralia.com.au

Stand Number: 9 Intercept Technology provides packaging for storage, logistics and preservation. Originally developed by Bell Laboratories (U.S) in collaboration with Alcatel Lucent for in-house use to preserve electronic components, the technology is now being adapted for other industrial and commercial uses by the Intercept Technology Group. Intercept Australia and their key east-coast distributor, Integra Packaging, provide packaging solutions utilising this technology throughout Australia. Intercept products are environmentally safe and recyclable...and offer oil free anti-corrosion and anti-static protection for use with electronics, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, rubber and fabrics. Intercept Technology neutralizes corrosive and migrating gases; similar to a sacrificial “anode”, these gases are permanently bound with the copper particles that are chemically bonded to the packaging materials. The particles react readily with elements (Corrosive Gases) that are present in the atmosphere and create or promote corrosion. All materials are equally protected – only one non-toxic packaging material for all applications! Intercept products are available in shrink/stretch films, polymer bags, woven plastics, foams, canvas, thermoform and corrugated mediums – Intercept products can be custom designed to suit a diverse range of uses and objects of any size and allows for streamlining the preservation and logistics process by eliminating oiling and de-oiling steps. 

International Paint www.international-pc.com

Stand Numbers: 48 & 49 AkzoNobel, is a technology based company specialising in coatings and chemicals and serves the Marine and Protective Coatings markets, under the brand ‘International®’. International’s Protective Coatings division supplies market focussed, innovative coatings to the Mining, Oil & Gas, Water & Waste, Infrastructure, and Power Generation markets. With tailor made, high performance coating solutions for new construction and maintenance of both steel and concrete substrates International can provide for all your project needs.

Our global presence means that International’s project management and technical service experts can assist with all your project’s coating needs. From specification advice during FEED, to spec optimisation at detailed design, to on site tech service during application (available worldwide), and finally to our Interplan™ maintenance planning survey programme at commissioning and operation, International is there to support you every step of the way. International is home to some of the best known product names in high performance coatings such as: Interline®, Enviroline®, Ceilcote® and Polibrid® for severe chemical environments; Intertherm for high temperature, cryogenic and CUI applications; and Interchar and Chartek for high performance passive fire protection. Add these to the recently released Intercrete™ range for concrete repair and remediation and you have the solutions for all your coating needs. International® Paint is exhibiting at the ACA Corrosion & Prevention Conference being held 10th -13th November 2013 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane. We are located at stands 48 and 49. Toll free Australia: 131 474 Toll free New Zealand: 0800 808 807 pc-australasia@akzonobel.com www.international-pc.com 

ITW Polymers and Fluids www.itwpf.com.au

Stand Number: 38 ITW Polymers & Fluids manufactures and sells some of the best known brands in the industrial, construction, mining and maintenance markets in Australia and New Zealand. Our portfolio of brands enables us to provide a range of construction and industrial application solutions ranging from metal protective coatings to specialised lubricants and engineering products and coatings. Our brands include Galmet, Epirez, Rocol, Molybond and Devcon. As part of the international ITW Corporation, ITW P&F is supported by the resources of over 900 companies that make up the group worldwide. Galmet Galmet offers a complete range of corrosion resistant solutions for steel protection and industrial top coating. Galmet’s specially formulated anti-corrosive coatings are designed to preserve and protect both new and old steel structures and other steel assets including tools and machinery. The Galmet range continues to lead the market in the very best in zinc spray solutions for galvanized steel protection and painting. The range also includes a variety of high-quality industrial top coating finishes and application specific primers.

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Epirez Epirez offers a comprehensive range of chemical construction products using epoxy and cement based technologies. The product range includes epoxy binders, flooring systems, cement based grouts and concrete repair products.

74 companies and 39 production facilities on all continents. In addition, Jotun has agents, branch offices and distributors in more than 80 countries. The Jotun Group has four divisions employing more than 8,500 employees globally, and its head office is located in Sandefjord, Norway.

The Epirez range of products are specifically manufactured for the industrial, mining, construction and marine industries.

Jotun Australia Pty Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Jotun Group and supplies Protective Coatings, Marine Coatings and Powder Coatings for corrosion control and other specialised applications.

Jacobsen Colourplus Limited

In 1990 Jotun purchased the Dimet business linking the best of European technology with an Australian business that brought innovative products to the world.

www.colourplus.co.nz

Stand Number: 64 Jacobsen Colourplus Ltd (JCL) is a privately owned company located in Auckland, New Zealand. The JCL manufacturing facility has been producing a range of decorative and industrial coatings for the past 28 years. The ISO 9001 and APAS certified manufacturing unit incorporates a fully accredited ISO 17025 laboratory, assuring quality coatings are produced to the most stringent quality control standards. JCL manufactures and distributes the Camrex Camovin range of industrial coatings. These include zinc rich anti corrosive primers, vinyl top coats and epoxies that have been used extensively by the power industry in Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The ZRC range of zinc rich anti corrosive coatings offering superior long term protection of iron and steel is distributed by JCL in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. For over 50 years the ZRC range of industry leading organic zinc coatings has been specified by architects and engineers for thousands of corrosion protection projects throughout the world. ZRC offers superior product performance, environmental friendliness and extended longevity of corrosion protection. Contact Details: Derek McClelland DDI: +64 9 813 5900 Mobile: +64 27 4940721 Email: derek@zrc.co.nz Web Site: www.zrc.co.nz

Jotun

Our local manufacturing unit accredited to ISO 9001 is situated in Brooklyn, Victoria, where we maintain a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) registered laboratory and a manufacturing facility recognised by Australian Paint Approvals Scheme. In addition the Brooklyn site holds accreditation to ISO 14001(Environmental) and OHSAS 18001 (Safety) management systems. At Jotun, we are able to draw on our vast worldwide experience to provide technical assistance and coating recommendations in Mining, Smelting, Chemical, Petrochemical, Offshore, Water, Sewerage and many other industries where corrosion problems are found. Jotun Australia has activities in all states and is able to provide a high level of local service supported by the global strength of Jotun’s worldwide activities. Jotun Australia’s head office and manufacturing can be contacted on +61 3 9314 0722.  

Mears Integrity Solutions www.mears.net

Stand Number: 56 Mears Integrity Solutions are a world leading service provider specialising in corrosion control and asset integrity management. We offer superior engineering, technical and construction services to meet the challenges and demands of industry.

Stand Numbers: 28 & 29

Founded in the USA in 1970, the company specialises in delivering customer specific solutions for all types of corrosion integrity problems, including turnkey inspection, remediation and repair services. Mears is a Quanta Services company with over 400 employees and more NACE certified technical staff than any other company in the world.

Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of paints, coatings and powder coatings. The group has

Mears have the experience and engineering expertise to provide our clients with optimum integrity solutions

www.jotun.com.au

Standard

Jotun blue

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through corrosion evaluation, corrosion control, and remedial action. Our Senior Vice President of Special Projects is also the current President of NACE International. Mears specialises in the pipeline and power industries and offers a safe, targeted, turnkey service to assist clients with their integrity management plans. The Mears Service Package includes the following Engineering, Technical, Construction and Field Services: • Cathodic Protection • In-Line MFL Pipeline Inspection & Tethered ILI • Direct Assessment (ECDA, ICDA, SCCDA) • Surveys (DCVG, ACVG, CIS, PCM) • LFI - Induced AC current studies and mitigation • Linear Anodes • Excavation & NDT • Pipeline coating removal, remediation and recoating • HVAC Transmission tower corrosion assessment & remediation 

Metal Spray Supplies Australia www.metalspraysupplies.com

Metz www.metz.net.au

Stand Number: 17 Metz area of expertise is Acid Proofing and Industrial Flooring. Metz provides materials systems to resist the strongest chemicals used in industry, and hard wearing chemical resistant and hygienic flooring systems for all industries. Metz materials are manufactured in Melbourne and we have branches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as well as a distributor in South Australia. Metz is quality accredited to ISO9001:2008. Metz provides complete solutions based upon the most appropriate materials – whether traditional acid brick and tile or various coating and topping systems. Metz’s ability to supply and install our comprehensive range of specialist materials gives our clients single point of responsibility comfort. Our focus on the corrosive effect of harsh chemicals in industry and the protection of flooring in the most difficult physical and chemical environments gives us an expertise that is unmatched by other Australian companies. Metz has distributors in most Asian countries as well as in the Middle East.

