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2014 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards Nominations Open

Published August 1, 2013
Materials Performance (MP) magazine, a publication of NACE International, is now accepting nominations for its 2014 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards. The deadline for nominations is October 18, 2013.

Honoring the most important innovations impacting corrosion control today, the awards showcase progressive technological developments in all aspects of corrosion prevention and mitigation and recognize the innovators who have created revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects. Innovations should go beyond marginal improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques.

Each innovation will be rated by a panel of leading corrosion experts using a numerical scoring system. The highest-rated innovations will receive the awards on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the world’s largest corrosion conference and expo, NACE International’s CORROSION 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. The top innovations also will be featured in MP.

Award entries will be accepted from individuals, companies, organizations, and government agencies worldwide. The innovations nominated should represent technologies that have resulted in significant improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques such as groundbreaking advances in coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials selection and design, instrumentation, testing, integrity assessment, chemical treatments, and other practices directly related to corrosion prevention and mitigation in all industries.

Award nominees will be posted on the NACE International Web site as they are received and vetted. Details on the award program, including nomination guidelines, can be found at www.nace.org/MPInnovationAwards.

The 2013 winners include (in alphabetical order by innovation):

Innovation: Allegro Field Data PC RFID
Recipient: Steve Hamblin, American Innovations

Innovation: Capturx Pipeline Solutions
Recipient: Ted Gauld, Adapx

Innovation: CoatingsCalculator.com
Recipients: James McDonald, Hempel USA; Paige Findley

Innovation: CorrSim Junior
Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy & Oversight Office; Susan Louscher, College of Engineering, The University of Akron; Victor M. Mañalac, MVE Systems, Inc.; Shane Lord, Bruno White Entertainment

Innovation: Engineering Research Data Management (ERDM)
Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy & Oversight Office; Eric M. Mañalac, MVE Systems, Inc.

Innovation: Flange Rescue Gasket (FRG)
Recipient: Russ Currie, Flexitallic Ltd

Innovation: Magnetic Spray Process
Recipients: John O'Keefe, Michael Brower, MSP, LLC

Innovation: PTC Emitters
Recipient: Boris Miksic, Cortec Corporation

Innovation: TruQC
Recipients: Ross Boyd, Dane McGraw, Benjamin Chute, Megan Strick, TruQC

Innovation: Universal Learning Application (ULA)
Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy & Oversight Office; Eric M. Mañalac, MVE Systems, Inc.

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