New Year – New Branch

Our new Wales and South-West Regional Branch is set to host its first event and AGM on 21st March 2024. It’s first scheduled committee meeting will take place on the 1st of February 2024.

Covering a region with a hugely diverse range of business sectors, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Chemical plants
  • Construction Products
  • Energy Production
  • Inspection and analytical services
  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Renewables
  • Steel and metal manufacturing / recycling

This new ICorr Branch is being specifically founded to help this region develop and share knowledge regarding corrosion and corrosion prevention.

The Branch is ideally placed to join these diverse industries as well as leading Universities, for not only sharing this knowledge but also helping to develop new ideas for corrosion prevention.

A major key to the success of the Branch will not only be the promotion and sharing of knowledge, but also the development of corrosion and materials engineers of the future.

The initial aims of the Branch include:

  • Having a focus on local industry needs and challenges within the broad subject of corrosion – with selected presentations from companies / academics etc.
  • Promoting, sharing, and learning between experts within the region.
  • Defining a yearly programme of meetings that generate discussions and promote learning across the region – guest visits / speakers / workshops / roadshows.
  • Encouraging interest from undergraduates, schools, apprenticeship programmes, and colleges within the area on this broad subject.
  • Committee meetings and social and technical events to be held across the Wales and South-West Region.

The first official event and inaugural AGM will be held on March 21st – 12pm – 2pm. Lunch will be provided.  Committee members and their roles to be announced soon after the AGM.

Details of Event: The topic will be Microbiologically Induced Corrosion – Real world failures and how to prevent them. There will be two presentations, one by Sarah Bagnall, (Director of Consultancy Services at R-TECH) and one by Dr Gareth Williams, (Consultancy Services Manager of ECHA Microbiology). This will be followed by a Laboratory tour.

Location R-TECH Materials, Testing House, Kenfig Industrial Estate, Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2PE.

Registration will close on Monday 18th March.

For further information on the Branch or if you are interested in attending this event, please contact:

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Institute of Corrosion
Corrosion House
5 St Peters Gardens

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