Stand Number: 39

Munters

Metal Spray Supplies Australia (MSSA) is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of Metal /Thermal Spray Equipment and consumables such as Arcspray, Flamespray, Plasma and HVOF for the Corrosion and Engineering Industries. Australian owned with over 75 years combined industry experience, we can offer expert technical advice and assistance both Nationally and Internationally. The metal spray process is a coating process used to change the surface properties of a part by adding a layer(s) of material to increase durability, hardness, increase or reduce friction, increase corrosion protection, change electrical properties or even to replace worn or damaged material.

www.munters.com.au

Coating materials can be metallic, ceramic or plastic and substrate materials include metals, glass, plastics, plaster, polystyrene, ceramics and even wood. MSSA also have a comprehensive range of Welding, Brazing and Soldering consumables.

Our technical expertise gives you the added advantage of knowing that our specialist team will advise you on your requirements and timeframes ensuring you only rent the equipment you need for as long as you need it. Our technicians will also install, set and monitor the equipment throughout the duration of the project giving you the reassurance you need to know that the job will be completed efficiently and cost-effectively.

Tel 07 3823 1004 Fax 07 3823 1005 e-mail : sales@metalspraysupplies.com Contacts: Kevin Healey , David Andress, Peter Kaggelis, Kevin Garty 

Stand Number: 33 Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment solutions based on expertise in humidity and climate control technologies. With a network of depots throughout Australia, Munters can deliver state of the art dehumidification equipment for short-term or long-term climate control to any location.

Industrial Applications For over 60 years Munters has engineered and manufactured equipment to solve humidity and climate control problems.

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Surface Preparation & Coating Since the 1970’s, Munters desiccant dehumidifiers have been creating the ideal conditions for surface preparation and coating. Construction Drying We recognise that delays in completing building projects will lead to financial penalties, a loss of reputation and ultimately a loss of business long term. That’s why our experienced technicians can be on-site within 24 hours of appointment to assess the requirements to cost effectively speed the drying process.  

Neptune Asset Integrity Services Pty Ltd www.neptunems.com

Stand Number: 15 Neptune Asset Integrity Services provides a range of NDT, Inspection, Repair, Maintenance and specialist access solutions. Our multidisciplined teams are selected based on their accreditations, qualifications, track records and demonstrated competency. With applications on and offshore, our access techniques provide numerous advantages including cost and time savings, flexibility, minimal or no disruption to in-service equipment, and above all else, safe operation. Complementing traditional rope access services are our specialist access solutions, including our patented modular platform, tensioned netting and Decklite working platform systems.

NMT Electrodes (Australia) Pty Ltd www.nmtelectrodes.com

Stand Number: 62 For many years NMT® Electrodes companies have been offering industry a cleaner solution to many of its problems via the application of Electrochemistry. Applications such as the production of chlorine, hypochlorite and sodium chlorate; inorganic and organic chemical manufacture; waste water treatment and metal winning are but a few areas where NMT® Electrodes’ products and technology has been utilised. NMT® Electrodes is now a well-established name in providing cost effective solutions and products in the Cathodic Protection field. NMT’s MMO and Platinised titanium Anodes are products of choice and are used and specified worldwide for use in concrete, underground storage tanks, pipelines, offshore and marine installations to name but a few. NMT’s full range of tubular, wire, ribbon, rod, mesh and plate anodes are available from its Australian, South African, European and North American facilities. Address (Australian): Unit 2, 26 Baile Road, Canningvale, WA 6155. Phone: +61 (0)8 9256 4499; Fax: +61 (0)8 9256 4599; Mobile: +61 408 931 072

Nuplex Composites www.nuplex.com

Bespoke access solutions are also available utilising our in-house Engineering design service. Neptune conducts IRATA accredited rope access training in the application of all techniques at purpose designed facilities in Perth, Melbourne and Darwin, simulating the scenarios a rope access technician will encounter in the field. Inspection and NDT Services Available: •N  ATA accredited, Standard & Advanced NonDestructive Testing Services. •C  lass Surveys (Lloyds) •T  ank inspections •P  ressure Vessel and Piping Inspection (AICIP, API 510 & 570; NATA ISO17020 & 17025) • L ifting Equipment Inspections (LEEA) •S  PS & UWILD •C  orrosion Under Insulation

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Stand Number: 68 In harsh chemical environments GFRP composites are used in place of metal or concrete to significantly increase plant and equipment service life. Critical to tailoring composites for optimal performance and cost, is raw material selection. Nuplex Composites is Australia and New Zealand’s foremost provider of composites raw materials. We locally manufacture polyester and vinyl-ester resins, gelcoats, and flowcoats, for superior corrosion resistance. We complement our own manufactured products with a complete range of materials for composites manufacture. To achieve the best material systems for corrosion resistant composites, Nuplex Composites proudly accesses the latest global advancements through its partnership with world leaders in composite corrosion technology:


CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Ashland Performance Materials - Largest global supplier of speciality corrosion resins and leader in resin chemistry. Ashland’s Hetron™ and Derakane™ epoxy vinyl ester resins have a legacy of excellence in corrosion-resistant fibreglass reinforced plastic (FRP). Owens Corning - Global leader in glass reinforcement solutions, OC’s Advantex® manufacturing platform meets the technical requirements of both standard E-glass and corrosion resistant E-CR glass. Leveraging 40 years of experience, we have built an enviable network of high quality composite fabricators, and would be pleased to link industry to those with the capability to meet the Fitness for Purpose for most applications. Nuplex Composites is your first point of contact for corrosion resistant composites.

CONTACT DETAILS: For sales enquiries, please email to: paa_sales@pan-abrasives.com Australia Pan Abrasives (Aust) Pty Ltd 16 Somerton Park Drive Campbellfield, Victoria 3061 Australia Tel : 61-3-9303-3801 Fax: 61-3-9308-7933 Chris Keenan National Sales Manager Pan Abrasives (Aust) 0412 103 542 chris_keenan@pan-abrasives.com 

Parchem Construction Supplies Pan Abrasives

www.parchem.com.au

www.pan-abrasives.com

Stand Number: 55 Stand Number: 18 With a history dating back to 1954, the Pan Abrasives Group has played a leading role in the surface preparation and finishing industry worldwide over an extended period of time. Using this extensive industry experience to design and develop new product lines, Pan Abrasives now manufactures a complete and extensive range of surface preparation products, marketed under the Trademark name of “PanBlastTM”. The range of PanBlastTM products for the abrasive blasting industry include pressure blast pots, all associated spares and ancillary accessories, suction and pressure blast cabinets, airless painting systems, right through to airless wheel blast parts to suit most popular brands. Pan Abrasives also supplies a complete range of abrasive blasting media, including EnviroGritTM Garnet, QuickCutTM Aluminium Oxide, PanaShotTM Steel Shot, PanaGritTM Steel Grit and BrightBlastTM Glass Beads. Our head office, located in Singapore, includes our central distribution warehouse and our final assembly, inspection and packing facility. Singapore’s logistically central location allows us to distribute efficiently and globally via both our own branch network, as well as our extensive distribution network partners. In addition to our Singapore head office, Pan Abrasives has subsidiary companies located in Australia, China and Malaysia. Visit our website for more details, www.pan-abrasives.com

Parchem Construction Supplies specialises in the supply and manufacture of concrete construction products, with a specific focus on the durability and protection of concrete infrastructure Parchem brings together industry leading brands with a strong commitment to service and technical support. Parchem provides a comprehensive specification services to Architects, Engineers, and Specifiers throughout the design and documentation stages. Parchem can provide ongoing support to the completion of your project through our national network of Trade Stores and field sales team. With trusted brands such as Fosroc, Galvashield & SewperCoat, Parchem has a solution for all civil, commercial and industrial projects. Our range includes: • concrete repair materials – Renderoc Range of products • corrosion protection solutions – Galvashield range of galvanic anodes • Protective Concrete Coatings – Silanes, anti carbonation and epoxy coatings • Calcium aluminate mortars for sewer rehabilitation – SewperCoat • Range of high performance epoxy coatings and lining systems – Nitocote/Nitomortar range PHONE: 1300 737 787  

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PCTE www.pcte.com.au

approved to AS4020 successfully date back to the 1970’s. Significant applications include internal linings in FGD and Stacks in Power Stations around Asia working closely with Institutes in China, ground breaking over recent years.

