The 2nd New Zealand Coatings & Corrosion Conference & Expo will be held at the Ellerslie Events Centre in Auckland 29-30 July.
The keynote address starts off with the economics of corrosion by Wayne Thomson of Anode Engineering (Australia).
There will be various case studies such as the story behind the repair of Victoria Wharf, the preparations underway for the Makatote Viaduct and the protective coatings history for Australia’s Phillip Island San Remo Bridge.
There is also an interactive session to do with the differing opinions within industry for how to prepare and coat aged galvanizing. Glean from hearing ICS Inspection & Consultancy Services on methodologies for coating performance, how far applications should go when it comes to surface preparation and retaining warranties for work completed.
The conference is packed with practical content, including a session on planning for durability – essential when it comes to the maintenance or implementation of horizontal infrastructure and engineering. Sean Ryder of Phoenix Solutions says that the most effective way of ensuring the durability of new and existing assets is to put a formal documented durability plan in place for implementation. Ryder will explain the entire process from beginning to end including how to specify durability requirements during Tendering and the differences between the requirements for existing and new assets.
Both International Paint and Dulux are leading sponsors at this event. The conference has an exhibition area joined to it facilitating exhibitor’s products and services. See www.conferenz.co.nz/corrosion for the agenda and to register.