The Trustees and Council of the Institute would like to invite you all to the 2018AGM to be held on Thursday 29th November 2018 at the Council Chambers Birmingham in conjunction with a half day Midlands Branch meeting and presentation of the 2018 U.R. Evans Award.
Midland Branch Meeting
13:00 – 13:30 Lunch served
13:30 – 13:40 Welcome and introductions
13:40 – 15:30 Presentations by industry experts
15.30 to 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 16.30 U.R. Evans Award:
Presentation of the U.R. Evans Award to Professor Anne Neville, followed by her Plenary lecture.
16:30 – 17:30 ICorr AGM
1 Apologies for absence
2 Minutes of the previous AGM November 2017
3 President’s report
4 Treasurer’s report
7 Any other business
The Trustees and members of Council will be available before the meeting to answer any questions you may have regarding the Institute and its future.
Again as in the case of 2017 the Institute’s accounts, and the minutes for the November 2017 AGM, will be available via the ICorr website (www.icorr.org). Please examine them and the website in general as we would appreciate your feedback. The website will continue to be influential in increasing the Professional Membership and the perspective of non-members of ICorr and as a major means of communication with membership.
Your confirmation of attendance (for lunch numbers) or apology for absence will be appreciated preferably by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there.
Dr Jane Lomas
Institute of Corrosion
Click link below for copy of the invite:
AGM invite Letter 2018C
Recent infrastructure failures such as Genoa Bridge collapse, which killed 43 people and caused major disruption, highlights the need for effective corrosion monitoring and protection and to embrace good corrosion maintenance processes as an integral part of asset construction and maintenance. Corrosion protection is valuable in preventing unplanned production stoppages or safety risks as a result of asset performance reduction. Assets such as bridges, platforms and critical physical infrastructure require corrosion protection and monitoring as an integral part of the maintenance programme throughout the life of the asset.
University of Salford will be hosting this event at its Media City Campus. Events bring together experts in Lean Construction, Process Innovation and Corrosion specialists. The key focus is to raise awareness among Supply Chain contractors of the importance Corrosion Protection for the whole life cost of assets, as well as develop an understanding about their requirements, with a view to reduce defects and reworks, which often results in delays, cost overruns and increased H&S risks for the project. Panel discussion and group exercises will focus on use of innovative strategies to involve specialist sub-contractors’ expertise in early design and planning stages, using lean principles as a framework to integrate entire supply chain.
Date: Thursday 8th Nov, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: Room 0.11 Media City Campus (Next to BBC studios), Salford Quays, University of Salford, Salford M50 2HE,
|9:30 – 10:00
||Continental Breakfast and Networking
|10:00 – 10:10
||Welcome & Event Introduction
||Dr. Zeeshan Aziz, University of Salford
|10:10 – 10:25
||Understanding the Importance of Corrosion Protection for the whole life cost of assets
BSc, MSc, FICorr – Fullalove & Associates
|10:25 – 10:40
||The effects of Corrosion from a maintenance engineer point of view
||Jutinder Birdi BSc(Hons), CEng, MICE, MIStructE , Arcadis – Technical Director – Bridges & Civil Structures
|10:40 – 10:55
||National Sector Scheme 19A – A chairman point of view
||David Horrocks, MICorr – Materials Engineer –
BAM Nuttall Ltd
||Lean from the Clients perspective
|11:00 – 11:20
|11:20 – 12:00
||Cathodic Protection in Civil Construction – getting lean
||Dr Chris Atkins,
|12:00 – 13:10
||Panel discussion –
Role of Lean in addressing corrosion defects: causes, consequences and costs
|13:10 – 14:00
|14:00 – 15:30
||Group Exercise – Development of Project Proposals to Enhance Lean & Corrosion Integration
|15:30 – 15:50
||Group Exercises – Debrief Sessions and next steps
|15:50 – 16:00
||Way forward and Concluding Remarks
Event is free to attend however, registration is required. Please register by clicking here.
Why attend this course?
