Corrosion and Prevention 2019 – the largest corrosion conference and exhibition in the southern hemisphere – will showcase the latest techniques and technologies to help mitigate corrosion. The conference will also feature an Applicator Trade Day titled ‘Keeping the operator out of harm’s way through Innovation’ on Wednesday 27 November 2019 at Crown Promenade, Melbourne.

The Applicator Day is sponsored by BlastOne and presented by the ACA Applicator Technical Group.

This group represents the needs of specialist contractors in industries that serve the protection or restoration of corrosion effected structures throughout Australia and New Zealand. These include companies and individuals in concrete protection, applied concrete floor finishes, concrete repair, hazardous coating removal, surface preparation and coating application.

The Applicator Trade Day will begin with free entry to the ACA Applicator’s Forum at the conference, prior to moving offsite for a series of presentations and equipment demonstrations intended to help keep your operators safe. The day will end with a wrap party, including entertainment by comedian Dave Callan at Crown Tonic Bar. Food and drinks will be included throughout the day.

Participants will have the opportunity to see the latest technology and experience live equipment demonstrations including: the new VertiDrive vertical robot blaster; NLB Micro-ARM™ (Automated Remote Water Blaster); Tornado Blaster; Schmidt AmphiLite Dustless Blaster and the DeFelsko Inspection Instruments. Also on display will be the NLB high-pressure water blasting equipment and more.

The Applicator Trade Day will also feature industry leading technical seminars including: an industry training professional development panel; the latest innovations and products; a VertiDrive case study; BIS – Blast Room Solutions and; UHP and Waterjet seminars.

The event is complimentary, however registration is mandatory (for booking a place on the bus and catering).

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Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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