Share and present your industry knowledge at CORROSION 2021!

Join industry leaders from around the world and submit your abstracts for technical papers that are presented and shared with thousands of conference attendees at CORROSION, the world’s largest conference and exposition on corrosion, and shared with conference attendees. Technical symposia provide a way to hear the latest industry knowledge and methods before it's available in popular literature.

Why should you submit an abstract?


Share your work with professionals in the field and help increase their knowledge in the corrosion industry. Show others how your work will help mitigate the effects of corrosion, their assets, and the environment.


Stand out among your peers and increase your exposure by presenting at CORROSION 2021. Advance your own career and receive useful feedback from researchers and specialists.


CORROSION draws professionals from over 60 countries to talk about their research. It is an opportunity to hear other findings and may even lead to future collaborations in the industry.

Key deadlines

June 1, 2020 – Call for abstracts closes
July 6, 2020 – Author notifications sent
October 5, 2020 – Draft paper due
December 14, 2020 – Final paper due and copyright agreement
January 25, 2021 – Deadline to make changes to final program
March 15, 2021 – Presentation slides due

CORROSION Manuals, Templates and Resources

When submitting your abstract, please explain how this work will help advance and provide innovative technologies to the corrosion industry and/or will serve to introduce new information to the existing body of literature.

Questions? Please contact

Want to submit an abstract for a forum presentation instead?

Call for Forums is open

Abstracts may be submitted on any of the following topics:

AC Interference, AC Induced Corrosion, AC Risk Assessment, Monitoring and Mitigation Details

This symposium will include papers on alternating current (AC) interference on buried pipelines. Specific topics may include analysis of AC interference, AC corrosion excavations and failure analysis, AC risk assessment, monitoring, and mitigation.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 05
Chair: Shane Finneran
Vice Chair: Kyle Platt

Submit Abstract
Advances in Materials for Oil and Gas Production

This symposium will include papers on present advances in materials technology and research for oil and gas. Focus is on new and improved metallic materials and applications. This includes consideration and evaluation of the material's performance in its envisaged exposure environment. Submission of Papers on field experiences, failure analysis and mitigation through metallurgical innovative solutions are also encouraged.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 32
Chair: Filippo Cappuccini
Vice Chair: Julio G. Maldonado

Submit Abstract
Advances in Water-Formed Mineral Scales and Deposits Control

This symposium will include papers dealing with water-formed mineral scales and deposits formation and inhibition in industrial water systems. Papers will address inhibition of different scales with new additives in various industrial systems including boiler, cooling, geothermal, desalination, sugar processing, oil and gas production, etc.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 11
Chair: Zahid Amjad
Vice Chair: Tao Chen

Submit Abstract
Anodic and Cathodic Protection

This symposium is seeking technical papers regarding anodic and cathodic protection papers on ferrous materials in pipeline, oil, gas, and water systems.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 05
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Atmospheric Corrosion of Structural Materials

This symposium will include papers related to engineering materials are designed to resist degradation from multiple stressors (e.g., corrosion, high-temperature, fatigue, etc.). The types and severities of stressors depend on the intended application and service life. For this reason, screening, qualification, and implementation of new materials can be a lengthy process. Despite exhaustive laboratory testing, some materials experience unexpected failures in service due to a combination of deleterious effects which were either not anticipated or not captured in initial material evaluations. Recently, many industries have begun developing combined-effects test protocols that better replicate and accelerate the service conditions engineering components experience. Some of these methods also include the combined effect of environment and stress, stress corrosion cracking or fatigue. To document and share recent efforts in this area, this symposium will focus on technical approaches for evaluating laboratory methods for simulating atmospheric corrosion, including but not limited to acceleration, reproducibility, and including applied stress. Papers that address combined exposure parameters, thermal, UV, chemical, mechanical stressors, are also desired.  Papers are invited for any material type (metals, coatings, composites, etc.) and from all industrial sectors. Topics of interest include – but are not limited to – laboratory testing, outdoor exposures, in-service evaluations, case studies, and modeling and simulation. In particular, papers that address new combined-effects mechanisms and ways to reproduce those in a laboratory setting are highly encouraged.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 189x
Chair: Sarah Galyon Dorman
Vice Chair: Sean Fowler

