Technical Program

Call for Abstracts

The 2019 Northern Area Western Conference will be accepting abstracts and papers for conference presentations. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with your industry peers and help find innovative and sustainable means to prevent corrosion.

Call for Abstracts Has Ended


We are now pleased to be accepting abstracts for the 2019 Northern Area Western Conference in Calgary! We are looking for subjects that pertain to the understanding, detecting, managing, and monitoring of corrosion in all or any of its forms, regardless of the industry. In keeping with our theme of “Corrosion in a Circular Economy”, topics should explore and discuss the concepts of materials sustainability and materials stewardship within the circular economy as additional principles to consider within corrosion management best practices. 

The deadline for accepting abstracts is July 15, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and those accepted will be asked to submit a full paper for review. Once the paper review is completed, accepted candidates will be asked to submit a presentation for the Conference Technical Program. 

Abstracts should summarize the paper content, be between 150-200 words in length, and put into the NACE International abstract template (see the Announcements section).  

To submit your abstract, please read through the Session Categories below and select the most appropriate session for your paper. The submissions page will have separate links for each Session Category. Submit your original abstracts in Microsoft Word format and contact us for support if you have any difficulties.

Session Category 1 - Material Sustainability
Sustainability has become a widespread driver of institutional management transformation. Prioritization and optimization of corrosion management as a means for enhancing materials sustainability should be part of this transformation. An important framework that has been introduced by William McDonough and Ellen MacArthur foundation is the circular economy, and the related idea of cradle to cradle. Materials integrity and methods to assess materials integrity are crucial enablers of this new economic model.
Session Category 2 - Pipeline Integrity
This symposium contains technical papers on integrity management plans and procedures, integrity management case histories, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) and inline inspection (ILI) case histories, NDE and ILI cutting-edge technology developments, coatings and cathodic protection issues and case histories specific to pipelines, and the uses of crossover industry technology in pipeline integrity management. This symposium also contains technical papers that cover direct assessment, new technologies, methods, and case histories in the areas of external, internal and stress corrosion cracking.
Session Category 3 - Cathodic Protection
This symposium contains technical papers about cathodic and anodic protection for pipelines, oil/gas/water transportation, and storage/distribution systems.
Session Category 4 - Chemical Inhibition
This symposium contains technical papers where chemical additives have been developed or used to control corrosion in challenging environments, including case studies/histories associated with oil and gas production, water, and wastewater treatment, and other industries.
Session Category 5 - Downhole Corrosion
This symposium contains technical papers about corrosion control methods in oil, gas and storage wells.
Session Category 6 - Corrosion Mechanisms and Modelling
This symposium contains technical papers devoted to corrosion, and degradation mechanisms as well as to the methods, models, software programs used to study and elucidate these mechanisms.
Session Category 7 - Asset Integrity Facilities
This symposium contains technical papers about asset integrity management, aging facilities or facility siting, including latest industry strategies, best practice, research, lessons learned and innovative thinking surrounding the wide range of issues that affect oil and gas assets.
Session Category 8 - Corrosion Monitoring/Inspection
This symposium contains technical papers in the areas of developing and advancing corrosion monitoring technologies and examples of practical use of these technologies. This symposium also contains technical papers covering a broad range of inspection, condition monitoring and nondestructive testing (NDT) technologies and applications.
Session Category 9 - Civil/Infrastructure
This symposium contains papers on asset integrity and corrosion issues relating to utilities and infrastructure.
Session Category 10 - Protective Coatings
This symposium contains papers on determining effectiveness, performance criteria, and quality needs of coatings and lining materials used for corrosion protection.

Submission Timeline

* All deadlines occur at 11:59PM Mountain Standard Time on the specified day

Abstract Submission

Deadline: July 15, 2018*
Approvals: July 30, 2018

Paper Submission

Deadline: August 27, 2018*
Approvals: November 20, 2018

Presentation Submission

Deadline: January 4, 2019
Approvals: January 18, 2019