Stand Number: 65

The Epigen Chemproof 4000 range of novalac products; lead the field for aggressive chemical resistance; installed at major sites throughout Australia including Nickel West Acid Facility, Murrin Murrin, Tiwest, CSBP, BHP Billiton, for protecting concrete and steel.

Papworth Construction Testing Equipment trading as PCTE has been in business since 2004, as an expert supply company focusing on Non-Destructive testing equipment for construction materials. Originally started in Western Australia by Frank Papworth, PCTE has expanded to Service both the east and west coasts with offices in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. The equipment they supply can be used to assess the Quality and Strength of new structures and old, to examine the geometry of structures that lack records, for concrete defect location, and to find corrosion before its effects are visible or to monitor at risk structures. From the beginning PCTE has endeavoured to not only just import equipment but to develop professional expertise in the equipment they sell. The team is made up of engineers managing the company and acting as sales staff. So they really understand the capabilities of the products they offer, and are always working to expand the body of technical knowledge on their equipment. Reuben Barnes is the Managing Director and head of the sales team operating out of Victoria. He has extensive experience in NDT and has trained internationally in such areas as Ground Penetrating Radar and Impact Echo testing. Please feel free to visit our website www.pcte.com.au or by phone 03 9938 3830 

Peerless Industrial Systems www.peerlessindustrialsystems.com

Stand Number: 10 Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia, Indonesia Epigen lining & repair composite polymers dominate in water storage & treatment, grouting & backing, linings for aggressive chemical resistance, process tanks, nonskid flooring, pump repair/rebuilding, turbine & motor chocking, joints, adhesives, and metal repair. Sectors include power, water industry, mining, mineral processing, petroleum, refining, and materials handling with past projects including linings for the Merrimac (Gold Coast), Rosedale (NZ), WA21 in Perth, and lining materials for the Mackay WWTP. Water products are

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Peerless enjoys an excellent reputation in liaising with contract applicators, consultant design engineers and asset owners to qualify protective systems for their particular operating environments. Working with all ensures that the principle receives a system that achieves the maximum service life possible. Peerless – Celebrating 66 years in 2013 Epigen – Celebrating 43 years in 2013 Chemproof – Celebrating 24 years in 2013 KIS – New Patented Elastomeric, high elongation – “Keep It Stretchy” www.kiselastomerics.com Tel. +61 (0)8 9477 3788 Fax +61 (0)8 9477 3766 Email nick@epigen.com.au www.peerlessindustrialsystems.com 

PFP Systems Pty Ltd www.pfpsystems.com

Stand Number: 36 PFP Systems – Proven solutions for complex coating challenges PFP Systems are respected and experienced specialists providing effective solutions to complex challenges in the areas of passive fireproofing, industrial precision grouting, pipeline coating and tank lining. We are known for our experience and technical expertise, our flexibility and agility, our capacity to deal with technically difficult and challenging applications as well as our proven track record of success. What we do • Passive fireproofing systems including epoxy and cementitious coatings, boards, penetration seals, cable coating, joint seals, removable jackets and enclosures • Protective coatings for the anti-corrosion treatment of steel structures, equipment and piping


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• Wet sprayed linings such as elastomeric polyurethane, polyurea, polyester, epoxy and modified cementitious products

Pipe Management Australia www.pmaus.com.au

• Wet sprayed epoxy and urethane pipe line coatings • Precision grouting with epoxy and cementitous products. With more than 20 years experience, PFP Systems provides clients in the oil and gas, mining and industrial construction sectors with the confidence and certainty that comes with using the best products for a specific purpose, the best processes and systems to apply them and the best levels of service to support them. For more information visit www.pfpsystems.com or call Tim Lennox +61 7 5478 9056

Phillro Industries Pty Ltd www.phillro.com.au

Stand Number: 40  Pipe Management Australia began operations in 2010 in NSW and QLD with our primary goal to service the East Coast with specialised drain cleaning equipment and other complimentary services. Our broad range specialised equipment enables our team to select the right equipment for each application and strive to achieve our customer’s desired outcome efficiently and effectively. Pipe Management will be showcasing their Oxifree Coating at Corrosion & Prevention 2013. Oxifree is a polymeric resin for the protection of metallic components. It contains organic corrosion inhibitors, is reusable and provides a shield against all corrosive contaminants ensuring ultimate protection of your equipment. Oxifree Coating Features: • Contains active organic corrosion inhibitors • Minimum surface preparation required and fast to apply

Stand Numbers: 3 & 4 Founded in 1971, Phillro Industries have grown to be a respected specialised supplier of high quality products and equipment including:

• Proven to withstand years of exposure in harsh environments • Easy to remove as the coating does not bond to the substrate

• NDT (Ultrasonic Non Destructive Testing)

• No waste – Oxifree coatings are 100% recyclable

• Enterprise training

• Ecologically safe and non-hazardous

• Coatings fluid transfer pumps

• Protects new and existing metal structures including rotating equipment such as bearing housings

• Spraying and Finishing Guns, Hoses and Systems • Spray Booth Filtration • Associated Safety products • Solvent Recovery • Food and Pharmaceutical Fluid Transfer • Coatings Inspection

• Can be applied in hazardous environments with ATEX/ Ex rated equipment

PPG Industries www.ppgpmc.com.au

• Concrete Inspection • Metal Detection They are also trained and authorised service and repairers of Major Brands such as Graco & Ciemme. As the Principal Australasian/Oceania Importer Distributor for Elcometer Ltd, Phillro are the only Elcometer authorised Service centre in the region. Phillro’s activities include Focussed Product Training, Sales, Service and Hire of Equipment manufactured by the world’s most respected Brands.  

Stand Numbers: 30 & 31 PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading Coatings and Specialty Products Company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Founded in 1883, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG Protective & Marine Coatings, part of PPG’s Performance Coatings’ business segment, is uniquely placed to offer the highest-quality coatings for the protective and marine coatings industries. Whatever your requirement, our proven products and technologies can safeguard a wide variety of assets in the markets we serve. The knowledge we have gained throughout the world has given us an unrivalled heritage and level of technical expertise: experience that guarantees exceptional products, performance and service. No matter what the size of your organisation, PPG has the scale and resources to deliver outstanding support, with well-established operations in over 60 countries. Our aim is to become the world’s leading protective and marine coatings company: unrivalled in performance and protection among asset owners, contractors, fabricators and applicators across the globe.  

than ever, the business has grown, along with its team of 13 staff who are committed to ensuring best customer services practices at all times. RFS supplies quality NDT equipment to the Corrosion, Engineering, Mining, Diving/Marine Surveying, Aerospace and Forensic Science industries. We know how important it is to provide solutions to inspection problems in a timely fashion so our aim is to keep most items in stock and available for immediate dispatch. Specifically for the Corrosion industry, RFS supplies Creaform 3D Laser Scanners, Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges, Holiday Detectors, Thermal Imagers, Field Microscopes, Surface Replication products and much, much more. Come along to the “Toy Shop” to play with the gear we have on display at stand 52. Russell Fraser Sales Pty Ltd Unit 7/38 Waratah Street, Kirrawee NSW 2232 T: (02) 9545 4433 F: (02) 9545 4218 E: rfs@rfsales.com.au W: www.rfsales.com.au

ProDigital www.prodigital.com.au

Sika Australia Pty Ltd www.sika.com.au

Stand Number: 6 ProDigital-IDN Australia is based in Sydney, Australia and since 1996 has become Australia’s best supplier for a wide range of leading brand Potentiostats used in electrochemistry, corrosion, sensors, renewable energy and advanced waste water management research. Widely used around Australia and New Zealand, and found mentioned in many research papers, we offer local sales and service, training, application and after sales support on all our products. Our Potentiostats come along with our extensive experience spanning over 30 years as well as that of our suppliers who are the world leaders in design and manufacture of such products and accessories. Whatever your budget, we have a wide range of Potentiostats that can offer you the best price/performance Potentiostats on the market. 

