The ACA’s Technical Committees are dedicated professional groups that seek to represent the needs of the individuals, institutions and companies that are engaged in the day-to-day fight against corrosion in the Australasian area and beyond.
Our Technical Committees are a vital component of our Association and are instrumental in organising educational and networking initiatives within their specific niches. They play a vital role in framing the discussions taking place in their fields and guiding the ACA’s involvement.
If you’re interested in joining one of these committees, please register your interest below and we’ll make sure that the committee leaders reach out to you.
Meet Our Technical Groups
|Cathodic Protection / The Australian Electrolysis Committee||Oil and Gas|
|Coatings||Laser Tech (New)|
|Concrete Structures and Buildings Group|
Applicators Technical Group
The Applicators Technical Group represent the needs of ACA Member specialist contractors in industries that serve the protection or restoration of corrosion affected structures throughout Australasia including New Zealand. These include companies and individuals in; concrete protection, applied concrete floor finishes, concrete repair, hazardous coating removal, surface preparation and coating application.
|Position||Name||Company||Position||Area of Expertise||Location||Contact Person|
|Chairperson||Justin Rigby||Remedy Asset Protection||Principal||Coatings - Consultancy & Inspection||VIC|
|Secretary||Mike Rutherford||Conspectus||Principal||Concrete - Consultancy & Inspection||QLD||Contact Me|
|Committee||Chris Brooks||BlastOne International||Manager||Coatings - Equipment Supplier||VIC|
|Committee||Dean Wall||CAKE Commercial Services||Director||Coatings - Site Application||NZ|
|Committee||Tim Billing||National Concrete Solutions||State Manager QLD||Concrete - Coatings/Repair||QLD|
|Committee||Daniel Petrie||Freyssinet Australia||Business Devel Mgr||Coatings - Steel & Concrete/Repair||QLD|
|Committee||Eden Di Sipio||The Dasma Group||Managing Director||Coatings - Site/Yard Application||VIC|
|Committee||Elenora Stepanova||CSIRO||Executive Officer PCCP||Auditing and Quality Assurance||VIC|
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Cathodic Protection Technical Group / The Australian Electrolysis Committee
The Australian Electrolysis Committee was first formed in 1977, bringing together existing state electrolysis committees from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Over the years the Electrolysis Committee has run evolved to run biannual meetings, consisting of a full-day seminar and a forum at the ACA’s Corrosion and Prevention Conference. The mid-year meeting is the AEC’s main technical event and is scheduled as a full day meeting with presentations and active discussions about corrosion, cathodic protection, stray currents and any other issues affecting our industry. These mid-year meetings are generally held in different states from year to year to allow as many members as possible to attend. In 2015, the ACA and the AEC signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise and strengthen the ongoing relationship between the ACA and the AEC. In 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the 87th meeting of the AEC moved online and saw over 100 attendees from Australasia and around the world tune in to celebrate the 43-year history of this group.
|Chairperson||Bruce Ackland||Bruce Ackland and Associates Pty Ltd||VIC|
|Committee||Glenn Brown||Aus Group Industrial Services||QLD|
|Committee||Geraldine Pedersen||Water Corporation||WA|
|Committee||Wayne Burns||Anode Engineering||QLD|
|Committee||Mark Rigg||AMAC Corrosion||VIC|
|Committee||Muhammad Awais Javed||Swinburne||VIC|
|Committee||Brent Linde||Cathodic Anodes Australia||VIC|
|Committee||Nick Doblo||APA Group||QLD|
|Committee||Ramon Salazar Romero||SA Water||SA|
|Committee||Peter Wade||Energy Safe Victoria||VIC|
|Committee||Geoff Cope||Geoff Cope & Associates Pty Ltd||VIC|
|Committee||Ulf Kreher||Aurecon Group|
|Committee||Andrew Hargrave||Adetra Pty Ltd||VIC|
|Committee||Mark Sigley||First Gas||NZ|
|Committee||Richard Brodribb||M. Brodribb Pty LTD||VIC|
Coatings Technical Group
The ACA Coatings Group was founded in 1997 as the Protective Coatings Technical Group and it seeks to bring together like-minded individuals involved in surface preparation, coating application and asset preservation. Some of the many ways that they have served the coatings community include by coordinating annual technical seminars and sponsoring the ‘Victor Nightingall Award’ to honour a coatings specialist who has made an outstanding contribution to the protective coatings industry in Australia and New Zealand.
