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Protecting offshore wind turbine platforms from corrosion
17 September 2021 | 11:00 - 12:30
Boosting research as the cornerstone in new developments of nanotechnology solutions and materials applied to corrosion protection, also including anti-fouling properties for offshore concrete and metal structures.
Degree in Chemical Sciences from the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU), specialty Polymers. He has extensive experience working for 15 years at Tecnalia on paint and coatings projects.
Currently Responsible for the Tecnalia Platform for Materials for Extreme Conditions, providing services to companies and conducting research in the field of corrosion and protection related to the industries of the energy sector (Oil & Gas and renewable), chemical and petrochemical, automotive, aeronautical , naval, etc.
Expertise and knowledge focused on the selection of materials and protection systems (coatings), evaluation of corrosion inhibitors, microbiological corrosion (MIC), corrosion under insulation (CUI), corrosion by deposit (UDC), corrosion monitoring and inspection.
Member of the AEN / CTN 48 Paints and Varnishes Committee. Subcommittee SC2 (Anticorrosion, Industrial and Naval Maintenance).
Responsible for the ENAC / ISO 17025 accreditation for the evaluation of protective coatings in accordance with the ISO 12944 standard.
Member of SSPC (The Society for Protective Coatings)
Member of the NACE (International Corrosion Society) and NACE certification of Corrosion Engineering.
Certification by ASTM for:
- Selection and Specification of Protective Coatings
- Inspection of Protective Coatings
- Quality Management of Protective Coatings Projects
- Protection coatings failures
Dr. Carlos Berlanga Labari, Professor of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering at the Public University of Navarra and researcher belonging to INAMAT2. He teaches courses in Mechanics of Fracture, Corrosion, Metallurgy and Behavior in service of Metallic Materials at the Postgraduate level.
Carlos Berlanga's interest lies in understanding corrosive phenomena through laboratory experimentation and under real service conditions and the analysis and assessment of their detrimental effects on the properties of metallic materials. During his 20 years of experience in the field of materials science, he has participated in 14 research projects and published 20 articles in scientific journals. In addition, he has collaborated with different companies and industrial sectors through more than 30 technology transfer contracts.
Industrial Engineer - Mechanics from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), specializing in Structures and Mechanisms. Expert in Metallurgy. He has extensive experience working in various sectors, the most notable of which are Automotive and Renewable Energies.
Experience in vehicle failure correlations between real road conditions and test tracks in APPLUS + IDIADA AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (1996 -1999). Since the end of 1999 he has been working on technological projects and services from the Metallic Materials Area in the current NAITEC. He has extensive experience in assessing materials, their coatings, use alternatives and failure analysis (Applied Fractography).
Currently responsible for the ENAC / ISO 17025 accreditation file (Metallic Materials; since 2000).
The main activity is to provide services to companies conducting research on various projects in the field of materials chemistry, their physical properties, abrasion / wear, corrosion and correlations; related to industries of different sectors, such as Renewable Energies, Automotive, Health, Agri-food, Paper transformation, Aeronautics,… etc.
Mr Pablo Benguria, degree in Biology in 2001 and in Environmental Sciences in 2003 by the Basque Country University (EHU-UPV), worked for three years at Cimas Innovación y Medio Ambiente, an environmental consultancy. In 2006 he joined Labein-Tecnalia where he worked in a variety of projects related to industrial environment. Between 2008 and 2016, he coordinated a new research area at Tecnalia focused on water related applications and implications of nanomaterials. Since April 2016 Pablo is Project Manager in the Materials for Extreme Conditions group, where he manages both private and public funded research projects, such as H2020 NEMMO (GA #815278), HIGGS (GA #875091), CORTOOLS (GA EITRM103882) or NEWSKIN (GA #862100). In particular, Pablo is the Project Coordinator of NEMMO (“Next Evolution in Materials and Models for Ocean energy”), and manager of HarshLab Offshore Materials & Components Lab, a unique offshore laboratory for the testing of materials and components in real offshore conditions.
1. How to protect steel structures against corrosion in wind farms – Raúl Caracena, TECNALIA
2. Current state of knowledge of anti-corrosion paints with self-healing capacity for offshore environments – Carlos Berlanga, UPNA
3. Protection, characterization and failure analysis of structures and components subjected to marine corrosion – Andreu Cortiella, NAITEC
4. Corrosion tests in a real environment – Pablo Benguria, TECNALIA