Russell Fraser Sales www.rfsales.com.au

Stand Number: 34 Sika is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies construction chemical products to the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries in the automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, façades. Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting loadbearing structures. Sika’s product feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems.  

Specialist Repair and Construction Products (SRCP) Pty Ltd. www.srcp.com.au

Stand Number: 52

Stand Number: 7

Visit the “Toy Shop” on Stand 52 Russell Fraser Sales Pty Ltd (RFS) has been serving Australia and New Zealand’s Non-Destructive Testing and Inspection community since 1993. Today, stronger

Bringing over 30 years experience in the field of concrete durability, SRCP provides unique cathodic protection systems for concrete and steel corrosion protection not otherwise available in Australia.

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

SRCP was founded by Frank Papworth, a leading engineer specialising in concrete durability, and offers revolutionary sacrificial anode and impressed current cathodic protection systems for corrosion repair and protection of concrete structures.

source. The advantage for our customers is that they are dealing with only one supplier who is capable of providing a solution for just about every type of plant environment and requirement offering greater efficiency, safety and reliability in project execution.

The high output galvanic anodes SRCP offers revolutionise reinforcement corrosion repair, bringing a major saving in breakout cost and effort, with no need to break out sound but contaminated concrete. Zinc Layer Anodes (ZLA), Roll Anodes and GSC Super Anodes give lower cost, true cathodic protection that can be used on projects with many isolated areas, small or hazardous areas where electrical systems are not suitable, where wiring is not practical (many mine site areas), for areas of low cover or where incipient anodes may commence active corrosion.

This results in an excellent combination of materials, know-how and service for a long life expectancy, retention of value and guarantee of functionality in production plant and operational facilities. STEULERKCH operates worldwide and always in keeping with our motto “We handle corrosive media”.

SRCP provides the Cassette ICCP system, used where ever there is limited access or wet conditions, as well as the Zebra conductive paint anode & Camur II system which makes it simple to design and install a web based monitoring and control system, so it is no longer necessary to go to site for testing. SRCP also supplies the unique and highly effective Zinc Tape with conductive adhesive, which provides active steel corrosion protection for steel structures and elements. The conductive adhesive and application via the magnetic roller or specially designed metawrapper applicator make ZincTape an easy and effective method of providing active corrosion protection to any steel element.

Steuler-KCH www.steuler.com.au

Stand Number: 32 INDUSTRIAL CORROSION PROTECTION – MATERIALS, ENGINEERING AND INSTALLATION STEULER KCH’s Industrial Corrosion Protection scope includes the fields of Surface Protection, Refractory Systems and Plastics Engineering, together creating a unique combination of innovative materials development and lining technologies. Whether it is protective coatings and linings, rubber sheeting, refractory masonry, industrial flooring, brick and tile, or mechanically anchored thermoplastic linings, STEULER KCH develops solutions for all applications. Refractory lining systems and equipment, tanks and piping fabricated in thermoplastics and duroplastics complements completes our portfolio STEULER KCH is a complete service provider, offering customised systems encompassing research and development, consulting, design and production all the way through to installation and servicing, from one

Svenic Australia Pty Ltd www.svenic.com.au

Stand Number: 53 Svenic will display its UNIQUE two Component Coating and Foam (CAF) Spray System. The unique Svenic CAF (Coating and Foam) Spray System, uses disposable two part cartridges and static mixers to spray paints, epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics, polyureas, foams through a lightweight portable or hand held dispenser. Each component of the material is packed into separate, two component cartridges. Mixing only occurs when the two components enter the static mixer. Atomized spraying is then controlled from the static mixer. The system is low cost, easy to use, significantly improves OH&S and reduces material wastage. Clean up, maintenance and training is minimal. CAF is ideal for spraying pipes, decks, equipment, floors, repairs and maintenance, small jobs and hard to get at areas. Also on display:

a) Manual, air and battery operated applicators for dispensing sealants, adhesives and coatings packed in single and two component cartridges, sausages and pails.

b) Syringes, cartridges and static mixers, suitable for metering and mixing sealants, adhesives and coatings, such as epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylics, polyesters.

c) Crack Injection

d) Spray Polyurethanes and Foams

Svenic’s services include:

a) contract filling of sealants, adhesives, coatings and foams

b) providing specialist materials in our two part cartridge system under your own company’s brand.

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CORROSION & PREVENTION 2013 EXHIBITOR PROFILES

Tremco Pipeline Equipment Pty Ltd

Wattyl Industrial Coatings

www.tremcopipeline.com.au

www.wattylindustrial.com.au

Stand Numbers: 42 & 43 Stand Number: 21 Tremco Pipeline Equipment Pty Ltd is an Australianowned, Brisbane-based company servicing the pipeline equipment requirements of the oil, gas, water and petrochemical industries within Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Tremco Pipeline Equipment supplies a variety of quality pipeline products and equipment for new construction, as well as maintenance and repairs on existing infrastructure. Tremco Pipeline Equipment represents many well known brands used in the Corrosion Industry. Including Alta Anti Corrosion Tape Coatings, BAC Corrosion Control, Girard, Maloney, Plidco, Petroline (Petrosleeve), Pipeline Induction Heat (PIH), SPY and TIB Chemicals (Protegol Epoxies and Urethanes) plus a range of Pipeline Construction and Maintenance Equipment. The company’s sales and service staff have had extensive training and pipeline industry experience which ensures that clients are provided with the back-up service and knowledge to assist with selection of the right product for their specific application.  

Wattyl Industrial Coatings, a division of Valspar Paint Australia, specialises in high performance coating systems for use across a vast range of market segments. Wattyl industrial coatings have been used a full spectrum of exposure environments including off shore, buried, coastal and tropical. Our extensive project history is a testament to the enduring performance of our products. Wattyl Industrial Coatings specialists are technical experts in their field and available nationwide to assist in product and system selection for almost any exposure environment. Valspar acquired the Wattyl Group in 2010, further strengthening the Wattyl brand by bringing expertise and experience from one of the largest global coatings companies. Wattyl Industrial products are stocked in numerous locations across Australia and New Zealand ensuring product is available in your location when required. The Wattyl Industrial sales team is backed by a highly experienced technical department. The technical facilities have NATA certification and many products developed by the technical team are both APAS approved and conform to the relevant Australian Standards. Regardless of your project size, Wattyl Industrial Coatings can supply a coating system solution for you.

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COATINGS GROUP MEMBER PROFILE

FAVCOTE Pty Ltd Q: In what year was your company established? A: The Company was originally established in 1984 providing commercial and shop painting services and in the mid 90’s moved into the application of industrial epoxy flooring finishes and protective coatings on defence projects. Q: How many employees did you employ when you first started the business? A: We originally started with a small team of six. Q: How many do you currently employ? A: Having rebranded as Favcote and with the introduction of a certified quality management system in 2008, we have seen considerable growth year on year since. Favcote currently employ eight members of staff in management and supervision roles and 22 production workers and have the resources available to up size should the demands of our clients increase due to the nature of defence projects. Q: Do you operate from a number of locations in Australia? A: We are predominately involved with preservation tasks at Garden Island Naval base, Sydney Harbour but also conduct these activities in other areas of NSW. We also have the capability to conduct abrasive blasting and coatings application at a large facility in Western Sydney. Q: What is your core business? (e.g. blasting and painting, rubber lining, waterjetting, laminating, insulation, flooring etc.) A: Our core business involves abrasive blasting, utilising Sponge Jet blast media of whom Favcote are the approved contractor for NSW, mechanical surface preparation and application of protective coatings and industrial epoxy flooring finishes on board naval vessels. Q: What markets do you cover with your products or services? eg: oil & gas, marine, chemical process, general fabrication, tank lining, offshore etc. A: The majority of the work that Favcote conduct is carried out in

the marine environment on defence projects. Other services that we offer include: the application of intumescent coatings, commercial and shop painting and industrial applications. Q: Is the business yard based, site based or both? A: Mainly site based but do both. Q: What is your monthly capacity or tonnage that you can blast and prime? A: Our core business is not yard based so this is hard to measure. Q: Do you offer any specialty services outside your core business? (eg. primary yard based but will do site touch up etc.) A: Intumescent coatings application, and commercial and industrial coatings application. Q: What is the most satisfying project that you have completed in the past two years and why?

