Guidelines For Technical Articles

Each issue of Corrosion Management magazine normally contains at least two technical articles focussed on one aspect of corrosion science or technology. The themes covered in each issue of the magazine can be found in the magazine media pack (
Following are some general guidelines for technical articles:
• These articles must describe original, unpublished work.
• They should not be commercially orientated, and should present an unbiased view of the technology.
• The average length of a technical article should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words.
• The article can include tables, graphs, figures and photographs, to help explain the content. Overall this equates to about 3-4 magazine pages.
• The preferred file format is Microsoft Word.
• There is the possibility of publishing longer, more detailed, articles on the website.
Photo/Figure specification
• All images should be the author’s own (or his company), and should be copyright and royalty free.
• Accepted file formats are EPS, TIFF, JPEG.
• High resolution photo/ figures should be sent as separate files.
• Greyscale or colour images, minimum 300 dpi
• Line art (bitmap) images/figures, minimum 1,000 dpi
If you have a technical article which you feel is suitable for publication in Corrosion Management, please send it to the editor
Enhancing Corrosion Resistance of Marine Structures Through SLM 3 D Printing

Enhancing Corrosion Resistance of Marine Structures Through SLM 3 D Printing

Marine machinery and engine components face humid and corrosive environments. Steels or Ni-based materials with high strength and outstanding corrosion resistance are often employed in marine services for their good strength and corrosion resistance properties. High alloy strength and good corrosion resistance are difficult to achieve simultaneously. Selective laser melted (SLM) austenitic steels present a new pathway to improve strength, work hardening, and ductility. Due to SLM products’ superior strength compared to most other metal 3D printed parts, this technology is highly sought after in high-end applications. SLM can produce extremely complex geometries and reduce part counts by printing entire assemblies. SLM lowers waste and material utilisation, especially when compared to conventional manufacturing techniques. The resulting microstructure in SLM-processed alloys, is mostly composed of submicron dislocation walls. This type of microstructure may have the potential to improve corrosion resistance. SLM processing can produce a single-phased high entropy alloy samples, with not only exceptional strength-ductility combinations, but also excellent corrosion resistance in acidic environments. Rui Zhou et al. from department of Materials Science and Engineering, Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong, have shown that SLM is capable of doubling the corrosion resistance of an N-doped CoCrFeNi HEA in diluted sulfuric acid, while still maintaining high mechanical performance. The sample that underwent SLM processing has an uneven microstructure with 3D dislocation cells inside each grain. The SLM-induced 3D dislocation cell structure can offer efficient diffusion pathways, allowing migration of Cr to the metal surface. This results in the formation of a thick protective Cr oxide layer that offers good corrosion resistance. Additionally, Cr segregation at cell borders creates a large number of sites for oxide nucleation and stabilises the cell structure for strong mechanical characteristics.

More information regarding SLM 3D printing of HEA can be obtained from following article:
Zhou, R., Chen, W., Li, W. et al. 3D printed N-doped CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy with more than doubled corrosion resistance in dilute sulphuric acid. npj Mater Degrad 7, 8 (2023).

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of INWED – International Women in Engineering Day (June 23rd)

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of INWED – International Women in Engineering Day (June 23rd)

The Beginning
UK National Women in Engineering Day held annually on June 23rd, a movement started by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) the forerunner to International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), and first took place in the UK in 2014. The objective behind this WES initiative was to raise the profile of women in engineering. The day gained support from UNESCO two years later, raising awareness on a global scale. Finally, in 2017, the day was celebrated on an international level for the first time. The day was first observed internationally in 2017 – a day that honours and celebrates the tenacious efforts made by female engineers.

The main goals of the day are to raise awareness and promote female participation in the engineering field. INWED recognises importance of female engineering pioneers, who are frequently overlooked. The awareness campaigns are to equip young girls with boundless opportunities to help them carve a niche for themselves. INWED also gives a platform to conduct outreach programmes with younger generations and early career professionals. The initiative has listed 40 UK-based events, with many more occurring elsewhere, to deliver and support learning sessions.

This year will mark the 10th celebration of International Women in Engineering Day. Every year the day is attributed to different themes and INWED 2023 theme is ‘Make Safety Seen’ to highlight how female engineers have broken through barriers in creating technology for a safe future. It also serves as a platform to discuss the actions that can be taken to ensure a safe personal environment for female engineers to work in.

INWED 23 Celebrations and Awards
Various events, including webinars, podcasts, award ceremonies, and tours, were held to mark INWED 23 by businesses, organisations, and educational institutions. Several INWED 2023 events are listed on following website:
A new free gallery at London’s Science Museum was opened to public on Friday 23rd June. The gallery will explore how engineers
change the world.

RWE, the UK’s electricity generator celebrated International Women in Engineering Day by hosting a tour of the largest wind farm in
Welsh waters.

CORROSION journal hosted a podcast in which Dr Jen Locke, from The Ohio State University, and Dr Erin Karasz, from Sandia National Laboratories, discussed their careers in materials science and engineering.

Women Engineers Making News
Sharon Harte of Dacrylate Paints was elected President of British Coatings Federation (BCF). Sharon taking over from Guy Williams and becomes the first female President of the BCF – or its predecessor organisations – in its 111-year history. For the 2023 British Coatings Federation (BCF) Annual Conference, more than 150 top business leaders and decision-makers from the UK’s paints, coatings and printing ink industries gathered in Derby.

