Plenary & Keynotes
 
16 - 18 August - Sabah Room

  1. Experiences with the Design of Repair, Protection and Maintenance Measures for Concrete Structures in Australia
    Keynote by Warren Green (Vinsi Patners)
    Much of Australia’s concrete infrastructure is coastal or exposed to saline environs and consequently at risk of chloride ion induced reinforcement corrosion. Carbonation induced corrosion of reinforcing and prestressing steel in concrete is a risk to buildings and inland infrastructure. Concrete repair, protection and maintenance of such structures and buildings remains as necessary today as ever. Some structures and buildings are at or beyond their design lives, however, decades of future service lives are required, so pro-active, engineered, maintenance and corrosion management approaches are necessary. This paper presents some of the experiences with the design of repair, protection and maintenance measures for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures in Australia. Flowcharts for selection of options will be presented. Measures examined include conventional concrete patch repair, cathodic protection......

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  2. Acceptance Testing for Coating in Insulated Service
    Keynote by Michael MeLampy (PPG Protective and Marine Coatings)
    As a generic descriptions of a coating material does not always ensure that all will perform in the same harsh CUI service, testing and acceptance criteria will help owners to ensure that specific coating materials, however described, can provide service as required in industrial CUI environments. The intent of these test procedures is not meant to rank coatings, but as an acceptance testing methodology.  Owners of refining and petrochemical facilities can have product approval lists developed using the testing an acceptance criteria for product inclusion on specifications.
    ​This paper will present a potential international methodology for testing and acceptance of coatings for insulated service.  Initially four (4), both continuous and cyclic service thermal conditions over a wide range of temperature, mostly as developed with in NACE SP0198 will be described in CUI classifications....

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  3. ADVANCES IN SOUR SERVICE TESTING AND CERTIFICATION
    Keynote by Christopher Fowler (Exova Corrosion Centre)
    The new British Standard BS8701 (Full Ring Testing) (Due to be published July 2016) will be described with the History and development, together with some actual test data. This standard has been developed from an HSE document OTI 95635. The method had been extensively used in the Industry, and the British Standard updates the technique and includes additional requirements for inspection. An experienced committee from the Oil Industry were gathered and together the new BS has been produced.
    Following industry interest a new NACE committee has been formed under STG32 to evaluate a new Plate SOHIC test method, this method is currently being validated after 10 years development. Data will be presented covering the methodology and early results. Now that a true test method is available the SOHIC mechanism can now be studied.......

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  4. Heat Exchanger Failure Case Study
    Understanding the Total Cost of a Corrosion Issue in the Oil and Gas Industry
    Keynote by Sandy Williamson (NACE President)
    The total cost of corrosion in the oil and gas industry is an often overlooked subject when evaluating the impact of an upset or failure due to corrosion. Costly issues can arise when as little as a single piece of equipment is not designed to properly mitigate corrosion. Not only is there a need to replace the failed piece of equipment but there are many other costs to consider, including, but not limited to: environmental and cleanup costs, safety related costs, unnecessary corrosion inhibition costs, and costs associated with potential future failures at other projects that have utilized similar designs and processes.

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  5. IMPACT Study
    Keynote by Elaine Bowman (NACE Past President)
    Over the past two years, NACE International embarked on a new study that goes beyond the economic effects of corrosion: it emphasizes how to integrate corrosion technology with organizational management systems.  By doing this, corrosion decisions are optimized with respect to both cost savings and concern for safety and the environment.  The study revealed the global cost of corrosion is US$2.5 trillion, equating to 3.4% of a country’s GDP.  The most critical finding of the IMPACT study, however, is that while it is important to continue investment in technology and systems to reduce this staggering cost, putting this technology into an organizational management system context and justifying corrosion control actions by business impact is essential. 
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Heat Exchanger Failure Case Study
Understanding the Total Cost of a Corrosion Issue in the Oil and Gas Industry

17 August, Wednesday - Sabah Room - 3:45pm - 4:30pm

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  A.I. (Sandy) Williamson
Company name :  

Bachelor of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering) from Queen’s University in 1980
 
36 years of oil and gas experience in corrosion, materials and inspection
18 years with Shell Canada supporting upstream, downstream, offshore, and downhole
2 years as Technical Manager for Shaw Pipe
4 years as Director of Cormetrics Labs
18 years as President of Ammonite Corrosion Engineering Inc.
Retired in 2016
 