towards internal staff and employee development with two members of staff currently NACE CIP Level 1 and one member of staff NACE CIP Level 2 trained as well as having four employees halfway through completing a Certificate III in surface preparation and coatings application run by the Illawarra Institute of TAFE NSW. Our ultimate goal is to provide relevant industry training for all at Favcote to ensure confidence through competence. Also as approved contractors for a number of products, our suppliers conduct in-house competency based training sessions to ensure that their products are applied as intended. Key contact details: Bruno Favretti Managing Director M: (+61) 418 252 345 P: (+61) 2 9606 0032 F: (+61) 2 9606 9523 E: bruno@favcote.com.au

A: There have been many, but recently the most noteworthy was completing the abrasive blasting, utilising Sponge Jet blast media, of the underwater line (415m2) on the Endeavour replica at Garden Island dry dock ahead of schedule and to the complete satisfaction of our client. The most satisfying projects are the ones you learn most from and enable you to constantly improve your operations. Q: What positive advice can you pass on to the Coatings Group from that satisfying project or job? A: Generally speaking, ensure that you have good safety, QA and QC processes in place and a good team around you to ensure that they are always utilised and followed, and that you also have good consultative arrangements and involvement from the entire team.

Sponge jet abrasive blasting of underwater hull 415m2 on the Endeavour replica – client, Thales/National Maritime museum.

Q: Do you have an internal training scheme or do you outsource training for your employees? A: We have both internal training plans, which we utilise to hone in on specific skills required to deliver marine projects, and outsource training for high risk tasks such as confined space planning and entry. Favcote prides itself on the investment it makes

Application of Promat intumescent paint – client, Graph Building.

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INDUSTRY INTRODUCTION

Summary of Common NDT Test Methods As cost of corrosion is estimated to be $2.2Â trillion annually (World Corrosion Organization), it stands to reason that numerous techniques have been developed for the detection and measurement of corrosion using Non-

Destructive Testing (NDT) methods. Each of the methods that have been developed has their own unique application and therefore limitations and advantages. Often one technique

may be good for detection, but limited in measurement or vice versa. The following is a summary of a variety of NDT methods commonly used for corrosion detection and measurement.

Method

Setup Complexity Adaptability

Speed

Equipment Cost

Manual Ultrasonics

Low

Low

Low

High

Long Range UT (Guided Wave)

Medium

Medium, primarily used for access to areas not Medium accessible to conventional contact methods.

Medium

Manual Phased Array

Medium

Medium

Low / Medium

Medium

High

Low - requires good surface condition, specific wedges often required for curved surfaces

Medium / Fast

High

Magnetic Flux Leakage Low

Ferromagnetic Steel , Typically suitable up to 20mm thickness

Very High

High

Pulsed Eddy Current

Low

Ferromagnetic Steel, Typically suitable up to 20mm thickness, suitable for use through insulation and thin sheeting. Suitable for high temperature surfaces

High

Medium / High

Method

Portability

Detection

Measurement

Permanent Record

Manual Ultrasonics

High

Operator / Time Dependent

Operator / Time Dependent

No

Long Range UT (Guided Wave)

High

Medium

Limited, primarily used as a sorting tool.

Yes

Manual Phased Array

High

Operator / Time Dependent

Operator / Time Dependent

Individual screen captures available

Encoded Phased Array

Medium

High

Med / High , setup dependent

Yes

Magnetic Flux Leakage

Low

Medium, good for general corrosion, limited for isolated pitting.

Low , Typically requires confirmation of measurements with ultrasonics

Some systems provide a permanent record.

Pulsed Eddy Current

Medium

Medium, good for general corrosion, limited for isolated pitting.

Limited, takes average of area under Some systems provide probe. Generally used as a screening a permanent record. technique.

Encoded Phased Array

All of the methods listed above require a high degree of operator competence for the results to be reliable. To this end, international standards have been developed that specify the requirements for training, assessment and experience levels

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of NDT personnel. One of the most widely recognized standards is ISO 9712, which was adopted in Australia in 1992. The current edition is AS 3998-2006, Non-destructive testing Qualification and certification of personnel.

This summary was prepared for ACA by ATTAR, who is a Registered Training Organization (RTO) and is an Authorized Qualifying Body (AQB) for both AINDT and BINDT (PCN) certification schemes.


CONTRACTOR’S COMMENT

Challenges Ahead for Contracting Companies At the 2013 ACA Coatings Group seminar Justin Rigby of Commercial Industrial Painting Services spoke about challenges faced by industrial coating contractors. The following is a summary of his presentation: A brief background on why we need the contracting industry Our environment wants to tear down everything we build and protective coatings are the barrier to resist that. There are volumes of specifications on protective coatings all aimed at avoiding coating failure. For those that have seen a project go bad or have a liability to make sure your project cannot fail protective coatings is a must. Protective coatings must be left to specialised contractors. Specialised Contractors A specialised contractor I believe must be adaptable to all elements of the business. Every project is a new business proposal with its own unique set of risks.

Project Brunswick Medical Centre.

Specification

The job profile will change every few months and will need to be reflected in its;  esource management of staff skills R & equipment. S afety hazards will change and staff competencies will need refreshing.  uality expectations vary from Q customer to customer and documentation needs customising.  ash flow needs to be considered and C every project assessed against it. It is also largely weather dependant. For example this year our company has worked on all the projects (outlined in the table below:

Risk

Failure on any of these projects is serious in terms of its potential for damage and cost for the Asset Owners, consultants and contractors. Thus asset owners cannot afford coating failures and they need an industry that is reliable and mobile. The increasing level of compliance in the protective coatings field. The real challenge for our industry; Let me use an example of a lab test and move it out into the real world. If we were coating the same structure in the same location under the same conditions with the same products, and that structure was left in those

Skills

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Medium.

Basic.

Average Accelerated.

Medium.

Specialised Vacuum High Accelerated. abrasive.

High

Specialised Dry abrasive blast.

Average.

High.

Specialised CSE.

Average.

High.

Specialised 8000psi pressure cleaners.

High & Accelerated.

High traffic flow. Low Architectural.

Working at heights. High traffic flow.

Signage Gantries Medium Industrial.

Molasses Tanks Dandenong

So in managing diverse projects in short succession a protective coatings company has to reinvent the wheel for every new project.

Working at heights. Working at heights.

High Industrial.

Abrasive blasting. Food safety.

Sewer maintenance holes

Canberra Deep Space Station Satellite Dish

High Industrial.

Confined space. Risk of a fall. Working at heights.

High Technical.

Potential to put satellite offline. Regional Location.

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CONTRACTOR’S COMMENT

conditions all its life, we would have a known set of criteria to follow in the workshop - to achieve a known result. We would only evolve our specification to achieve that - one known result. We might never consider salts or we might never test for adhesion because it never became a problem. So given this example, we may have developed one Australian Standard to meet that known result. However in reality we need to consider the wide variety of structures in everyday life, placed in equally diverse environments.

2. Greater awareness by industry that well-delivered projects over time are critical to an assets profitability. Therefore industry has adopted the many standards and moved beyond to engage engineers & consultants to advise on project specifications. Over time we have found that some paints are hazardous, such as; lead based coatings, coal tar epoxy and chromate containing paints, and the removal of these coatings is governed by many laws.

There has been a standard written for most situations we can think of for protective coatings. And in modern times there has been an increasing use of these standards because of;

So as contracting companies we find specifications that have been developed from organisiations around the world, as well as “custom” specifications where the customer has a preference higher than the existing standards provide.

1. Advances in materials technology. As a society we want products that are environmentally friendly, safe to use and have longer life. So manufacturers keep developing new technologies before someone else does.

3. There is more regulation & legal liability. The Government introduced the Occupational Health & Safety Act in Victoria in 1985 and updated by the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004.

