NACE International

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NACE International
Founded 1943 [1]
Type Professional Organization
Focus Corrosion
Area served
Method Professional Certification, Education, Conferences, Publications, Standards [2]
36,000 +
Key people
Jim Feather, President [3]; Robert Chalker, Chief Executive Officer
Slogan To Protect People, Assets, and the Environment from Corrosion

NACE International, which was established in 1943 is a professional organization for the corrosion control industry with headquarters in Houston, TX. NACE's main focus of activities includes cathodic protection, coatings for industry, inspection, corrosion testing, and material selection for specific chemical resistance.

NACE was formerly known as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

NACE publishes the journals Materials Performance (MP) and Corrosion. NACE also publishes standard practice, test method, and material requirements standards for use by industry and other Corrosion societies. Standing committees periodically review and update the standards every five years. An annual conference is held in the United States for the entire organization and several regional meetings and conferences around the world.

NACE provides certifications and training packages for members in the industry, which can be obtained through course work and exams, work experience, or education through an accredited university.[1] A full list of certifications can be found on the NACE Institute Website.[2]

Awards Sponsored[edit]

  • The Willis Rodney Whitney Award is given annually for significant contributions to corrosion science, such as the development or improvement of a theory that provides a more fundamental understanding of corrosion phenomena and/or the prevention of corrosion.

Other current awards include

   R.A. Brannon Award - The signature honor recognizing service that helps promote NACE objectives.
   A.B. Campbell Award - Outstanding paper published in MP Magazine or CORROSION by an author age 35 or younger.
   CORROSION Best Paper Award - Outstanding paper published in a journal.
   T.J. Hull Award - Contributions in publications.
   Frank Newman Speller Award - Contributions in corrosion engineering.
   H.H. Uhlig Award - Contributions in corrosion education.
   Willis Rodney Whitney Award - Contributions in corrosion science.
   Distinguished Organization Award - Contribution to corrosion science and/or engineering awarded to an organization.
   Distinguished Service Award - Outstanding service to NACE.
   Technical Achievement Award - Technical contributions in corrosion engineering.
   Fellow Honor - Distinguished contributions in corrosion prevention.

NACE Corrosion Standards and Material Requirements[edit]

NACE publishes a variety of corrosion testing standards for many different applications, including TM-01-69 for immersion corrosion and TM-02-84 for hydrogen-induced cracking. A complete list is available by pdf on the NACE website. The NACE Materials Requirements include the widely used MR0175, which is focused on corrosion resistant materials for oil and gas applications, and MR0103 for Sulfide Stress Cracking in Corrosive Environments.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Certifications (NACE Website)". NACE International - The Corrosion Society. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Certification Listing (NACE Institute Website)". NACE International - The Corrosion Society. Retrieved 2013-03-19.