Young Engineers Program (YEP)

Following on from the success of the 2012-13 and 2014-15 young engineers program the Institute of Corrosion will be starting the next event in this series in January 2018.

There will be lectures on the subjects related to Corrosion in Oil and Gas as shown below. [1] [2]

  • Basic corrosion
  • Welding
  • Materials
  • Coatings
  • Painting, fire protection and linings
  • Cathodic protection
  • Chemical treatments
  • Presentation skills

As before the lecture series will be followed by case studies with a presentation given at an event around the London area.

We are currently looking for pre enrolment for these events and we are looking for around 20 participants early in their career in the corrosion industry and who are looking for extra experience to set them up for their future.

The event will be sponsored by BP and held at the CB&I offices in Paddington, London. There is no cost for this course for the delegates and we would like to thank the sponsor and host to allow this.

If you are interested in this event please download the application below Institute of Corrosion 2017 YEP flyer Rev 01  Deadline of application is 30th November 2017.

The address for returning the form is:-

Institute of Corrosion
Barratt House
Suite S3, Kingsthorpe Road


Tel: 01604 438222

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[1] Subject may change due to availability of personnel

[2] Subjects will be focused on the oil and gas industry

[3] This program is open to non members as well as member of ICorr. Those taking part will receive a year’s membership of the Institute as Indiviual members

Young Entrant Engineers

Young Entrant Engineers

Wednesday 30th January 2011 saw the opening presentation in the Young Entrant Engineers programme. This is the culmination of the work done by a sub-committee of London Branch of ICorr headed by past Chairman David Mobbs ably assisted by Sara Vasey, Alan Denney, Anthony Setiadi and Charlie Barraclough. The evening commenced with a safety briefing at the Akzo Nobel offices in Portland Place Victoria. There followed a brief explanation of the aims and outcomes of the programme presented by ICorr president Trevor Osborne.

The first presentation in the series was 
“The Fundamentals of Corrosion” delivered by George Winning of Wood Group Integrity Management (WGIM). George provided the basics of corrosion, its mechanisms and mitigations in a succinct and informative manner to an audience which included a group of twenty young engineers from a wide spectrum of graduate background and engineering companies. George’s presentation initiated a lively question and answer session followed by refreshments and a light supper provided by Akzo Nobel where the participants socialised and networked in readiness for the next presentation on 27th March 2013 which will be “Materials Selection” by Dr. David Shaw.

This is a great opportunity for the young and more experienced engineers to meet and exchange information and views on the subject of corrosion and corrosion control, we look forward to the next and subsequent presentations in the programme and to further convivial and informative evenings.

Trevor Osborne, President ICorr

The NORSOK standard M-501 was recently reviewed and revised and the current 6th edition was published in February 2012. This edition now includes reference to the Institute of Corrosion Coating Inspector qualification.

NORSOK standards are developed with broad petroleum industry participation by interested parties in the Norwegian petroleum industry and are owned by the Norwegian petroleum industry represented by the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF) and the Federation of Norwegian Industry.

The success of the NORSOK M-501, published by Standards Norway and widely implemented in the North Sea, is such that it has now become universally recognised as providing a basis for selecting and applying protective coatings for service under adverse conditions where product reliability is essential. This applies to on-shore projects as well as in the aggressive conditions found off-shore, for which it was originally developed.

This NORSOK standard provides guidelines for choosing coatings systems suitable for new structures. It includes the requirements for pre-treatment, the application of the coating or metallisation and the application of the passive fire protection. All the recommended systems have been subjected to rigorous laboratory tests and benefit from long term practical experience.

The relevant ICorr Qualification has now been approved for incorporation into the standard.

Section 10.2.5 of NORSOK M-501 states:

Personnel carrying out inspection or verification shall be qualified in accordance with Norwegian Standard NS 476 Inspector Level III (FROSIO Level III), certified as NACE Coating Inspector Level III or ICorr Inspector Level III.

According to NS 476 Inspector Level II may carry out the inspection work under the supervision of an Inspector Level III.