Certification of cathodic protection personnel competence is a requirement for the cathodic protection industry throughout Europe in accordance with BS EN 15257 (soon to become an ISO Standard). This includes all personnel i.e. Technicians, Senior Technicians/Junior Engineers, Field Engineers, Designers and Consultants carrying out cathodic protection duties such as survey, design, installation, testing, monitoring and maintenance within the UK and Europe. With the ISO this will be international.
This course and examination, for Level 2 Senior CP Technicians, is in compliance with BS EN 15257 and suitable for candidates with a minimum Level 1 experience in cathodic protection, or with Dispensation from ICorr based on education, professional qualifications and experience to bypass Level 1, but note that full Certification to Level 2 by ICorr requires a minimum of four year’s approved marine CP experience (less with a higher level education). The course is likely to be of particular value to, in addition to Level 1 Technicians in this or other sectors:
• Level 2 Senior Technicians Certificated in the Buried or Steel in Concrete sectors
• Engineers in the offshore Oil and Gas sectors involved in cathodic protection
• Engineers and Inspection and Maintenance personnel in the Offshore Wind industry
The location of the course provides special interest allowing for practical measurements to be taken on site at the Harwich International Port Ltd. Particular thanks are due to Dean Tatum, Port Engineer.
The topics of this course are fully set out and described in BS EN 15257 for Level 2 at Annex B1 and B3 and cover the application of cathodic protection (CP) to the following marine structures:
• Wharves, pilings and walls
• Subsea structures
• Offshore Wind Foundations
• Offshore pipelines (submerged and buried)
• Offshore platforms
• Ship external hulls
Copy of the brochures, please click link below:
Level 2 CP Senior Technician Course Revised web page entry bsw 290818
The branch AGM and Golf Day was held on 12 July at Heyrose Golf Club Knutsford.
Due to ongoing issues with GDPR, advance notice of the Golf was not circulated, but notice of the AGM, which is a legal requirement, was. This resulted in a select few enjoying an afternoon of golf in beautiful weather, on what was agreed is a very nice golf course. The trophy was yet again taken by Ken Dykes, fitting reward for organising the event. OCCA’s golfers were invited to join in, but, due to the short notice none were able to attend, however, the branch golfers expressed an interest in raising a team to compete in OCCA Manchester Section Golf Day on 20 September at Whitefield Golf Club.
Andy Bradley in his Chairman’s report expressed concern over the misunderstandings regarding GDPR, which was echoed by Chris Atkins who had tabled an official AOB question regarding the subject. Andy also said that he had not been able to make contact with the current Vice-Chairman so would like to seek a replacement. Omniflex have joined as a sustaining member company, with himself and Ian Sutherton as designated members.
It was great to see Chris Atkins back on his feet again and able to take a more active part in ICorr proceedings again following his devastating accident.
The existing committee and officers were re elected and a vote of thanks was given to Barry Windsor for all his years of dedicated service.
A general discussion took place and a programme of events was planned for the following season.
These include a presentation on CP by Omniflex in September, a resurrection of the “Lean Conference” in Salford, a Christmas meal on 6th December and the 50th AGM and Golf Day on 23 May 2019.
Many thanks from the Midland Branch to Trevor Box for his chairmanship, with the branch growing in strength during his period at the reins. Thanks also to the branch committee and all members for their support.
The branch held an informal committee meeting on 24th July, specifically to arrange the branch meeting programme for the next 12+ month period. The following preliminary schedule has been arranged, this year a September evening event is proposed along with the December Branch meeting and ICORR AGM. For the December meeting we have chosen a theme of Pipelines with presentations from across the industry on the integrity of pipeline systems.
A one day Branch event is proposed for June next year, full details to be provided in due course. Provisional plans have been made for a steam train corrosion related meeting, and possible train ride + food, again more details to be published in due course.
The branch is looking to have the coatings industry of the midlands better represented, and those interested please make contact Bill Whittaker, at email@example.com, plus willing speakers are also invited to make contact so we can include them within our up-coming events programme.