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Hempel to present at the 3rd Annual Corrosion Management Summit

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2014-04-15 09:14:47 - Summit to address corrosion management issues in oil and gas. The summit will be held in Doha, Qatar.

3rd Annual Corrosion Management Summit taking place at Hilton Doha Hotel, Qatar from 28 - 30 April 2014 is gathering global corrosion experts to delve into latest anti - corrosion practices. Now in its third edition, the summit this year will see participants from organizations like ExxonMobil - USA, Saudi Aramco, Qatar Petroleum, Petro Rabigh, Fathom Solutions, Integrated Global Services, PETRONAS and ADCO to name a few. Some of the topics covered at the summit will be materials selection in petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants, development of novel alloy and Nanocomposite coatings for high wear and corrosive applications, steps taken to measure corrosion through Risk Based Inspection (RBI) and steps to be taken to minimize external corrosion for enhanced pipeline


Hempel Paints, one of the world’s largest independent suppliers of decorative, marine, yacht, container and protective coatings, is the Gold Sponsor at the event. Founded in 1915, Hempel boasts of a substantial network of manufacturing units and sales offices providing products and services to almost every sub sector. Dr. Santiago Arias, R&D Manager Protective for Europe Middle East and America, Hempel - Qatar will present on innovative zinc rich epoxy primers with better corrosion and mechanical properties at the summit. His topics will focus on the advantages of these primers in effective corrosion mitigation. Dr. Arias joined Hempel in 1985 and is responsible for several R&D departments during the last 21 years covering marine, protective and decorative paints.

Panel discussions and presentations will focus on various other topics like development of novel alloy and nanocomposite coatings for high wear and corrosive applications, steps to be taken to minimize external corrosion for enhanced pipeline integrity, understanding non-destructive testing for corrosion evaluation and cost effective mitigation of atmospheric corrosion in offshore & onshore installations. This will help delegates update with the latest and best practices to reduce downtime and sustain profitability. The summit is being endorsed by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and IMF: The Institute of Materials Finishing.

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