This Day in History (1985): University of Petroleum and Minerals and Aramco Sponsor Two-Day Corrosion Symposium
More than 500 participants attend a two-day symposium on corrosion control techniques.
From the May 15, 1985, edition of The Arabian Sun
HRH Amir Muhammad ibn Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, inaugurated the first symposium on Corrosion and Materials Performance held in the Kingdom on May 7 at the University of Petroleum and Minerals (UPM).
The wo-day symposium, co-sponsored by UPM and Aramco in affiliation with the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), was attended by more than 500 participants from within the Kingdom, including approximately 100 Aramcons. The symposium focused on the various means used to combat industrial corrosion, including proper selection of materials, paints and coatings, cathodic protection, and corrosion control chemicals.
In his inaugural address, HRH Amir Muhammad emphasized the impact of corrosion on the oil industry and applauded UPM’s efforts in corrosion control research. His Excellency Dr. Bakr Abdullah ibn Bakr, Rector of UPM, gave the welcome address which stressed the development of new materials to resist corrosion related to environmental conditions in the Kingdom.
Caption for top photo: HRH Amir Muhammad ibn Fahd ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province, center, HE Dr. Bakr Abdullah ibn Bakr, Rector of the University of Petroleum and Minerals, right, and Abdulla G. al-Ghanim, Aramco vice president of Engineering Services, left, listen to an address following the opening ceremonies for the Symposium on Corrosion and Materials Peformance.
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