Marine Corrosion Forum and ICorr Aberdeen Branch bring expertise to your laptop
The world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many countries are in lockdown, and economies are on hold. But some things won’t let the coronavirus get in their way. Corrosion has a catastrophic effect on infrastructure and transport if it is ignored – just one reason why World Corrosion Awareness Day is so important.
Here at the Institute of Corrosion, we are also refusing to stand still. We understand that training and development is key to your personal success – especially during the coronavirus lockdown. The training and development initiatives that we have in place with our partners to help you with your CPD include many online options.
In this post, you’ll learn about another – a whole business week of hour-long webinars that are virtual and free, hosted by Phil Dent (Chair of the Marine Corrosion Forum) and Stephen Tate (Institute of Corrosion Aberdeen Branch).
Why a week of corrosion webinars?
The lockdown has disrupted almost all the training and events in the corrosion industry. Training providers and events organisers have had to cancel public events, and if these don’t take place then the industry is left with a void in the learning and sharing of information and innovation.
These webinars replace what would have been a full day event held in Aberdeen on 29th April.
When is the week of corrosion webinars?
The webinars will take place between April 27th and May 1st inclusive, with each webinar lasting an hour and starting at noon. Each is presented by an expert in their field. The time of the webinars has been selected to allow as many people to participate as possible.
How can I participate in the webinars?
Each webinar will follow the same format, and will be hosted on GoToMeeting:
- A one-hour subject presentation
- Q&A session via the chat box at the end of the presentation
How do I register for the webinars?
Registration couldn’t be easier. All you need do is head to the webinar registration page on the Marine Corrosion Forum website and register for the link to each webinar that you wish to attend.
When you register, you’ll be given the URL for attendance and an access code immediately, and your registration details will be sent via email.
What are the presentations?
The five webinars cover a range of key corrosion themes. Registering for them individually allows you to participate in those that are most relevant to you – or all five, of course. The webinars are:
- The Six Core Elements of Asset Management – April 27th
- Corrosion Under Insulation Online Monitoring with Electro-Magnetic Guided Radar (EMGR) – April 28th
- Hot Topic: Cold Bonding, Using Epoxy Adhesives in Place of Hot Metal Welding – April 29th
- An Overview of the Corrosion of Metals in Seawater (And What to Look for) – April 30th
- Exploring High Pressure CO2 Annular Corrosion in Flexible Pipes – May 1st
Tell me more about the webinars
Here’s a little insight about each of the webinars.
The Six Core Elements of Asset Management
27th April 2020, 12pm
Presented by Adam Lea-Bischinger CEng CMgr MEng CMRP Eur. Ing of the Institute of Asset Management (IAM), this presentation examines the critical work of the IAM and the development and rollout of ISO 55000 which defines terminology, requirements, and guidance for implementing, maintaining and improving an effective asset management system. The presentation includes examples of UK companies operating the ISO 55000 system.
Corrosion Under Insulation Online Monitoring with Electro-Magnetic Guided Radar (EMGR)
28th April 2020, 12pm
Presented by Dr Prafull Sharma, an inventor and Chief Technology Officer of CorrosionRADAR Ltd., you’ll learn why corrosion under insulation (CUI) continues to be a big challenge for the asset integrity management of industrial facilities, and about the growing trend to remotely monitor corrosion in accessible locations using wireless connectivity and battery-powered devices. You’ll also learn about the latest innovative sensor system for monitoring CUI that has been developed by CorrosionRADAR.
Hot Topic: Cold Bonding, Using Epoxy Adhesives in Place of Hot Metal Welding
29th April 2020, 12pm
Presented by Henry Smith, UK Technical Supervisor of Belzona Polymerics Ltd, this webinar examines the options available to the offshore fabric maintenance engineer when it is not possible or preferable to weld, and discusses viable solutions using bonding or cold-welding technologies. You will benefit from references to case histories, from initial design to installation and ongoing inspection.
An Overview of the Corrosion of Metals in Seawater (And What to Look for)
30th April 2020, 12pm
Presented by Carol Powell BSc, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and independent consultant, this webinar provides a brief overview of the world of metals and their response to one of the most aggressive environments there is, giving examples of the types of corrosion which can occur and how to avoid them.
Exploring High Pressure CO2 Annular Corrosion in Flexible Pipes
1st May 2020, 12pm
Presented by Maria-Eleni Mitzithra PhD and Senior Project Leader for Corrosion at TWI Ltd., this webinar focuses on the work conducted by Mitzithra and tests carried out in a lab-scale test system designed and built at TWI Ltd. for the simulation of complex annulus environments, describing corrosion rates and the link to stability, structure, and thickness of the precipitated iron carbonate scaling.
A positive response with online training and events
This week of webinars replaces the MCF meeting in Aberdeen that was due to be held on 29th April. The Institute of Corrosion has partnered with MCF to offer these webinars as an alternative, and opened them to members and non-members of ICorr and MCF. You’ll be able to gain insight into the subjects that were to be presented and discussed at the Aberdeen meeting from home, work, or other location, and it’s free of charge.
As the lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we are proud to bring you online options like this to help you continue your personal professional growth – just one example of the benefits of membership of the Institute of Corrosion.
For details about membership of the Institute of Corrosion, visit our membership page.