Monday’s AMPP Agenda Features Wide Range of Forums

A wide range of specialized forums are being offered Monday at the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo. Several are available to choose from, including the following:

The “Inspection of Intumescent Coatings” forum will be presented by Russell K. Norris of Sherwin-Williams. It will take place from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. local time in room 217. This presentation will offer an overview of the entire inspection process, which includes documents, equipment, surface preparation, and various phases throughout application.

Meanwhile, the “AC & DC Interference: Panel Discussion” forum will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. local time in room 223. This session will be an open forum to ask questions to a panel of experts regarding AC and DC interferencefor buried assets.

These assets include, but are not limited to, pipelines, stations, transit, electrical infrastructure, HVDC systems, solar and wind farms, foreign cathodic protection (CP), and other topics. Questions may encompass fundamentals, field assessments, data collection, analyses, mitigation techniques, and regulations.

Elsewhere, a panel discussion on “Implementing Successful Material Sustainability and Material Stewardship Practices” will take place from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. in room R08. The forum features an introduction by AMPP CEO Alan Thomas before turning things over to Sandy Williamson (Williamson Integrity Services Ltd., NACE International Past President 2016-17) as chair and Elaine Bowman as vice chair.

The forum will showcase a wide range of short presentations before an extended period of open discussion.

Finally, a “Case History from Four Viewpoints” forum will be presented by Heather Stiner of Sherwin-Williams. It will take place from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. local time in room 213. This session will have four different speakers addressing a specific case history within the water/wastewater market segment. The four viewpoints will be an owner/engineer, contractor, inspector, and a coating manufacturer.

These are just a few of the many forums available on Monday. Be sure to reference the latest conference schedule for all of the up-to-date options.


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