Supervisors and foremen shall be qualified to tradesmen levels and should be qualified in accordance with NS 476 Inspector Level II or NACE Level II.

Supervisors, foremen or QC personnel involved in the application of passive fire protection shall, in addition, be trained and certified according to the procedures of the manufactures of the passive fire protection material.

The Young Engineer Programme

The Young Engineer Programme

During 2012-2013 the Institute of Corrosion embarked upon a new initiative to address what has been perceived as a shortage of young or entrant engineers showing an interest in materials and corrosion. The initiative was developed by a group of ICorr members who formulated a programme and solicited speakers who then presented on a broad range of materials and corrosion control related subjects, these included:

• Basic corrosion
• Welding
• Coatings
• Cathodic protection
• And non destructive examination

These presentations paved the way to the attendees being given case studies to consider, the attendees were placed into groups of four or five with each group being mentored by one of the subject presenters. The subjects the attendees had to consider in the case studies were:

• Wet gas pipelines
• Vessel welding
• d.c. interaction

This programme was instigated to address the changing demographics in materials and corrosion engineering. As time has gone by the number of engineers entering materials engineering has declined, this is for many reasons including, knowledge of the materials engineering, declining course availability and other courses that are considered as more exciting or rewarding. This decline in availability has in fact had a positive impact in creating demand for engineers having materials knowledge and training and therefore it can be a lucrative and rewarding career. The other driver for the programme was to better inform all engineering disciplines of the issues related to materials engineering and to raise awareness of the importance of asset integrity through correct materials selection, joining processes, inspection and corrosion control. These are important subjects for all disciplines to embrace, correct selection of materials and corrosion control are important to all engineering projects and can impact all areas where engineers work in one form or another.

Given the success of the programme in 2012-2013 it is the intention of ICorr to repeat it bi-annually, the next event will be starting again in the first quarter of 2015 and we are proud to announce that this event will now be run with the support of BP who will be sponsoring the event. BP sponsorship will take the form of a prize which will allow the wining team to attend either the NACE national conference in Vancouver, Canada in 2016 or Eurocorr 2016 in Montpellier, France.

The first module, The Fundamentals of Corrosion, will be presented by an industry leading expert. The programme due to venue size and administration issues will be limited to twenty attendees and requirements for attendance are that the candidate should be in employment in an engineering discipline, be working with an engineering company or manufacturer of engineering based products and they should complete the application form which can be downloaded from the ICorr website, candidates shall also provide a current CV. The organising committee will impartially review applications and the successful candidates informed in writing of the outcome of the review process.


New Initiative for the Young Engineers

During 2012-2013, the Institute of Corrosion embarked on a new initiative to address a perceived shortage of young entrant engineers showing an interest in materials and corrosion. The initiative was developed by a group of senior ICorr members, who formulated a programme covering corrosion control and related subjects such as coatings, materials selection, cathodic protection, painting and coating, inhibition and NDT, and recruited expert speakers to deliver it. As part of the programme, the young engineers were split into teams of 4 and given case studies to consider, and then present their conclusions at a London Branch evening meeting held at the Royal Overseas League. The event was a great success, with over 140 members and other interested parties attending the meeting.

Given the success of this first programme, the same group of ICorr members agreed to repeat the event bi-annually. The second training programme was therefore run during 2015 with the support of BP, who also agreed to sponsor a prize for the best team case study presentation, consisting of a visit to the NACE national conference in Vancouver at the beginning of 2016, with conference registrations being generously provided by NACE HQ. The prize was won by the team consisting of Christian Bridge, Na Mi, Harriet Wade and James Warren, with a presentation on their findings and solution to a glycol boiler failure. The group were accompanied on the Vancouver visit trip by Sarah Vasey Vice President of ICorr and Trevor Osborne the Immediate Past President, the other key member of the organising team David Mobbs could not attend due to pressures of business. Their report on the NACE conference is on pages 14-15 of the magazine.

The next Young Engineers programme is planned for 2017, and further details will be published in the magazine and on the website.