London Branch 8th February 2018 Meeting

The Use of EIS as a Predictive Tool for Coating Lifetime

 By

Dustin Traylor – Axalta Global Product Manager

Dr Stephen Drew – Axalta EMEA Coatings Leader

This presentation will evaluate the use of Electro Chemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIC) to assess the adhesive strength of FBE to the steel of transmission pipe and its use as a predictive tool to determine the lifetime of FBE coating systems

The technique has now been adopted by Aramco and Chevron and gaining credibility as a useful tool in the pipeline market.

 

 Venue:         Imperial College, Skempton Building, London SW7 2BB

18.00  Doors Open – Networking

18:30  Presentation

21.00  Close

 

For further information please contact

icorrlondon@gmail.com or george.winning@clariant.com

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The 29th Institute of Corrosion Lunch at The Royal Overseas League

The 29th Institute of Corrosion Lunch at The Royal Overseas League, was another huge success with 177 people attending the event in Mayfair London.

 Guests started to arrive at 11.30 for a pre-dinner drink and were seated by 12.30 for the first of two acts by The Sirens a singing quartet. It was really well received and set the scene for the afternoon. The meal was excellent and congratulations to the ROSL who never disappoint. After lunch the Chair of London Branch thanked everyone for their continued support of The Institute and in particular London Branch, the organising committee and the Branch Committee who continue to drive the Institute in London forward.

The 2 new initiatives were mentioned; Young Engineer Training Program and Route to Chartered Status which start in January 2018, along with the two new training programs; Fundamentals of Corrosion and the CP Training Program.

The President addressed the guests to a rapturous applause once again thanking everyone for their support and explaining the Institute has exciting plans that will start in Q1 2018.

After the raffle two guests were honoured with a small gift following their highly acclaimed Tallow Chandler award for their work in Materials and Corrosion, a tremendous achievement by Charlotte Vie in 2016 and Simon Bowcock in 2017.

The timing for the event this year was slightly different allowing guests to socialise and network at the ROSL until 7.00pm which appeared to be extremely popular; lots of notes being taken and exchanging of business cards.

Thanks again to all those that assisted in the organisation of the event and we look forward to another exciting event in December 2018

To see the complete newsletter please click link below;

ICorr – London Branch Annual Christmas Lunch 2017

Influence of H2S on the Pit to Crack Transition in Sour Testing of Corrosion Resistant Alloys

James Hesketh – National Physical Laboratory

Stable pitting is a precursor to sulphide stress corrosion cracking (SSCC), which is one of the main causes of failure of stainless steel pipelines used in sour Oil and Gas production. Despite this, the underlying mechanism governing the growth of such pits is poorly understood, and hence materials selection for sour service is dependent upon costly and time consuming environmental exposure and SSCC test programmes.

In this study we investigate the role of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) in pit propagation as a first step towards the development of accelerated test methods for SSCC resistance. Novel electrochemical techniques are employed to determine the relationship between bulk solution chemistry and the critical pit chemistry required to induce stable pitting in sour environments.

Electrochemical measurements are correlated with results obtained from standard SSCC tests and are rationalised in terms of the balance between H2S diffusion through the pit mouth, H2S consumption within the pit and the role of the external cathode.

The implications for more informed and cost-effective materials selection are discussed.

For copy of the newsletter please click the link

London Branch News – NOV17 – James Hesketh[5479]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Branch Joint Meeting with LSM

Institute of Corrosion

London Branch / Young ICorr

Joint Meeting with LMS

12th October 2017

Corrosion Challenges and Considerations for the Design and Installation of 316 Stainless Steel- Clad Subsea Flowlines

Simon Bowcock, CEng, Meng – BP Sunbury

 

Simon is a Chartered Materials Engineer who graduated from Oxford University in 2010 and has worked across BP’s global operations in Angola, Azerbaijan, Alaska, Houston and the North Sea.

 

He initially joined BP’s North Sea Integrity Management team which was responsible for 8 North Sea operating assets, before moving on to work in BP’s Global Projects Organisation on the Quad 204 project as a Materials and Corrosion Engineer.

 

Simon’s is now back with the Global Operations Organisation as the Lead Corrosion Engineer for a Deepwater FPSO located in Angola. He is responsible for identifying the corrosion threats to the asset and ensuring that the associated barriers and assurance activities are carried out in accordance with the corrosion management strategy.

 

Venue:         Imperial College, Skempton Building, London SW7 2BB

18.00  Doors Open – Networking

18:30  Presentation by Simon Bowcock

21.00  Close

 

The Young ICorr Group will be holding a social hour with refreshments from 19.30 onwards

 

For further information please contact

icorrlondon@gmail.com or george.winning@clariant.com