Submit Abstract
Coatings, Composites and Elastomers Used in Oil and Gas Piping Systems

This symposium will include papers on coatings used in corrosion protection and deposit mitigation on steel pipe. Composites used with the steel pipe and in place of the steel pipe. Elastomers used in the piping system. The functionality of these systems are for things like corrosion protection, weight savings, chemical resistance, deposit mitigation and flow enhancement for the oil and gas industry.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 33
Chair: Robert Lauer
Vice Chair: Jeff Hamilton

Submit Abstract
Control of Corrosion in Oil and Gas with Inhibitors

This symposium will include papers on the study of the application of corrosion inhibitors and/or scale/deposit inhibitors and their mechanisms of inhibition.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 184X
Chair: Jeremy Moloney
Vice Chair: Zineb Belarbi

Submit Abstract
Control of Problematic Microorganisms in Oil and Gas Field Operations

This symposium is seeking technical papers discussing treatments and monitoring techniques pertaining to the control of microbiological problems and biogenic H2S in oil, water, and gas systems for upstream and downstream operations. Papers may include laboratory and/or field results.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 286X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Corrosion and Logistic Challenges Associated with Hydrotesting and Mothballing

This symposium will include papers on corrosion and logistics issues associated with hydrotesting equipment, on and offshore, in the shop and in the field. Water sources may vary from potable to seawater. Specific practices to minimize corrosion, or real world examples of corrosion problems caused by poor water quality are of interest.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 397X
Chair: Krista Heidersbach
Vice Chair: Jodi Wrangham

Submit Abstract
Corrosion Evaluation and Mitigation in Reinforced Concrete Structures

This symposium will include papers on the evaluation of reinforced concrete (RC) structures and the design and implementation of corrosion mitigation systems for RC structures.  Topics can include corrosion evaluation methods, alternative design criteria, service life prediction, use of alternative materials (reinforcing steel, concrete mixes, admixed inhibitors), and electrochemical methods for corrosion mitigation. Other relevant papers on corrosion of reinforced concrete structures will be considered as well.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 053X
Chair: Javier Balma
Vice Chair: Christopher Alexander

Submit Abstract
Corrosion in Nuclear Systems

This symposium will include papers related to materials related issues encountered in the generation of nuclear power energy in light, heavy and advanced nuclear power reactors and plants. This can include degradation mechanisms for materials and components in service. Also of interests are materials manufacturing and materials development techniques for current and advanced materials for nuclear power generation, including areas like additive or other advanced manufacturing techniques. Papers are also welcome on materials issues related to Long Term Plant Operations and nuclear waste storage.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG224X
Chair: Vineeth Kumar Gattu
Vice Chair: Xihua He

Submit Abstract
Corrosion in Supercritical Systems

This symposium will include papers on the measurement or assessment of degradation in any supercritical system, including especially supercritical water and supercritical carbon dioxide.  Papers can be of a research or industrial nature.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 121X
Chair: Shiladitya Paul
Vice Chair: Xi Wang

Submit Abstract
Corrosion in Sweet & Slight Sour Production

This symposium will include papers related to corrosion caused by acid gasses, organic acids, oxygen ingress and spent acids in upstream production systems. Papers may be related to prediction of corrosion, detection and mitigation of corrosion issues and/or failure analysis.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 059X
Chair: Sudhakar Mahajanam
Vice Chair: Haitao Fang

Submit Abstract
Corrosion Issues in Military Equipment and Facilities

This symposium will include papers on the identification, causes, and control of corrosion and materials degradation for military air, ground, and ship systems, as well as electronic systems, support equipment, and infrastructure.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 40
Chair: Wes Barfield
Vice Chair: Rob Mason

Submit Abstract
Corrosion Issues in the Pulp, Paper, and Biomass Industries

This symposium will include papers related to the pulp, papermaking, and biomass conversion processes.  These may include case studies, research into new materials or methods, industry corrosion problems and their solutions, new materials, or other topics related to pulp and paper.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 38
Chair: Matt Tunnicliffe
Vice Chair: Catherine Noble

