NACE International  

Houston,  TX 
United States
  • Booth: E7309

Prevent & Control Corrosion with resources from NACE!

In its IMPACT study (International Measures of Prevention, Application and Economics of Corrosion Technologies), NACE International estimated the global
cost of corrosion to be $2.5 trillion. Costs to the amusement parks industry, and specifically the impact of corrosion on ride failure, however, is immeasurable. What costs would you assign to…
• Loss of equipment use
• Loss of public confidence & company reputation
• Loss of human life

While the amusement parks industry has grown over recent years—largely driven by an increase in international and domestic visitor numbers and rising consumer spending—so too have concerns over safety. Rising concerns have led to stringent new safety standards with government regulators, parks, and ride manufacturers
alike looking to reduce the high cost of corrosion by: 
• controlling and remediating corrosion on ride equipment
• making corrosion inspection a critical, fundamental part of park maintenance operations.

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  • Orlando, Florida – November 19, 2019 – On Wednesday, November 20 at 8:30 a.m. NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Society, will bring global corrosion control expertise to the amusements and attractions industry’s flagship event, IAAPA Expo, for the first time. The presentation is designed to inform amusement park and attractions industry owners and operators of effective corrosion control strategies. The association also has a booth (E7309) in the expo hall where attendees can learn more about protecting everything from roller coasters and rides to water slides and walkways, from the adverse effects of corrosion.

    Led by a panel of industry experts, Wednesday’s educational session will explain the role corrosion management plays in the relationship between asset management, consumer confidence and trust within the global attractions industry. The panelists possess experience working with amusement parks and aquariums worldwide and will share how keeping assets in top condition can not only help protect visitors, but also help extend the life of assets, and avoid unexpected delays and loss of potential revenue.

    “Corrosion must be a consideration at every phase of an amusement ride’s lifecycle from design to fabrication to installation to inspections all the way through ongoing maintenance,” says NACE President Terry Greenfield. “We’re here at the IAAPA Expo to share our insight into best practices and some new considerations for the amusements industry.”

    Following is detailed information about the presentation:

    Corrosion: Combating the Hidden Dangers in Amusement Parks and Attractions
    Room: S330GH
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

    Terry Greenfield, NACE International President and Principal at CONSULEX, has over 40 years of experience in the corrosion and protective coatings industry, providing program management, failure analysis & expert witness, quality assurance, specification development, and training for the Marine, Transportation, Pipeline, Oil & Gas, and other industries using protective coatings for corrosion control.

    With more than 30 years of experience, Steve Hickey has successfully supervised some of the most challenging and high-profile amusement park ride re-paint projects in the industry. Steve is also an instructor for the NACE International Coating Inspector Program and has taught hundreds of students how to protect people, assets, and the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.

    Ryan Tinnea is the Principal at Tinnea & Associates, a corrosion consulting firm in Seattle, WA. Ryan has 17 years of professional experience performing cathodic protection design, condition inspections, failure analysis, and materials selection. His expertise is principally with marine structures including piers, aquariums, marinas, and bridges, and with corrosion of reinforced concrete.

    Moderator: Bob Chalker is the Chief Executive Officer of NACE International, a global professional association for leaders in corrosion control technology. NACE is the world’s leading authority on corrosion control and mitigation. Before joining NACE in 2010, Bob held senior leadership roles in the American Society for Quality and the Society of Automotive Engineers.

    To arrange an interview with any of the panelists, please contact Alysa Reich at or 281-827-3401.

    About NACE International
    Founded in 1943, NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, is the world’s largest nonprofit of its kind with more than 38,000 members in 130 countries. Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in the U.S., the U.K., China, Malaysia, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and a training center in Dubai, the organization serves all industries impacted by corrosion. NACE International provides its membership with numerous benefits and offers the world’s most specified technical training and certification programs, industry standards, reports, conferences, and publications focused on corrosion prevention and mitigation.



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    Committed to Your Professional Development: From trade school and university students to seasoned professionals, NACE training supports every stage of your corrosion career....

  • Our Mission: Supporting Your Career Goals Through Corrosion Training

    Providing technical coursework that prepares you for the field stems from our mission statement. Corrosion affects nearly every industry, and thus our training programs are carefully designed to thoroughly prepare students for the next step in their professional lives, no matter where their career takes them.

    With broader overview courses as well as subject matter-specific classes, NACE training provides the technical skills and knowledge to enhance the career opportunities of individuals new to the industry and technicians, degreed engineers and scientists, up through senior-level management.

    NACE education courses may be a requirement for NACE Institute Certifications. Browse courses and certification programs to help enhance your career opportunities. 

  • Corrosion and the Amusement Park Industry-Webcast
    This webcast looks at corrosion in the amusement park industry and looks at case studies related to failures....

  • The introduction of NACE International to the Amusement Park Industry will bring awareness of NACE’s extensive corrosion resources and knowledge, that other industries have relied on for 75 years. NACE will provide information on the basics of corrosion and corrosion control methods and provide case studies that show various infrastructure failures due to corrosion. 

    In today’s competitive market, standing out among your peers and staying on top of new developments is crucial to advancing your career. By partnering with NACE, you gain access to various products and services such as networking opportunities, education and training, conferences and events, publications, standards, which can, all or in part, launch a new career, broaden your area of expertise, and offer greater recognition and credibility amongst your peers, both within your company and in today’s job market.

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