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HISTORY of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers

HISTORY of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers HISTORY of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers LTHOUG H its existence as an meetings have attracted increasing this group is the Inter-Society Corro­ independent organisation dates attendance. The annual meeting was sion Committee, sponsored by NACE, only from 1943, the seeds from which which now numbers representatives omitted in 1945 due to the stringencies the American National Association of from some 35 trade and technical of the war, but was held again in 1946, Corrosion Engineers grew were planted at Kansas City. Meetings since also associations in the United States and many years before. Perhaps the first have been held at St. Louis, Chicago, Canada and numerous correspondents formal group in which the association Cincinnati, Galveston and New York overseas. can be said to have had its beginning City, in some cities more than once. was the Mid-Continent Cathodic Pro­ Important meetings were held by the Association landmarks tection Association, an organisation association's Board of Directors in Formation of local sections was principally of pipeline operators, which St. Louis and Kansas City in 1945, authorised in March 1945 and the held its first meeting March 9, 1936, where articles of organisation and bye- United States was divided into five in Houston. laws were drafted and approved. In regions, each with its separate officers Chicago in 1946 the financial structure in 1946. In December 1952, Canada On April 27, 1938, a general was established and the first corporate electrolysis meeting was held in was accepted as a sixth region. Other members secured. At this time also Houston to discuss interference prob­ highlights among many in the Associa­ the decision was reached to hold lems arising from cathodic protection tion's history include: comprehensive annual meetings and of underground structures. This 1945. Design for association's shield to include exhibits at the meetings. group authorised formation of a per­ adopted. This shield was later used manent committee to negotiate differ­ Early in the history of the associa­ as the design for a membership pin. ences among pipeline operators in­ tion a publication committee was January 1947. Willis Rodney Whit­ volving cathodic protection and arrange formed and a decision reached to pub­ ney Award for achievement in corrosion for notification when installations were lish a quarterly journal Corrosion be­ science and Frank Newman Speller contemplated. This group functioned ginning in March 1945. This publi­ Award for achievements in corrosion until 1939 as a separate organisation, cation became a monthly periodical engineering established. but finding it needed larger scope, with the issue of September 1946, and December 1947. Joint symposium proposed affiliation with the American has since developed into a technical on cathodic protection held with the Petroleum Institute in 1939 but a publication of considerable stature, Electrochemical Society in Pittsburgh. satisfactory arrangement could not be besides serving as a means of com­ June 1949. Committee on education worked out. municating corrosion control informa­ organised. This committee has de­ tion among the association's members In 1940 the Petroleum Industry veloped the significant series of short and a growing number of non-member Electric Association invited the Mid- courses in which the association has readers all over the world. Continent Cathodic Protection Asso­ been active since the first short course ciation to affiliate as a Corrosion held in September 1949 at the Uni­ Section. The association did so and Committee s and liaison versity of Texas. continued to meet as a part of PIEA At about the same time technical January 1950. Extensive revisions until a meeting in the spring of 1943 committees were formed to conduct of articles of organisation and bye- when, after the group was unable to investigations into means of limiting laws adopted. get PIEA to take certain steps it con­ corrosion losses. The first of these Interest in corrosion control gener­ sidered essential, it was decided that committees, on condensate well corro­ ated among the association's members, a separate organisation was necessary. sion, made a substantial contribution now organised into more than 40 sec­ Several meetings were held by a to the technology of oil-well corrosion tions, has resulted in continuous im­ small group during the summer of and was responsible in part for the provement in the quality, quantity and 1943 both with and without officers association's first sponsored research diversity of technical information pre­ of PIEA until finally in October 1943, now under way at Yale University. sented at both national and regional at a meeting of 11 engineers, a pre­ The association now has more than meetings. Concurrently the exhibi­ liminary draft of the first articles of 60 technical committees and sub­ tions at the annual national meetings organisation and bye-laws was tenta­ committees. increased in interest, size and diversity tively adopted and temporary officers from a nominal number at the asso­ A full-time secretary was first em­ elected. ciation's first exhibition at Kansas City ployed in 1945. The staff at the in 1946 to those of the 97 companies central office in Houston now assists Incorporation in 1945 whose displays filled the floor of the the executive secretary in the day-to­ Kansas City municipal auditorium in The Association was incorporated day operation of the association. on October 8, 1945, as a non-profit During 1945 also the association de­ corporation under the laws of clined an invitation to become affiliated Although the association's history Texas. with the American Co-ordinating Com­ has been one of rapid growth, its mittee on Corrosion, the functions of Attendance at the first annual meet­ development has been sound under which subsequently were taken over ing at Houston, April 10-12,1944, was the guidance of able and conscientious by NACE in 1948. An outgrowth of more than 250. Subsequent annual men. CORROSION TECHNOLOGY, January 1955 25 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials Emerald Publishing