Submit Abstract
Corrosion Management

This symposium will include papers detailing novel approaches to corrosion management and the application of different corrosion management philosophies.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 08
Chair: Robin Tems
Vice Chair: Richard Eckert

Submit Abstract
Corrosion of Additively Manufactured Materials

This symposium will include papers related to the corrosion related issues of additively manufactured (AM) materials. Subjects include but are not limited to: process, structure, performance relationships, processing treatments and surface finish, corrosion mechanism of AM materials, AM material degradation in corrosive environments, AM materials selection and applications, AM qualification and certification, integrity or risk analysis and assessment, etc.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 569X
Chair: Liu Cao
Vice Chair: Emerson Nunez

Submit Abstract
Direct Assessment

This symposium is seeking technical papers covering new technologies and methods, as well as case studies and histories in the area of external corrosion, internal corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking by way of direct assessments.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 35
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Environmental Assisted Cracking

This symposium will include papers related to understanding of all kinds of EAC mechanisms including but not limited to hydrogen embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, and so on. The papers can cover all sorts of materials (metals and composites), effects of materials processing methods and environmental parameters, root cause failure analysis in service, lab testing methods, materials modeling, industry standards development, state of art EAC research reviews, and so on.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 186X
Chair: Steven Shademan
Vice Chair: Fei Tang

Submit Abstract
Flow Assurance in Oil and Gas from Inland to Subsea

This symposium contains technical papers on maintenance of flow assurance in deep water and inland oil and gas systems by controlling corrosion, scale, and related mechanisms.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 202X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Geothermal Corrosion and Scaling

This symposium will include papers that promote discussion on corrosion and scaling in geothermal energy systems, impact of production, process and reinjection conditions on materials and process efficiency. Materials and scaling specialists and operators and service providers are invited to submit abstracts sharing their recent work activities.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 182X
Chair: W D (Bill) Macdonald
Vice Chair: Sigrun N. Karlsdottir

Submit Abstract
High Temperature Issues and Materials for the Process Industry

This symposium will include papers on Performance of High-Temperature Materials and Equipment in Chemical, Refinery and Petrochemical Processes, High-Temperature Corrosion & Damage Mechanisms of Materials and Equipment in Chemical, Refinery and Petrochemical Processes.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG123X, TEG126X, TEG128X, TEG270X
Chair: Vinay Deodeshmukh
Vice Chair: William L.(Bill) Valerioti

Submit Abstract
Hydrogen Embrittlement and Stress Corrosion Cracking in Subsea Materials

This symposium will include papers on research, development & novel oil and gas or subsea applications involving evaluation of materials for susceptibility to hydrogen embrittlement by CP, galvanic interactions or from other contributory sources of hydrogen where H2S is not believed to be the primary contributor to the damage mechanism and cracking

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 32
Chair: Herman E Amaya
Vice Chair: Sai Venkateswaran

Submit Abstract
Inhibitors - Vapor Transported (VCI) and Surface Coated Rust Preventative (RP)

This symposium will include papers on case studies and state-of-the-art use and application of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) and related rust preventative (RP) coatings.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 093X
Chair: Charles Phillips
Vice Chair: Sujay Math

Submit Abstract
Innovations in Chemical and Mechanical Cleaning and Fouling/Corrosion Mitigation

This symposium is seeking technical papers that provide fundamental insight into new and up-and-coming innovations in the field of chemical and mechanical cleaning. Innovations in this field include new chemistries, methods, applications or techniques, emerging equipment and innovative partnerships. Case studies involving the use of the innovative technologies or chemistries at the field level, or laboratory scale initial testing methods are welcome. New ides which have yet to emerge on the scene are also welcome.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 188X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Localized Corrosion - Mechanisms, Research Methods, Modelling and Control

This symposium will include papers on the area of localized corrosion that discuss mechanisms, traditional and novel research methodologies, modelling and monitoring approaches, real cases and failure analysis as well as strategies to control it.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 407X
Chair: Helmuth Sarmiento Klapper
Vice Chair: Mariano Kappes

