Another year is almost over, and if you’re like me, you’ll have wondered where the time has gone, with all those things you planned to do, but haven’t managed. I had hoped to get more cutting-edge technical articles in each issue, but didn’t quite manage this. However this issue has a bumper four technical articles, two relating to testing and two about above ground storage tanks.

There is a short piece on measuring dry film thickness of thermal sprayed aluminium coatings and the importance of the measuring method, and a thought-provoking look at specifications and protective coating testing, by experts from AkzoNobel.

The articles on storage tanks cover the use of Finite Element Modelling to more accurately design the cathodic protection system, and how looking at an alternative industry helped solve a corrosion protection problem.

Looking forward to next year, there are exciting developments in our training programmes and our move to new offices, and I look forward to bringing you news of these. I would welcome technical article submissions from members (and their colleagues) on their developments in corrosion protection and control. These can be sent to the editor, brianpce@aol.com. A list of the editorial themes planned for next year can be found in the media pack at, www.icorr.org/publications.

All that remains is for me to wish all readers the compliments of the season.
Brian Goldie, Consulting Editor