Young Engineers Programme

The May meeting of the Young Engineers programme was held at the CB&I offices in London on the 16th May. The topic was coatings which was presented by David Mobbs and was warmly received by the enthusiastic audience. The presentation covered the high priority areas of coating including the requirement to qualify products to standards, the standards and what they mean, the testing methods required to achieve this qualification, and also looked at some case histories of coating applications good and bad.

Prior to the presentation the case study for the programme was presented to the delegates by Richard Carroll of Shell, who highlighted the importance of working together in the teams to deliver the required information as detailed in the document. In a change to previous years there will be only one case study for all the teams with each team giving a presentation in a competition to be delivered at the November ICorr London branch meeting.
This year the case study covers a number of areas in which the students are being trained including, materials, coatings, CP, failures, and the management of change. The mentors this year are John Boran, Rob Doggert and Chris Googan, and the teams will meet their mentors in the coming weeks to get started on the case study. A Linkedin page and drop box, have been set up for the teams to help them with this process.
The next meeting on Painting, Fire Protection and Linings will take place on the 29th June again being held at CB&I offices on London.

Again we would like to thank our hosts CB&I especially Sadegh Parvisi for organising the venue, our sponsors BP and our speakers, organising committee and delegates without whom we would not be able to stage this event.

Young Engineers’ Programme 2020 – 12th November

Case Study Presentation – Update Bulletin 2

Introduction

This bulletin presents updating information regarding the case study presentation evening, Thursday 12th of November 2020.  for the benefit of all participants in the evening.

The format

The Young Engineers are currently working in 7 teams on the case study. On the evening of 12th November each team will be asked present their findings from the case study. The teams will need to demonstrate team work however the mechanism of delivery is up to each team and their mentors.

Each team will be held in the lobby and will be called forward to present one team at a time the remaining teams will remain in the lobby and will not be able to hear the preceding team’s presentation. Each presentation will start at the allocated time. The presentation is expected to last for 20 minutes. There is then five minutes for questions. The team will step down when the Chair closes that part of the session (at 25 minutes), that team can then remain in the meeting with video and audio muted to listen to all subsequent deliveries.

Following the completion of all presentations there will then be a break while the judges confer and decide on the winning team. The winning team will be announced at the end of the evening, congratulations and commiserations given by the Chair and the meeting will be closed.

Preparation for the meeting

Each team is requested to complete preparation of their presentation some days in advance.  Please send your presentation by either email or a file transfer service such as WeTransfer to david.mobbs@c-i-m.co.uk by midday on Wednesday 11th November. This is for security proposes in the event of an IT failure. Please note that all presentations are to be delivered in the manual mode, please do not use the automation feature in PowerPoint.

The meeting officials

Chair: Trevor Osborne

Timer:  Alan Denny

Q&A:  Anthony Setiadi

 Timings

Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and all participants should attempt to get online as close to 4:30 as possible. The timetable of the meeting is as follows (all p.m.): –

time Activity Note Presenter
4:30 Meeting opens online for registration N.A.
4:45 Welcome, introduction and roll call Trevor Osborne
5:00 Presentation Mentor: Andrew Sturgeon Team 1
5:30 Presentation Mentor: Chris Googan Team 2
6:00 Presentation Mentor: Charlie Barraclough Team 3
6:30 Presentation Mentor: Tasos Kostrivas Team 4
7:00 Presentation Mentor: Dave Shaw Team 5
7:30 Presentation Mentor: Rob Doggett Team 6
8:00 Presentation Mentor: John Davies Team 7
8:30- 8:50 Break Judges will be in session
8:50 Judging summary and award TBC
9:15 Meeting close

 The platform and facilitation

For simplicity the platform used will be ‘Teams’ (we have decided against using ‘Teams Live’ due to lack of familiarity).

The main audience will be able to see the entire event.

Do you have any Questions on the event?

If you have questions on the event and the evening please send them, in the first event, to david.mobbs@c-i-m.co.uk and they will be answered by the organising team either by email or in a subsequent bulletin.

 

Young Engineers’ Programme 2020

Case Study Presentation – Update Bulletin 2

Introduction

This bulletin presents updating information regarding the case study presentation evening, Thursday 12th of November 2020.  for the benefit of all participants in the evening.

The format

The Young Engineers are currently working in 7 teams on the case study. On the evening of 12th November each team will be asked present their findings from the case study. The teams will need to demonstrate team work however the mechanism of delivery is up to each team and their mentors.

Each team will be held in the lobby and will be called forward to present one team at a time the remaining teams will remain in the lobby and will not be able to hear the preceding team’s presentation. Each presentation will start at the allocated time. The presentation is expected to last for 20 minutes. There is then five minutes for questions. The team will step down when the Chair closes that part of the session (at 25 minutes), that team can then remain in the meeting with video and audio muted to listen to all subsequent deliveries.

