ICorr Pipeline Coating Inspector Level 2

This course is designed to train candidates in specific pipeline coating inspection and prepare them for the ICorr Pipeline Coating Inspector Level 2 examination. Shop applied, custom and field joint anti-corrosion pipeline coating inspection are addressed.

The Pipeline Coating Inspection Course bridges the gap between conventional painting inspection and that required for the high integrity pipeline coating systems in common use today

The key differences in functional integrity between pipeline coatings and conventional painting systems will be covered.

The primary focus of the course will be on the current pipeline coatings used for onshore and offshore upstream oil and gas pipelines.

The 3-day classroom course is suitable for candidates who already have coating experience and attained ICorr Protective Coating Inspector Level 2 or equivalent.

3 days inc. examination – Worldwide – £1,071



Website: https://argyllruane.imeche.org/course/pipeline-coatings-inspector-icorr-level-2/
Email:  argyllruane@imeche.org
Phone: 44 114 399 572

Special note

Attendees will be required to revise their ICorr Protective Coating Inspector information which is common to both conventional coating and pipeline coating and especially surface preparation and inspection techniques. This revision will be undertaken online before the start of the course via E-learning modules.

It has been agreed by PDTC (ICorr) to add an experience assessment to all ICorr certifications for personnel engaged in coating inspection. Full details of the changes are to be published in the ICorr REQ DOC



Based on feedback from the oil and gas pipeline industry it has been identified that there is a need for a Pipeline Coating Inspection Course to bridge the gap between conventional painting inspection and that required for the high integrity pipeline coating systems in common use today.

The course outlines the optimum quality control measures for the complete pipeline coating application process as this plays a critical role in ensuring the requisite long performance of the applied coating.

The course targets coating inspection staff but is equally applicable to clients, coating engineers within pipeline installation contractors and pipeline coaters.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Corrosion. On successful completion of the course and relevant coatings related experience, candidates will become a certified Level 2 Pipeline Coating Inspector. The certificate is valid for 5 years and can be renewed online prior to expiry.

 Course Content



Health & Safety Linepipe Material
Roles and duties of the Inspector Steel Linepipe Manufacture
Quality Assurance (QA) General Pipeline Data
Quality Control (QC) Pipeline Installations 
Specification/ Normative Documents  Pipeline Project Contracts 
Iron & Steel  Pipeline Coatings General
Corrosion   Linepipe Coating – 3LPE/ 3LPP/ FBE/ AE
Corrosion control Custom Coating – MCL/ FBE/ 2LPP
Surface Pre-Blast Cleaning Field Joint Coating – HSS/FBE/ 2LPP/ 3LPP/ MCL
Surface Blast Cleaning Internal Flowcoat 
Hand & Power Tool Preparation Concrete Weight Coating 
General Inspection & Testing (Liquid Coatings) Practical – Coating Inspection 
Multi-Component Liquid Coating  (MCL)  


ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London

ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London

On Sunday 28th April 2024, the President (Stephen Tate) and Vice President (Yunnan Gao) had the greatest pleasure in meeting up with the delegation from University of Science and Technology Beijing, USTB, https://en.ustb.edu.cn/  the foremost University in China for Corrosion education. The London delegation was led by the Vice Chancellor and President of the University and formed of six people.

We have discussed a number of possible collaborative matters between ICorr and USTB going forwards.

In the September/October issue of Corrosion Management, Professor ZHANG Dawei, Director of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China will contribute a paper on the Application of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning in Corrosion management based on his recent research.

Also in October 2024, at the kind invitation of Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) described below, Stephen and Yunnan will attend the 22nd International Corrosion Congress to be held on 22 – 26 October 2024 in Xi’an, China https://icc-corrosion.org/

The International Corrosion Council (ICC) on which ICorr is represented, was founded in 1961 to advance corrosion science and engineering represents 68 countries of the world including the UK and every three years organises the International Corrosion Congress.

Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP)

As an integral part of China Association for Science and Technology, the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) is registered in Ministry of Civil Affairs and is an academic organisation with independent legal entity in China. Founded in November 1979, CSCP currently has 7,979 individual members and 287 group members.

The 11th Council of CSCP comprises, Academician Baorong Hou, Academician Tongyi Zhang, Academician Shengkai Gong, Professor Guangzhang Chen, Professor Yu Zuo, Professor Lijie Qiao and Professor Fuhui Wang, who serve as the Honorary Presidents. Professor Xiaogang Li is the President, Professor Cuiwei Du et al are the Deputy President, Professor Xuequn Cheng is the Secretary-General.

CSCP consists of 7 working committees, 24 specialized committees and one standardization committee, and has 15 branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Liaoning and other provinces and cities in China.

The society is committed to building an academic exchange platform. The National Corrosion Congress, the Marine Corrosion Conference and the Electrochemical Corrosion Conference have become the brand conferences of CSCP. Each professional committee organises different forms of academic events every year. CSCP has also established several academic journals such as Journal of Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection and Materials Protection.

CSCP carries out various kinds of popular science activities and publishes the popular science journal Corrosion and Protection Fan. It also issues scientific and technological awards to outstanding experts in the field of corrosion and protection at the National Corrosion Congress. Furthermore, it organises technical training and certification for corrosion engineers and enterprises, evaluation meetings for scientific and technological achievements, and provides consulting and other technical services for its members.

As an academic body, CSCP attaches great importance to the training of young corrosion scientists and engineers by organising Youth Corrosion Seminars and establishing Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for Young Talents.

The international organisations with which CSCP is affiliated include International Corrosion Council (ICC), Asia Pacific Materials and Corrosion Association (APMCA) and World Corrosion Organisation (WCO). CSCP has also formed long-term partnerships with AMPP International and European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) and will shortly complete the signing of an MoU with our own Institute (ICorr).

Agreements in Principle Made by Both Parties:

  • To collaborate in the areas of training, joint webinars, conferences, ICorr membership and UK professional registration, including Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci).
  • To start the work to compose a formal MoU to document the agreements (to be formally signed at International Corrosion Congress).
  • To hold the very first Webinar event later in 2024.
  • To hold the regular joint Co-operation Meetings.
  • To have alternating awards to outstanding ICorr and CSCP Members.


Photo: ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London on 28/04/2024

From Left to Right

  1. QIN Yuqing, Program Coordinator of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China
  2. Prof ZHANG Dawei, Director of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China
  3. Yunnan Gao, Vice President of ICorr, UK
  4. Stephen Tate, President of ICorr, UK
  5. Prof ZHANG Weidong, Vice President, USTB, China
  6. Prof ZHENG Wenyue, School of Materials Science and Engineering, USTB, China
  7. Prof XING Yi, Dean of School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, USTB, China
  8. ZHAO Meng, Director Office of Co-operation and Development, USTB, China.


Do please regularly check the ICorr Events Calendar for further details of upcoming activities www.icorr.org/events/


New Corporate Member – Bilfinger UK

New Corporate Member – Bilfinger UK

The Institute of Corrosion welcomes its latest Corporate Member, the highest company grade of membership that is increasingly sought after, offering the highest level of engagement with ICorr, for companies with 5 or more employees working in the corrosion prevention sector. Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical and petrochemical, nuclear, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and biopharma, power and energy, utilities, renewables and food and beverage markets. The company enhances the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

Bilfinger UK has extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.

Contact Details: Johnny Morton, Bilfinger UK Limited, 4 Greenhole Place, Aberdeen AB23 8EU

Phone: 01224 246108   Mobile: 07741 314435


Second Young Engineer Programme 2024-202×5 Session

Second Young Engineer Programme 2024-202×5 Session

The second session of the Young Engineer Programme (YEP) 2024-2025 took place on February 22nd 2024, and was hosted online via Zoom.

