ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London

ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London

On Sunday 28th April 2024, the President (Stephen Tate) and Vice President (Yunnan Gao) had the greatest pleasure in meeting up with the delegation from University of Science and Technology Beijing, USTB, https://en.ustb.edu.cn/  the foremost University in China for Corrosion education. The London delegation was led by the Vice Chancellor and President of the University and formed of six people.

We have discussed a number of possible collaborative matters between ICorr and USTB going forwards.

In the September/October issue of Corrosion Management, Professor ZHANG Dawei, Director of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China will contribute a paper on the Application of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning in Corrosion management based on his recent research.

Also in October 2024, at the kind invitation of Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) described below, Stephen and Yunnan will attend the 22nd International Corrosion Congress to be held on 22 – 26 October 2024 in Xi’an, China https://icc-corrosion.org/

The International Corrosion Council (ICC) on which ICorr is represented, was founded in 1961 to advance corrosion science and engineering represents 68 countries of the world including the UK and every three years organises the International Corrosion Congress.

Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP)

As an integral part of China Association for Science and Technology, the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) is registered in Ministry of Civil Affairs and is an academic organisation with independent legal entity in China. Founded in November 1979, CSCP currently has 7,979 individual members and 287 group members.

The 11th Council of CSCP comprises, Academician Baorong Hou, Academician Tongyi Zhang, Academician Shengkai Gong, Professor Guangzhang Chen, Professor Yu Zuo, Professor Lijie Qiao and Professor Fuhui Wang, who serve as the Honorary Presidents. Professor Xiaogang Li is the President, Professor Cuiwei Du et al are the Deputy President, Professor Xuequn Cheng is the Secretary-General.

CSCP consists of 7 working committees, 24 specialized committees and one standardization committee, and has 15 branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Liaoning and other provinces and cities in China.

The society is committed to building an academic exchange platform. The National Corrosion Congress, the Marine Corrosion Conference and the Electrochemical Corrosion Conference have become the brand conferences of CSCP. Each professional committee organises different forms of academic events every year. CSCP has also established several academic journals such as Journal of Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection and Materials Protection.

CSCP carries out various kinds of popular science activities and publishes the popular science journal Corrosion and Protection Fan. It also issues scientific and technological awards to outstanding experts in the field of corrosion and protection at the National Corrosion Congress. Furthermore, it organises technical training and certification for corrosion engineers and enterprises, evaluation meetings for scientific and technological achievements, and provides consulting and other technical services for its members.

As an academic body, CSCP attaches great importance to the training of young corrosion scientists and engineers by organising Youth Corrosion Seminars and establishing Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for Young Talents.

The international organisations with which CSCP is affiliated include International Corrosion Council (ICC), Asia Pacific Materials and Corrosion Association (APMCA) and World Corrosion Organisation (WCO). CSCP has also formed long-term partnerships with AMPP International and European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) and will shortly complete the signing of an MoU with our own Institute (ICorr).

Agreements in Principle Made by Both Parties:

  • To collaborate in the areas of training, joint webinars, conferences, ICorr membership and UK professional registration, including Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Chartered Scientist (CSci).
  • To start the work to compose a formal MoU to document the agreements (to be formally signed at International Corrosion Congress).
  • To hold the very first Webinar event later in 2024.
  • To hold the regular joint Co-operation Meetings.
  • To have alternating awards to outstanding ICorr and CSCP Members.


Photo: ICorr and University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Collaboration Meeting in London on 28/04/2024

From Left to Right

  1. QIN Yuqing, Program Coordinator of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China
  2. Prof ZHANG Dawei, Director of Office of International Affairs, USTB, China
  3. Yunnan Gao, Vice President of ICorr, UK
  4. Stephen Tate, President of ICorr, UK
  5. Prof ZHANG Weidong, Vice President, USTB, China
  6. Prof ZHENG Wenyue, School of Materials Science and Engineering, USTB, China
  7. Prof XING Yi, Dean of School of Energy and Environmental Engineering, USTB, China
  8. ZHAO Meng, Director Office of Co-operation and Development, USTB, China.


