Working day of CED

This year the annual working day of the Corrosion Engineering Division (CED) will take place during the Electrochem 2019 meeting, being held at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Monday 26th – Wednesday 28th August.  The CED meeting will be held on the 28th August, and it will be integrated with the Corrosion Science Symposium, organised by the Institute’s Corrosion Science Division.

The programme for the CED part of the meeting will include invited lectures on the theme of ‘Industrial Applications of Electrochemical Corrosion Monitoring’, which will be presented during the morning.  Full details of the CED lectures will be published on the conference web site in June 2019, and in the next issue of CM. The lectures will be followed by the presentation of the Paul McIntyre award
to this year’s winner, who will be announced in a few weeks’ time. 

In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to join the CED working group meetings.  The current working groups are:

n Cathodic protection

n Nuclear

n Coatings

n Oil and gas

n Corrosion in Concrete

The Electrochem 2019 annual meeting is organised by the Electrochemistry, and Electroanalytical and Sensors, Interest Groups of the RSC, and the Society of Chemistry and Industry (SCI). The 2019 meeting will be the 25th anniversary of Electrochem and it will include the 60th Corrosion Science Symposium. Details of the meeting and registration are available at

Attendees are welcome to join any of the parallel sessions that will be running during the meeting.


We are pleased to announce the updated ICATS website has been launched. The address remains the same,, but it is more user friendly and works much better with phones and tablets.

As you will be aware ICorr has moved to new offices at Corrosion House, 5 St Peters Gardens, Marefair, Northampton, NN1 1SX.  This new facility includes state of the art training facilities where most of our courses will now be presented.

As previously announced, ICATS has also introducing the new ICATS Managers/Engineers Industrial Coating Awareness course. This is a structured training module for managers, engineers, specifiers, and anyone that would benefit from an understanding of coating application.

The module covers:

  • Health and Safety in industrial painting
  • Preparation standards
  • Blasting and abrasives
  • Mechanical and manual preparation
  • Other surface preparation methods
  • Painting specification
  • Toolbox talks
  • Paint technology
  • Galvanic series
  • Convertible and non-convertible Coatings
  • Over-painting existing paint systems
  • Paint manufacturers
  • Paint failures
  • QC and QA

The Industrial Coating Applicator (ICA) faces many issues within industrial coatings, and it is recognised that this role can be misunderstood, leading to a potentially dangerous situation, or misinterpretation, and an expectation of what can or can’t be achieved.

These are one-day classroom-based presentations, and the first one is planned for 4th July in Northampton.

The next Supervisor course will be on 2nd and 3rd July, and will also be held in Northampton. Please contact the office,, phone 01604 438222, or check the ICATS website for dates and details of all courses.

Launch of new Passive Fire Protection Course

ICorr/IMechE has entered into an agreement with PFPNet, the industry body for Hydrocarbon Fire Protection, with a member base of owners/operators, major applicators, and the engineering community, to develop a PFP training course, the contents of which will be developed by PFPNet, working with ICorr, and will be delivered by IMechE, with the first module is planned to be delivered by the end
of this year.

This first course is intended for owners’ inspectors, who are required to inspect PFP coatings, but in addition, other courses are planned, which will include module planned to be delivered for other types of PFP systems, as well as other disciplines within the PFP industry, for example, modules that will supplement professional engineering qualifications, and improve understanding about how PFP should be engineered, specified and installed.

Training will be provided by qualified individuals, and an important part of the overall programme is accreditation of the course, along with qualification of the individuals who successfully complete the training.

A PFPNet conference is planned to be held in Manchester on 5th and 6th June, and there will be a presentation about this new course from IMechE.

The President Writes ….

The President Writes ….

Welcome to the latest edition of Corrosion Management. I have had a lot of positive feedback on the magazine from members recently, particularly regarding the quality of the technical articles, so congratulations to our Editor Brian Goldie on the improvements he has been making. He assures me there is more to come!

This is an exciting time for the Institute, with the recent move to the new Corrosion House at 5 St Peters Gardens in Northampton. Our dedicated office team of Denise, Gwynneth and Sue are now safely installed in the building and the final touches are being made to the furnishings under the watchful eye of Trevor Osborne. On the evening of Thursday 6th June we held a Grand Opening event to celebrate the move to our new home, and all members were warmly invited to attend.

I’m also delighted to announce that Bill Hedges has agreed to take up the vacant position of Vice President of the Institute, subject to a formal vote at the next Council meeting. Bill has been prominent in London Branch activities for many years now, most notably in the development of the Young Engineers Programme, and he brings a wealth of experience and insight from his role as Chief Engineer – Materials at BP. I’m excited about the contribution he can make, and the higher profile he will be able to bring to the Institute during his Presidency.

We have a number of important initiatives coming to the boil at the moment, including a new agreement for provision of ICorr training courses worldwide, a complete overhaul of the Institute brand, a position paper on recruitment and retention of student members, and a proposal for a discounted subscription scheme for retired members. You will be hearing more details about these over the coming months.

In other news, I would like to congratulate one of our members, Liane Smith, who has recently been elected an Honorary Fellow of the European Federation of Corrosion (EFC). This is a significant honour and recognises her impressive contribution to the establishment and continued success of EFC Working Party 13 – Corrosion in Oil & Gas Production. Liane will receive her award at the next EuroCorr conference, which will be held in Seville in September.

Finally, I was privileged to be invited to present the President’s talk at the London branch meeting at Imperial College in March. I chose to discuss the future of the Institute and how we might formulate a longer term strategy to adapt to external drivers, such as the transition to low carbon energy, the digital revolution, the growing generational gap and the UK Industrial Strategy. I was very encouraged by the level of audience engagement throughout the discussion and picked up a lot of great ideas from the members who were there. I plan to repeat the process at the other five branches over the rest of the year and would encourage you all to attend your local branch if you can. Your input is very important to the future of the Institute!

ICorr President, Gareth Hinds.

Offshore Energy and Telegraph Cables

Organised by SCI’s London Group and the Institute of Corrosion – London Branch
The Evening Chair will be John T O’Shea, Hon ICorr Life Fellow

Thursday 26 September 2019, 17:30 for 18:00
SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS, UK

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T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

This evening event includes two presentations, followed by a networking reception at 19:30. Attendance to this
event is free of charge, however places are limited. Please register today by visiting:
The event is open to SCI, ICorr, IOM3, LMS, and TWI members and guests.

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