The event featured an enlightening presentation delivered by Paul Lambert, Head of Materials and Corrosion at Mott MacDonald, a distinguished figure in the field of materials and corrosion engineering. Paul Lambert’s wealth of experience and expertise, combined with his previous and present leadership roles within the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), added significant value to the session.

Presenter Profile

Paul Lambert, Head of Materials and Corrosion Technology, Mott Macdonald

Paul Lambert, with over 40 years of experience, has been at the forefront of structural durability and degradation investigations. He has also contributed extensively to the development of innovative remedial techniques for civil and building structures. Paul’s tenure as the President of ICorr from 2008 to 2010 and his current role as the Chair of the ICorr Professional Assessment Committee underscore his prominence and influence in the industry.

Key Highlights of the Session

Key Highlights of the Session

Paul Lambert’s presentation provided a comprehensive overview of material selection and its pivotal role in corrosion prevention. The following are the key highlights discussed during the session:

Paul explained the importance of selecting the appropriate materials for corrosion prevention strategies. He emphasised the critical role of materials in ensuring the longevity and integrity of various structures.
The presentation covered a wide range of materials commonly used in industrial applications, including carbon steels, corrosion-resistant alloys, polymers, composites, and concrete. Paul mentioned the benefits, limitations (including susceptibility to different degradation mechanisms), and specific industrial applications of each material type.
Paul underscored the significance of adhering to relevant codes and standards in material selection and corrosion prevention practices. He highlighted the importance of regulatory compliance in ensuring the safety and reliability of engineering projects.

The Young Engineer Programme 2024-2025 participants expressed their appreciation for Paul’s insightful presentation through positive feedback shared in the meeting chat and the lecture was well-received, with attendees acknowledging the valuable knowledge and practical insights gained.

In conclusion, Paul Lambert’s presentation at the second Young Engineer Programme 2024-2025 session was highly informative and engaging. His expertise in materials and corrosion engineering, coupled with his leadership roles within ICorr, provided YEP attendees with invaluable insights into the intricacies of material selection and corrosion prevention.  The YEP 2024-2025 organisers, Izabela Gajewska and Dr. Danny Burkle, extend their sincere gratitude to Paul Lambert for his exceptional contribution to the Young Engineer Programme 2024-2025 session. His expertise and insights significantly enhanced the educational value of the session, undoubtedly leaving a lasting impression on all participants.

North East Branch

North East Branch

The Institute of Corrosion has changed in many ways since our foundation in 1959 and our North East Branch is part of that expansion. Following the Covid pandemic it relaunched very successfully at the Institute of Mining building on 15th December 2022, an event which was greatly enjoyed by all.  During 2023 it hosted a major two-day Sustainability Conference in partnership with NEIMME, that included several industrial visits to nearby facilities linked to renewables. It continues to offer a varied and informative programme.

Most meetings are held at Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 home of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers (NEIMME), which is right at the heart of Newcastle city centre with easy access by train and car, and within walking distance of a number of high standing hotels. This historic 19th century venue has a range of excellent facilities including lecture theatres, breakout rooms, and a superb library available 
for networking.

The technical events normally start at 18.00 with complimentary drinks and the technical presentation starts at 18.30.

There is complementary buffet and drinks are from 19.30 onwards.

The meeting generally closes around 21.00.

The branch hosts a regular social programme and presently intends to hold its next  Technical evening on 25th April with a presentation from Elcometer and further details will be posted to the Events Calendar: https://www.icorr.org/events/category/north-east-branch/list/  On 13th November in Newcastle, it will host this year’s ICorr AGM and supporting Technical Conference.

The Committee currently comprises:

  • Matt Fletcher (Chair)
  • Bruno Ravel (Vice Chair)
  • David Mobbs (Secretary)
  • Josie Watson (Treasurer)
  • Barry Turner (Events Manager)
  • Patrick Johnson (Committee Member)
  • Simon Daly (Committee Member)

Should you wish to provide a Technical Presentation to either a Branch meeting, or to the AGM Technical Conference, please send an Abstract, Bio and Photo to: Matt Fletcher @ nechair@icorr.org