Algeria-Germany: Signing of A Joint Declaration 
of Intent on Cooperation in the Field of Hydrogen

Algeria-Germany: Signing of A Joint Declaration 
of Intent on Cooperation in the Field of Hydrogen

Algeria and Germany have recently signed, a joint declaration of intent establishing a bilateral task force on hydrogen recently, with a view to strengthening and supporting investments in all the economic sectors (private and public), concerned by the development of hydrogen in the two countries.

The declaration signed by the two ministries plans to strengthen joint cooperation in the field of feasibility studies, production, processing, employment, transportation, storage and marketing of hydrogen, as well as its derivatives produced from renewable energies, beneficial to both countries, especially since the two parties plan to create an Algerian-German Task Force on hydrogen within the framework of the energy partnership, with a view to contributing to the creation of economic opportunities, while promoting the achievement of the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement (year 2015).

Energy sustainability and climate change are major issues in present era, and hydrogen, a clean and adaptable energy source, has drawn a lot of interest as a potential solution for specific situations, e.g. Transportation. The effectiveness of hydrogen production systems depends critically on materials, which also affect system durability, catalyst performance, and reaction kinetics. It will take sustained progress in materials science and engineering to realise large-scale, sustainable hydrogen production systems.

Hydrogen has potential as a medium for storing energy. The effective and secure storage and release of hydrogen for a range of applications is made possible by advancements in materials for hydrogen storage, such as metal hydrides, chemical hydrides, and porous materials. Ensuring the materials’ long-term stability and endurance under harsh operating conditions is one of the major issues in the field of hydrogen production. High temperatures, corrosive surroundings, and cycling between reducing and oxidising atmospheres are all part of many hydrogen production processes, which over time can deteriorate materials. Investigating novel materials and coatings with enhanced mechanical strength, thermal stability, and corrosion resistance have been the main focus of research to date. Furthermore, enhanced characterization approaches and expedited testing protocols have been utilised to assess and forecast material deterioration mechanisms, permitting the development of stronger materials for hydrogen generation.


Hydrogen Renewable Energy Production – Hydrogen Gas for Clean Electricity Solar and Wind Turbine Facility.

GPT Industries Launched Next Generation Remote Asset Integrity Monitoring System

GPT Industries Launched Next Generation Remote Asset Integrity Monitoring System

GPT Industries (Wheat Ridge, CO), a provider of Cathodic Protection solutions for over 35 years, has announced the launch of its remote pipeline monitoring system, Iso-Smart™. With nearly four decades focused on corrosion prevention, GPT is leveraging extensive industry expertise to set a new standard for a versatile, user-friendly remote asset integrity monitoring.

Iso-Smart is an all-in-one solution developed based on customer feedback for checking Cathodic Protection (on and instant off potentials), Isolation, Bond currents, AC vs. DC on the line, and more from remote locations. It incorporates True RMS technology to provide reliable data, helping pipeline owners make informed decisions and comply with DOT pipeline integrity regulations.

The Iso-Smart solution seeks to combine corrosion expertise with the latest remote monitoring technology.

Key features of Iso-Smart enabling this remote monitoring capability include:

  • An intuitive dashboard
  • Cellular LTE connectivity
  • Rechargeable battery for 
 multi-year operation
  • Rugged, compact design

Iso-Smart was recently showcased at the 2024 Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Conference. Interested parties can request a demonstration or find more information by visiting

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,  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

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


Introducing the New Head of the UK’s HSE’s Centre for Asset Integrity

Introducing the New Head of the UK’s HSE’s Centre for Asset Integrity

Newly appointed, Chris will lead the development of the research and consultancy services of the UK HSE (Health and Safety Executive) which offers customers in industry and government help to safely manage their assets and infrastructure. He joins HSE to focus on delivering a number of major shared research projects between HSE and industry, including a programme of work designed to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Corrosion under Insulation (CUI). Chris brings a substantial wealth of sector and regulatory experience to the role and has spent almost 30 years developing his expertise in metallurgy, welding and corrosion activities.  He began his career working in a number of materials engineering roles in the private sector, before joining HSE, where he has spent the last 10 years regulating Great Britain’s offshore oil and gas industry as a Specialist Inspector in materials and corrosion within HSE’s Energy Division.

As well as ensuring operators complied with Major Accident Hazard regulations, his remit also included helping to develop the government’s regulatory framework for net zero-related energy technologies.

Having spent a number of years sitting on the MoD’s Defence Standards Corrosion Committee, Chris is currently involved in the HOIS (Inspection) JIP and the Energy Institute’s Corrosion Management and Asset Integrity Committee, as well as being Chair of the Welding Institute’s Process and Pressure Systems Technical Group.

ICorr CEng Direct – Volunteer Assessors

ICorr CEng Direct – Volunteer Assessors

The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) is currently in the process of becoming a Full Licensee of Engineering Council, in order to 
be able to provide CEng, IEng and EngTech, directly through ICorr in future. This will be a major improvement to our membership offering and member retention.

We are now looking for Professional Registration assessors 
(for both Applications and Interview assessment purposes).

  • Are you Engineering Council registered at CEng level?
Do you want to give back to the profession by helping the next generation of engineers achieve professional registration?
We are looking for volunteers to become Professional Registration Interview (PRI) assessors who will be reviewing, assessing, and interviewing applicants.

By giving us your time, you will be doing vital work, ensuring the future of the profession. All we need from you is 6 hours of your time per month.

If this is of interest to you, please reply: F.A.O Anthony Setiadi