Monday, October 10, 2011

October 2011 update

The TG 360 committee met at Corrosion Technology Week in Las Vegas to discuss the last vote on the SP0169 revision.  As indicated before the document now has a 90.2% approval, so the committee can now move forward with addressing all the negatives and comments. 

My feeling from the portion of the meeting that I was able to attend, was that most of the negatives were getting resolved or were over ridden by a vote of the committee.  The few changes that were made (to me) were not technical in nature.  That of course is up to the TG 360 and the TCC group. 

If it is decided that the changes are editoral and not technical, then the corrections can be made and the document reviewed by the TCC or who ever does it.  If they have any corrections, then those will be made and the document can be published.

If it is decided that the changes are technical in nature, then these parts of the document will be re-balloted.  If that happens, only the parts that have been changed will be voted on, not the entire document.  Then any negatives will be addressed again, etc., etc., and etc.!

We should know more soon.  The committee is as ready as anyone to get this document out to the industry.

One thing that does concen me is the movement to make these ISO documents that NACE adopts.  I am not sure this is the way to go.  We need to keep an eye on this movement to ensure NACE and all the hard work we do is not lost.  This will be a discussion for future posts.

Thanks for all your support and interest in this very important document!

Richard Norsworthy
Polyguard Products, Inc.

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