Corrosion Technology Emerging as a Growth Industry
NACE International, the corrosion society, has had to respond to unanticipated increases in training and membership as government and private-sector demand for resolving issues related to corrosion swelled during the first half of 2009. “Several courses have been added to an already busy schedule in the Elcometer Building Training Center here in Houston just to meet the demand,” said Tony Keane, NACE executive director. “Houston is just one of over 100 locations throughout the world in which NACE will offer training this year.”
Keane also announced that NACE membership hit an all-time high of 21,883, representing more than an 11% increase over last year. Other indicators that corrosion technology is emerging as a growth industry came from a near-record number of submissions for technical symposia for NACE International’s annual conference, Corrosion 2010. Over 700 submissions were received, representing the greatest number of...