Do please regularly check the ICorr Events Calendar for further details of upcoming activities www.icorr.org/events/


The CEOCOR2024 Congress is coming closer and closer

The CEOCOR2024 Congress is coming closer and closer

The CEOCOR2024 Congress is coming closer and closer. It is an in person congress, without any possibility for remote or virtual access.

All info on www.ceocor2024.com, abstracts on info@ceocor.lu.

Do not forget to register and to book your hotel room as soon as possible, certainly not later than April 13, 2024 when the link to the Hotel Booking System expires (to book less nights, change the check-in and/or check-out date, click “modify” and book your room).

A Critical Review of the Science and Engineering of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Soil

A Critical Review of the Science and Engineering of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Soil

Join PRCI and ETH Zurich as they present:  A Critical Review of the Science and Engineering of Cathodic Protection of Steel in Soil and Concrete.
Presenter: Ueli Angst, ETH Zurich
Presenter: Markus Buchler, Schweizerische Gesellschaft fur Korrosionsschutz (SGK)
Host: Gary Choquette, PRCI
This webinar will cover the following:
• The underlying chemical and physical processes that are responsible for cathodic protection.
• The implication of AC, DC was well as combined interference conditions.
• A new procedure for assessing effectiveness of CP of pipelines under time variant interference.
Not able to attend? Register anyway to automatically receive a link to the webinar recording to view on-demand at your convenience.
Attendance is limited to the first 500 registrants to join the webinar. All remaining registrants will receive a link to view the webinar recording.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Visit the PRCI website to see more webinars that may be of interest to you. [https://www.prci.org/research/webinars.aspx]

Standards Up-date ISO

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/DIS 3549 Zinc dust pigments for paints —Specifications and test methods
ISO/DIS 14919 Thermal spraying — Wires, rods and cords for flame and arc spraying — Classification — Technical supply conditions (Revision of 2015 standard)
ISO/DTS 16774-2,3,4 Test methods for repair materials for water-leakage cracks in underground concrete structures — Part 2: Test method for chemical resistance, Part 3: Test method for water (wash out) resistance, Part 4: Test method for adhesion on wet concrete surface (Revision of 2016 standards)
ISO/FDIS 24131-1,2 Internal protection by polymeric lining for ductile iron pipes — Requirements and test methods — Part 1: Polyurethane lining, Part 2: epoxy lining
ISO/DIS 24489 Non-destructive testing — Acoustic emission testing — Detection of corrosion at atmospheric and low-pressure metallic storage tank floors

New International standards published in the past two months.
ISO 1518-1:2023 Paints and varnishes — Determination of scratch resistance — Part 1: Constant loading method
ISO 4212:2023 Corrosion of metals and alloys — Method of oxalic acid etching test for intergranular corrosion of austenitic stainless steel
ISO 4618:2023 Paints and varnishes — Vocabulary
ISO 4905:2023 Corrosion of metals and alloys — Electrochemical test methods for high-temperature corrosion testing of metallic materials in molten salts
ISO 7142:2023 Binders for paints and varnishes — Epoxy resins — General methods of test
ISO 7784-1,2:2023 Paints and varnishes — Determination of resistance to abrasion — Part 1: Method with abrasive-paper covered wheels and rotating test specimen, Part 2: Method with abrasive rubber wheels and rotating test specimen
ISO/TS 19392-6:2023 Paints and varnishes — Coating systems for wind-turbine rotor blades — Part 6: Determination and evaluation of ice adhesion using centrifuge
ISO 24647:2023 Non-destructive testing — Robotic ultrasonic test systems — General requirements

Integrity Engineering for a sustainable future

Integrity Engineering for a sustainable future

Call for presentations.

The Institute of Corrosion with The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers are pleased to announce they will be hosting a Sustainability Conference in June 2023.

The corrosion control industry has a large part to play in developing sustainable solutions for the energy sector to help achieve net zero targets. Designing systems and procedures to give better corrosion control for the life of the asset is possible, but all too often cost becomes the main driver in reducing performance between design and construction.
This event scheduled for 22nd June 2023 will address some of the new challenges facing the industry, including how we can provide clean, sustainable energy, and how this impacts corrosion control solutions currently in use.

