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The Fundamentals of Corrosion Course September 2019

The Institute of Corrosion is running a Fundamentals of Corrosion course presented by Dr Jane Lomas at the Institute of corrosion office at Corrosion House 5 St Peters Gardens Marefair Northampton on the 23rd – 27th of September.  The course will be based on practical information and hands-on examples as well as relevant background theory.   Attendees on the course will be given a wide ranging introduction to all the major aspects of corrosion engineering.

Successful completion of the course and the associated examination will required for obtaining Professional membership of ICorr for those without either formal qualifications in corrosion or the relevant time experience.

Who is the course for:

The course will be suitable for engineers, paint inspectors, designers, technicians and scientists wishing to expand their career opportunities into the corrosion field or wanting to broaden or refresh their knowledge of corrosion in general.

Civil, mechanical, chemical and naval engineers will find the course aids their ability to assess potential or actual corrosion situations and to be able build anti-corrosion measures and strategies into their projects.  It will also help to understand the mechanisms and causes of common premature failures.

The course will take place over a 5 day period in a classroom format; four days being talks and practical sessions and the fifth day being a short review and the examination.  There will be opportunities to ask questions at all times during the course.

Course Content:

The course will include:

  • Corrosion of common metals.
  • Basic corrosion science.
  • Common corrosion mechanisms; galvanic, crevice, pitting, deposition, corrosion under deposit/lagging, stress corrosion and cracking.
  • The electrochemical series and its practical uses.
  • Methods for preventing or managing corrosion, including Inhibitors/passivation.
  • Introduction to cathodic protection.
  • Surface preparation challenges, paints & coatings.
  • Corrosion and environmental conditions.
  • Material selection & design.
  • Corrosion testing and monitoring.

Course Presenter:

The course will be presented by Dr Jane Lomas (FICorr).

Jane is an experienced corrosion & coatings engineer at Amtec Consultants Ltd with a multi-disciplinary background. She has over 30 years practical experience of marine corrosion and building coatings issues, from project design, through new building to guarantee claims; ongoing coating maintenance problems and repair issues.

She also works on a global basis with failure investigations and product liability claims in the automotive, industrial, aerospace and water treatment industries as an investigator and problem solver.

Jane manages multi-company projects for both R&D purposes and claims cases and also runs the laboratory at Amtec.

  • Fellow – Institute of Corrosion (FICorr)
  • Honorary Secretary, Trustee and Council Member of ICorr.

Further information on the course can be obtained from the Institute of Corrosion: or



CEng, IEng and EngTech Members registered or Members hoping to register with the Engineering Council

At present, due to the demise of the Society of Environmental Engineers (SEE), ICorr are not able to register Members with the Engineering Council.  A new Registration Agreement with an alternative Engineering Council Licenced Member is being sought to enable ICorr to again be able to provide this service to members.

We will announce here and in Corrosion Management magazine as soon as this service is again available.

This does not affect existing ICorr registrants, who will continue to be registered with the Engineering Council throughout the transition period.

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

Dear BrianWe are pleased to advise that the funding band for the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship has been approved. Click here to view the final funding band decision letter.

The apprenticeship is now ready for delivery and details are available on The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.

Employers who are interested in having individuals trained on this apprenticeship should contact the universities who have participated in the trailblazer group about its availability and delivery dates. The universities are:

  • Staffordshire University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Derby
  • Sheffield Hallam University.

We would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and support in developing the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship.

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, has expressed his thanks to all of those involved in the trailblazer group. A copy of the letter can be found here.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Cathryn Hickey, Secretariate

Chris Stevens, Chair

James Smith, Vice Chair

ICorr Rebrand Survey

ICorr Rebrand Survey

The Institute of Corrosion is currently undergoing a rebranding exercise. We are working closely with MD Design Studio and SquareOne who are looking at all aspects of the brand, including a new logo.

Please click on the link below to take a look at the introductory slides which contain extracts from the brand concept presentation and provide a background to the project. You can then see the 3 shortlisted concepts and then answer the 9 multiple choice questions that follow to help us make an informed decision on which design to continue developing.

Your feedback will form an integral part of the project and we welcome as many of you to respond as possible by 14th August 2019.

The survey has now ended, thank you for your feedback