Location

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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

  • About MegaRust 2018
  • Why Participate?
  • Call for Papers
  • Call for Student Posters
  • Registration
  • Exhibitors
  • Sponsors
  • Meeting Information

MegaRust 2018 is scheduled for May 22-24 at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley.

Theme: Corrosion Control:  Enabling Affordability, Mission Readiness and Force Extension

MegaRust is conducted annually to provide a consolidated focus on Navy corrosion issues. Corrosion is a major factor in the readiness and total ownership cost of naval systems and this conference is intended to provide updated information on programs, policies, standards and Fleet experience related to corrosion and to promote discussion and sharing of information on technologies and strategies for controlling corrosion.

The conference provides an impartial forum for dialogue between government and commercial organizations, and providers of coatings and corrosion control products, processes, technologies and solutions. Participants include representatives from military, industry, and government organizations involved with research and development, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, modernization and operation of naval systems that are potentially affected by corrosion. The conference covers all segments of the naval services including sea, air, Marine Corps, vehicles, and facilities.

MegaRust continues to bridge the gap between corrosion issues and solutions. Meeting all the 'movers and shakers’ from all disciplines and various industries is exciting and a great networking opportunity.

John Mangano, MegaRust 2018 Symposium Chair, International Paint

What did attendees at MegaRust 2017 think of the 2017 symposium?

Call for Papers

Theme: Corrosion Control:  Enabling Affordability, Mission Readiness and Force Extension

MegaRust is conducted annually to provide a consolidated focus on Navy corrosion issues. Corrosion is a major factor in the readiness and total ownership cost of naval systems and this conference is intended to provide updated information on programs, policies, standards and Fleet experience related to corrosion and to promote discussion and sharing of information on technologies and strategies for controlling corrosion. 

The conference provides an impartial forum for dialogue between government, industry, academia, and end users. Participants include those involved with research and development, design, engineering, construction, maintenance, modernization and operation of naval systems that are potentially affected by corrosion. The conference covers all segments of the naval services including sea, air, Marine Corps, vehicles, and facilities.

Important Dates
  • February 9, 2018 - Abstracts Due 
  • March 23, 2018 - Authors Notified of Selection 
  • April 20, 2018 - Draft Papers/Presentations Due 
  • May 14, 2018 - Final Papers/Presentations Due

Abstract Submission

Submissions of both presentations and technical papers are welcomed. Presentations are sought that will provide participants the latest information and status of corrosion control programs and efforts, implementation of recently approved processes, tools and materials, best practices and lessons learned, and unmet needs looking for near term solutions. The goal is to assist those responsible for corrosion control by providing new, affordable products, processes, and solutions. A technical paper is optional and if provided, will be included in the post-conference proceedings, and may be selected for publication in the Naval Engineering Journal.

Desired topics that support this conference include:

  • Training – Achieving Sailor Self-Sufficiency
  • “Deckplate” Lessons Learned 
  • New corrosion control methods 
  • Operational Level Issues and Unmet Needs 
  • Successful application of new approved products 
  • Alternative Approaches to Corrosion Control 
  • Corrosion Control Plan for LCS and Other Aluminum Ships 
  • Environmentally compliant processes 
  • Current projects and future needs for corrosion control on: 
  • Surface Ships 
  • Aircraft Carriers 
  • Submarines 
  • Combat Systems & Antennas 
  • Facilities & Infrastructure 
  • Vehicles and Aviation Ground Support Equipment
  • Aircraft 
  • Paint Center of Excellence Projects & Coatings Qualification Process 
  • “Deckplate” Quality Assurance – what can be expected from the Sailors 
  • Changing Maintenance Plans to utilize new processes and materials 
  • Surface Preparation Technology and Techniques 
  • Inspection/Prevention Approaches 
  • Research and Development 
  • Emerging Technologies

Submission Information

Submit a one to two page abstract as directed below prior to the deadline of February 9, 2018. It should be of sufficient detail to permit evaluation by the Technical Program Committee. Fully developed presentations (technical paper is optional) will be requested if your proposed abstract is selected. 

The abstract should include: 

  • Proposed Title 
  • Author(s)’ name(s) and organization(s) 
  • Indicate if it will be just a presentation or if there will also be a formal technical paper for possible publication 
  • Problem statement or introduction 
  • Outline of the key points to be made 
  • Conclusions or recommendations
  • A short bio of the Author(s)

For Primary Point of Contact include: mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address.

Submit abstracts via online form here (login required).  

For questions, please contact: MegaRust@navalengineers.org.

For additional information and details on paper submission, see the ASNE Technical Papers Guidelines.

Call for Student Posters

Theme: Corrosion Control:  Enabling Affordability, Mission Readiness and Force Extension

ASNE is proud to provide free registration to student attendees at MegaRust.

