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DNV GL can help you navigate through the complexities of the NACE IMPACT Program

Levels 3 and 4 of the 4-tiered IMPACT PLUS guidelines call for a Navigated Assessment to be performed by a licensed Qualified Navigator. As a Qualified Navigator, DNV GL’s Gerry Koch (PhD, FNACE) can help you evaluate your entire assessment process, assuring accuracy, identifying gaps and benchmarking it against ideal programs. Gerry will help you understand the results of the assessment and suggest improvements to your corrosion management strategy.

About DNV GL

As author of the NACE International IMPACT study1, DNV GL is uniquely suited to help you navigate through the nuances of corrosion management with an informed decision-making process. An overwhelming conclusion of the IMPACT study is that minimizing the cost of corrosion goes beyond technology - corrosion decisions and practices must be made integral to the organization’s management system.

For a complete understanding of the real cost of corrosion, DNV GL performed a highly-regarded 2002 study2 which revealed the total estimated direct cost of corrosion in the U.S. to be $276 billion (in 2002 dollars), amounting to over 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  

DNV GL’s Commitment to NACE International

DNV GL’s industry leading Materials and Corrosion Technology Center in Columbus, Ohio has established a proven commitment to NACE International with 3 past NACE Presidents; 7 current NACE Fellows; 2 Speller Awardees; an A.B. Campbell Awardee and NACE Distinguished Organization Award in 2002 (CC Technologies) and 2015.   

Stop by and see us at Booth # 909, NACE2018 in Phoenix. Our IMPACT Qualified Navigator, Dr. Gerry Koch, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have with regard to the IMPACT Program.  

Gerhardus H. Koch PhD, FNACE
E-mail:  gerry.koch@dnvgl.com
Phone: +1 614-446-5624 

1) G.H. Koch, et al., “NACE IMPACT, Interna¬tional Measures of Prevention, Application, and Economics of Corrosion Technologies Study” (Houston, TX: NACE International, 2016). 

2) G.H. Koch et al., “Corrosion Costs and Pre¬ventive Strategies in the United States,” FHWA RD-01-156 (Washington, DC: FHWA, 2002).