Submit Abstract
Long Term Polarization in Seawater of Ferrous Alloys

This symposium will include papers on the measured current densities necessary to achieve protection criteria in seawater or brine environments on ferrous materials in free-flowing and enclosed environments. The papers should ideally be supported by either case studies, field measurements, or laboratory testing. This may include confirming, refining and expanding on published current densities listed in the existing standards, or providing current densities values for environments or materials not currently listed in the standards.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 30
Chair: Sami Abu-Zahra
Vice Chair: Ben Carpenter

Submit Abstract
Marine Corrosion:  Innovative Approaches for Maintaining the Functionality and Integrity of Marine Structures

This symposium will include papers on dealing with innovative approaches for maintaining and ensuring the functionality and integrity of structures exposed to seawater and marine atmospheric conditions. Papers based on laboratory research, field applications as well as case studies will be considered

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 44
Chair: Moavin Islam
Vice Chair: Abdul Hameed Alhashem

Submit Abstract
Materials and Integrity in Oil Sands

This symposium will include papers on oil sands from owner-operators, vendors, consultants, and researchers. area of interest include (but not limited to) corrosion, failures, wear, process, material selection, asset integrity, and can be related to steam-assisted gravity drainage, down-hole, or surface equipment/facilities.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 341X
Chair: Duane Serate
Vice Chair: Matt Krantz

Submit Abstract
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

This symposium will include papers concerning the impact of microbiological processes on the performance of metallic and non metallic materials. Contributions will explore the mechanisms and modeling of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and assess the influence of physicochemical and microbiological factors on biodeterioration processes and materials performance. Papers will describe recent advancements in monitoring and understanding the microbial ecology, as well as present new techniques for online monitoring of MIC and environmentally friendly control methods.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 187X
Chair: Tony Poulassichidis
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Nanotechnology in Coatings

This symposium will include papers on nanomaterials and other concepts taking advantage of the nanoscale to both enhance and understand the performance of coatings. We will be inviting a  number of speakers in a 1 day session to lead the community in looking at various formulated technologies applicable for corrosion mitigation, stimuli responsive materials, and other performance parameters.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG474X
Chair: Igor Kosacki
Vice Chair: Joao Tedim

Submit Abstract
Non-Metallics for Chemical and Mineral Processing and Oil and Gas Production

This symposium is seeking technical papers on Non-metallic materials for use in oil and gas production and case studies, technical findings, and research associated with corrosion solutions for chemical and mineral processing with polymer based materials.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 191X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Offshore Cathodic Protection - Case Studies of New or Novel Designs or Subsea Inspection Techniques

This symposium is seeking technical papers related to the offshore/ marine cathodic protection specifically case studies, new or novel designs, or offshore surveys techniques/ case studies.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 30
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Oil & Gas Coating Technology

This symposium will include papers on the following technical areas:
1. Underfilm corrosion mechanism for organic coatings
2. Cathodic Disbondment Mechanism for organic coatings
3. Coating Blister Mechanism
4. Impact of Soluble Salts on coating performance
5. High temperature (>150 C) coatings for CUI application
6. Cathodic shielding for pipeline coatings
7. Innovation coating technology

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 02 / STG 03
Chair: Benjamin T. A. Chang
Vice Chair: Andy Bodington

Submit Abstract
Pipeline Integrity

This symposium will include papers related to pipeline integrity, be it new technologies, new inspection methodologies, new analyses, etc.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 267X
Chair: Andrew Lutz
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Power Industry Corrosion

This symposium will include papers related to corrosion management/mitigation in electric power generation. transmission, and distribution.  Desired papers will include research in new technologies and/or practices, experiences in implementation of new technologies and/or practices, and experiences in repairs, renovations, recovery, and updates/upgrades pertinent to the electric power generation, transmission, and distribution industries.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 41
Chair: Jon H. Brasher
Vice Chair: Graig Cilluffo

Submit Abstract
Progress in Laboratory Testing of Corrosion Inhibitors for Oil Field Applications

