Institute of Corrosion London Branch Meeting January 2019 – Pipework Corrosion Prediction and Reality

We are pleased to announce that the speaker at the January the 10th meeting at Imperial College will be Dr Patricia Conder of Sonomatic. She will be giving a talk on internal corrosion of pipework. as we all know this can be patchy and unpredictable on a small scale and although corrosion predictions for pipework focus on morphology, rate and likelihood, the spatial distribution is not generally considered. Inspection of pipework typically covers a small proportion of overall area, utilising manual ultrasonic inspection and radiography. The effectiveness of the inspection being determined by the “Find It First” challenge.

If and when corrosion is found, a local corrosion rate is generated for an individual location and there is a “Bottom-Up” integrity response. This talk looks at the advantages of taking a fresh look at the results of pipework inspection from a “Top-Down” viewpoint and how this can improve the understanding of corrosion manifestations, and impact on future inspection to make it more effective and efficient.

Come along to the meeting on the 10th of January doors in the Skempton Building open at 6 pm, the evening offers refreshments and great networking opportunities to members and non members alike.

 

Corrosion Under Insulation Test Method Review

Icorr Meeting

ICORR NE Branch – CUI Test Method Review Thank you to all those who attended the recent CUI test method review that was presented by Neil Wilds, Sherwin Williams Global Director CUI/Testing. It was one of our most successful events with over 30 attendees representing asset owners, engineers, test houses, coatings and insulation manufacturers.

This lead to some excellent discussion after the presentation and this has carried on via email. If you have any questions feel free to contact Neil directly. That’s it for 2018, I’ll share details of any future events planned in the New Year. As always, if you have any topics you would like to cover or present please get in contact!

All the best Icorr NE