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
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 email@example.com 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. www.nace.org