Also the new streamlined Occupational Health & Safety Reg’s of 2007 now categorise “high risk works” and stipulate a higher level of training & competency required. Over time the level of compliance has increased and at the same time society strives to lessen costs and extend the life of assets. Specific compliance requirements contracting companies must meet. There are ever increasing requirements necessary to comply with current legislation, established Local and International Standards, Codes of Practice, Manufacturer’s Specifications, certification of painting practices and Management Systems. Things such as; The Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004  ccupational Health and Safety O Regulations 2007 & their amendments. Environmental Protection Act 1970 Dangerous Goods Act & Regulations Brunswick Medical Centre.

Signage Gantries.

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Molasses Tanks Dandenong.


Sewer maintenance holes.

CONTRACTORS COMMENT

Canberra Deep Space Station Satellite Dish.  ccident Compensation Act 1985 A (as amended) Equal Opportunity Act Fair Work Australia Act 2009 Privacy Legislation Fair Trading Act 1999 So as a business we must comply with all these requirements before we can even start work. Then we have basic specifications provided by; Trade bodies or industry best practice. S pecifications written by manufacturers to ensure there products are used the right way.  lient specifications that dictate C how many levels of compliance they require on their project.  nd sometimes we must make them A up for the client. So once we have satisfied all of the Acts & regulations and are then compliant with our specifications, we must next consider getting certified to prove our business is competent in Protective Coatings, such as; Applying for works through tender.  etting certified by procurement G bodies.  etting certified with client advocates G such as the PCCP. Getting certified requires the business to develop many individual systems & procedures to meet the objectives of; Safety & Risk Management. Environmental Management. Quality Management. So the major challenge for contracting companies in protective coatings is to maintain a work force & management team that can excel in all of the levels of compliance required to provide the industry with the level of quality it demands.

Current Procurement Practices. Although we are going through a Global Financial Crisis, contracting companies in our industry still need some long term view in order to meet these compliance levels. Any representatives of Asset Owners reading this could support the industry by recommending longer term contracts. We often find a large facility that needs regular maintenance, is allocating those works over a series of individual packages. However contracting companies can invest in compliance, training & equipment when that work could be subject to a 3 year service agreement. A service Agreement can be written to include certain levels of compliance for the Contractor whilst providing surety for Asset Owners. Also some procurement practices tend to keep a wall between the contractor and the asset owners representative. It is difficult for a procurement manager to liaise directly with 3 contractors only to have to tell 2 of them they didn’t win – breaking up is hard to do. Contractors are a realistic lot and want to be more engaged with the owner’s engineers & consultants. We welcome; Pre-tender meetings to discuss a project. − It gives us (the contractor) an opportunity to not only better understand the project but also the owner’s organisiation and likely works in the future. − It also gives the procurement person the power to imply that there are 3 quotes and only 1 winner; an added benefit is that the contractors can also give feedback to the client to develop the best specification. Post Tender Meetings

interpretation of; − Compliance −N  ominated Australian Standards for Quality that need to be met −A  lso the contractors can identify site based risks that the Procurement Manager may not have even been aware of. This is a critical stage where we as contractors often foresee the problems, but because there is no opportunity for discussion before a decision is made – the project goes to the lowest price quotation. This can result in contractor No. 1 losing the job to Contractor No.3 who may then;  reate damage. Anecdotally we hear this C happens due to poor project appraisal.  nd/or request variations that A Contractor No.1 already planned for. However a post tender briefing provides the opportunity to work through these issues in partnership. Summary The protective coatings industry is progressive in its level of compliance and the use of standards both Australian & international. It’s also an industry where the application of coatings requires robust management & training procedures alongside a mostly labour based workforce. The challenge ahead for contracting companies is to excel these standards but we need the support of asset owners & their representatives. And the two simplest ways forward is if asset owners & their representatives can; Propose longer term contracts  nd break down the wall between A procurement & contractors by simply engaging at the pre tender meeting and again prior to allocating the works.

− Another way for engineers & consultants to be more engaged with contractors is to ask all 3 contractors back on site to discuss their

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TECHNICAL NOTE

Diagnostics – How to Determine the Health of Concrete Structures Our ageing infrastructure is, in most cases, under more demand than originally designed for with asset maintenance to be undertaken over the balance of infrastructure service life becoming a major challenge to provide reliable and sustainable services. Operating ageing facilities and structures efficiently and safely requires an asset maintenance cycle to include inspection, diagnosis, evaluation and implementation of the required remediation processes. In today’s business environment the preventative maintenance of ageing structures is becoming far more preferable to the construction of new structures once original design lives have been exceeded.

Assessment of damaged or deteriorated reinforced concrete structures should only be made by qualified and experienced people, and the process of concrete assessment and condition surveys should always include the key aspects of the condition of the structure, including all visible, non-visible and potential concrete damage and defects, a review of the past, current and future concrete exposure and service functions and requirements.

In response to strong market demand, concrete diagnostic testing methods have been developed and defined with the use of specialised imported diagnostic testing equipment with data logging capabilities, allowing large volumes of data to be collected on site in a relatively short time frame. This data is then processed through advanced computer software and superimposed to produce an accurate statistical corrosion model of the structure or element being analysed, which is often presented in the form of three-dimensional plots. In addition to diagnostic testing, concrete samples usually in the form of cores, are extracted from representative areas of a structure. These cores provide information pertaining to the physical properties of the concrete matrix such as compaction, aggregate distribution and porosity. Samples are then usually extracted from these cores and analysed in the laboratory with the results obtained from this testing allowing for the determination of contamination profiles, which provide information regarding the type, extent and penetration of contamination into the concrete matrix. All resulting information is combined to provide a comprehensive model of the structure, degradation of the concrete matrix and corrosion of the embedded reinforcement. Remedial options can be formalised and optimised based on the developed corrosion model to suit client requirements and economic considerations. This modelling allows for the prediction of future durability, serviceability and the remnant life of the structure.

With most damaged or deteriorated reinforced concrete structures, the owner has a number of options which will effectively decide the appropriate concrete repair and protection strategy that will meet the future service and exposure requirements of the structure. These options will include doing nothing, downgrading the capacity or functioning of the structure, preventing or reducing further damage to it without undertaking repair, strengthening or refurbishing the structure, reconstructing all or part of it or demolishing the structure and rebuilding it.

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Non-destructive Diagnostic Testing Non-destructive diagnostic testing is likened to being the “CSI of the built environment” as proper concrete remediation methodology begins with testing to identify the type and extent of defects, and degradation mechanisms and the overall condition and quality of the structure. Nondestructive testing evaluates the condition of the structure without significant damage (apart from exposing rebar for connection for some test methods), and offers the ability to be applied to large scale structures to efficiently evaluate the condition of the structure. Concrete remediation projects are prone to increasing in volume and costs once work has commenced. Investing in accurate and comprehensive diagnostic surveys has proven cost effective in the long term. Often there is limited information on “as built” drawings and construction

records being partial at best and more than often incorrect. Understanding of structure is critical in being able to provide comprehensive report on all aspects of the construction envelope. Prior to diagnosing the causes of defects or failure within a concrete structure, it is important to understand that defects result from several factors such as design, construction practices, materials, the environment and the loading applied to structure. Methods of Diagnostic Testing Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) GPR is a non-destructive geophysical method that records subsurface features within concrete with GPR profiles used for evaluating the location and depth of buried features such as reinforcing steel and voids. GPR operates by transmitting ultra-high frequency radio waves down into the structure through an antenna. Subsurface features have a tendency to conduct radio waves differently to concrete due to a material property known as dielectric constant. This causes the GPR waves to be reflected by subsurface features which are then received by the antenna. The digital control unit processes the data to produce a pseudo-image which represents a profile through the concrete slab using electromagnetic pulses to penetrate the concrete producing high resolution images from reflected waves of embedded volumes which exhibit different dielectric characteristics. Sophisticated computer software is used to represent collected data into 2D and 3D plots. GPR Testing inside Concrete Pipe.


