Royce calls for Technology Roadmap to help co-ordinate action to address degradation issues following publication of landscape report

Royce calls for Technology Roadmap to help co-ordinate action to address degradation issues following publication of landscape report

The Henry Royce Institute for advanced materials today calls for co-ordinated action to address the significant degradation challenges presented by the transition to net-zero through a ‘Technology Roadmap for Net-Zero’. This follows the publication of the ‘Degradation in structural materials for net-zero’ report which presents the results of a landscaping exercise conducted by Royce and Frazer-Nash Consultancy, supported by the Institute of Corrosion.

Such a roadmap would select which technologies should be prioritised for investment and also be attached to key dates linked to when they’re expected to come online. It could also define the most cost-effective investment pathway to net-zero, allowing industry and academia to develop Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) programmes in alignment with clear timescales for delivery.

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Apprenticeship – End Point Assessment (EPA)

The Industrial Coating Applicator Apprenticeship 2020/21 concluded in June 2021 with their EPA at the Jack Tighe Foxs Hills facility in Scunthorpe.

Each of the 7 Apprentices completed a formal professional interview in the morning and a practical examination in the afternoon witnessed by the 2 EPA assessors.

All of the students passed with Distinction and are a great credit to both DN Colleges and Jack Tighe Ltd.

In the interview with Alan Jones the Contracts Manager he informed us that the Apprentices from the 2020 intake are earning money for JTL already which is a great turn round in a short period of time.

From L – R: Danny Lings, Sonny Burnett, Samuel Proctor, Rici Short, Shaun Watkins, Filip Wajda, Kian Power Front row: Alfie Dunn, John Whittaker


Shaun Watkins – Distinction

Shaun is currently working in the factory spraying materials such as Sherwin-Williams Macropoxy 400 which has been used on walkways and bridges.

He has been working on epoxy intumescent materials sprayed by the SW approved applicator but then finished off by roller to obtain a smooth finish. He has also been working on tank internals/externals and footbridges. His next ambition is to master the art of grit blasting.

Samuel Proctor – Distinction

Samuel is currently working on site in Portsmouth and has been working on the aircraft carriers Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth as well as HMS Duncan HMS Westminster end HMS Hurworth. He has confined space training and has been working in the ballast tanks. He’s also been applying non-skid deck paint to the flight-decks.

Prior to the Apprenticeship Samuel worked on a pig farm where he would often have to start but 2:30 AM. He’s extremely enthusiastic and sees protective coatings as a career, he would like to travel and get to the next level.

Rici Short – Distinction

Rici was working in a vape shop which he considered to be a dead end with no career and is very enthusiastic about the protective coatings industry. He is the third generation in his family to work for Jack Tighe Ltd and often has great stories from his grandad. Rici works in the factory mainly in the blast pen where they use 2½ millimetre steel shot but he has used olivine and garnet for smaller specific jobs. He has also been working on the application of epoxy PFP and has an applicator card from Jotun.

He would like to gain the experience of site work as his next stage of progression.

Danny Lings – Distinction

Danny has been working out on site at Dow Corning in South Wales and on the Snodland train bridge and would like the experience of working in the factory.

Danny has had some really good experience and enjoys his work immensely. In the practical work Danny excelled and had a very high focus on health and safety.

Kian Power – Distinction

Kian has been working mainly in Scotland on the SSE pen stocks although he has been working on crude oil tanks at Killingholme which resulted in a very interesting discussion about the use of primers and solvent free coatings for internal tank lining.

Kian really enjoys his work and demonstrated excellent health and safety, teamwork and leadership skills through the practical examination.

Filip Wajda – Distinction

Filip is interested to stay within the factory environment and is looking to learn more about the whole process.

Corrosion Under Insulation

Corrosion Under Insulation

Corrosion under a layer of insulation is a hidden threat that is very hard to detect. Additionally, it can lead to extensive damage that can burden companies with high reparation costs.

Join our successful Corrosion Under Insulation Masterclass led by Dr. Clare Watt and Dr. Steve Paterson and gain insight into the latest developments!

Since the event starts next week, make sure to save your spot now.

