Sources of Information

Useful Websites and Links

Reference and instructional links below for information dealing with corrosion, including links for training and education


An International scientific, non-profit association for the study of corrosion and prevention of corrosion in pipes and pipeline systems, drinking and waste water, gas and oil.

A forum for high level technical exchange with an annual Congress and Working Parties that meet twice a year. Members are from most of Europe plus some non-European participation.

The Institute of Corrosion is an ‘Adherent Member’ and has a place on the Board. The 2018 Congress was hosted by ICorr in Stratford upon Avon.


Corrosion Prevention Association

The Corrosion Prevention Association is a non-profit trade association representing consultants, contractors and manufacturers working in the field of corrosion prevention of steel in concrete and masonry. The CPA produces guidance notes and pre-standards related to methods of corrosion prevention and protection for steel in concrete and masonry. Techniques include cathodic protection (both impressed current and galvanic), realkalisation, chloride extraction and corrosion inhibitors.

Many members are also Members or Sustaining Members of the Institute of Corrosion. The CPA and ICorr work together in the delivery of the ICorr Training and Certification Scheme for Cathodic Protection Technicians in the sector of steel in concrete, in accordance with BS EN 15257.

Marine Corrosion Forum (MCF)

The Marine Corrosion Forum is a non-profit association for the exchange of technical knowledge on material and wet corrosion matters relevant to the marine, offshore and related industries. Its aim is to advance the practical, technical and scientific understanding of marine corrosion. It is UK based and meets 4 times per year, typically in London, Aberdeen and the Midlands. Its meetings are open to members and guests interested in membership.

Many members are also Members of the Institute of Corrosion. The MCF and ICorr are cooperating in efforts to bring new entrants into materials and corrosion engineering.

National Physical Laboratory (UK)

The National Corrosion Service (NCS) provides a Gateway to Expertise on many aspects of materials degradation.

Because of its major impact on the economy, corrosion continues to figure prominently in the remit of this service.

A wide range of NCS products and services, as well as publications, including the very popular Corrosion Guides, is available.

Advice can now be obtained from the experts at NPL, and other sources, on problems resulting from a wide range of deterioration mechanisms, including the effects of wear, fatigue and high temperature exposure, and other processes specific to polymers, composites and ceramics. Click here for a list of contacts and services that cover a variety of requirements.


The University of Manchester

“The Corrosion & Protection Centre (CPC) is one of the oldest Research Centres within Europe dealing exclusively with corrosion science and engineering. Today it continues to host the first postgraduate course in Corrosion Control Engineering, of its kind within the UK.

“We are proud that many of the Corrosion Scientists and Engineers, employed worldwide, have their educational roots from the Manchester CPC. We are equally proud of the long standing relationship we have with industry, as reflected by the significant funding that continues to support both fundamental and applied research.”

Robert Akid, BP/RAEng Professor of Corrosion and Materials.

Marine Painting Forum

The Marine Painting Forum provides for an interchange of information and ideas between companies involved in the manufacture, application and use of paints and related products in the marine industry.


Sandvik Materials Properties

The Sandvik materials portfolio includes an extensive range of advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as titanium and zirconium products. On our website you have access to, for example, datasheets and corrosion tables for our materials.

Shreir’s Corrosion


Corrodere is the most advanced and innovative method of education and training for the surface treatment and coatings industry.

The training programme has been developed with industry experts to provide a comprehensive package of modules that are available to ensure the user gains an insight into basic corrosion, methods of surface treatment and application of protective coatings.


Text books on Corrosion/Corrosion Prevention

The Institute of Corrosion now has publications available for you to acquire Free of Charge upon request, but postage will be charged of £5/edition within the UK. Some of the publications are quite old and may be out of print but would be useful for research purposes, etc.

Corrosion and Corrosion Related Science and Technology books available are as follows:


Title Author Publisher ISBN No./ Other Date
Corrosion Volumes 1 and 2 L L Shreir George Newnes 1965
Corrosion Guide 2nd Edition Erich Rabald USA Library of Congress Catalogue No. 67-19853


Rare bookWell used condition

Corrosion & Control 2nd edition

Introduction to Corrosion Science and Engineering


H H Uhlig







Corrosion and Protection of Metals 4 papers Institute of Metals Iliffe Press 1964
Corrosion Engineering Fontana and Greene McGraw Hill Library of Congress Catalogue No. 67-19901 21460 1967
An Engineers Approach to Corrosion C.F.Trigg Pitman and Sons Ltd. 1952
Protective Painting of Iron and Steel Structures 1st and 2nd Editions Fancutt and Hudson Chapman and Hall



Basic Corrosion Technology for Scientists and Engineers 2nd Edition Einar Mattsson Institute of Materials 1995
Handbook of Stainless Steels Peckner and Bernstein 0-07-049147-X 1977

Stainless Iron and Steel Volumes 1 and 2

3rd Editions

J H G Moneypenny



Steels Metallurgy and Applications D T Llewellyn Butterworth- Heinemann 0-7506 1090 5 1992
Dewpoint Corrosion D R Holmes (ed)

Ellis Horwood


0-85312-839-1 1986
Corrosion in Packaging



The Packaging and Allied Trades RA

Institute of Packaging



Phosphating and Metal pre Treatment

A Guide to Modern Processes and Practice


D B Freeman






SIS 05 59 00 Pictorial Surface Preparation Standards for Painting No1



SSPC 1967
BS CP 2008 Protective Coating of Iron and Steel Structures from Corrosion BSI BSI



BS 5493 Code of Practice for Protective Coating of Iron and Steel Structures against Corrosion BSI BSI



Zinc Its Corrosion Resistance

Zinc Development


ZDA 1971

Paint Film Defects Their Causes and Cure

2nd Edition

Manfred Hess 1965
Handbook of the British Wire Process of Metal Spraying  (1st Ed.) Metallization Metallization




Design Guide for Fabricated Assembly and Erection of Hollow Steel Structures



TUV-Verlag 3-8249-0443-8 1998
Industrial Coating Training Manual




Corrodere 200?
Fitz Atlas of Coating Defects 200?
MaCaws Pipeline Defects (Coatings)

Yellow Pencil

Marketing Co.

0-95444295-0-8 200?

Corrosion Doctors

For most of us, corrosion is the degradation of metals that is often called rust and is a curse we have to endure helplessly. The mission of this popular website is to improve the general awareness of what corrosion is all about, from complicated processes that are at play even behind the simplest corrosion reactions to the impact corrosion may have on complex systems (pipelines, cars, central heating) and human health (implants, allergies, toxic metals).

Many are surprised when they learn that there are many ways to prevent and control this natural force. Visitors are also surprised when they learn that these corrosion processes may also be happening inside their own body! However, the topics covered in the many pages of the website go far beyond metallic corrosion because…..what is corrosion after all?

US Dept of Defence