Notice of AGM

Dear Member

The Trustees and Council of the Institute would like to invite you to the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Thursday 31st October 2019 at the Council Chambers, Chamberlain Room, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB in conjunction with a half day Midlands Branch meeting, including technical corrosion presentations by corrosion experts from across Europe.

Midland Branch Meeting

13:00 – 13:25 Lunch served and time for networking

13:25 – 13:30 Welcome to the meeting and introduction of the Speakers

13:30 – 16:30 Presentations by industry experts

• Dr Markus Büchler, SGK, Switzerland – Mechanism of Cathodic Protection and its Implications on Criteria Including AC and DC Interference Conditions (Key Note Presentation – 1 hour)

15 min Coffee/Tea Break

• Trevor Osbourne, Deepwater Corrosion, UK – 50 Years of Offshore Corrosion Control Experience (30 min)

• Brian Wyatt, Corrosion Control, UK – Cathodic Protection of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure (30 min)

15 min Coffee/Tea Break

• Chris Wozencroft, Corrosion Engineering, UK – Differences between CP for Pipelines, Marine and Civil Structures (30 min)


16:30 – 17:30 Annual General Meeting

AGM Agenda

1 Apologies for absence

2 Minutes of the previous AGM, November 2018

3 President’s report

4 Treasurer’s report

5 Elections

6 Any other business

The Trustees and members of Council will be available before the meeting to answer any questions you may have regarding the Institute and its future.

As in the case of the 2018 AGM, the Institute’s accounts and the minutes for the November 2018 AGM, will be available in advance via the ICorr website

Please examine them and the website in general as we would appreciate your feedback. The website continues to be influential in increasing our membership, influencing the perspective of non-members of ICorr and as a major means of communication with the membership.

Please confirm attendance (for lunch numbers) or apologies for absence, by e-mail to

We look forward to seeing you there.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Jane Lomas
Institute of Corrosion
Honorary Secretary

Text books on Corrosion/Corrosion Prevention

The Institute of Corrosion now have publications available for you to acquire Free of Charge upon requests, but postage will be charged of £5/edition within the UK. Some of the publication are quite old and may be out of print but it would be useful for research purposes etc.

The List of Corrosion and Corrosion Related Science and Technology book available are as follow;

Title Author Publisher ISBN No./Other Date
Corrosion Volumes 1 and 2 L L Shrier George Newnes 1965
Corrosion Guide 2nd Edition Erich Rabald USA Library of Congress Catalogue No.6719853 1968 Rare book Well used condition
Corrosion & Control 2nd edition Introduction to Corrosion Science and Engineering


H H Uhlig USA 0-471-85941-299-7  



Corrosion and Protection of Metals 4 papers Institute of Metals Iliffe Press 1964
Corrosion Engineering Fontana and Greene McGraw Hill Library of Congress Catalogue No.

67-19901 21460


An Engineers Approach to Corrosion C.F.Trigg Pitman and Sons Ltd.  

Protective Painting of Iron and Steel Structures

1st and 2nd Editions

Fancutt and Hudson Chapman and Hall  




The complete list of publication can be found on

For Copy of the books, please email to

Aberdeen Branch – Opening Events 2019/2020 on MIC – Microbiologically Induced Corrosion & Annual Corrosion Awareness Day

The New Aberdeen Chair, Stephen Tate

The New Aberdeen Chair Stephen Tate welcomed attendees to its Annual Corrosion Awareness Event 

The Aberdeen Branch opened its 2019-2020 session on 27/08/2019, with 2 linked events on MIC – Microbiologically Induced Corrosion.

Its well-attended Annual Corrosion Awareness Day (CAD) had a full day teaching programme on MIC Risks, Mitigations, Modelling and Bacterial Analysis, complimented by an evening visit the following week, to NCIMB Laboratories in Bucksburn and the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria.

The CAD Event featured some excellent talks by ICR – Dr Carol Devine, the DTI – Danish Technological Institute – Dr Laura Tiano and Dr Lone Tang, from Shell – Mabel Ntim and from Key Sponsor ROSEN – Dr Ian Laing, Dr Daniel Sandana and Steven Loftus, (CAD Co-ordinator).