Key topics to be discussed include:

  • Understanding key characteristics of corrosion under insulation (CUI)
  • Examples of critical CUI failures
  • Elements of reliable CUI management
  • Risk-based prioritisation and prediction methods
  • Design considerations (insulation systems and coatings)
  • Direct and indirect detection and monitoring technology
  • An overview of published guidance
  • Latest innovation status and projects

For more information, please visit the event website.or download the event brochure to see the detailed program

Research Project relating to the Science Community’s Views

Research Project relating to the Science Community’s Views

A research project currently underway relating to the science community’s views on the Science Council and registration with the organisation. The Science Council has commissioned York Consulting (YCL), an independent socio-economic research consultancy, to undertake the research.

The Science Council is keen to hear from all members of the science community; those who are Science Council registrants and those who are not. As such, we would appreciate your support in taking part in a short survey. The survey covers questions on your career history and interest and level of engagement with the Science Council and knowledge and perceptions of its work.

Please follow this link to the survey

The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please submit responses by 21st May.

Your contribution will be extremely valuable in helping us understand views on the Science Council, its purpose, aims and values and role in promoting and supporting the science profession. Your feedback will be paramount in helping the Science Council understand what the science community would like to see in terms of its services, activities and the way it communicates and engages with the science community moving forward.

If you have any queries about the research, please contact York Consulting on

Life of a Young Corrosion Engineer – Event 21st May

Life of a Young Corrosion Engineer – Event 21st May

ICorr are jointly promoting with EFC the following Event, as a follow-up to the April EFC Corrosion Awareness Day.

ICorr/EFC/CR are focusing on a new generation of young engineers who will be at the heart of combatting corrosion challenges of the future and playing an active role for a safer and more sustainable world.

  • The CR CUI Over Coffee session on Friday 21 May at 11:00 GMT will explore the Life of a Young Corrosion Engineer with guest speakers: Marta Mohedano Sanchez, President of the Young EFC – European Federation of Corrosion Board and Bill Hedges, President INSTITUTE OF CORROSION and former Chief Engineer at BP.
  • CorrosionRADAR’s Young Corrosion Engineer Claudia Martínez Piñón, (a recent Graduate of the ICorr Young Engineer programme) plus CR CEO Dr. Chiraz Ennaceur will talk about the day-to-day realities of dealing with corrosion, what it is like for young people joining our community, their life and opportunities.
  • The panel will also consider the changing landscape for corrosion management.
  • This session is ideal for those who would like to learn more – young engineers, academics, entrepreneurs and leading operator experienced professionals driving change.

Event is being sponsored by Corrosion Radar.

Please register as below:

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Standards Up-date

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 1463 Metallic and oxide coatings — Measurement of coating thickness — Microscopical method (Revision of ISO 1463:2003)
ISO/FDIS 3613 Metallic and other inorganic coatings — Chromate conversion coatings on zinc, cadmium, aluminium-zinc alloys and zinc-aluminium alloys — Test methods (Revision of 2010 standard)
ISO/FDIS 4518 Metallic coatings — Measurement of coating thickness — Profilometric method (Revision of 1980 standard)
ISO/DIS 9712 Non-destructive testing — Qualification and certification of NDT personnel (Revision of 2012 standard)
ISO/DIS 12696 Cathodic protection of steel in concrete (Revision of 2016 standard)
ISO/DIS 21809-2 Petroleum and natural gas industries — External coatings for buried or submerged pipelines used in pipeline transportation systems — Part 2: Single layer fusion-bonded epoxy coatings (Revision of 2014 standard)
ISO/FDIS 28199-1 Paints and varnishes — Evaluation of properties of coating systems related to the spray application process — Part 1: Vocabulary and preparation of test panels (Revision of I2009 standard)

New international standards published during the past two months.
ISO 8407:2021 Corrosion of metals and alloys — Removal of corrosion products from corrosion test specimens
ISO 15663:2021 Petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries — Life cycle costing
ISO 22848:2021 Corrosion of metals and alloys — Test method for measuring the stress corrosion crack growth rate of steels and alloys under static-load conditions in high-temperature water
ISO 23123:2020 Corrosion control engineering life cycle — General requirements
ISO 23221:2020 Pipeline corrosion control engineering life cycle — General requirements
ISO 23222:2020 Corrosion control engineering life cycle — Risk assessment