We are currently inviting interest from speakers for the conference. Abstracts (no longer than 300 words) should include;

• speakers name,
• speaker’s organisation,
• presentation title,
• main themes / messages.

Your presentation should be;

• non-commercial in its focus (no sales pitches), please try to minimise any company information to 2 slides,
• written and delivered in English,
• of a maximum duration 35 minutes including 5 minutes for questions and answers,
• ideally feature a case study such as a new technology,
• suitable for release. All delegates will receive a copy of the presentation immediately after the event.
• A PDF or PowerPoint version must be available no later than 7 days before the start of the event (only minor changes will be permitted after this)

All speakers will be provided with complimentary access to the event.

Presentations are invited on, but not limited to:

• Offshore wind farms and related structures.
• Carbon Capture, Storage and Use (CCSU) projects, new and retrofits. continued……..
• Hydrogen generation and use including transportation in pipelines.
• Nuclear Energy.
• Advances in materials and formulation including recycling, reuse, and bio-based chemistry.
• Developments in anti-corrosion techniques, coatings and coating techniques (internal and external).
• Developments in coatings technology to reduce or capture emissions.

If you would like to present at this event please e-mail your completed abstract, with bio and presenter photo no later than 30th March 2023. e-mail: barry.turner17@gmail.com

Download schedule for 22 June 2023 

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IMechE Argyll Ruane renews 10-year strategic partnership agreement with the Institute of Corrosion

IMechE Argyll Ruane renews 10-year strategic partnership agreement with the Institute of Corrosion

Last month, the president of the Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), Stephen Tate, met with Chris Kirby, Advisor, and ICorr Manager, Dale O’Reilly, of IMechE Argyll Ruane (IAR) to officially sign a further ten-year partnership agreement between the Institute of Corrosion and IMechE Argyll Ruane.
The ICorr scheme is undergoing a period of rapid expansion, with significant investment being made by both ICorr and IAR to enhance their service provision. The revised partnership agreement demonstrates a further commitment to their collaborative approach, utilising the knowledge and skills across both organisations to further develop the course content, systems and processes, to ensure the very best training courses are provided to clients around the world.

Chris Kirby and President of ICorr, Stephen Tate, signing new 10-year partnership agreement.

IMechE Argyll Ruane have been delivering corrosion and coatings inspection training courses and examinations accredited by the Institute of Corrosion for over 20 years and have supported the expansion of the ICorr certification scheme around the globe by forming partnerships with key organisations to be able to provide classroom and online training in the UK, Europe, Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, North Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

The partnership enables both organisations to push forward with their strategic objectives of achieving:

  • A greater provision to offer online and blended approaches for courses – enabling greater flexibility in course offering and supporting an industry desire to keep the face-to-face element of the course compact, effectively utilising contact time with the trainer whilst maintaining the high quality of the course content. For example, candidates will soon be able to complete online elements for courses such as Level 2 Insulation Inspector and Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Inspector prior to attending the course.
  • A commitment to standardising course requirements/syllabi – implementing new protocols and continual improvement processes for the development of new, and the reviewing of current, course syllabi, ensuring clients receive the highest standard of training courses to meet the changing requirements of industry.
  • An ability to partner with a greater number of organisations – aligning with the Institute of Corrosion’s vision of expanding the global influence of the ICorr certification scheme.

Our partnership with the Institute of Corrosion has grown from strength to strength over the years and we look forward to continuing working collaboratively to progress the scheme within industry and ensure candidates continue to receive the very best training courses.”

  • Dale O’Reilly, ICorr Manager at IMechE Argyll Ruane.

I can personally speak of the huge contribution IAR have made over 30 or more years to this Industry and to my Corrosion colleagues. I remember very well my early training with them as a Snr. Painting Inspector which helped lay the foundations of my career in Corrosion”

  • Stephen Tate, President of ICorr.

Chris Kirby, President of ICorr Stephen Tate, and IMechE Argyll Ruane ICorr Manager Dale O’Reilly.

For more information about ICorr training courses delivered by IMechE Argyll Ruane and their training partners, visit: argyllruane.imeche.org/coatings-corrosion

For further information about the ICorr scheme, visit https://www.icorr.org/training-qualifications/