NACE International member for 36 years
Started NACE TEG 341X Corrosion in Oilsands in 2004
Chaired NACE Northern Area conference on CO2 Carbon Capture Corrosion 2011 in Regina
Past Director of Northern Area (Canada and Alaska)
Past Director of NACE Foundation of Canada
NACE Refinery Corrosion Course instructor
Refinery Corrosion Symposium chair for SinoCorr 2014 (Beijing)
Refinery Corrosion Symposium chair for CorCon 2013 (New Delhi), CorCon 2014 (Mumbai)
Technical Program co-chair 2014 Northern Area conference in St. John’s NL
Oilsands Corrosion Symposium chair for 2015 Northern Area conference in Calgary, AB
NACE International President (2016)
The total cost of corrosion in the oil and gas industry is an often overlooked subject when evaluating the impact of an upset or failure due to corrosion. Costly issues can arise when as little as a single piece of equipment is not designed to properly mitigate corrosion. Not only is there a need to replace the failed piece of equipment but there are many other costs to consider, including, but not limited to: environmental and cleanup costs, safety related costs, unnecessary corrosion inhibition costs, and costs associated with potential future failures at other projects that have utilized similar designs and processes.
In this case study, a SAGD facility in northern Alberta is examined as it experienced several very similar failures in heat exchanger tubes within a five year time period due to a boiler feed water (BFW) tank without a nitrogen blanket and a low flow condition. High amounts of oxygen were able to dissolve into the BFW, which led to several problems downstream of the BFW tank, particularly in the tubes of the heat exchangers. The low flow conditions present in the system led to a buildup of solids, which also aided in an accelerated corrosion rate. This paper examines the failures, the conditions that led to the failures, and the repercussions of the failures from a monetary standpoint.

ADVANCES IN SOUR SERVICE TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

17 August, Wednesday - Sabah Room - 4.30pm - 5:15pm

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  Dr Christopher Mark Fowler
Company name :  Exova Corrosion Centre

NACE International President 2010-11,
NACE International Institute President 2012-15
and Global Director of Corrosion
BSc University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
MSc University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
PhD University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
Charted Engineer
Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining
Fellow of NACE

As Global Director of Corrosion, Dr Fowler is responsible for the technical aspects of corrosion in all of Exova's facilities that offer corrosion testing and consultancy. Prior to joining Exova he was manager of specialised testing at CAPCIS Ltd.
A member of NACE since 1989, he has served in most capacities of the European Region of NACE and served as International Director representing the European Region on the NACE Board of Directors from 2003 to 2007.

Dr Fowler has participated in several symposia and was a member or chair of several technical committees. He has given numerous presentations and published many articles. Dr Fowler is a chartered engineer and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials.
His areas of expertise include: Oil and Gas corrosion, sour service corrosion, materials selection for Oil and Gas and corrosion failure investigation.


Dr Fowler has 28 years of experience in the field of metallurgy and corrosion. He has produced over 75 technical papers and over 30 technical workshops.
The new British Standard BS8701 (Full Ring Testing) (Due to be published July 2016) will be described with the History and development, together with some actual test data. This standard has been developed from an HSE document OTI 95635. The method had been extensively used in the Industry, and the British Standard updates the technique and includes additional requirements for inspection. An experienced committee from the Oil Industry were gathered and together the new BS has been produced.
Following industry interest a new NACE committee has been formed under STG32 to evaluate a new Plate SOHIC test method, this method is currently being validated after 10 years development. Data will be presented covering the methodology and early results. Now that a true test method is available the SOHIC mechanism can now be studied. This should aid the development of truly SOHIC resistant pipeline steels.
Thirdly the Axially Loaded Full Ring Test will be described; this method has only been developed over the last two years and has been used to qualify welded pipes up to 12” diameter. This method is particularly useful in the assessment of reeled pipe, as the whole section is placed under a longitudinal stress. Strain is continuously monitored whilst the pipe is under test. The influence of bending has been seen to be significant when a sample is loaded.
Finally NACE Certification for individuals to MR0175 will be presented this new Certification is being launched by the NACE International Institute and has considerable Industry support. This is one of the first new certifications coming from the Institute. Workshops are being conducted and individuals with relevant experience can sit an exam and become Certified users of the Standard. 

IMPACT Study

16 August, Tuesday - Sabah Room - 10:45am - 11.30am

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  Elaine Bowman
Company name :  NACE International

Elaine Bowman was the Project Manager for the NACE Sponsored IMPACT Study released in March 2016.  She is a Past President of NACE International, holding the distinction of being the only woman to have served as President of this organization.
 
She holds a Masters’ degree in business from Houston Baptist Houston and an undergraduate in marketing from St. Edward’s University.  She is a NACE certified Corrosion Technician.
 
She has over 30 years’ experience in the specialty chemical industry related to oil and gas production.  Her corrosion experience is in internal corrosion for pipeline systems.
Over the past two years, NACE International embarked on a new study that goes beyond the economic effects of corrosion: it emphasizes how to integrate corrosion technology with organizational management systems.  By doing this, corrosion decisions are optimized with respect to both cost savings and concern for safety and the environment.  The study revealed the global cost of corrosion is US$2.5 trillion, equating to 3.4% of a country’s GDP.  The most critical finding of the IMPACT study, however, is that while it is important to continue investment in technology and systems to reduce this staggering cost, putting this technology into an organizational management system context and justifying corrosion control actions by business impact is essential. 

