Sources of Information

Reference and instructional links below for various 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 are ‘Adherent’ Members and have a place on the Board. The 2018 Congress will be in Stratford upon Avon.

Corrosion Prevention Association

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)

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.

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.

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.

UK National Physical Laboratory

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.

Sandvik Materials Properties

The Sandvik program includes an extensive range of advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as titanium and zirconium products. In the materials centre you have access to, for example, data sheets and corrosion tables for our materials.

Shreir’s Corrosion

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 Web siteis 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. The Corrosion Doctors’ 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 Web site go much beyond metallic corrosion because … what is corrosion after all?

US Dept of Defence