Key Duties – The Editor has to collates and edits all Magazine copy from all ICorr sources, e.g. Division/Branch/Working Group, plus any industry news from our Sustaining members or editorial services.

The Magazine Editor must regularly recruit technical articles to meet the editorial calendar and review them for technical accuracy and edit to fit available space alongside any Advertising or other Notices.

Please apply to: President with your CV and a covering letter saying why you would like to undertake this partially remunerated position.

Closing Date of Friday 20 January 2023



ICorr MIC Training Course for 2023

ICorr MIC Training Course for 2023

ICorr Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) Training Course

Plan for 2023

The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) is pleased to announce the plan for the MIC training course for 2023. Both the Awareness and Certified MIC Technologist proficiency levels are offered, at ICorr headquarter, twice next year as follows;

April 2023:

  • Awareness (one day course) on the 12 April 2023
  • Certified MIC Technologist (5-day course) from the 17 April  to the 21 April 2023

October 2023:

  • Awareness (one day course) on the 4 October 2023
  • Certified MIC Technologist (5-day course) from the 23 October 2023  to the 27 October 2023.

An MIC Technologist attendance certificate is available for attending the 4-day course without taking the certification exam.

Please contact for registration.

There are a number of hotels within a walking distance to ICorr offices including Ibis and Park Inn. It is recommended to make provisional booking as early as possible to secure a competitive rate.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Institute of Corrosion

President Handover –  Bill Hedges to Stephen Tate

President Handover – Bill Hedges to Stephen Tate

The Institute of Corrosion is very pleased to announce the successful election of Stephen Tate as its New President and Dr Yunnan Gao as its New Vice President.

Stephen has worked with Aberdeen Branch Committee for the past 11 yrs in various roles and has twice been its Branch Chair. Presently supporting the TOTAL Energies North Sea Operations though Oceaneering International, he has worked with many Integrity Vendors including AMEC, CAN (Offshore), MACAW, OIS and STORK over the last 23 yrs.

Before that he was an employee of ACEL (CP and Pipelines) for 16yrs and TRW Ferranti (Subsea) Systems for 2 yrs in Holland. He has wide practical experience of Corrosion Control activities in many Operational areas.

Stephen may be contacted at:

President Handover on 10/11/22, Bill Hedges to Stephen Tate

Dr Yunnan Gao – New ICorr Vice President

Yunnan has been an active Aberdeen Branch Committee member for the last 8yrs. He has twice held the Chair position and has also acted as Vice Chair in support of Stephen Tate, helping to expand both the Branch membership and local Sponsorship. He has Extensive Energy experience both in the UK and Overseas.

Currently he is based at BP Sunbury UK but also supports the BP Aberdeen Operations. After his PhD studies, his employers have included Atkins, DNV GL, LR, Repsol Sinopec, Saipem and Stork, in the areas of Asset Integrity and Corrosion Management.

We wish them both success in their new roles for the Institute and believe that together they will make great Team, as ICorr continues to expand its Membership both in the UK and Overseas.

At this time, we would like to pay tribute to our retiring President Bill Hedges who has guided us through some very difficult times over the past 2 years, especially during the 1st year Covid when our Institute income was falling significantly. During that time, he has shown excellent governance and leadership throughout and has laid good foundations for us all.

Bill will be a very hard act to follow, but we will strive to build on the reforms he has put in place and continue his good work.

We thank him today, for all his support and guidance.

ICorr MIC Training Course for 2023

New ICorr MIC Training Course Available

The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) is delighted to announce that we have developed a Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC) course to meet the increasing demand from industry.

MIC is the least understood phenomenon of corrosion despite the number of high-profile failures it has caused around the world with devastating effect on the health, safety, reliability and finance of operations, company reputation and the environment.  It is estimated that 20% of all corrosion failures are primarily due to uncontrolled microbial activities in industrial systems with an estimated annual cost of UDS 2.5 billion to the oil and gas industry[1] alone.

The new, state of the art course provides expert knowledge on MIC threat assessment, identification methods, monitoring and mitigation technologies.  It uses case studies to share best practices to control the spiraling MIC cases in different sectors around the globe.

The course covers both theoretical and practical aspects of MIC and is offered in three formats to meet the demands of various industries at different levels of proficiency as follows:

Proficiency level Awareness Level A one-day course that provides an overview of the phenomenon of MIC with a focus on understanding and managing MIC.  This is targeted at managers and leaders who need to understand the risk but are not MIC practitioners.  A certificate of attendance is awarded.


MIC technologist A four-day course covering theoretical and practical sessions with a focus on providing detailed knowledge on managing and conducting a MIC control program including setting sampling and monitoring strategies, data interpretation and presentation and identification of potential risks.  A certificate of attendance is awarded.


Certified MIC technologist This is the same as the MIC Technologist course which is then followed by an additional half day for taking an examination paper.


· Who should attend The course will be of considerable benefit to managers, project leaders, industrial biologists, engineers, scientists, field management and technical staff.


· Cost of the course The fee for one-day course is GBP £800 and for the four-day course is GBP £2,000.  For those wishing to take the ICorr certification exam after the four-day course there is an additional fee of GBP £500.  These fees are based on attending the course in the UK.


The Institute of Corrosion is happy to discuss your needs and to deliver the course either at ICorr premises in the United Kingdom or at your premises around the world.  The course is delivered by Dr Tony Rizk a world-renowned expert with many years of practical experience.

Currently, the course is only available in a classroom format although an on-line format will be developed in the future.

To help us plan the initial availability of this long-awaited, new course we would appreciate feedback on your interest as follows:

I am interested in:

  1. The one-day course in the UK.
  2. The four-day course in the UK.
  3. The four-day course in the UK with the additional exam.
  4. Discussing the option to bring the course to a location of your choosing.
  5. Other feedback

Please send your feedback to:

Download PDF – ICorr MIC Course Information Final

Marine Corrosion Forum Meeting 6 July 2022 – Birmingham

Marine Corrosion Forum Meeting 6 July 2022 – Birmingham

Marine Corrosion Forum
Meeting 6 July 2022

National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham, B92 0EJ

Revised program

Access Live Stream via MCF web site ‘Attend’ page

1030   Registration and Coffee/Tea
1100   Using the new Standard EN ISO 24656 ‘Cathodic Protection for Offshore Wind Structures’. Birit Buhr, Oersted
1145   Offshore Renewables Cathodic Protection, Impacts of revised DNV Requirements. Lars Lichtenstein, DNV
1230   Combined discussion on Offshore Renewables
1245   Buffet Lunch
1300   MCF News and Open Forum
1315   SCC of Austenitic Cast Iron in Seawater. Roger Francis, RF Materials
1415   Localised Corrosion of Wire Arc Additively Manufactured (WAAM) Duplex Stainless Steel. Hussam Attar, Manchester University
1530   Tea/Coffee

The Marine Corrosion Forum is recognised by the Institute of Corrosion and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology as offering technical presentations which will contribute to an individual member’s Professional Development requirements. Each agenda is also submitted for approval to the Institute of Materials, Mineral & Mining (IoM3)

The MCF reserves the right to amend the program at any time as circumstances dictate

Marine Corrosion Forum Birmingham 060722 Revised Program 040722