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Day Two – Advances in Corrosion Protection of Assets
Day Two Program
(All times in AEDT)
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
WELCOME TO CORROSION AND PREVENTION ONLINE – DAY TWO
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
CORROSIVE EFFECTS OF MICRO-ENVIRONMENTS AND DESIGN FEATURES
Rob Francis has over 40 years’ academic, industrial and consulting experience in corrosion and protective coatings. Dr Francis has a B.Sc. in metallurgy and a Ph.D. in corrosion science. He chairs Standards Australia sub-committee MT14/2 which produced AS 2312.1. He has authored or co-authored over forty technical papers or presentations on corrosion and coatings. He was awarded the Victor Nightingall award for outstanding contributions to the protective coating industry by the ACA in 2014.
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF CORROSION WITH CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS
Dr Eric L. Ferguson is a senior machine learning engineer at Abyss Solutions Pty. Ltd. He was awarded his PhD (electrical engineering) from the University of Sydney in 2019 for his research contributing to the fields of machine learning
and signal processing.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
CATHODIC PROTECTION IN HAZARDOUS AREAS
David Celine has been managing director of Omniflex Pty Ltd for over 20 years. David graduated as an electronics engineer and has spent his career in the development of industrial measurement and control instrumentation products, recently specialising in remote monitoring and control. Omniflex has been developing web based remote monitoring and controlled CP systems since 2008 and is considered a global leading innovator in the development and adoption of robust solutions to the problems of remote control of CP systems.
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
CORROSION BEHAVIOUR OF SS 304 L NAG IN NITRIC ACID: INVESTIGATION OF CAUSES AND PREVENTIVE STEPS
Muhammad Hussain has over 10 years’ experience in improving business outcomes by driving up plant performance while reducing cost and risk through managing asset reliability.
Muhammad is an accredited professional and chartered engineer by Engineers Australia in Materials Engineering and Asset Management. Muhammad is Fellow of Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3) and Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) in the UK.
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