NACE Launches New Corrosion Management Tool
NACE International Institute has released ‘Impact Plus’ corrosion management product.
This platform is designed to advance corrosion management performance across all industry sectors, from pipelines and bridges to maritime and defense systems.
According to NACE, Impact Plus is the next step in improving safety and reducing the cost of corrosion, which was outlined in the 2015 Impact Study.
“Soon after we released the Impact Study we began to hear from respondents and focus group participants that they needed tools to put the report’s findings into practice,” said Elaine Bowman, NACE past president and Impact Plus project manager. “They couldn’t find any products to facilitate improved practices, and asked us to develop a process that would help their companies manage, monitor and improve their corrosion management activities.”
Working with American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), the NACE Institute developed Impact Plus as an online network of tools, including a customized corrosion management process classification framework, corrosion management maturity model and an extensive reference library.
“We built a team of proven industry experts to design the Impact Plus portal and its associated product suite,” said Chris M. Fowler, president of the NACE International Institute. “From the start, we knew we were pioneering something that will have lasting effects on corrosion management worldwide, so we created a program that is capable of continuous advancement and customization.”