LONDON, UK – February 3, 2016 – Element Materials Technology will be attending NACE 2016, the world’s largest corrosion conference and exposition. At the conference, Element will be showcasing its expanded testing and inspection capabilities that are available across Element’s global platform.
Following the formation of Element’s world-class senior Oil & Gas team, which comprises some of the industry’s very best technical talent, this year’s NACE event will be the first international conference where three of the four members of this team – Andy Barron, Global Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics Specialist, Marie Halliday, Global Coating Specialist, and George Winning, Global Corrosion Specialist – will be in attendance. While the team will be attending committees and symposiums, they will also be available for technical discussions in their respective specialist areas.
Rod Martin, Element’s Executive Vice President, Oil & Gas, comments: “The formation of the senior Oil & Gas team within Element has added significant technical experience and depth to our already first-class capability in the Global Oil & Gas sector. The NACE Corrosion 2016 event is a key opportunity to showcase Element’s increased capabilities and introduce Element’s truly exceptional team of materials testing specialists to our colleagues and customers from across the sector".
Andy Barron is a technical specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He is responsible for developing Element’s services to the Oil & Gas Industry including Engineering Critical Assessments (ECAs), fatigue and fracture mechanics. He is a long standing member of the British Standards committee ISE/NFE/4/4 for fracture toughness testing, part of the BS 7910 - WEE37/0/07 Material Properties Panel and a member of the API1104 sub-committee with respect to fracture and Annex A.
Global Coatings Specialist, Marie Halliday, has been active in several NACE technical committees and technical exchange groups over the last 12 years, and has previously presented coatings technology related papers at NACE Corrosion.
As a NACE International Institute Director George Winning has been actively involved in the preparation of NACE 2016, as a reviewer of papers for the STG 08 Corrosion management symposium, which is being held on March 7. Having first attended NACE in 2002, he has been an active member in many NACE committees over the last 13 years. Prior to this he helped establish the UAE branch of NACE section in the 1990s.
Corrosion 2016 will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada on March 6-10. Element will be exhibiting at booth 610.
Later this year Element Materials Technology and NACE will jointly host the 10th Element Oilfield Engineering with Polymers Conference, in London, UK. At this event, leading experts from the across the Oil & Gas majors and their key supply chain partners will present new and innovative applications of polymers within the global Oil & Gas sector.The 10th Element Oilfield Engineering with Polymers Conference 2016 takes place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, UK on October 25-27 2016.
To Find out more about the conference, go to: http://oilfieldpolymers.nace.org
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“The NACE Corrosion 2016 event is a key opportunity to showcase Element’s increased capabilities and introduce Element’s truly exceptional team of materials testing specialists to our colleagues and customers from across the sector.”
Dr. Rod Martin
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