Students can present completed research, research in progress, or even planned research. Topics of interest include:

  • Training – Achieving Sailor Self-Sufficiency
  • “Deckplate” Lessons Learned 
  • New corrosion control methods 
  • Operational Level Issues and Unmet Needs 
  • Successful application of new approved products 
  • Alternative Approaches to Corrosion Control 
  • Corrosion Control Plan for LCS and Other Aluminum Ships 
  • Environmentally compliant processes 
  • Current projects and future needs for corrosion control on: 
  • Surface Ships 
  • Aircraft Carriers 
  • Submarines 
  • Combat Systems & Antennas 
  • Facilities & Infrastructure 
  • Vehicles and Aviation Ground Support Equipment
  • Aircraft 
  • Paint Center of Excellence Projects & Coatings Qualification Process 
  • “Deckplate” Quality Assurance – what can be expected from the Sailors 
  • Changing Maintenance Plans to utilize new processes and materials 
  • Surface Preparation Technology and Techniques 
  • Inspection/Prevention Approaches 
  • Research and Development 
  • Emerging Technologies
Student attendance is required at the conference to participate. Students should acknowledge the assistance of their advisor and any fellow students under “acknowledgments.” To submit an abstract online, click here (login required). The online submission tool will require:
  • Student's name
  • Student's e-mail address
  • Poster title
  • Brief 1-2 paragraph abstract

Important Dates
April 2 applications/abstracts due
April 30 entrants will be notified as to whether or not their abstract has been accepted for inclusion

Registration

Registration for MegaRust 2018 is now open.

Register Online

Registration rates are as follows:

  • U.S. Federal Government Employee or Active Duty (non-contractor): $150
  • Accepted technical presentation author (limit 2 per presentation): $300
  • ASNE Member - Before May 1: $475
  • ASNE Member - After May 1: $575
  • Non-Member - Before May 1: $575
  • Non-Member - After May 1: $675

Register Online

Exhibitors

Purchase Booth Online (login required) | Floorplan | Exhibitor Application
Join us at MegaRust 2018 to meet with the following exhibitors:
 Organization  Booth #
 ACT Test Panels, LLC  36
 Anest Iwata USA, Inc.  33
 AP Solutions  5
 ARS Recycling Systems, LLC  17
 Automatic Coating Limited  43
 Av-Dec  15
 BlastOne  09/16
 DeFelsko Corporation  21
 Desco Manufacturing Company, Inc.  29
 Dex-O Tex by Crossfield Products Corp.   40
 Elcometer, Inc.  12/13
 Fischer Technology  35
 Frontier Technology, Inc.  2/3
 Haviland Products Company
 1
 Industrial Vacuum Equipment Corp  45/46
 International Paint LLC  24
 ITW Engineered Polymers  26
 Jessup Manufacturing Company  47
 Jetstream of Houston  7
 Marine Equipment Supply, LLC  48/49
 NCP Coatings Inc.  4
 Parker Hannifin - Chomerics Division  14
 Randolph Products Company  31
 Shannon Specialty Floors  37
 Sherwin-Williams  32
 Shield Technologies Corp.  42
 Sponge-Jet Inc.  28
 Sulzer Mixpac USA, Inc.  18
 Thermion  25
 Tnemec Company, Inc.  44
 Transhield  20
 Western Technology, Inc.   8

Purchase Booth Online (login required) | Floorplan | Exhibitor Application

Thank you to our MegaRust 2018 sponsors.

 

Sponsor Application | Book Sponsorship Online

Platinum Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Beer Tasting Reception

 

Elcometer

Gold Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Luncheon - Wednesday

$7,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at luncheon, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • Two (2) full access registration

Gold Sponsor

Exhibit Hall Luncheon - Thursday

$7,500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at luncheon, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • Two (2) full access registration

Silver Sponsor

Continental Breakfast - Wednesday

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at breakfast, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • One (1) full access registration

Silver Sponsor

Continental Breakfast - Thursday

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at breakfast, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • One (1) full access registration

Silver Sponsor

Non-alcoholic beverages - full event

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at breakfast, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • One (1) full access registration

Silver Sponsor

Mobile Charging Station

$5,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at breakfast, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)
  • One (1) full access registration

Silver Sponsor

Conference Bags

 

Randolph Products

Silver Sponsor

Lanyards & Afternoon Dessert - Wednesday

Dex-O Tex

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Snack & Coffee Break - Wednesday

 

NCP Coatings

Bronze Sponsor

Morning Snack & Coffee Break - Thursday

Haviland

Bronze Sponsor

Afternoon Dessert & Beverage Break - Tuesday

 

Jetstream of Houston

Bronze Sponsor

Water Station - Full Event

$2,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at break, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Bronze Sponsor

Sponsored Session (multiple available)

$2,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Interior of onsite program
  • Electronic signage & walk-in slides
  • Sponsored function signage (e.g. at break, etc.)
  • Various event signage (e.g. banners, sponsor boards, etc.)
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Bronze Sponsor

Wifi Access Provider

DeFelsko

Copper Sponsor

Full Page Ad in Onsite Program

$1,000

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Copper Sponsor

Half Page Ad in Onsite Program

$500

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Copper Sponsor

Sponsored Post in Event App

$250

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Copper Sponsor

Conference Bag Insert

$250

  • Appropriate marketing and printed materials
  • Conference website (with link to company website)

Sponsor Application | Book Sponsorship Online

Meeting Information

Hotel

MegaRust 2018 will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley at 8757 Rio San Diego Drive San Diego, California 92108. A limited number of rooms are available for MegaRust attendees.

Standard Room- $179 per night plus taxes and fees.
Book your room online via this link.

Government Room- $167 per night plus taxes and fees.
Book your government per diem room online via this link.

Rooms must be secured by April 21st and they are limited so reserve today.
To reserve by phone call the toll free number and refer to MegaRust - 1 800 842 5329.

Parking

  • Overnight parking: $12 self, $35 valet
  • Daily parking: $12 self, $20 valet

Attire

Attendees: Business Casual / Uniform of the Day
Presenters (Non-military): Business Attire
Presenters (Military): Service Dress

MegaRust 2018 Sponsors