This symposium is seeking technical papers on Novel techniques and methodologies for evaluation of corrosion inhibitors in the lab, Advances in quantitative evaluation of pitting corrosion, Factors affecting quality of laboratory data, Gaps and challenges in lab-field transference.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 253X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Real Time Corrosion Monitoring for Process Applications: Technology, Experiences, Case Studies

This symposium will include papers on real time corrosion monitoring with an emphasis on advances in technology, user experience or case studies.  All of the various techniques of real time monitoring are welcomed.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 100X
Chair: Hui Li
Vice Chair: YouGui Zheng

Submit Abstract
Recent Experiences With Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels

This symposium will include papers on recent experiences with stainless steels. The focus is on end user experiences from the process industries such as chemical processing, pulp and paper, oil and gas, desalination, pharmaceutical, and power generation. Topics include sucesses, failures, mateial selection, fabrication, and new developments.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 114X and 116X
Chair: Nicole Kinsman
Vice Chair: Lena Wegrelius

Submit Abstract
Recent Experiences with Nickel, Titanium, Zirconium and other Corrosion Resistant Alloys

This symposium will include papers related to the practical use and experience with corrosion resistant alloys including nickel base, titanium, zirconium and other corrosion resistant alloys.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 39
Chair: Ralph Baessler
Vice Chair: Ajit Mishra

Submit Abstract
Refining Industry Corrosion

This symposium will include papers on corrosion and material issues within the refining industry. Topics will explore case histories, materials performance, corrosion mechanisms, and failure analysis.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 34
Chair: Huang Lin
Vice Chair: Karen Picker

Submit Abstract
Solid Particle Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion

This symposium is seeking technical papers on such subjects as: experimental erosion/abrasion wear studies, advanced computational fluid dynamics erosion and erosion-corrosion modeling, mechanistic/empirical model development, technologies for erosion measurements/monitoring, erosion mitigation/management techniques, sand management, and etc.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 077X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Sour Corrosion

This symposium will include papers on advances in sour corrosion in oil and gas production. The focus is on sour corrosion mechanisms, mitigation strategies, case histories, and best practices in corrosion management.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 282X
Chair: Frederick
Vice Chair: Jing Ning

Submit Abstract
The Digital Asset Transformation - Driving Value for Corrosion & Asset Integrity Management

This symposium will include papers on the benefits of recent developments and industry trends in digital technologies for corrosion and integrity management. Many industry sectors are seeking to increase efficiency and reduced costs through the application of digitalization and technologies such as 3D visualization and the Internet of Things (IoT). The transforming potential in data capture, information management and analytics, and the possibilities for implementing AI (artificial intelligence), all of which can reduce risk and facilitate better decision making, are fully applicable to the management of corrosion and asset integrity regardless of industry type. The symposium will endeavor to obtain papers from different industries covering a broad range of topics on these new developments from both technology providers and end users/asset operators.

Sponsoring Committee(s): STG 08
Chair: Cecilie Haarseth
Vice Chair: Robin Tems

Submit Abstract
Thermal and Cold Spray Coatings

This symposium is seeking technical papers that cover all aspects of thermal and cold spray coatings for mitigation of corrosion and wear with a specific focus on (but not limited to) surface preparation, coating consumable selection, spray method selection, spray parameter development, in-line quality and inspection, testing and qualification, operational experience, cost reduction, maintenance and repair. The subjects to be covered include results of basic and applied research on thermal spray processes and coating materials including field experience on thermal spray coatings, materials, processes and strategies for corrosion control, etc. Contributions on conventional and novel thermal and cold spray coating systems used to prevent corrosion and wear in offshore, onshore, oil and gas, subsea, marine, construction, chemical industry, refinery, construction, automotive, power, aerospace, etc. will also be considered.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 255X
Chair: TBD
Vice Chair: TBD

Submit Abstract
Top of Line Corrosion

This symposium will include papers related to Mitigation of the Top of line corrosion (TLC), simulation and prediction of the top of the line corrosion, study the effet of the  key parameters of TLC.

Sponsoring Committee(s): TEG 515X
Chair: Zineb Belarbi
Vice Chair: Ezechukwu Anyanwu

Submit Abstract