Corrosion Control Division

About

The Corrosion Control Division (CCD) is one of ACMA's Composites Growth Initiative (CGI) Committees. This specialty industry committee is focused on growing composites in the corrosion market segments such as power generation, water/wastewater, mining, chemical processing, and similar corrosion markets.  The CCD works to educate end users about the benefits of composites over traditional materials through their new website, www.corrosionresistant.org, and through educational sessions such as the upcoming ACMA Corrosion, Mining and Infrastructure conference and the Chemical Processing Symposium.

For engineers, architects, designers and specifiers, to learn more about the composites corrosion market segment go to www.corrosionresistant.org.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Corrosion Control Division is to promote the use of FRP composites technology and products for corrosion-resistant industrial applications by the following:

  • Inform and educate end users, specifiers and engineers on the many benefits of composites in the design of corrosion resistant equipment.
  • Provide guidance and standards for the design of FRP equipment for industrial applications.
  • Provides a unified voice for fabricators/manufacturers on subjects relating to quality, production, technical advancements, safety and regulations of importance in the corrosion segment of the composites industry.

Members

There are currently 44 companies that belong to ACMA's Corrosion Control Division.  Twenty-eight are fabricators; the remaining 16 are material suppliers, distributors and consultants.

Leadership

Chair

Steve Guay
Ershigs, Inc.

ACMA Staff Liaison

Andrew Huber
Manager, CGI Committees
P: 703-682-1653
ahuber@acmanet.org

Achievements

Since the early 1990’s, the CCD has become the authoritative resource on composites used in corrosion applications.  Its members have worked to develop standards and specifications that have become the foundation of what is used today.  The CCD’s commitment to quality is demonstrated by the development of the ACMA Certified Composites Technician – Corrosion industry certification helping members and the composites industry fabricate quality products. The CCD is committed to educating the next generation of engineers through the development of technical presentations and workshops as well as opening new markets for member companies.

The CCD takes an active role in educating both industry professionals and end-users about the benefits and technical applications of corrosion resistant composites. The CCD stages several regular events including:

Corrosion, Mining, and Infrastructure Conference
Last held in Denver, this conference focuses on applications of corrosion resistant composites in the mining, infrastructure, and architectural sectors. This event features many technical sessions, many of which count towards AIA continuing education credits, along with an exhibit hall which featured 33 exhibitors last year.
 
Chemical Processing Symposium
This event explores all aspects of chemical corrosion and the challenges working with corrosive chemicals presents. In addition to technical sessions and an exhibit hall, attendees at the Chemical Processing Symposium enjoy participating in plant tours, networking receptions, and the annual golf tournament.
 
CAMX Educational Sessions
The CCD is currently working on technical and educational sessions for CAMX 2014, this year's joint conference held by ACMA and SAMPE. Abstracts for CAMX technical papers are still being accepted until April 4th.
 
For more information on any of these events, to submit technical paper abstracts for CAMX, or to join the CCD, email Andrew Huber at Ahuber@acmanet.org.

Become a Member

The Corrosion Control Division is open to any member of the American Composites Manufacturers Association interested in growing the composites corrosion resistant market segment. Dues for the Division are $100. All funds raised by the Division are reserved exclusively for projects voted on by the Division membership. For more information or to apply for membership, please contact Andrew Huber.