Copper Symposium and Technical Exchange at Corrosion 2019

Copper alloys are on the agenda at NACE International’s Corrosion 2019 conference to be held in Nashville, Tennessee 24-28 March.

Latest alloy developments and information on behaviour of copper alloys in seawater, corrosion issues and methods of optimising performance will be the topics for a dedicated symposium and an informal Technical Exchange Group workshop.

Exhibits, technical publications and the opportunity for one-to-one discussions with leading experts will be on offer at the Copper Development Association Inc., Booth 2015.

Symposium: Corrosion of Copper and Copper Alloys
This symposium will include technical papers from industry and academic experts on seawater corrosion of copper and copper alloys, covering applications such as seawater piping, heat exchangers, desalination units and ship propellers.

Sponsoring Committee: TEG 523X  [STG 44]
Chair: Jim Michel
Vice Chair: Ruben Muro

Wednesday 27 March, 1 pm—5 pm
Nashville Music City Center—Room 101A-B

Time Title
1:00 pm – 1:25 pm Behaviour of the protection layer of CuNi90/10 under brackish water conditions
Maik Macziek; Eucaro Buntmetall GmbH
1:25 pm – 1:50 pm Corrosion of Copper Alloys in the US Navy
Elissa Trueman, Elissa Trueman
1:50 pm – 2:15 pm Effect of service conditions on the corrosion of Nickel-Aluminum Bronze (NAB) and Copper-Nickels (Cu-Ni)
Dominique Thierry, French Corrosion Institute
2:15 pm – 2:40 pm Internal corrosion of copper-nickel alloys tubes 90/10 and 70/30 in chlorinated seawater for heat exchangers
Dominique Thierry, French Corrosion Institute
3:00 pm – 3:25 pm
Investigations on the Cavitation Erosion Behavior of Aluminium Bronze in seawater
Magali Blumenau, Ruhr-University Bochum
3:25 pm – 3:50 pm
Saltwater Corrosion of Ni-Al-Bronze Using Potentiodynamic Analysis
Kenneth Benson, Virginia Tech
3:50 pm – 4:15 pm
Some Recent Corrosion Problems in Thermal Desalination Plants
Roger Francis, RF Materials
4:15 pm – 4:40 pm
Wrought CuNi30Cr2 (CNC) a New Concept for a Corrosion Resistant Copper Alloy
Ivan Richardson, Copper Alloys Ltd


TEG 523X Technical Exchange Workshop: Marine Corrosion of Copper Alloys

Thursday 28 March, 10 am—12 pm
Nashville Music City Center—Room 209C

This workshop provides an informal opportunity to disseminate new information and discuss existing experience and preventive strategies. Attendees can present their own observations, and discuss papers presented in the wider meeting with a view to increasing participation and activity in future symposia.

Sponsoring Committee: TEG 523X [STG 44]
Chair: Dominique Thierry of the French Corrosion Institute

Copper Development Association Inc., Booth 2015
For further discussion of copper alloys at Corrosion 2019, CDA and industry technical experts will be on hand to answer questions and discuss methods of ensuring the best performance of copper alloys in a range of applications. The latest technical publications will also be available, free-of-charge.

Visit for more information on copper-nickels, with a focus on their use in the marine environment and the NACE website for event information.

Other Copper Presentations:

27/03/2019 / Time Title
8:35 am – 9:00 am
Room 104E
Effects of Chloride on Copper Corrosion in Reducing Conditions
Xihua He, Southwest Research Institute
9:25 am – 9:50 am
Room 205A-B
The Microbial Processes Affecting the Integrity of Copper Canister in Geological Repository of Nuclear Waste
Pauliina Rajala, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.
10:35 am – 11:00 am
Room 208B
Arshad Bajvani Gavanluei, Cameron