Ostróda, Poland, 2015

9th Annual Conference of the Polish Corrosion Society “MODERN CORROSION PROTECTION TECHNOLOGIES" 

Ostróda, Poland, 22-24 April 2015  ·   EFC Event No. 396

On 22-24 April 2015 the annual PSK ScientificTechnical Conference "Modern corrosion protection technlogies" was held at the Hotel Willa Port, Ostróda; Poland. The theme was "Modernity, standards and practice". The conference opened with the presentation of the Grand Corrosioner Award to Dr Andrzej Głębowicz.

The first of the two plenary lectures was Hot Dip Galvanizing EN ISO 1461 - Specification, Inspection and Applications presented by Murray Cook, Director of European General Galvanizers Association and Secretary of ISO / TC 107 SC4. Requirements for the type of steel and guidelines and standards relating to the duplex system were discussed. The corrosion resistance of different alloys in long term immersion was highlighted and compared with behaviour of coatings under accelerated test conditions. The second plenary was Trends and Challenges in Developing an Industrial Coating System for Metals" was presented by Hubert Culik and Michael Hanke from Rembrandt Co, Helios group. Developing trends in the paint industry were outlined, including the use of biomaterials and biotechnology. Application of water-soluble, high-solid paints by electrophoresis as a single-component instead of two-component and single layer systems instead of traditional epoxy / polyurethane were outlined.

In the "Chemical and Petrochemical industry" session, Andrzej Miodek described the method of coating the inner surfaces of tubes in heat exchangers with the use of thermosetting lacquer to provide a smooth chemical- and scale-resistant coating and Krzysztof Szymanski and Bozena Szczucka-Lasota presented thermally sprayed coatings as the solution for increasing the service life of machines and equipment, pointing out areas of application of specific thermal spraying method.

The "Shipbuilding Industry" session included a paper by Łukasz Augustynski outlining the particular requirements for corrosion protection of steel structures for specific off-shore projects.

In the "Metal Coatings" session Jacek Zasada, the President of the Polish Galvanizing Association, discussed hot dip galvanizing as an accessible, cost-effective and proven method of preventing corrosion of steel structures. Anna Bialecka discussed the impact of steel chemical composition and method of rolling on the thickness and durability of zinc coating. Artur Rusin introduced the use of hot dip galvanizing to protect reinforcing bars. Leszek Komorowski and Agnieszka Królikowska spoke on the effect of bismuth and lead addition on morphology and corrosion behaviour of hot dip zinc coating.

 During the "Protective Coatings" session, Andrzej Głębowicz described a fast cure Zinc Silicate coating for low humidity applications, Krzysztof Warchoł described high temperature coatings for protection under insulation, Michael Jaczewski described anticondensation and noise damping paints, Margaret Zubielewicz spoke on new paints containing waterborne polyurethane dispersions synthesized with bio based polyols and aliphatic prepolymer diisocyanate and Witold Majewski and Krzysztof Saramowicz discussed the basic properties of two types of passive fire protection: intumescent and cementitious fireproofing mortars.

In the "Infrastructure and Environment" session Pier Luigi Bonora stressed the importance of building design and maintenance expertise in prevention of disasters caused by corrosion. Jerzy Ziółko and Ewa Supernak described two systems for the protection of soil against fuel contamination with liquid effluents and Wojciech Sokolski spoke on corrosion aspects of applied soil and subsoil water protection methods against liquid fuel leaks from ground-based and underground steel tanks.

During the "Power Industry" session, the results of laboratory tests and industrial experiences from the use of protective coatings obtained with methods of thermal spraying and laser cladding on elements of boilers were presented by Ryszard Grzelka and Aleksander Iwaniak. In the session "Architecture, powder coatings, aluminium," Gerard Przychodzień presented two methods of obtaining imitation wood with a special powder paint application: sublimation and "powder on powder". These methods also make it possible to obtain a powder paint coating with the appearance of marble or stone. During the session on corrosion and protection of reinforced concrete, Ewa Kościńska described novel polyuria anti-corrosion coatings which are also abrasion-, water- and chemical resistant. A comparison of particular polymer concrete types with other constructive materials was presented by Rafal Kasak.

In the "Electrochemical protection" session, led by Committee Chairman Wojciech Sokolski, papers presented included Cathodic Protection Standardisation Issues and Review of Current Standards by Wojciech Sokólski, Experience in Cathodic Protection of Parallel Gas Pipelines by Hanna Matus and Results of Corrosion Rate Measurements for Steel in Soil in the Vicinity of Cathodically Protected Structures by Jezmar Jankowski and Wojciech Sokólski.

All papers (with abstracts in English) could be found at http://psk.org.pl/konferencje-psk2/psk-ostroda-2015 by logged-in PSK members. Finally the Polish Association of Corrosion announced a presentation competition for a screenplay or film on corrosion and its consequences, intended for pupils aged 9-12 years, for distribution in primary schools.

Conference Abstracts