HISTORY of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers

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HISTORY of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers LTHOUG H its existence as an meetings have attracted increasing this group is the Inter-Society Corro­ independent organisation dates attendance. The annual meeting was sion Committee, sponsored by NACE, only from 1943, the seeds from which which now numbers representatives omitted in 1945 due to the stringencies the American National Association of from some 35 trade and technical of the war, but was held again in 1946, Corrosion Engineers grew were planted at Kansas City. Meetings since also associations in the United States and many years before. Perhaps the first have been held at St. Louis, Chicago, Canada and numerous correspondents formal group in which the association Cincinnati, Galveston and New York overseas. can be said to have had its beginning City, in some cities more than once. was the Mid-Continent Cathodic Pro­ Important meetings were held by the Association landmarks tection Association, an organisation association's Board of Directors in Formation of local sections was principally of pipeline operators, which St. Louis and Kansas City in 1945, authorised in March 1945 and the held its first meeting March 9, 1936, where articles of organisation and bye- United States was divided into five in Houston. laws were drafted and approved. In regions, each with its separate officers Chicago in 1946 the financial structure in 1946. In December 1952, Canada On April 27, 1938, a general was established and the first corporate electrolysis meeting was held in was accepted as a sixth region. Other members secured. At this time also Houston to discuss interference prob­ highlights among many in the Associa­ the decision was reached to hold lems arising from cathodic protection tion's history include: comprehensive annual meetings and of underground structures. This 1945. Design for association's shield to include exhibits at the meetings. group authorised formation of a per­ adopted. This shield was later used manent committee to negotiate differ­ Early in the history of the associa­ as the design for a membership pin. ences among pipeline operators in­ tion a publication committee was January 1947. Willis Rodney Whit­ volving cathodic protection and arrange formed and a decision reached to pub­ ney Award for achievement in corrosion for notification when installations were lish a quarterly journal Corrosion be­ science and Frank Newman Speller contemplated. This group functioned ginning in March 1945. This publi­ Award for achievements in corrosion until 1939 as a separate organisation, cation became a monthly periodical engineering established. but finding it needed larger scope, with the issue of September 1946, and December 1947. Joint symposium proposed affiliation with the American has since developed into a technical on cathodic protection held with the Petroleum Institute in 1939 but a publication of considerable stature, Electrochemical Society in Pittsburgh. satisfactory arrangement could not be besides serving as a means of com­ June 1949. Committee on education worked out. municating corrosion control informa­ organised. This committee has de­ tion among the association's members In 1940 the Petroleum Industry veloped the significant series of short and a growing number of non-member Electric Association invited the Mid- courses in which the association has readers all over the world. Continent Cathodic Protection Asso­ been active since the first short course ciation to affiliate as a Corrosion held in September 1949 at the Uni­ Section. The association did so and Committee s and liaison versity of Texas. continued to meet as a part of PIEA At about the same time technical January 1950. Extensive revisions until a meeting in the spring of 1943 committees were formed to conduct of articles of organisation and bye- when, after the group was unable to investigations into means of limiting laws adopted. get PIEA to take certain steps it con­ corrosion losses. The first of these Interest in corrosion control gener­ sidered essential, it was decided that committees, on condensate well corro­ ated among the association's members, a separate organisation was necessary. sion, made a substantial contribution now organised into more than 40 sec­ Several meetings were held by a to the technology of oil-well corrosion tions, has resulted in continuous im­ small group during the summer of and was responsible in part for the provement in the quality, quantity and 1943 both with and without officers association's first sponsored research diversity of technical information pre­ of PIEA until finally in October 1943, now under way at Yale University. sented at both national and regional at a meeting of 11 engineers, a pre­ The association now has more than meetings. Concurrently the exhibi­ liminary draft of the first articles of 60 technical committees and sub­ tions at the annual national meetings organisation and bye-laws was tenta­ committees. increased in interest, size and diversity tively adopted and temporary officers from a nominal number at the asso­ A full-time secretary was first em­ elected. ciation's first exhibition at Kansas City ployed in 1945. The staff at the in 1946 to those of the 97 companies central office in Houston now assists Incorporation in 1945 whose displays filled the floor of the the executive secretary in the day-to­ Kansas City municipal auditorium in The Association was incorporated day operation of the association. on October 8, 1945, as a non-profit During 1945 also the association de­ corporation under the laws of clined an invitation to become affiliated Although the association's history Texas. with the American Co-ordinating Com­ has been one of rapid growth, its mittee on Corrosion, the functions of Attendance at the first annual meet­ development has been sound under which subsequently were taken over ing at Houston, April 10-12,1944, was the guidance of able and conscientious by NACE in 1948. An outgrowth of more than 250. Subsequent annual men. CORROSION TECHNOLOGY, January 1955 25

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