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MP Corrosion Innovation Awards
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MP's Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards

The Materials Performance magazine staff invites individuals, companies, organizations, and government agencies worldwide to nominate an innovation for MP's third annual Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards.

The deadline for nomination submissions was Friday, October 18, 2013.


Award Criteria

The MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards showcase progressive technological developments in all aspects of corrosion prevention and mitigation and recognize the innovators who have created revolutionary solutions to combat corrosion and protect vital assets from its damaging effects. Innovations should go beyond marginal improvements to current products, services, methods, and techniques.

All qualifying nominations will be posted on the NACE International Web site.

To qualify for consideration, the innovation must have been in development on or after January 1, 2009, the technology must be feasible, and nominations must be submitted on the official nomination form available on the NACE International Web site.

Each innovation will be rated by a panel of leading corrosion experts using a numerical scoring system. The highest-rated innovations will receive the awards.


Rating criteria

  • Does the description provided adequately describe the innovation?
    • Does it explain what the innovation is?
    • Does it explain what the innovation does?
    • Does it explain how it works?
    • Does it explain how or why it is truly innovative?
    • Does it explain how the innovation benefits the corrosion-control industry?
  • Has the nominator sufficiently demonstrated that the innovation works as described, either by providing laboratory or field test results?
  • Is the innovation novel or unique?
  • Does the innovation solve a corrosion-control problem?
  • Does the innovation provide a corrosion-control solution where none previously existed?
  • Does the innovation improve an existing corrosion-control solution?
  • Does the innovation provide a benefit to the corrosion-control industry?
    • Does the innovation help protect the safety and health of the corrosion professional and/or the general population?
    • Does the innovation provide better protection against corrosion or better corrosion control-related data?
  • Is the innovation cost effective?
    • Does the innovation provide cost savings?
    • Does the innovation provide time savings?
  • Can the innovation be easily incorporated into existing corrosion prevention and control activities?

The award recipients will be announced at the NACE International CORROSION 2014 Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.


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