UA Board of Trustees Approves Bachelor's in Corrosion Engineering
A Huge Step Forward in Educating Engineers about Corrosion
If industry and government want to successfully address the costly problem of corrosion, they must figure out a way to educate engineers who can design and construct roads, bridges, and pipelines that can effectively withstand corrosion. Construction plans for ships, planes, and vehicles must reflect the same imperative.
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New Corrosion Executive Talks about Vision for the Navy
Dail Thomas Addresses Priorities Since Release of Cost Studies
In January 2009, Dail Thomas became the Navy’s first Corrosion Control and Prevention Executive. In his new capacity, Thomas is the main point of contact responsible for coordinating department-level corrosion control activities with DoD’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office.
Thomas discusses his priorities and visions, the challenges of his new post, and how each division of the Navy is responding to the findings of respective cost of corrosion studies commissioned by the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Control Integrated Product Team. Read More ...
Navy Puts Use of Single-Coat System on a Fast Track
Seawater and salty air have never been kind to ships. For centuries, naval experts have been battling to preserve ships from the constant buffeting they experience on the high seas.
After Britain went to war against France, Spain, and the Netherlands between 1778 and 1780, the Royal Navy began addressing the problem of galvanic corrosion caused by bolts that secured the copper sheathing on the underwater hulls of its wooden sailing ships. Read More ...
Before Exiting, Young Directs Services to Phase Out Hex Chrome
Before leaving his position as Department of Defense acquisition chief in April 2009, John J. Young, Jr. took an extraordinary step to strengthen DoD policy related to the military’s use of a heavy metal known as hexavalent chromium.
Requiring all Services to use substitutes for the metal whenever possible, Young directed the military departments to further minimize their use of hexavalent chromium.
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LeVar Burton Stars in New DoD Training Video
You know him as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the eloquent Martin Luther King, Jr. in the film Ali, and the iconic Kunta Kinte in Roots, the groundbreaking TV mini-series of the late seventies.
Using his signature on-screen intensity for a didactic purpose, Burton narrates Corrosion Comprehension: Combating the Pervasive Menace, an ambitious new video aimed at educating military personnel and the public about the threat and the science of corrosion.
The DoD Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office has posted Corrosion Comprehension: Combating the Pervasive Menace for public download on the CorrDefense Web site.
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