Within the Transport sector, Kris Kinnear, capital delivery director at Network Rail recently commented:

“As an industry, we are keen to encourage more young women and girls to get involved in engineering opportunities and careers. Visits such as these support our platform of diversity and inclusion, and help us to promote the role and contribution female engineers play in the industry on a daily basis.

“As an industry, we are keen to encourage more young women and girls to get involved in engineering opportunities and careers. Visits such as these support our platform of diversity and inclusion, and help us to promote the role and contribution female engineers play in the industry on a daily basis.

“It’s great to see the work of female engineers being acknowledged finally.”

Amongst our younger Corrosion Members, Claudia Martinez Pinon from Corrosion Radar is an excellent example of someone who has excelled within her role in our Industry. Graduating from Universidad de Oviedo with BSc (Hons) in Industrial Chemical Engineering and Specialization in Environmental Engineering and Sustainability, she joined Corrosion Radar (CUI Sensor specialists) in May 2019 and has since gone onto develop a very wide skill set in Corrosion Management areas – Algorithm Development, Risk Management, Risk Analysis, Risk Assessment, Project Management, Research and Development (R&D), Data Analysis and Experimental Design.

See also:
Within our own Institute of Corrosion, Dr Jane Lomas regularly delivers our Fundamentals of Corrosion Engineering (FOCE) course. Attendees on the course are given a wide-ranging introduction to all major aspects of corrosion engineering.

Successful completion of the course and the associated examination is required for obtaining Professional Membership of ICorr for those without either formal qualifications in corrosion or the relevant field experience. The course is based very much on practical information with hands-on examples as well as relevant background theory.

The next FOCE Course dates are week commencing: 13 – 17th November 2023 to be held at Northampton



Dr Jane Lomas, ICorr Trustee and Honorary Secretary

More information on INWED 23 can be obtained from:

Upcoming issues of Corrosion Management will include articles about women in the corrosion community and highlight their career journey. These articles will discuss the motivation for their careers, the benefits of diversity and inclusion to the field, and challenges they have experienced, as well as their advice to young corrosion professionals.

Standards Up-date

The following documents have obtained substantial support
during the past two months, and have been submitted to the ISO member bodies for voting, or formal approval.
ISO/FDIS 4624 Paints and varnishes — Pull-off test for adhesion (Revision of 2016 standard)
ISO/FDIS 5668 Corrosion of metals and alloys – Guidelines and requirements for corrosion testing in simulated environment of deep-sea water

New International standards published in the past three months.
ISO 1518-1:2023 Paints and varnishes — Determination of scratch for wind-turbine rotor blades — Part 5: Measurement of transmittance properties of UV protective coatings
ISO 24131-1:2023 Internal protection by polymeric lining for ductile iron pipes — Requirements and test methods — Part 1: Polyurethane lining
ISO 24131-2:2023 Internal protection by polymeric lining for ductile iron pipes — Requirements and test methods— Part 2: Epoxy lining

World Corrosion Awareness Day 2023 Activities in Qatar

World Corrosion Awareness Day 2023 Activities in Qatar

The seminar was part of a series of technical events that the GPC arranges collaboratively with international corrosion associations. The seminar was held virtually and the speaker was Prof. Gareth Hinds, the President of WCO, who focused on reviewing corrosion challenges associated with developing technologies. The event had the active participation of delegates from oil and gas companies in Qatar, university faculty members, researchers, students, and overseas corrosion professionals.

Sustainable C5 Corrosion Protection for Primer Coatings

Sustainable C5 Corrosion Protection for Primer Coatings

According to Hexigone, their latest test results prove that their sustainable corrosion inhibitor, Intelli-ion AX1, can reach C5 levels of corrosion protection in both waterborne and solvent borne coatings.

C1–C5 are classifications used to describe the level of corrosion resistance required for aggressive environments and applications. C5 refers to highly corrosive environments where the steel structure is exposed to high levels of humidity, saltwater spray, and other corrosive substances.
The coatings that were tested were specially formulated by a UK-based organisation that provides technical and scientific support to the global coatings industry. The REACH compliant inhibitors were added to both waterborne (WB) and solvent borne (SB) 2 pack epoxy coatings, and both primer only and top-coated systems were tested.

The panels used for testing were shot-blasted to Sa 2.5 as per C5 specification. Each primer layer had an average dry film thickness (DFT) of 120 µm, and the topcoat was applied at approx. 60 µm. After 1440 hours salt spray (SST) to ASTM B117 both the primer and full system for the WB epoxy and SB epoxy displayed no signs of blistering in the coating. To demonstrate the full performance of both systems with AX1 in, part of the paint system was removed after salt spray to view the substrate underneath. The WB epoxy system after 1440 hours shows minimum corrosion at the scribe, evidencing Intelli-ion’s excellent performance in WB systems. The SB epoxy system also meets specifications with no blistering, minimum cross-scribe corrosion, and no undercoat corrosion present on the full substrate.

Unlike zinc phosphate, which primarily provides anodic protection via precipitation, Intelli-ion offers both anodic and cathodic corrosion protection. The technology is released in a smart way and works by forming a protective nano layer on the metal surface, which provides a physical barrier to corrosion-inducing substances. The final mode of protection happens once it has donated a proton to OH- ions resulting from the cathodic oxygen reduction reaction, it forms a lone pair bonded layer over the metal surface at the cathode, blocking interfacial electron transfer.

Hexigone invites coatings manufacturers worldwide to join forces and co-create high-performance, sustainable, smart coatings.
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