TECHNICAL NOTE

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175 150 125 InterActive 3D data interpretation. Half Cell Potential (HCP) including Resistance and Corrosion Rate Mapping: This method for is used for measuring and mapping the HCP, AC resistivity, corrosion current/rate on steel reinforced concrete structures with HCP or electrochemical potential measured as the potential between the reinforcement and a reference electrode over the reinforcement. The potential is measured in mV. The system effectively measures the electrode potential of steel reinforcement by comparison with the known electrode potential of the reference electrode which maintains a constant value. The galvanostatic pulse measurement (GPM) technique used for determination of the corrosion rate is a fast polarization technique for determination of the actual corrosion rate. On dry structures it is an advantage to use HCP to locate the corroding areas. On wet chloride contaminated structures, GPM is the only method used to locate corroding reinforcement as ”corrosion products” are soluble not causing concrete cover to crack and corrosion can proceed without being noticed for years.

100 75 50 25 0

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Contour plot from HCP measurements. Rebound Schmidt Hammer This technique is used for measuring surface strength or hardness relating to concrete strength. The unit is comprised of the concrete test hammer and the display unit which are calibrated as one unit. The impact bolt of the concrete test hammer strikes the surface of the concrete with a defined force. After the impact the hammer rebounds and the rebound distance is measured by a sensor. This is passed on to the display unit as an electrical signal which is electronically converted. Conversion is shown on the display unit as rebound value and the corresponding compressive strength of the concrete. There is a specific relationship between the rebound value and the hardness and strength of the concrete. Factors to be taken into account when ascertaining rebound values are the impact direction: horizontal, vertically upwards or downwards and the age of the concrete.

Mean value Compressive strength of Concrete Unit selectable: N/mm2, MPa, kg/cm2, psi Number of test impacts Measurement series number Shape coefficient of the test specimen which is used for defining the strength Outliers can be eliminated according to three different criteria Curve for conversion to concrete compressive strength Mean or Median value is calculated after selected number of impacts Impact direction

Rebound Schmidt Hammer Display Readings. Impulse Response (Sonic Echo) Impact Response is similar to radar technology and is used for finding variations of sonic impedance within concrete. Acoustic testing techniques can be used for the investigation of concrete, rock and soil elements above or below ground offering assessment parameters such as the thickness of a slab or sub-base, length of a pile, location of a void, slab support or even detailed geophysical layer analysis. Tests can be taken and analysed on site with minimal fuss, or data can be taken for detailed desktop analysis while the Impact Response unit remains working in the field supporting a different test. Impulse Hammer Geophone Void under slab

Slab/Pavement

Base Course

Subgrade Field Setup for Slab Impulse Response Test. Slab Impulse Response (Slab IR) Relative Mobility Results for Alpine Dam Spillway

Slab Impulse Response Display Readings. Half Cell Potential Testing.

Rebound Schmidt Hammer.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT

Case Studies of Waste Water Structure Rehabilitation – Products, Methods & Outcomes Concrete waste water structures can deteriorate at a rapid pace when measureable concentrations of hydrogen sulphide gas are present in a local environment. Hydrogen sulphide is formed in sewerage systems when sulphates are reduced by anaerobic bacteria. Whilst not a corrosive agent in itself, through adsorption onto moist exposed surfaces of the concrete it can then undergo oxidation into a weak sulphuric acid solution which over time attacks the concrete. The cement paste is eroded which causes loss of the cover layer. As our communities have become more sensitive to the odours of sewerage; transfer, treatment and storage structures have been enclosed to restrict the release of odours. Containment and the subsequent increase concentration of H2S gas within these structures has in turn caused accelerated deterioration of the concrete. To protect against these damaging effects engineers have turned to high quality coatings and linings and chemical resistant mortars. Commonly used coating and lining solutions include: 1. Applied coatings: a) Epoxy b) Polyurea 2. Linings (generally also including concrete reinstatement). : a) PVC b) HDPE 3. Surface mortars a) Epoxy b) Calcium aluminate cements Surface protection systems can be provided either during construction or after a period of service where significant concrete surface deterioration is detected. As the effects of waste water gasses on concrete are now generally well understood, the majority of new sewerage infrastructure is constructed incorporating surface protection systems.

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Photo 1 – Photograph of an un-protected concrete waste water structure showing initial signs of concrete degradation.

Photo 2 – Sewerage manhole following removal of the top slab and before rehabilitation.

For waste water structure rehabilitation it is never a case of one particular protection system being superior to all others all of the time. A rehabilitation strategy should be based on a full and thorough condition assessment of the structure aspects and importantly confirmation of the assets desired service life. Structure aspects should include: 1. Current condition: a. Depth of contamination/ deterioration b. Depth of cover to steel reinforcement c. Residual thickness of concrete elements d. Structural capacity 2. Structure geometry 3. Internal atmosphere: a. Turbidity of fluids b. Concentrations of gasses 4. Location 5. Access constraints 6. Ground water pressures 7. Flow control scenario 8. Internal fixings (mechanical, electrical and other) The following section provides a brief overview of rehabilitation strategies deployed to rehabilitate critical waste water sewerage infrastructure and specifically detail the product, methods and outcomes. Case Study 1 – Rehabilitation of a sewerage manhole using a mechanically anchored high density polyethylene (HDPE) liner.

Photo 3 – Sewerage manhole after rehabilitation utilising mechanically anchored HDPE liner. HDPE liners are a robust concrete protection system designed to protect concrete structures in chemically aggressive environments, the cast in liner sheet allows for reinstatement of defective concrete areas during the casting process and is easily customised to complex structure geometries. HDPE liners are factory produced and as such thickness of the liner is tightly controlled, eliminating the risk of pin-hole defects and in turn potential corrosion paths. The main steps of the rehabilitation process in this case were as follows: 1. Concrete surfaces water-blasted to remove all contaminated concrete. 2. Liner sheets are cut to size, prefabricated where necessary and placed into position. 3. Lightweight formwork installed to secure the liner position during grouting operations.


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4. Cast liner into position by pouring grout into the annulus between the rear of the liner and existing substrate. 5. Removal of lightweight formwork. 6. Thermoplastic welding of joints in the liner. The above steps may be varied for different structures even when using HDPE liner as a part of the repair strategy. Key advantages of a waste water structure remediation incorporating HDPE liner include:  ong expected life expectancy, L 30+ years  he cast in process allows for T reinstatement of defective substrate areas to be completed in conjunction with the protective system  he liner is flexible which allows it to T bridge future cracking in the structure and endure ground water inflow. Case Study 2 – Rehabilitation of a sewerage drop structure using a chemically anchored PVC Co-Lining System.

extruded membrane which has very good resistance to permeation by most gases and fluids. The intermediate layer of the system, which is a structural polymer, provides both an extremely effective chemical anchoring and back up protection to the PVC top layer. A cross link activator creates a molecular bond between the PVC and the structural polymer. The structural polymer additionally penetrates the topmost layer of the concrete substrate prior to polymerization which forms a saturated zone which is part concrete and part polymer. The main steps of the rehabilitation process in this case were as follows: 1. Concrete surfaces water-blasted to remove all contaminated concrete. 2. Reinstatement of deteriorated concrete areas to the original structure profile. 3. Liner sheets cut to size and activated. 4. The concrete substrate is primed for installation. 5. Structural polymer is trowel applied onto the substrate. 6. PVC sheets are laid into position on the layer of structural polymer. 7. Lapped joints in the PVC sheet are sealed with the installation of a sheet bridging seam material. Key advantages of a waste water structure remediation incorporating a PVC co-liner system are: Long expected life, 30+ years  he system provided is extremely T durable with a long term performance history.

Photo 4 – View of the underside of a concrete platform within the drop structure prior to repair.

 omplex structure geometries and C internal equipment and fixings can easily be worked around if required. Case Study 3 – Rehabilitation of a sewerage drop structure using a Calcium Aluminate Cement (CAC) Mortars

CAC mortars provide resistance to biogenic corrosion through its composition of calcium aluminate cement and calcium aluminate aggregates. The main steps of the rehabilitation process in this case were as follows: 1. Concrete surfaces water-blasted to remove all contaminated concrete. 2. Installation of stainless steel reinforcement. 3. CAC mortar spray applied to reinstate defective areas. Key advantages of a waste water structure remediation incorporating a CAC mortars are:  an be applied to a damp substrate C and the process can be used for both concrete reinstatement and protection.  omplex structure geometries and C internal equipment and fixings can easily be catered for. The above scenarios illustrate successful waste water structure rehabilitation using three different products and methods, for all structures the outcomes to date (all less than 5 years in service since repair) indicate a substantial extension of service life will be achieved. This reinforces the fact that for waste water structure rehabilitation strategies must be properly developed and detailed by engineers with relevant experience to ensure good outcomes are achieved. Nicholas Critchley (B.E. Civil) Savcor

Photo 5 – View from the of the underside of a concrete platform within the drop structure after repair. PVC co-lining systems combine the most desirable elements of different materials to provide a level high level of concrete surface protection. The PVC top layer provides a pinhole free

Photo 7 – View of wall within the drop structure being reinstated using a dry spray applied CAC.