Acceptance Testing for Coating in Insulated Service

18 August, Thursday - Sabah Room - 8:00am - 8:45am

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  Michael MeLampy
Company name :  PPG Industries Protective and Marine Coatings

Michael MeLampy is currently the Global Business Development Director at PPG Industries Protective and Marine Coatings. With over 20 years of experience in the industry. He has presented numerous white papers for many international organizations including NACE International, The Society of Protective Coatings, and the Construction Specification Institute, to name a few.  Mr. MeLampy has also served on many technical committees as well as has been chairman of several, both at NACE International and The Society of Protective Coatings and is currently Project leader of the IOGP TC67 WG11 ISO/WD 19277 “Qualification testing for protective coating systems under insulation”.  Currently he is the Chairman of the NACE Adhoc Committee on ISO Standards and vice chairman of both the NACE international Activates committee and the NACE Public Policy and Outreach Committee. Mr. MeLampy holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA. 
As a generic descriptions of a coating material does not always ensure that all will perform in the same harsh CUI service, testing and acceptance criteria will help owners to ensure that specific coating materials, however described, can provide service as required in industrial CUI environments. The intent of these test procedures is not meant to rank coatings, but as an acceptance testing methodology.  Owners of refining and petrochemical facilities can have product approval lists developed using the testing an acceptance criteria for product inclusion on specifications.
This paper will present a potential international methodology for testing and acceptance of coatings for insulated service.  Initially four (4), both continuous and cyclic service thermal conditions over a wide range of temperature, mostly as developed with in NACE SP0198 will be described in CUI classifications.  Appropriate test methods will be discussed to evaluate the coatings ability to withstand the service requirements for each CUI classification. These thermal service conditions can include corrosion resistance during project development, during periodic shut downs, during temporary mothballing of the facility, as well as during thermal shock, thermal cycling, immersion, and boiling water.  Optional testing for cryogenic service and specific brand/insulation material testing will also be described.  Potential acceptance criteria for each test will be provided.

Experiences with the Design of Repair, Protection and Maintenance Measures for Concrete Structures in Australia

18 August, Thursday - Sabah Room - 9:30am - 10:15am

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  Warren Green
Company name :  Vinsi Partners

Warren Green is a Director and Corrosion Engineer at Vinsi Partners, based in Sydney. He has over 30 years of experience in corrosion engineering and materials technology covering marine, infrastructure, industrial, civil and building structures. Warren is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Institute for Frontier Materials at Deakin University and is involved with the Australian Centre for Infrastructure Durability.
 
He has been involved with the condition assessment, remedial strategy development and maintenance management of various reinforced concrete and steel structures and buildings. Warren has also provided durability assessment and durability planning services to major infrastructure and new build projects.
 
He has researched and published on concrete durability, corrosion monitoring, cathodic protection, performance of concrete repair materials and coatings, condition assessment of structures, microbiologically influenced corrosion and corrosion sensors
Much of Australia’s concrete infrastructure is coastal or exposed to saline environs and consequently at risk of chloride ion induced reinforcement corrosion. Carbonation induced corrosion of reinforcing and prestressing steel in concrete is a risk to buildings and inland infrastructure. Concrete repair, protection and maintenance of such structures and buildings remains as necessary today as ever. Some structures and buildings are at or beyond their design lives, however, decades of future service lives are required, so pro-active, engineered, maintenance and corrosion management approaches are necessary. This paper presents some of the experiences with the design of repair, protection and maintenance measures for reinforced and prestressed concrete structures in Australia. Flowcharts for selection of options will be presented. Measures examined include conventional concrete patch repair, cathodic protection (impressed current and galvanic), migrating inhibitors, coatings, penetrants and the hybrid treatment system. Mistruths, bold claims, misstatements and misconceptions about some aspects of concrete repair and protection are considered to have become quite prevalent in the industry in Australia. Some overlooked issues of these technologies are also raised.

Managing Critical Oil & Gas Engineering Support During Challenging times.

18 August, Thursday - Sabah Room - 4.45am - 4.40pm

Bio of Speaker

Abstract

Full Name :  Khairuddin Tamby Hashim
Company name :  Shell Global Solutions (Project and Technology

The career of Khairuddin Tamby Hashim  in oil and gas spans a period of over 30 years of Oil & Gas experience in Shell and ExxonMobil Downstream Refining, Turnaround, Maintenance Planning and Execution, Equipment Integrity and Reliability, Mechanical Engineering, Project Design and Construction, Safety Health and Environment.
 
Currently, Khairuddin is the Engineering Manager, Malaysia with Shell Global Solutions (Project and Technology) based in Kuala Lumpur accountable for providing cross-discipline leadership, integration and technical assurance of engineering services/resources, new technologies & innovation to Projects, Operating Assets, including Shell, Joint Ventures and third parties. This position acts as the leadership representative and discipline engineering focal to Projects and Operating Asset in East Upstream, Integrated Gas and Manufacturing.
 
Prior to that, Khairuddin was the General Manager, Mechanical Material and Integrity (MMI) for Shell Global Solutions (Project and Technology) based in India accountable for providing leadership to the Mechanical and Materials, Corrosion and Inspection (MCI) team in recommending technical advice to East Operating Asset and Projects, managing staff talent, development and succession plan.