||Materials selection must be given full attention at every stage of design, construction and operation of parts used in aggressive environments. While corrosion can become a major issue, damage from aggressive environments can be minimized or eliminated by proper materials selection and careful monitoring. The various corrosion processes in harsh environments could be uniform corrosion, localized corrosion, galvanic corrosion, environmentally assisted cracking etc. This symposium is intended to address the behavior of materials due to exposure in harsh environments, few of them are chemical process industry, oil and gas, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, automotive, medical devices, nuclear power plants and other industries where corrosion plays an important role in the choice of materials. Presentations could be related to plant testing, laboratory research, or field returns (failure analysis). Types of materials include carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium alloys, aluminum and magnesium alloys and non-metals, and their fabrication issues (e.g. welding) are of particular interest. Reports on innovative solutions to identified corrosion problems and potential degradation issues are strongly encouraged.
This symposium is sponsored by NACE International and endorsed by the Corrosion and Environmental Effects committee of TMS.