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Seminar on Advanced Coatings for Corrosion and Wear

Singapore, Singapore

The seminar on Advanced Coatings for Corrosion and Wear will take place on Wednesday 24 April 2013 from 12:30pm to 6pm at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Annual corrosion costs in Singapore amount to more than 4% of GDP. Due to its widespread occurrence, corrosion affects most industrial sectors. Thus, good understanding of the nature of corrosion together with proper protection and maintenance practices is imperative to save a significant percentage of corrosion costs. Reliable testing and performance evaluation are crucial, including field testing and laboratory acceleration tests. Similarly, the application of appropriate coatings is essential for optimum corrosion protection. Another related area of protecting metals is the application of wear resistant hard coatings to prevent or delay surface damage due to contacting moving parts or due to external factors such as erosion, scratching, or abrasion. The seminar aims to address issues of corrosion testing, and application of coatings for corrosion protection and wear resistance.

Focus areas will be:

  •     Corrosion and wear problems in industries
  •     Corrosion testing and investigation facilities, and training programmes
  •     Coatings technologies for corrosion and wear protection

The seminar will also showcase an exhibition with industry participation featuring various products and applications.