About

The information on this page was taken from the NACE International website. For more information on NACE International, please see the Links page.

History

NACE stands for the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.

The National Association of Corrosion Engineers was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers in the pipeline industry. These founding members were involved in a regional cathodic protection group formed in the 1930s, when study of cathodic protection was introduced. With more than 60 years of experience in developing corrosion prevention and control standards, NACE International has become the largest organization in the world committed to the study of corrosion.

Education, Courses, Training, and Certification

NACE offers education programs for both members and non-members in the US, Canada, and a variety of international locations. From 1 day to intensive week-long courses all our classes are developed and taught by corrosion professionals with years of practical experience in the field.

Seminars and Conferences

Each year, NACE sponsors a number of conferences, regional symposia, and expositions.

Publications

The Publications Division encompasses magazines, books and software and is the largest provider of information on corrosion prevention, practices, trends, and technologies.

Membership

NACE's membership is comprised of: engineers, inspectors and technicians; presidents, business owners and consultants; managers, supervisors and sales representatives; scientists, chemists and researchers; and educators and students.

Technical Committees

NACE's Technical Coordination Committee oversees more than 300 technical committees that research, study, and recommend state-of-the-art corrosion technologies to both the public and private sectors. These committees produce consensus industry standards in the form of test methods, recommended practices, and material requirements. Industries and governments across the globe rely on NACE standards for materials preservation and corrosion control information.

Public Affairs

NACE raises the awareness of corrosion control and prevention technology among government agencies and legislators, businesses, professional societies, and the general public. Public Affairs activities vary widely, from tracking government legislative and regulatory activity to commenting on proposed government regulations to initiating joint programs with other associations and federal agencies.