Dr. Zee NACE Presentation "Failure Analysis of Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) Coatings"

  • Dates: 26 – 27 Feb, 2015
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Address: 100 Business Center Drive
  • Contact: Ed Larkin
  • Email: ed.larkin@matcoinc.com
  • Website: http://matcoinc.com
  • Phone: 412-788-1263, 412-889-1972
Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, the Director of MATCO's Corrosion and Materials Group, will be presenting at the up and coming NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers) Pittsburgh Chapter on Thursday February 26, 2015.  The meeting starts at 6:00 pm with a dinner provided ($20 per person)  and is being held in the MATCO Services Training Room. 

In this presentation, Dr. Zee will discuss failure analysis methodology applied to the principal mechanisms by which fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings fail during service; with specific application to case studies involving pipelines.  He will also discuss the primary cause and modes of failure in FBE coatings.  Cathodic protection is almost always used in conjunction with FBE for pipeline corrosion protection.  Examples of CP design, stray current corrosion, AC interference failures on FBE will be provided. 

Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh is MATCO's primary Failure Analyst / Corrosion Investigator.  He is NACE certified in corrosion, coatings, materials selection / design, and cathodic protection.  Among his credits are a variety of awards, including:  NACE Fellow Award, ASM Fellow Award, and the Colonel Cox Award.  Dr. Zee, as he is commonly referred to as, has performed corrosion risk assessment, failure analysis investigations involving corrosion and coatings, and materials damage investigations in the construction industry, oil and gas industry (pipelines), electric power utility industry, transportation industry and more.  He is NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist, and specializes in cathodic protection  design, implementation, monitoring and trouble-shooting.   

For reservations or more information please contact Ed Larkin, NACE Pittsburgh Chapter Chairman, at 412-788-1263 ext. 2520.