The branch has the following two online talks planned. Tuesday 20th October, starting at 12.00 Social Media for Professional Growth – Tips and Best Practices, Presenter – Dr Dawid Hanak, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University, and Friday 27th November, 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, again starting at 12.00. In the interim, the following links maybe useful to members for support and help on mental help; 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/
Full details can be found on the events page of the ICorr website.
The February meeting was held at Impalloy’s new manufacturing facility in the West Midlands, with Impalloy also sponsoring the food for the event, and Prafull Sharma of CorrosionRADAR, gave a very interesting talk on the monitoring of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI), Latest Developments
Prafull provided with an enlightening presentation into the trends of monitoring CUI and oil and gas inspections in general. Hidden corrosion such as CUI continues to be a big challenge for the asset integrity management of industrial facilities. Industry still spends a huge amount of their maintenance budget on routinely opening up the insulation to inspect the pipes and equipment. There is a growing trend to remotely monitor corrosion in accessible locations using the wireless connectivity and battery powered devices. A new innovative sensor system for monitoring CUI has been developed by CorrosionRADAR. The sensing principle
uses Electromagnetic Guided Radar (EMGR), which uses a permanently embedded sensor into the insulation. The data is transmitted wirelessly onto a cloud or on-premises platform and visualization is performed using a remotely accessible dashboard.
The presentation also detailed the latest developments in remote monitoring technology for Corrosion and CUI.
The company have produced a very comprehensive monitoring database utilising 3D models of the plant requiring monitoring. Discussions followed about modification of the system to cover many other aspects of
the corrosion dictionary, which Prafull said would be possible! Watch
Following the presentation, a branch meeting was held, with Paul Segers taking on the chair. Detailed discussions followed about future events, membership etc. The branch is looking for new committee members from outside of the CP discipline, in coatings, research, monitoring, etc. If you would like to be involved please contact Paul via via the ICorr office.
Following a very successful half day event and AGM in 2019, the branch plans to start 2020 with a meeting at the end of Feb (date and venue to be confirmed), with Prafull Sharma from corrosion radar presenting ‘Corrosion Under Insulation online monitoring with Electro-Magnetic Guided Radar (EMGR)’. CUI is a big issue for the corrosion industry therefore any innovative monitoring system will be very beneficial in the goal to mitigate corrosion. It is therefore likely to be a well-attended meeting.
For any branch queries, please contact Bill Whittaker, email@example.com, or Paul Segers, firstname.lastname@example.org
The branch held a half-day networking event for sustaining members at the Severn Valley preserved steam railway on 26 September.
It was a well-attended event by members from all ICorr disciplines, with all members expressing thanks to ICorr for sponsoring the event in return for being a sustaining member. All members thought the day severed them well in terms of networking with other corrosion professionals. Following a 30min train ride on a steam train, lunch was severed within the Severn Valley museum, ICorr members then enjoyed the offerings at the museum followed by a train ride back to Kidderminster.
The feeling of the day was that ICorr should be organising more events like this up and down the UK as it is a real member benefit.