Text books on corrosion/corrosion prevention

The Institute of Corrosion now have publications available upon requests. Some of the publication are quite old and may be out of print but it would be useful for research purposes etc.

List Corrosion and Related Science and Technology books:

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 https://www.icorr.org/souces-of-information/

For Copy of the books, please email to imma.mobbs@c-i-m.co.uk

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

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

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: ICorrABZ@gmail.com

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

CAD Event – 27/08/19


Industrial Visit – 03/09/19


Paul McIntyre Award; 2019 Recipient – Dr. Steve Paterson

Dr. Steve Paterson

The 2019 Paul McIntyre award has been granted to Dr. Steve Paterson.  Steve obtained a B.Sc and Ph.D in metallurgy from Imperial College, London. He joined Shell International and over 34 years had an exciting journey in a variety of roles involving materials, corrosion, welding and integrity management. His experience covered the research, refining, chemical and oil and gas production sectors and he worked in the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Malaysia. Since retiring from Shell in 2017 Steve has worked as an independent consultant and is currently a part-time lecturer at Robert Gordon University where he teaches materials and corrosion, and corrosion management. The award will be presented at the Electrochem 2019 conference at Strathclyde University on Wednesday 28 August, 2019, during the Corrosion Engineering Division part of the meeting.

The Fundamentals of Corrosion Course September 2019

The Institute of Corrosion is running a Fundamentals of Corrosion course presented by Dr Jane Lomas at the Institute of corrosion office at Corrosion House 5 St Peters Gardens Marefair Northampton on the 23rd – 27th of September.  The course will be based on practical information and hands-on examples as well as relevant background theory.   Attendees on the course will be given a wide ranging introduction to all the major aspects of corrosion engineering.

Successful completion of the course and the associated examination will required for obtaining Professional membership of ICorr for those without either formal qualifications in corrosion or the relevant time experience.

Who is the course for:

The course will be suitable for engineers, paint inspectors, designers, technicians and scientists wishing to expand their career opportunities into the corrosion field or wanting to broaden or refresh their knowledge of corrosion in general.

Civil, mechanical, chemical and naval engineers will find the course aids their ability to assess potential or actual corrosion situations and to be able build anti-corrosion measures and strategies into their projects.  It will also help to understand the mechanisms and causes of common premature failures.

The course will take place over a 5 day period in a classroom format; four days being talks and practical sessions and the fifth day being a short review and the examination.  There will be opportunities to ask questions at all times during the course.

Course Content:

The course will include:

  • Corrosion of common metals.
  • Basic corrosion science.
  • Common corrosion mechanisms; galvanic, crevice, pitting, deposition, corrosion under deposit/lagging, stress corrosion and cracking.
  • The electrochemical series and its practical uses.
  • Methods for preventing or managing corrosion, including Inhibitors/passivation.
  • Introduction to cathodic protection.
  • Surface preparation challenges, paints & coatings.
  • Corrosion and environmental conditions.
  • Material selection & design.
  • Corrosion testing and monitoring.

Course Presenter:

The course will be presented by Dr Jane Lomas (FICorr).

Jane is an experienced corrosion & coatings engineer at Amtec Consultants Ltd with a multi-disciplinary background. She has over 30 years practical experience of marine corrosion and building coatings issues, from project design, through new building to guarantee claims; ongoing coating maintenance problems and repair issues.

She also works on a global basis with failure investigations and product liability claims in the automotive, industrial, aerospace and water treatment industries as an investigator and problem solver.

Jane manages multi-company projects for both R&D purposes and claims cases and also runs the laboratory at Amtec.

  • Fellow – Institute of Corrosion (FICorr)
  • Honorary Secretary, Trustee and Council Member of ICorr.

Further information on the course can be obtained from the Institute of Corrosion: admin@icorr.org or david@icorr.org

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

‘Materials Science Technologist’ Degree Apprenticeship Update

Dear BrianWe are pleased to advise that the funding band for the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship has been approved. Click here to view the final funding band decision letter.

The apprenticeship is now ready for delivery and details are available on The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.

Employers who are interested in having individuals trained on this apprenticeship should contact the universities who have participated in the trailblazer group about its availability and delivery dates. The universities are:

  • Staffordshire University
  • The University of Sheffield
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Derby
  • Sheffield Hallam University.

We would like to thank everyone involved for all their hard work and support in developing the Material Science Technologist Degree Apprenticeship.

Sir Gerry Berragan, Chief Executive of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, has expressed his thanks to all of those involved in the trailblazer group. A copy of the letter can be found here.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Cathryn Hickey, Secretariate

Chris Stevens, Chair

James Smith, Vice Chair