Following the completion of all presentations there will then be a break while the judges confer and decide on the winning team. The winning team will be announced at the end of the evening, congratulations and commiserations given by the Chair and the meeting will be closed.

Preparation for the meeting

Each team is requested to complete preparation of their presentation some days in advance.  Please send your presentation by either email or a file transfer service such as WeTransfer to david.mobbs@c-i-m.co.uk by midday on Wednesday 11th November. This is for security proposes in the event of an IT failure. Please note that all presentations are to be delivered in the manual mode, please do not use the automation feature in PowerPoint.

The meeting officials

Chair: Trevor Osborne

Timer:  Alan Denny

Q&A:  Anthony Setiadi

Timings

Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and all participants should attempt to get online as close to 4:30 as possible. The timetable of the meeting is as follows (all p.m.): –

time Activity Note Presenter
4:30 Meeting opens online for registration N.A.
4:45 Welcome, introduction and roll call Trevor Osborne
5:00 Presentation Mentor: Andrew Sturgeon Team 1
5:30 Presentation Mentor: Chris Googan Team 2
6:00 Presentation Mentor: Charlie Barraclough Team 3
6:30 Presentation Mentor: Tasos Kostrivas Team 4
7:00 Presentation Mentor: Dave Shaw Team 5
7:30 Presentation Mentor: Rob Doggett Team 6
8:00 Presentation Mentor: John Davies Team 7
8:30- 8:50 Break Judges will be in session
8:50 Judging summary and award TBC
9:15 Meeting close

 

The platform and facilitation

For simplicity the platform used will be ‘Teams’ (we have decided against using ‘Teams Live’ due to lack of familiarity).

The main audience will be able to see the entire event.

Do you have any Questions on the event?

If you have questions on the event and the evening please send them, in the first event, to david.mobbs@c-i-m.co.uk and they will be answered by the organising team either by email or in a subsequent bulletin.

 

Young ICorr

Welcome to Young ICorr Mission Statement The intent of Young ICorr is to link the network of younger professionals who are either working or interested in the field of corrosion. The key demographic for Young ICorr is members of the Institute of Corrosion who are 35...

Young Engineer Programme (YEP)

ICorr’s Young Engineer Programme once again broke new ground as it held its first ever meeting online in May, for the reveal of its 2020 case study.

The grand surroundings of the Royal Over-Seas League might have been replaced with the homespun comforts of participants’ living rooms, but the content of the meeting remained as topical as ever with Steve Paterson from Arbeadie Consultants Ltd presenting the 2020 case study for the seven participating groups.

Focusing on an onshore titanium pipe corrosion failure, Steve described a scenario where several leaks were experienced in the piping at an onshore glycol desalination plant that required further investigation, giving the participants plenty to think about ahead of presenting their findings in November.

As an experienced technical expert with a deep knowledge of subsea engineering and corrosion management systems, Steve’s puzzling scenario ensured that the 32 participating young engineers – representing 19 companies, each with a wide and interesting variety of specialist backgrounds – had plenty to discuss on the evening.

The young engineer’s broad set of specialities include mechanical and materials engineering, welding, materials and more. These were all put to the test when discussing the desalination plant, which is used to periodically remove the salts from mono-ethylene glycol, used for hydration and corrosion control in gas pipelines from three offshore fields.

With the help of a mentor assigned to assist each group, the young engineers were posed with problems at the end of the presentation. These included proposing root causes for the defect, how to perform a corrosion risk assessment to determine if the plant is safe to operate, suggesting alternative materials, and identifying what mitigation options could be applied to prolong the service life of this section of the desalination plant, among others.

The YEP has been running for a number of years and delivers a technical competency framework that’s consistent with the Institute of Corrosion’s professional standards, to help prepare graduates for entry into the industry with a broad range of knowledge. As well as providing an opportunity to network with likeminded professionals, the programme also offers participants a stepping stone into the industry, and is the first stage in achieving MICorr and CEng status.

In what might be the first of many online meetings, the evening ran according to schedule, although participants and guests had to make their own tea and coffee during the scheduled break. Prior to that though they were entertained by Tim Evans, Caroline Allanach and Danny Burkle who offered a reflection on their 2018 winning case study.

Caroline and Danny discussed how they approached the case study and the fantastic resulting prize of a trip to the 2019 NACE Conference in Nashville, while Tim provided a critical assessment of their reaction and solution to the failure that occurred.

The case study was concluded by a series of questions and answers, before Trevor Osborne from Deepwater Corrosion Services brought the first ever online YEP meeting to a close with a message of thanks. The participants will attend four more lectures before reconvening in November to present their case study.