Following on from the success of the 2012-13 and 2014-15 young engineers program the Institute of Corrosion will be starting the next event in this series in January 2018.
There will be lectures on the subjects related to Corrosion in Oil and Gas as shown below.  
- Basic corrosion
- Painting, fire protection and linings
- Cathodic protection
- Chemical treatments
- Presentation skills
As before the lecture series will be followed by case studies with a presentation given at an event around the London area.
We are currently looking for pre enrolment for these events and we are looking for around 20 participants early in their career in the corrosion industry and who are looking for extra experience to set them up for their future.
The event will be sponsored by BP and held at the CB&I offices in Paddington, London. There is no cost for this course for the delegates and we would like to thank the sponsor and host to allow this.
If you are interested in this event please download the application below Institute of Corrosion 2017 YEP flyer Rev 01 Deadline of application is 30th November 2017.
The address for returning the form is:-
Institute of Corrosion
Suite S3, Kingsthorpe Road
Tel: 01604 438222
Linked in:- https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8599206
 Subject may change due to availability of personnel
 Subjects will be focused on the oil and gas industry
 This program is open to non members as well as member of ICorr. Those taking part will receive a year’s membership of the Institute as Indiviual members
The final evening event of 2017 was held on Tuesday the 30th May, with 50 attendees representing a wide range of sponsors and also many visiting guests. The Branch was once again honoured to have the presence of ICorr President Sarah Vasey, who provided a welcome update on HQ Plans and thanked the Branch Committee for all its efforts over a very successful 2016-2017 Session.
A technical paper entitled “A Review of State of the Art in Corrosion under Insulation Testing (CUI)” was presented by Simon Daly, Group Oil & Gas Segment Manager of Hempel A/S, who explained the company’s long involvement with CUI R&D, via its association with the Danish Technical University in Copenhagen.
Billions of dollars are spent worldwide due to CUI issues, and as there are many operating variables, failure risks and repair costs associated with undetected CUI, any attempt to lessons these can only be to the Industry’s advantage.
Frequently the weak areas are field joints with field repairs of piping and coating systems difficult to equal in quality to the factory coating systems that are applied under controlled conditions. Similarly external cladding may not be of consistent quality in terms of weather proofing and sealing abilities.
It is not often realized that coatings hidden under insulation must have multiple and simultaneous performance properties and must be resistant in service to, immersion conditions (saturated insulation), thermal cycling (equipment in intermittent use) and varying levels of surface preparation.
Commonly used test methods were reviewed by Simon, along with the benefits and drawbacks of each system. In addition, suggestions were offered for a pre-qualification system which not only takes into account the CUI test itself but also test methods to qualify some of the considerations shown above, as well as likely inclusions in the new ISO standard 19277 ‘Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries – Qualification testing and acceptance criteria for protective coating systems under insulation’, currently under development for CUI protection.
There were many questions from the very attentive audience on a wide range of topics, including future ISO tests on coatings for CRA’s, blasting methods, maintenance painting, life cycle / life extension considerations and use of TSA coatings.
The well supported evening closed with a handover of the Chair to Dr. Yunnan Gao, this year’s Events Co-ordinator, by the current Chair Stephen Tate.
The Branch has one more event before the new session starts, the Annual Corrosion Awareness Day on 29 August at the usual venue, the Palm Court Hotel, which this year is kindly sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.
This course is aimed at graduate engineers, non-corrosion engineers and others working closely with corrosion, (e.g. integrity engineers, inspection engineers, etc.). The full-day course, will comprise a number of lectures covering different aspects of corrosion, providing basic information on corrosion principles and mechanisms of corrosion control, including,
- Introduction to Corrosion and it’s costs, plus corrosion mechanisms and everyday examples, Professor Paul Lambert (Mott MacDonald)
- Mitigation by coatings and materials selection, and corrosion mitigation by chemicals, Malcolm Morris (Sherwin Williams)
- Corrosion mitigation by cathodic protection (sacrificial and impressed current), Nigel Owen (Aberdeen Foundries)
- Corrosion monitoring and microbiology – analysis and data trending, Dr Carol Devine, North East Corrosion Engineers Ltd
- Corrosion management overview and risk based inspection, Hooman Takhtechian (Oceaneering)
- Corrosion rate modelling, Dr Muhammad Ejaz, Plant Integrity Management Ltd.
The objective of this course is to improve understanding of corrosion processes and to raise awareness of corrosion management. The course is hosted by ICorr Aberdeen through kind assistance of its local / national sponsors. As spaces are strictly limited, they will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For registration or further information please contact email@example.com
For information about all forthcoming Aberdeen branch activities, please contact the new session chair, Dr Yunnan Gao, ICorrABZ@gmail.com. A calendar of local events of interest to corrosion professionals in the Aberdeen area, and the opportunity to sign up to the branch mailing list, is available at https://sites.google.com/site/icorrabz/home
Aberdeen Branch have also established a new Media Centre, which can be found at ICorrABZ@gmail.com
There are some exciting developments in the world of training coming up. The “fundamentals of corrosion” course that fills the gap for people wishing to upgrade to professional membership, but lacking in formal corrosion training, is now in place. In addition ISO 15257 has been published, which means the current BS EN 15257 will become BS EN ISO 15257. It just needs translating from ISO standard languages (English and French) to the European standard languages (English, French and German). This standard extends the reach of the Cathodic Protection (CP) training and certification scheme, and incorporates the existing NACE CP scheme. As a result the certification paperwork and training courses need a little tweaking (the ISO has 5 levels and the BS EN currently only has 3). Levels 1 to 3 in the current CP schemes correspond to levels 2 to 4 in the ISO scheme. PDTC are working on a rapid implementation of the ISO standard to limit the confusion. As soon as this is done it is planned to offer a trade-up option where people with existing CP cards can have a fresh card with the ISO level stated on it. The CP certification means that clients can be sure that people designing testing and installing cathodic protection schemes have the correct paperwork to demonstrate competence in the correct area, not just a generic CP qualification. It also means that those installing CP systems can demonstrate to clients they have the right skills for the job, and justify why they should be included on CP tenders. It also means they have the best chance of not having to repeat work and revisit sites to rectify problems caused by using unskilled, uncertificated people.
The new Senior Cathodic Protection Technician Level 2 Marine Metallic structures Course was run successfully on 8h – 12 May at Poole Museum and RNLI College jetty.
The course, written and presented by David Harvey CEng, FICorr, covered the application of cathodic protection to harbours and jetties, offshore structures, subsea structures and pipelines. Date and venue for the next course is yet to be set.
The National Highway Sector Scheme 19A is pushing to get apprentice schemes set up that are based on the ICATS scheme. This enables companies to draw down on monies that have been taken as a levy, and placed in a government training bank. Once this has been sorted out for the ICATS scheme, the possibility of extending it to cover other training options, will be considered. It’s not a straightforward process, but it’s a goal for ICorr. As part of the apprenticeship schemes ICorr are looking at becoming registered with OfQual, to give our training schemes and qualifications a more widespread status.
If anyone has any training needs, concerns or worries, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of PTDC will respond to them.