Upcoming: Engineered Coating Solutions 2015

Engineered Coating Solutions 2015 will feature a wide array of industry experts addressing the issue of corrosion and how to deal with it for asset maintenance and cost savings.

Corrosion affects virtually every industry, facility and building. This unique conference explores the fundamentals of corrosion and how to deal with it from an informational and technical perspective.
Corrosion, painting, coating, and associated maintenance and repair practices for commercial facilities are ongoing and costly. And they are also far more complex than most engineers realize.

Some studies have estimated that most facilities only get $0.25 in actual value for every $1.00 spent on corrosion prevention, maintenance of assets, painting, coating, concrete repair, floor coating, etc.

A local technical conference aims to change all that.

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2015 will be held April 8-9, 2015, from 9am-5pm at the Holiday Inn Elk Grove (1000 Busse Park Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007). The conference is specifically designed to help facility owners and engineers better understand how to maintain, protect and beautify their assets.

ECS 2015 will gather some of the top industry leaders from across the country — and in some cases the world — to talk about issues pertaining to corrosion and beautification. ECS takes technologies and practices developed from a variety of industries, and brings them to a commercial setting for the benefit of owners and engineers.

For example, the U.S. military spends tens of billions of dollars a year on corrosion and painting. At ECS 2015, CEAC members will hear about materials, paints, coatings and practices that they would never have otherwise heard about. And many of the materials can be applied in-house.

Just one of the speakers, Dudley Primeaux, is named inventor of 29 U.S. patents and eight European patents on polyurethane and polyurea foam applications. Primeaux is one of more than a dozen highlighted speakers that also include David Beamish of DeFelsko Corp., Heather Stiner from the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), and Brian Dahlgren of Sherwin-Williams.

Technologies being discussed at the conference will include materials that can be applied to damp surfaces and even underwater.

Any technical question, issue or concern that any CEAC member has ever had about painting, corrosion prevention, masonry repair, etc., can be answered at ECS 2015.

For more information or to register, visit the ECS 2015 website at www. engineeredcorrosionsolutions.org.