Dr Carol Devine opened the Teaching Programme with a fascinating insight into her career as a Microbiologist entitled “My Life in MIC”

Microbiologically influenced corrosion can have a major impact on operators’ CAPEX, OPEX and cause severe environmental damage.

A key aim of the CAD Workshop was therefore to improve understanding of complex MIC processes, detection of microbiological activity in Pipeline systems and management of MIC in the Pipeline Industry in particular, which has seen many Pipelines lost due to Internal Corrosion in the North Sea Sector.

Many Analytical techniques were discussed in detail, including qPCR (molecular) analysis, traditional culture based MPN (most probable number), NGS, (next-generation sequencing which has revolutionized biological sciences), Metagenomics, (the study of genetic material recovered directly from environmental samples), along with Pipeline In-Line Inspection Tools, (deploying a wide range of NDT methods), Internal Cleaning, Chemical Treatment and MIC Modelling Tools for corrosion rate determination.

A lively discussion followed with many valuable viewpoints expressed and with great inputs from the 4 participating Microbiologists.

It was emphasized to all CAD delegates, the need for an integrated approach to microbial monitoring,  combining data from multiple techniques, together with taking a fully holistic approach to Pipeline Integrity Management.

Dr Ian Laing, Principal Corrosion Engineer of ROSEN discussed MIC Modelling / MIC Management and the vast range of specialist tools available for Cleaning and Intelligent Pigging

Machine on display

Advanced Intelligent Pigging and Cleaning Tools on Display from ROSEN – Key Event Sponsor

The NCIMB Event of 03/09/19, built on the previously weeks discussions, with a most informative Event led by Dr Daniel Swan who was previously Head of Platforms and Pipelines, (now the Genomics Pipelines Group) at the Earlham Institute in Norwich, (formerly The Genome Analysis Centre – TGAC).

NCIMB have 68 year’s experience of preserving, storing, distributing, analysing and exploiting micro-organisms and are the only privately owned, publicly viewable collection of bacteria in the UK.

A very comprehensive tour of the NCIMB Laboratories followed Daniel’s presentation and recommendations for effective Bacterial Monitoring Strategies, with everyone kitted out in protective clothing to view a wide range of practical demonstrations of Bacterial Sampling. Archiving and Determination.


Kyle Sim (Laboratory Assistant) of NCIMB explains the MPN Bacterial Sampling, Serial Dilution and Bacterial Counts to ICorr Attendees

A peek inside the NCIMB Vault – National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria: with Samantha Law (Culture Collection Curator)

An example of collaboration between different Bacterial Data Sources and Counts that provides a more effective summary of Bacterial Contamination Status, (by Dr Daniel Swan).

The NCIMB Laboratories Team from L to R, Michelle Robertson (Analytical Services Manager), Dr Carol Phillips (CEO), Sheila Batchelor (Marketing Manager), Vikki Mitchell (Identification Services Manager), Julie Mackinnon (Senior Molecular Scientist), Maggie Bayliss (Inbound Sales Exec), Kyle Sim (Laboratory Assistant) and Dr Daniel Swan (NGS Services Manager)


This most interesting Industrial Visit to NCIMB, (the first of 2 in the 2019-2020 programme), generated very many questions, so many in fact the Event overran by nearly 90 minutes !

At the close of both Meetings, the new Aberdeen Chair, Mr Stephen Tate presented all speakers and organisers with Certificates of Appreciation from the Branch.

Looking ahead, the ICorr Aberdeen Branch will be hosting its annual joint event with TWI – The Welding Institute on 24/09/19 at RGU, which will discuss in detail Environmentally Related Cracking. This talk will cover the topic of SCC on Offshore assets with emphasis on Weldments and HISC issues.

Full details of future ICorr Aberdeen events can be found on the diary page of the magazine and on the website, or by contacting:

Further photos of both Events may be found on the Aberdeen Branch Gallery:

CAD Event – 27/08/19

Industrial Visit – 03/09/19