Materials Performance 2013 Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award Winners Announced

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2013

The Materials Performance Readers Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards represent the most exciting innovations in the field of corrosion control worldwide. Companies, individuals and governments were invited to submit nominations resulting in a total of 47nominations from 12 countries for consideration.

In January, 2013 nominated innovations were posted online for public voting, which resulted in more than 7,500 votes cast for innovations representing groundbreaking advances in coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials and design, quality control, testing, integrity assessment, chemical treatments, and other corrosion prevention and mitigation technologies.

When we launched the MP awards last year, industry response and the entries were quite impressive, said NACE International Executive Director, Bob Chalker. This year we have had more interest and the winners represent the best of the industry.

The top 10 innovations were announced Monday night, by NACE International President Kevin Garrity at CORROSION 2013, NACE Internationals annual corrosion conference and exposition in Orlando, Florida.

The 2013 MP Readers Choice Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards are (in alphabetical order):

Innovation: Allegro Field Data PC RFID

Recipient: Steve Hamblin, American Innovations

Corrosion Control Category: Cathodic Protection

Description: The Allegro Field Data PC uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) for surveys to ensure compliance and accuracy for cathodic protection inspections by simplifying routing, verifying test locations, and generating an automatic inspection history log at a test location. Users scan an RFID tag on a test point, rectifier, bond, or other piece of equipment, and the location is verified and automatically included with the related inspection survey data.

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Innovation: Capturx Pipeline Solutions

Recipient: Ted Gauld, Adapx

Corrosion Control Category: Integrity Assessment

Description: Using tablets or digital pens and standard paper forms, Capturx Pipeline Solutions automates field data capture and provides integrity teams with instant visibility to pipeline inspection data collected in the field.

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Recipients: James McDonald, Hempel USA; Paige Findley

Corrosion Control Category: Coatings and Linings

Description: is a suite of online budgeting calculators designed for use by the protective coatings industry. This innovation takes industry-standard formulas and formats them in a user-friendly interface that provides instant functional information. Designed for use by engineers, estimators, asset owners, procurement professionals, and field personnel, quickly and accurately computes common complex calculations so that material lists and preliminary budgets are available on-the-fly.

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Innovation: CorrSim Junior

Corrosion Control Category: Coatings and Linings

Recipients: Daniel J. Dunmire, DoD Corrosion Policy & Oversight Office; Susan Louscher,

College of Engineering, The University of Akron; Victor M. Ma

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