Photo 6 – View of the underside of a concrete platform within the drop structure prior to repair.

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UNIVERSITY PROFILE

The University of Adelaide – School of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Erwin Gamboa arrived at The University of Adelaide (UoA) in late 2003 as a Research Fellow after having just completed his PhD in Corrosion from The University of Queensland. As a Research Fellow under Professor Valerie Linton, he developed the University’s corrosion research activities, especially in the area of Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC). In the same year, Dr. Gamboa became a member of the ACA. In 2006 he became a member of the South Australian Branch Committee, and in late 2010 he became the acting Chairman for the Young Corrosion Professionals. During 2007, Dr. Gamboa was appointed to the position of Lecturer within the School of Mechanical Engineering as part of the Materials Group, where he teaches a course in Corrosion to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the area of research, Dr. Gamboa has been involved since 2006 in research

for the Australian Pipeline Industry Association (APIA) Research and Standards Committee (RSC) in a range of areas, including gas pipeline girth welding consumables, pipe coatings, pipe metallurgy and pipe integrity, with a focus on high pH SCC of gas pipelines. One successful APIA research project carried out in collaboration with ANSTO involved investigating how SCC cracks in a gas pipelines extended by fatigue due to operational cyclic pressures if the SCC could be rendered permanently dormant. Full scale tests showed that cracks formed initially by SCC could further propagate by fatigue, but that this growth was usually minute due to normal operational cyclic stresses within that pipeline’s expected remaining lifetime. The results of the research work led to one company saving $8m in the first year after the research findings were applied, with further savings since then. UoA is a participant in the Energy Pipeline Cooperative Research Centre, established in January 2010. The APIA Research and Standards Committee represented the industry members involved in the Energy Pipelines CRC.

As part of the Energy Pipelines CRC activities, UoA’s corrosion related research will be concerned with investigating the role of the environment and cyclic operating stress regime on stress corrosion cracking in existing pipelines. The goal of this research is to cost effectively extend the life of Australian pipeline infrastructure by mitigation of corrosion and environmentally assisted degradation. Update on X-ray Tomography Research In the previous “University Profile” article from the December 2010 issue of Corrosion & Materials, it was reported that UoA had found that X-ray tomography can be used to study SCC crack morphology and SCC crack interaction, even in the case of multiple, non-collinear, inclined, interacting cracks in X65 grade pipeline steels. As the tomograph image (Figure 2) shows, initial attempts at generating a tomography model of the cracks were successful, but it also shows that there was much room for maturing the technology to obtain more information from the tomograph. Further research has been carried out since then with the Skyscan 1072 (Adelaide Microscopy), with the MicroXCT-400 (University of South Australia – Mawson Lakes) and with the Medical Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron. The University of Adelaide team (Dr Erwin Gamboa and Mr Michael Giuliani) were awarded a grant of 24 hours of beam time at the Synchrotron for research into this area. Although the Synchrotron was capable of producing much higher X-ray beam energies than the desktop tomographs as the two South Australian Universities, the available detectors, filters and other hardware at the Synchrotron were not optimal for this type of dense (ie steel) work. The Australian Synchrotron has plans to build a dedicated MicroCT beamline within the next few years, so it will be worth revisiting.

Figure 1: Opened Stress Corrosion Crack in a steel pipe wall. The dark thumbnail shape is the original SCC crack. The lighter brown/orange banded region is the area where the crack grew by fatigue only.

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The work carried out in UniSA was done on the MicroXCT-400, made in 2011. It has a similar configuration


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to Adelaide Microscopy’s, but with some hardware properties which made it more suitable for this work. Testing carried out in this system was successful, being able to mature the technique to obtain better quality images compared to Figure 2. Figure 3 was obtained from a similar sample as from Figure 2. The sample was a 4 mm diameter cylinder machined from an ex-service pipeline. The flat surface on the top was the outer pipe free surface. The cross sections show how a SCC crack has grown at an angle into the material. The blue surfaces in the middle of the Figure are a representation of SCC cracks as a solid so as to show better visualisation.

Figure 3: Reconstruction of a X-ray tomograph (2013).

With this technology and developed techniques, it provides an accurate technique for investigating and assessing crack growth and interaction subsurface, leading to better understanding and better control of environmental degradation mechanisms. The University has also been involved with other research projects with industry in different fields, primarily focusing on estimating relative corrosion resistant materials’ performance in a range of environments, whether through contract work or as part of final year Mechanical Engineering student projects. The final year mechanical engineering projects are shown at the end of every year to the public at Mech Expo in the largest of its kind exhibition in the country. A large majority of the projects have been done in collaboration with industry. The link http://www.mecheng.adelaide.edu.au/ projectexhibition/ has many examples of projects and media coverage that the Mech Expo has attracted. For more information on research opportunities, collaboration for final year Mechanical Engineering projects or past research work, please contact Dr. Gamboa on erwin.gamboa@adelaide.edu.au.

Figure 2: A tomograph image taken in 2011 of an X65 pipeline steel sample that has been affected by SCC. The pipe free surface is at the top of the image, and the pipe main axis is into the page. The four coloured lines show different interacting sections of the same SCC crack as it grew into the pipe wall (~3 mm deep cracks).

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Impartial investigation and independent expert witness in: – Mixed Metal Oxide Anodes - Forensic engineering (material failure, safety/accidents, fire)

• Strip, Rod, Tubular, Ribbon, Disk and Wire

- Compliance (metal fabrication, quality, fitness for purpose)

• Sacrificial Anodes

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• Silicon Iron Anodes • Transformer Rectifiers Call:

+61 (03) 94672520 or

- Material characterisation Zinc, Aluminium and Magnesium (metallurgy/corrosion/welding/fatigue) • Calcined Petroleum Backfill— Principal Materials Engineer Dr David Tawfik • Reference Electrodes Phone: BEng(Hons) BDes PhD MIEAust CPEng RPEQ1300 503 610

Email: sales@phillro.com.au m +61 (0)4 1225 5112 e tawfikd@tawfikgroup.com.au www.phillro.com.au

0413 201562

Email: robertcox@pipecorr.com.au

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- Forensic engineering (material failure, safety/accidents, fire)

- Forensic engineering (material failure, safety/accidents, fire)

- Compliance (metal fabrication, quality, fitness for purpose)

- Compliance (metal fabrication, quality, fitness for purpose)

- Material characterisation(metallurgy/corrosion/welding/fatigue)

- Material characterisation(metallurgy/corrosion/welding/fatigue)

Dr David Tawfik — Principal Materials Engineer

Dr David Tawfik — Principal Materials Engineer

m +61 (0)4 1225 5112 e tawfikd@tawfikgroup.com.au

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Impartial investigation and independent expert witness in:

BEng(Hons) BDes PhD MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

BEng(Hons) BDes PhD MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

tawfik

- Forensic engineering (material failure, safety/accidents, fire)

- Forensic engineering (material failure, safety/accidents, fire)

- Compliance (metal fabrication, quality, fitness for purpose)

- Compliance (metal fabrication, quality, fitness for purpose)

- Material characterisation(metallurgy/corrosion/welding/fatigue)

- Material characterisation(metallurgy/corrosion/welding/fatigue)

Dr David Tawfik — Principal Materials Engineer

Dr David Tawfik — Principal Materials Engineer

m +61 (0)4 1225 5112 e tawfikd@tawfikgroup.com.au

m +61 (0)4 1225 5112 e tawfikd@tawfikgroup.com.au

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Impartial investigation and independent expert witness in:

Australasian Principal Elcometer Service Centre

Impartial investigation and independent expert witness in:

BEng(Hons) BDes PhD MIEAust CPEng RPEQ

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