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The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a division of the NACE International Institute, today announced its completion of product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exterior steel systems, and waterfront steel structures. MPI was contracted by Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to establish the product standards. The new MPI 500 Series Standards are for use in numerous aspects of work involving specialized Department of Defense (DoD) Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL) facilities. Initial testing is now complete, and the standards are available via the online MPI store . Coating manufacturers can submit ...
Houston, Texas – March 14, 2019 – The NACE International Institute is proud to announce that Mónica Hernández, P.Eng., Owner of Infinity Growth Corporation, is now the first fully qualified Navigator for the NACE International Institute IMPACT Plus program residing in Canada.   Hernández has 17 years of experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, in areas such as material selection, corrosion and integrity management. In addition to NACE International and the NACE International Institute, she is a member of Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) and Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists ...
The NACE International Institute is proud to introduce its new Certified Coating Applicator (CCA) certification. This new credential for industrial painters validates working knowledge of surface preparation, industrial coatings application, environmental conditions, and safety procedures; using professionally developed examinations that accurately measure a candidate’s proficiency. Developed in accordance with the ISO 17024 standard, the CCA certification was built on industry leading certification development practices and provides a third-party, quality, objective assessment and verification of an individual’s expertise. Unlike many applicator qualification ...
The NACE International Institute today announced that Cynthia O’Malley has been named Executive Director of the Master Painters Institute (MPI LLC). O’Malley brings extensive experience and expertise in business management, protective coatings testing, standards development of both industrial and commercial coatings, and asset protection. MPI is dedicated to the establishment of quality, performance and sustainable coatings standards. “After bringing MPI under the umbrella of the NACE Institute in 2017 we experienced growing demand for the organization’s expertise from both the commercial and industrial paint markets,” said Helena Seelinger, Executive Director ...