April 1983 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

Speakers Set For 23rd NPCA M a r i n e And Offshore Coatings Conference

Joseph Harrington of Ameron Protective Coatings, chairman of the National Paint & Coatings Association's Marine Coatings Committee, recently announced plans for the association's 23rd Annual Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, scheduled for May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Baltimore, Md.

On May 11, following introductory remarks by Mr. Harrington and program chairman Armand Herreras of Devoe Marine Coatings, a session on U.S. Navy Anti- Fouling Coatings will be led by Theodore Dowd, life-cycle manager for materials, coatings, corrosion control, and engineering, of the Navy's Naval Sea Systems Command.

Walter H. Radut, Exxon International ; Warren E. Stanford, Gulf Science and Technology Company; Svenn Dahl of Norwegian- Caribbean Lines, and a U.S. Coast Guard representative will present shipowner case histories, and will take part in a panel discussion.

A session on health and safety considerations in using antifoulings will lead off the second day of the conference, with Jay Shubrook of Hempel's Marine Paints moderating a panel discussion with Paul Shatzenberg, U.S. Navy R&D, and a speaker representing M&T Chemicals. An update on the toxicology and environmental impact of advanced antifoulings will round out the morning program.

On Thursday afternoon, Vicky Verbyla of Seaguard Corporation will moderate a panel discussion updating advanced antifoulings.

Panelists will be representatives of Devoe Marine Coatings, Farboil Company, Hempel's Marine Paints, Inc., and Jotun Marine Coatings, Inc.

The Friday morning program will feature two workshops.

Workshop A, "Coatings Technology," will be conducted by Robert Doyle of Ameron Protective Coatings Division, and John D.

White of Devoe Marine Coatings.

Speakers for Workshop B, "Application Techniques," will be announced later.

For program details and registration forms, write to 23rd Annual Marine and Offshore Coatings Conference, NPCA, 1500 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005.

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