|Position||Name||Company||Position||Area of Expertise||Location||Contact Me|
|Chairperson||Justin Rigby||Remedy Asset Protection||Principal||Inspection (Coatings)||Melbourne||Contact Me|
|Committee||Peter Golding||Galvanizers Assoc Australia||Manager||Galvanizing||Newcastle|
|Committee||Matt O'Keefe||International coatings||Area Manager||Coatings - Manufacturer||NSW|
|Committee||Graham Carlisle||IAS Group||Project Manager||Coatings - site||Perth|
|Committee||Willie Mandeno||Opus Consultants||Consultant||Coatings - Consultant||Wellington NZ|
|Committee||Dean Wall||Jotun||Sales||Coatings - Manufacturer||Launceston|
|Committee||Fariba Mahdavi||Future Fuels CRC||Research Coordinator-Program 3: Network Lifecycle Management||Researcher||Woolongong|
|Committee||Rob Butcher||Wagner Group||Business Development Manager||Supplier||Melbourne|
|Committee||Lucas Grace||Pacific Urethanes||Sales Manager QLD, NT, NZ||Coatings - Manufacturer||Brisbane|
Concrete Structures and Buildings Technical Group
The Concrete Structures and Buildings Technical Group is made up of a group of dedicated Engineers, Asset Owners and Asset Operators who are industry leaders in corrosion engineering as it relates to reinforced concrete structures and buildings. We aim to share and disseminate the latest best practice in terms of corrosion environments, build awareness of durability as a key component in the design of all structures and buildings involving reinforced concrete and promote sustainable solutions for concrete structures whilst ensuring durability outcomes are achieved.
|Chair||Dave Charters||DCL Consulting||Waitati, NZ|
|Secretary||Jack Katen||Vinsi Partners||Sydney, NSW|
|Committe||Matt Duncanson||SMEC||Gold Coast, QLD|
|Committe||Luke Menefy||SMEC||Gold Coast, QLD|
|Committe||Warren Green||Vinsi Partners||Newcastle, NSW|
|Committe||Dr Matt Hales||Aurecon||QLD|
Defence Technical Group
The ACA’s Defence Technical Group is still in its infancy. If you’re interested in getting involved at this early stage, you can fill out this expression of interest form to let us know.
Laser Tech Technical Group
The ACA’s Laser Tech Technical Group is still in its infancy. If you’re interested in getting involved at this early stage, you can fill out this expression of interest form to let us know.
Oil and Gas Technical Group
The ACA Oil & Gas Technical Group (Oil & Gas TG) covers material engineering and corrosion control activities, from design to decommissioning of plant and assets associated with but not limited to the following industries: oil & gas upstream and downstream operations, refining, distribution, petrochemical, and chemical processing including coal methane gas.
|Chair||Fikry Barouky||Anti Corrosion Technology||WA||Contact Me|
|Secretary||Philip Fleming||AS Harrison||NSW||Contact Me|
|Committee Member||Ripan Kapoor||Shell||WA|
|Committee Member||Barry Carson||AIS Group|
|Committee Member||Martyn Cooper||Santos||SA|
|Committee Member||Jason Matthews||Refining NZ||NZ|
|Committee Member||Connor Kinsella||WA|
|Committee Member||Laura Machuca||Curtin||WA|
|Committee Member||Ron Berry||NZ Corrosion Services Limited||NZ|
|Committee Member||Daniel Lillas||QCPC||WA|
|Committee Member||Prem Panicker||SA Water||SA|
|Committee Member||Julian Van Der Kley||ALS Global|
|Committee Member||Thunyaluk (Kod) Potjanabunteong||Curtin||WA|
|Committee Member||Rob Salvatore||Qenos||VIC|
|Committee Member||David Lake||VIC|
|Committee Member||Nestor Sequera||SN Integrity||SA|
|Committee Member||Mike Tan||Deakin||VIC|
|Committee Member||Rolf Gubner||Curtin||WA|
|Committee Member||Richard Clegg||Expli|
|Committee Member||Margarita Vargas||Summa Engineering||SA|
|Committee Member||David Flanery||WA|
|Committee Member||David Lepelaar||Santos||QLD|
|Committee Member||Jared Still||Woodside||WA|
|Committee Member||Fred Salome||CTI Consultants||NSW|
|Committee Member||Duan Seling||Santos||WA|
|Committee Member||John Grapiglia||CCE||WA|
|Committee Member||Ry Collier||Methanex||NZ|
|Committee Member||Arthur Kokleoks||Lumin Ultra||VIC|
- Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Is A Threat To Pipeline Integrity Management?
- Automatic Detection and Classification of Corrosion with Convolutional Neural Networks
- Reducing Risk of CUI by use of Thermal Insulating Coatings
- Corrosion inspection of insulated process piping and equipment for Oil and Gas Industry
- Microbially-Induced Corrosion (MIC) in the Oil and Gas Sector