ICorr London November Meeting – National Physical Laboratory Visit

Date:- Thursday 14 November 2019


In change to our normal Meeting ICorr London has arranged for an industrial visit to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) Teddington this November.

This will give us the opportunity to see a presentation on the work that NPL does (presented by James Hesketh, former winner of the YEP) before a tour of the facilities. This will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity to network and ask further questions.



18:00 – Arrival at NPL
18:30 – Presentation on NPL work and questions – James Hesketh (Previous YEP attendee)
19:00 – Tour of NPL
20:00 – Refreshment and Networking

Directions to NPL:-


National Physical Laboratory
Hampton Road
TW11 0LW

We are a disability-friendly site, but if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made prior to your visit or have any questions please contact us.

Public transport

Buses: 33, 281, 285, 481, R68 and X26 all serve Teddington.
Please note that local buses do not accept cash. See the TfL website for accepted payment methods.

Trains: Regular services connect Teddington with London Waterloo in approximately 30 minutes.

From Heathrow: Routes 285, and the faster X26 both connect Teddington with Heathrow Airport. A taxi journey will take approximately 30 minutes.



Your London ICorr Committee

New Sustaining Member – HRS Ltd

New Sustaining Member – HRS Ltd

HRS offer high quality, innovative and cost-effective solutions to the railway industry. Their aim is to provide a bespoke professional service that incorporates delivering a project on time, safely and within budget, and they have a proven track record of a wide range of services within the industry.

HRS specialise in infrastructure maintenance, from design through to build, offering CAD designs and site surveying as a package, with fabrication completed to EXC2-3. Hard work and determination in this field brings their customers back time after time, and the goal is to create and form long term relationships with them, based on mutual trust and cooperation, and looking to meet, or exceed expectations, not under-promising, but over-delivering.

They have recently completed various projects refurbishing, renovating and strengthening bridges to a very high standard across the south east.

They are a RISQS accredited contractor and their aim is to grow by reputation, assisting and advising customers regarding compliance, whist maintaining the safety of those under their care.
The Company is committed to developing a forward-thinking approach with continual personal development of staff at the heart their strategy.

New Sustaining Member – ERIMUS Insulation

New Sustaining Member – ERIMUS Insulation

ERIMUS insulation was formed as an Insulation Engineering Consultancy and an Insulation contractor.

The energy and process industries can have an enormous environmental impact on our planet. One way to combat this is by the simple design and installation of robust insulation systems. This will save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and ERIMUS are set up to do just that.

ERIMUS also offer; high quality professional independent technical services/advice through any, or all, aspects of; thermal (hot, dual purpose, cryogenic) and acoustic insulation, protective coatings/linings, along with passive fireproofing requirements for any project or, maintenance programme. Such services can include material selection and determining the quantities needed to suit the local environment of the project/works.

Local Branch News – Midland Branch

The preparations are well advanced for the AGM on the 31st Oct 2019 at Birmingham, which promises to be an interesting event. Prior to this, the branch meeting has presentations from four world leading corrosion professionals, including Dr Markus Büchler who is presenting on CP criteria. Other presentations include:

Trevor Osborne, ICorr: 50 years of Offshore Corrosion Control Experience

Brian Wyat, ICorr: Cathodic Protection of Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Chris Wozencroft, Corrosion Engineering UK: Differences between CP for Pipeline, Marine and Civil Structures

Full details of the presentations and the AGM are on the ICorr website

Local Branch News – London Branch

The branch has found a new venue for its technical meetings – The Lancaster Hall hotel, 35 Craven Terrace London, W2 3EL. This well-appointed conference/meeting centre will be ideal, and the hotel is only a 300 metre walk from Lancaster Gate underground station (Central Line) or 5 minutes from Paddington station (main line, Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle and District lines).

Generally the meetings will be held on Thursdays, but for the first meeting in 2020, this will be on Wednesday 8th January, starting at 18.00. Full details will be posted on the Institute website.

The London Branch 31st Christmas Luncheon will be held on the 5th December at the Royal Overseas League, Park Place, St James’s St, London SW1A 1LR, starting at 11.30. For further details, and information on how to get there, see the announcement on the Institute website, and to reserve a place, contact, Steve Barke on sjbarke55@gmail.com