DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. will have a strong presence at this year’s National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International 2013 conference, which is being hosted in Orlando, Florida. With a complete list of 33 total attendees, DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. will have at least one employee from each of our eight sections, attending this year’s conference.
Among the 33 DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. employees attending the conference are Dr. Oliver Moghissi, attending as the 2012 NACE International President, Dr. John Beavers, who will be receiving the NACE Speller Award; Dr. Neil Thompson, who will be receiving the NACE Fellow, Lynsay Bensman, who will be receiving her Internal Corrosion Specialist certification, and Rick Eckert, who will also be receiving his Internal Corrosion Specialist certification.
VP of Materials & Corrosion Technology Center Receiving NACE 2013 Fellow
Dr. Neil Thompson, Vice President of the Materials and Corrosion Technology Center, will be awarded the NACE Fellow during this year’s upcoming NACE International 2013 conference in Orlando Florida.
Dr. Thompson will be receiving the NACE Fellow in recognition of his distinguished contributions in the fields of corrosion and its prevention.
Dr. Thompson currently holds the position as the NACE Foundation President, wherein he seeks to, “inspire the next generation of corrosion professionals.” Dr. Thompson also served as president of NACE International.
There are several other DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. employees who have received the NACE Fellow in previous years. Past DNV Columbus NACE Fellow recipients include: John Beavers, Ph.D., the Director of Failure Analysis and Chief Scientist of Forensic Investigation; Gerry Koch, Ph.D., Senior Principal Engineer; Jose Vera, Ph.D., Senior Principal Engineer; Narasi Sridhar, Ph.D., Program Director of Materials and Sensors Program of DNV Research and Innovation.
Director of Failure Analysis Receiving NACE 2013 Speller
DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. congratulates Dr. John Beavers as the NACE 2013 recipient of the Frank Newman Speller Award. Dr. John Beavers has served with DNV Columbus (U.S.A.), Inc. for over two decades, offering his expertise in stress corrosion cracking, corrosion, and performance of structural materials.
Dr. Beavers is the Head of DNV Columbus’ Failure Analysis department, and also Chief Scientist of our Forensic Investigation team.
Dr. Beavers is the first DNV Columbus employee to receive the Speller Award, a huge accomplishment in the industry of corrosion protection. Dr. Beavers is receiving this award for his significant contributions in corrosion engineering.
DNV Research and Innovation is the unit within DNV that ensures the development of knowledge and services to enable long-term innovation and business growth in DNV. The unit has released four position papers, which highlight findings from its research programmes.
DNV position paper: Key aspects of an effective U.S. offshore safety regime
As a consequence of the Deepwater Horizon blow-out accident in the Gulf of Mexico, DNV has prepared a position paper highlighting the key aspects of an effective US offshore safety regime.
The age of LNG is here
Heavy fuel oil is not an option for future shipping within ECAs (Emission Control Areas). Alternatives have to be introduced. A DNV report concludes that LNG is the obvious alternative to satisfy future ECA requirements, particularly for the short sea shipping. The report is motivated by our commitment towards a better future for the ecological situation of the Baltic sea - through the Baltic Sea Action Group.
Barents 2020 report
The report is an assessment of international standards for safe exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas in the Barents Sea. Read the report online here.
Pathways to low carbon shipping
In the "Pathways to low carbon shipping abatement potential towards 2030" report DNV has projected the world fleet development towards 2030 and analysed the potential CO2 reduction. The conclusion of the study is that the CO2 emissions by the projected 2030 fleet can be reduced by up to 30% in a cost effective manner compared to a business as usual base line.
DNV Green Quiz
From January to December 2010 you can participate in our monthly quiz and win a premiere prize each month. The winner of each month will be notified by e-mail/phone. At the end of 2010, there will be a grand draw for all the monthly winners. Click here to take this month's quiz!
Tests begin on blowout preventer FROM WIRE REPORTS
WASHINGTON - A team of engineers and forensic analysts launched a high profile autopsy yesterday of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer, part of efforts to find out why the device failed to cut off oil and gas flowing from BP's Macondo well.
The forensic examination got under way at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, with staff from Det Norske Veritas'Columbus and Houston offices leading the tests. They are being advised by a six experts representing BP, rig owner Transocean, blowout-preventer manufacturing Cameron, the Justice Department, plaintiffs in a multidistrict spill lawsuit and the Chemical Safety Board. It's unclear how long the testing will take.
Meanwhile, a preliminary report published yesterday by a team of scientific experts said a breakdown in BP's management system and a failure to strongly consider risk contributed to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion that killed 11 workers.
The report, commissioned by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, cited BP for a lack of "management discipline" and problems with "delegation of decision making" onboard the rig. The report found no single smoking gun, putting blame on BP for several missteps as well as on the Minerals Management Service, the federal agency that oversaw offshore drilling at the time.
Dr. Narasi Sridhar, Program Director of Materials and Sensors and DNV Research and Innovation will be chairing the first annual Risk Management of Corrodible Systems conference 2013, in Washington D.C.