Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion

Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion

We are delighted to announce that Bill Hedges has been elected President of the Institute of Corrosion, following the Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2020. Bill brings a wealth of experience to the role from his many years at BP and will be supported by new Vice President, Stephen Tate of Total . We wish Bill and Stephen every success in their new roles!

Bill Hedges

Stephen Tate

ISO/DIS 24656: Cathodic protection of offshore wind structures. Opportunity for ICorr Members to Comment

ISO/DIS 24656: Cathodic protection of offshore wind structures. Opportunity for ICorr Members to Comment

A proposed new BS EN ISO Standard for CP of Offshore Wind foundations is presently in its public comment stage. Any ICorr Members with expertise in this area are welcome to comment. The Draft Standard and the comments sheet are available in the member section of the ICorr website. The Closing date for comments is 12th December 2020, but if you wish to comment, please be quick. You can submit your comments directly to the Committee Service Centre mailbox [csc] csc@bsigroup.com or preferably they can be submitted to Corrosion House who can collate them to be presented via the BSI Cathodic Protection Committee GEL 603.

Online Seminars Open for All Members and Guests

The midlands branch has organised the following event, which is free and open to all members and guests.
Meeting registration details to follow shortly.

Friday 27th November
Starting at 12.00.
Introduction to Mental Health – (MHFA England, Mental Health Aware Taster), Presenter – Russell Mott Lead Auditor & Trainer ATAS UK. Official Building Mental Health in Construction (BMH) toolbox talk and promoting both chat and poll questions in Zoom.  In the interim, the following links maybe useful to members for support and help on mental health;

You are invited to register for the webinar meeting here.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtde-vrTIoEtG3etFZ_XDIBeY_pgU4AQcl  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

https://www.samaritans.org/
https://www.mind.org.uk/
https://mhfaengland.org/
https://atas-uk.com/
and specifically for younger members, https://www.studentminds.org.uk/

Introduction to Mental Health webinar event

YEP Programme – Case Study Presentations

New Fast-Dry Version of Water-Based Micro Corrosion Inhibiting Coating!

New Fast-Dry Version of Water-Based Micro Corrosion Inhibiting Coating!

Cortec® Corporation has recently expanded its range of water-based anti-corrosion coatings by developing a new fast-dry version called EcoShield® 386 FD. This combines the worker and environmental advantages of a water-based coating with the performance of EcoShield® 386 micro corrosion inhibiting technology, in a topcoat that will force-dry in five to 10 minutes. According to the company, this is ideal for manufacturers of pipes, tubes, and other metal components without enough time to cool and dry the coated parts before continuing the production process.

It is a water-based acrylic one coat system that can be applied DTM at 37.5-75 µm dry film thickness to provide protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications. It contains 72 g/L of VOCs and is an excellent alternative to solvent-based and zinc-rich paints. It relies on a complex mixture of non-hazardous “nano” sized corrosion inhibitors to provide a more continuous layer of corrosion protection in micro cavities where traditional inhibitors may leave gaps due to their larger relative particle size, concluded the company.