AMPP Interview Series
Improving Manufacturing and Fuel Efficiencies with Next-Generation Pretreatment

Improving Manufacturing and Fuel Efficiencies with Next-Generation Pretreatment

April 16, 2021

The January 2021 issue of Materials Performance magazine featured the article, “Enabling Manufacturing and Fuel Efficiencies with Novel Pretreatment,” written by John D. Watkins, senior scientist, and Crystal G. Morrison, leader of business development, both with LumiShield Technologies, Inc.

In this episode, they join the MP Interview Series to discuss the subject of their article in greater detail. Topics include next-generation pretreatment technologies; material lightweighting; their research findings; and the corrosion resistance of aluminum oxide.

U.S. Executive Order to Review Supply Chains

U.S. Executive Order to Review Supply Chains

April 7, 2021

Lewis Black, CEO of Almonty Industries (Paris, France), joins the MP Interview Series to discuss an executive order signed by President Biden that will begin a review of the supply chains that support several crucial American manufacturing industries, including automobiles, pharmaceuticals, and clean energy. 

In this episode, he covers the intention to insulate the American economy from future shortages of critical imported components, how this move might help open up critical supply of important rare earth materials and help manufacturers obtain raw materials from suppliers outside of China, how durable tungsten is against corrosion and oxidation, and how new production sources of tungsten are critical for increased global supply.

Previewing the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo

Previewing the CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo

March 26, 2021

Lesley Martinez, Manager of Conferences, and David Briley, Manager of Global and Specialty Exhibits, join the AMPP Interview Series to discuss preparations for the upcoming CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo.

Topics include why the time is right for the annual conference to go virtual for the first time; what the virtual experience is likely to feel like for attendees and exhibitors; new benefits for the international community; common questions and feedback from the industry; and on-demand access after the event concludes. For more information, visit www.nacecorrosion.org

How Drones Are Lifting Corrosion, Coating Inspections

How Drones Are Lifting Corrosion, Coating Inspections

March 15, 2021

Robert "Bob" Dahlstrom, CEO of aerial robotic systems provider Apellix, joins our podcast to explain the increasing role of drones in corrosion and coating inspections — with a particular emphasis on aboveground storage tanks (ASTs). Topics include the past, present, and future of drone technologies, as well as the recent launch of Apellix NDT as a new field services company.

​CORROSION journal: Meet Winston Revie

​CORROSION journal: Meet Winston Revie

March 12, 2021

R. Winston Revie, CORROSION journal's longest-serving Associate Editor, looks back over his 55-year career on this episode of the CORROSION journal Interview Series. Winston provides insight into changes he has seen over the years and gives advice for those in the corrosion industry.

Pipeline Integrity Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Pipeline Integrity Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

March 4, 2021

Rob Zmud, integrity consulting division manager at PureHM (a Xylem Brand) and Chukwuma (Chuks) Onuoha, global product manager for Spectrum XLI and cathodic protection at­­­­­­­­­ Xylem, join the MP Interview Series to discuss pipeline integrity pitfalls and how to avoid them.

In this episode, they cover the reasons unnecessary digs persist and how operators can combat the problem; why missed digs occur and how this can be avoided; how to properly diagnose the root cause when treating integrity issues; and how an operator can fix persistent systematic pipeline integrity issues.

AMPP Technical Exchange on Ship Biofouling—A Success Story

AMPP Technical Exchange on Ship Biofouling—A Success Story

February 25, 2021
This episode features a roundtable discussion with Elisabeth Charmley, Naval Architect for one of the world's largest ship managers; Johnny Eliasson, Hull and Coatings Engineer at Chevron Shipping; and Buddy Reams, Captain USCG (retired), Chief Technical/Maritime Officer of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP).  All three are members of TEG532x, which is a Technical Exchange Group (TEG) that remains very active in areas related to ship hull fouling, antifouling methods, aquatic invasive species, and other biofouling related interests of the commercial shipping community.
 
Topics discussed on the podcast include the origins of the open group and motivations to join; success stories from the group over its three-plus years; efforts to synchronize the TEG’s work with other shipping trade organizations; and the ongoing development and structure of AMPP's technical program.
Case Study: Thermal Spray Aluminum at a Major LNG Complex

Case Study: Thermal Spray Aluminum at a Major LNG Complex

February 19, 2021

Bo Andersen, product manager for thermal spray aluminum (TSA) at Integrated Global Services (IGS), shares experiences and lessons learned from his company's pilot project at one of Nigeria LNG's six trains. Topics discussed on the podcast include benefits of the technology; how it can be safely applied in an online plant environment; and challenges overcome during the project.

Protecting Pipelines from the Effects of Lightning Strikes

Protecting Pipelines from the Effects of Lightning Strikes

February 11, 2021

Tony da Costa, vice president of engineering at Mobiltex (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and Shawn Lawrence, service manager, join the MP Interview Series to discuss lightning immunity in pipelines, as well as the use of remote monitoring systems to evaluate potential damage.

In this episode, they cover the ways in which a lightning strike could affect a pipeline. Other topics discussed include why "flashovers" are often more damaging than a direct lightning strike; ways to evaluate the impact of a lightning strike; and how pipeline operators can protect cathodic protection (CP) systems and their components from lightning strikes.

The feature article in the February 2021 issue of Materials Performance (MP) Magazine has more on these subjects.

Current Trends in Magnesium Research

Current Trends in Magnesium Research

February 5, 2021

Professors Joey Kish (McMaster University) and Geraint Williams (Swansea University) join the CORROSION journal Interview Series to discuss corrosion of magnesium and its alloys and provide highlights of CORROSION’s magnesium-themed February issue.

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