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Duplex Metallic Zinc Coatings for Corrosion Protection for Steel Ships (11/02/21) 

Corrosion control is an expensive and persistent problem for surface ships, costing the US Navy over $3B per year to maintain the fleet. Studies show that some commercial ships using duplex zinc coatings have reduced maintenance by up to 80%.
Metallic zinc coatings offer both barrier protection and cathodic protection to steel. The zinc coating acts like a sacrificial anode on every square inch of steel surface. Metallic zinc coatings also have excellent abrasion resistance and bond strength. This webinar will include research on the use of a metallic zinc base layer with a paint top coat. This ‘Duplex’ zinc coating is stronger than the sum of its parts. The paint adds an extra layer of barrier protection to the zinc, while the zinc protects the paint from underfilm corrosion at scratches and holes. This hour-long webinar shared the science behind duplex metallic zinc coatings and studies of operational uses to show how this protection behaves in authentic maritime applications.


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Presenters' Biographies

Martin Gagné

Martin Gagné is a graduate of the University of Toronto [B.A.Sc] and McMaster University [M.Eng] and has 30 years of experience working primarily on zinc coatings, castings and energy applications. He is a member of AMPP committees for External Coatings, Concrete Infrastructure and Maritime Coatings, participates in the ACP standards committee for Offshore Compliance Recommended Practices, served on ASTM Committee B02 for Non-Ferrous Metals and Alloys, is a past Chair of INTERZINC, and lectures at the Galvinfo Centre Hot Dip Galvanizing Sheet Production course. He is an award-winning public speaker, has over 60 published papers and one patent. Martin is currently the Principal of ZELIXIR Inc, working internationally on market development, technology transfer and process and product improvements for all zinc applications.  

Bernardo Duran

Bernardo Duran is the Manager of Technology and Market Development for the International Zinc Association (IZA). Before joining IZA, he was a Coating Performance Engineer at AZZ Metal Coatings, a Corrosion Engineer at the American Galvanizers Association (AGA), served in the U.S. Navy, and he has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas. Bernardo served on the AMPP Global Center Board of Directors and is the Chair of ASTM Subcommittee A05.13 on Structural Shapes and Hardware Specifications. Additionally, he previously served on the NACE International Board of Directors and was the NACE Publications Activities Committee chair. 



Webinar Details from 11/2/2021


Date & Time: November 2nd, 2021; 1300-1400 ET (Presentation with live Q&A discussion)
Audience: The webinar is for Government officials, industry professionals, engineering students and anyone interested in corrosion control of steel ships.
Virtual Course Format: This presentation and discussion will occur in Microsoft Teams. If you do not have Teams, you will be able to view this event in your browser.
Enrollment Fee: FREE!
Professional Development Hours: 1.00 Hour (free for ASNE Members or $40 for nonmembers. Please use the ASNE PDH form and send it to education@navalengineers.org.)
Questions: Please email education@navalengineers.org or call ASNE HQ at (703) 836-6727.


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Professional Development Hours

If you registered for this webinar, you can complete and email the ASNE PDH form (Word version) then send it to education@navalengineers.org to receive a certificate.


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