NACE International
Summer 2011
Volume 2, Number 3
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In This Issue:

Comments from TCC Leadership: NACE to Publish a Guide to Improving Pipeline Safety by Corrosion Management


CTW Thoughts …


Building Alliances with Other Standards Developing Organizations


New Online Paper Submission System for CORROSION 2012 Symposia


Tool Chest for Committee Chairs—The Resource Pages: A Central Location to Upload Drafts for Committee Review

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   Guidelines for Writing     Standards
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Building Alliances with Other Standards Developing Organizations

A search of the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Web site using the key word “corrosion” results in a list of nearly 50 committees working on approximately 200 standards. Many of these standards are of interest to NACE International and consist of topics from nuts and bolts to medical implants, aerospace, automotive, jewelry, and those areas more commonly associated with NACE standards.

NACE is currently engaged with ISO at several levels including leadership positions, member participation in several technical committees, and the administration of an ANSI-accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG). ISO standards activities are organized as subcommittees within technical committees (TC), each with a specific scope of work. Within these committees, working groups (WG) carry out the specific standards-writing activities.

Our members participate in many of the ISO TCs including the following: TC 156, Corrosion of metals and alloys; TC 35, Paints and varnishes; TC 67, Materials, equipment, and offshore structures for petroleum, petrochemical, and natural gas industries; and TC 8, Ships and marine technology. Involvement in these committees has improved a number of ISO standards and protected the industries’ interests with technically sound standards that protect health, safety, and the environment while providing users and manufacturers with guidance on corrosion issues.

Specifically, NACE’s influence resulted in ISO TC 156 adopting NACE RP0300 as ISO standard 16784-1, “Corrosion of metals and alloys—Corrosion and fouling in industrial cooling water systems—Part 1:Guidelines for conducting pilot-scale evaluation of corrosion and fouling control additives for open recirculating cooling water systems,” with NACE then adopting the ISO standard as the NACE standard. Another example is ISO 15156, “Petroleum and natural gas industries—Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production,” in TC 67. ISO based this standard on NACE’s MR0175. In the case of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156, the standard is managed by NACE through a maintenance panel.

ISO participation is by country and for ISO/TC 35 NACE administers the U.S. TAG that represents the United States’ interest and positions in two of the TC 35 subcommittees. NACE’s U.S. members actively participate to review standards, develop U.S. positions on the standards, and represent the United States at international meetings of these committees. Further, some committee members serve as chairs of ISO working groups, bringing their expertise to bear on the standards activities.

As an international organization, NACE members also participate in international meetings from many other countries. With this in mind, NACE has an interest in recognizing our international participation in ISO committees and building strategies to strengthen our relationships with volunteers supporting NACE objectives.

To learn how to participate in an ISO committee and promote NACE’s international standards activities, contact Ed Barrett.

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