Corrosion UAE: A Strategic Debate on Corrosion Management
12/07/2010

30 international speakers will discuss crucial strategic and technical issues on corrosion management at the upcoming Corrosion UAE Conference, from 27 February to 1 March 2011, in Abu Dhabi, co-hosted by NACE Abu Dhabi UAE Section.

Online PR News – 07-December-2010 – – On the occasion of the inaugural Corrosion UAE Conference, we are delighted to highlight the key issues and speakers that will be featured at this unique event.

“How far can R&D go in the fight against corrosion?”

Prof Bob Cottis from University of Manchester, Prof Moustafa El Gammal from the University of Alexandria, Dr Zaki Ahmad from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dr Ashraf Biddah from the United Arab Emirates University, Prof Siamack Shirazi from the University of Tulsa and Dr Fathia Mohammad from the American University of Sharjah will discuss the potential and perspective of their research projects in the exclusive R&D: An Exclusive View on Tomorrow panel discussion.

Among the topics discussed, Dr Ahmad from KFUPM will present some of his R&D work on nano-structured coatings which has been conducted under his guidance to introduce TiO2 particles in the alkyd system for dust and water repellence in the desert environment for transportation pipelines.

“How is the oil and gas industry tackling corrosion and its staggering cost?”

Dr Chris Fowler, President of NACE International, George Hays, Director General of the World Corrosion Organization and Dr Abdulhameed Al Hashem from the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, who will share figures from the World Bank, will be the Keynote Speakers opening the event with their unbiased views and analysis on the economics of corrosion and the importance of holistic planning for corrosion prevention.

During a recent interview with us, Dr Ahmad from KFUPM shared his views on maintenance costs and suggested that “to reduce the maintenance budget which is indeed very high, sustainable methods of corrosion protection have to be worked out. This will greatly help the risk management policies and bring down the maintenance cost. Also a big emphasis should be given for accelerated methods of coating and surface inspection using sensors to display round the clock information on the integrity of the structures.”

“What is new in the material engineering field and how can the industry successfully employ it?”

Dr Mazhar Mehmood, Project Director of the Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who was recently awarded a Presidential Medal for his leading role in science and technology by the Federal Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati, will share with the audience some of his recent findings on Corrosion-Resistant Amorphous and Nanocrystalline Alloys.

“Top corrosion experts to be awarded at Corrosion UAE 2011. Do you know a winner?”

Key experts in the field of corrosion who contributed to advancements in corrosion management and control will be awarded during the social reception on February 27, 2011. The Energy Exchange is currently accepting nominations that will be then submitted to the Technical Committee of the event for the Corrosion UAE 2011 Awards.

Further information available on www.theenergyexchange.co.uk/corrosionuae.

More high-level speakers at Corrosion UAE 2011 include:
• Abdulsalam Abdulkader Al Sayari: Plant Integrity Department Manager, Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)
• Durga Murti: Superintendent Asset Integrity Division, Chevron International Exploration and Production
• Houssam Sabry: Head of Corrosion and Inspection Department, Abu Dhabi Liquefaction Company (ADGAS)
• Housain Al Mahrous: Engineering Specialist – Cathodic Protection, Saudi Aramco
• Balasubramanian Velayutham: Asset Integrity Section Team Leader – Technical Service Department, Ruwais Fertilizer Industries (FERTIL)
• Graham Young: Managing Director, Anticorrosion Protective Systems (APS)
• Dr Fakhruddin Habiby: Superintendent, Stationary Equipments, Reliability and Technical Services, Arabian Petrochemical Company (PETROKEMYA)

Event dates and location:
Conference: 27 February – 1 March 2011.
Location: Hotel TBA – Abu Dhabi, UAE
Event website: www.theenergyexchange.co.uk/corrosionuae

For more information:
Conference Director: Arianna Neri
Telephone: +44 20 7067 1800
Email: a.neri@theenergyexchange.co.uk

For more information, interviews and media accreditation:
Marketing Manager: Jodie Butler
Tel. +44 (0) 20 7067 1800
Email: j.butler@theenergyexchange.co.uk