RANDY LEWIS, PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF R&D, TITAN ADVANCED COMPOSITES, LLC,
Galvanic corrosion refers to corrosion damage that occurs when two different metals are immersed in an electrolyte. Carbon fiber is also subject to galvanic corrosion.. A thermoset BMC has been developed for sea wear components that absolutely will not galvanically corrode. It has been in service in pump wear rings and seals for 12 years with no visual or measurable wear. With the replacement of carbon fiber in the BMC with Kevlar, the possibility for galvanic corrosion has been eliminated.
Randy Lewis is President and Director of R&D for Titan Advanced Composites, LLC and has 40 plus years in the Thermoset Industry. Titan concentrates on developing molding compounds that solve problems that have been unsolvable in the past.
Randy has held every job in the thermoset industry from Set Up to Division Manager for a Fortune 100 Company to Owner of a Thermoset molding company. In SPE he is a past International Vice President and Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Plastic Engineers and has served the Society twice as Chairman of the Council Committee of the Whole, twice Chairman of the Thermoset Division and President of the Piedmont Costal Section. He has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Gaston College, one patent issued, one provisional patent, and one patent applied for. All related to plastics and plastics processing. He served as a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam. His passions are heat transfer in plastic molds, recycling of Thermosets, and making BMC’s that show what Thermosets are capable of doing.