IIMS and BSSA to deliver a special one day seminar entitled Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Amsterdam November 2018

Following the huge success of the first corrosion seminar delivered by Mike Lewus, British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA), which attracted nearly 60 delegates (both real-time and online) in January, IIMS has decided to run the programme again in Amsterdam on 27th November 2018.

Mike Lewus from British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) will deliver this essential one-day seminar called ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention’. The day’s seminar programme will be delivered on 27th November at Park Inn by Radisson by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport commencing at 09.00. Delegates who cannot be there in person may join online live via Zoom.

Who should attend?
This seminar suits marine surveyors, marine engineers designers, coatings inspectors and specifiers interested in material degradation mechanisms in the marine environment and selecting fit-for purpose materials.

An outline of the day
This one-day course gives a comprehensive overview of the fundamental principles of corrosion and forms of corrosion that beset marine metals including, stainless steels, aluminium alloys, copper/nickel and titanium alloys. The types of corrosion commonly found above and below the waterline of vessels and the factors which influence the rate of degradation are considered. For completeness protection methods, elements of failure analysis and illustrated case studies are to be discussed.

What will you learn?
– Recap on fundamental corrosion principles including, the driving force for electrochemical activity and principles of galvanic corrosion
– An understanding of the corrosion mechanisms that undermine the performance of stainless steel and other ‘marine metals’ and associated metrics
– An appreciation of what environmental factors influence corrosion above and below the waterline and how this impacts material selection
– Consider how to minimise corrosion through material selection, improved design and other strategies i.e. cathodic protection, changing electrode potential, surface treatments etc.
– Become familiar with important aspects of failure analysis; inspection, sample preparation, analytical techniques and diagnostic methodologies

The day’s course will be delivered in six sections as follows:
1) Corrosion: Fundamental Principles
2) Forms of corrosion in ‘marine metals’
3) Corrosion above the waterline
4) Corrosion below the waterline
5) Corrosion prevention strategies
6) Failure analysis and case studies

Mike is an undergraduate from Sheffield Polytechnic, and a PhD in Materials Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology
Mike is an undergraduate from Sheffield Polytechnic, and a PhD in Materials Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology

About Mike Lewus, your seminar tutor
Mike is an undergraduate from Sheffield Polytechnic, and a PhD in Materials Engineering at Loughborough University of Technology. His professional working life began with research posts in USA – Virginia Poly. Institute & State University and UVa (University of Virginia), followed by 25 years steel related R&D experience at Swinden Technology Centre (British Steel/Corus/Tata Steel), Rotherham. This was followed by 4 years at the University of Sheffield, AMRC (advanced manufacturing research centre) and most recently as technical advisor at BSSA.

Delegates will take away a significant course manual, videos of the modules delivered on the day and a certificate of attendance. Members can also claim 5 CPD points.

The cost of the day, to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments is just £130. Please indicate if you will be there in person, or if you plan to join in an online capacity.

To reserve your place on this one-day seminar, simply complete the form below and we will invoice you.

The course flyer can be downloaded here

    IIMS and BSSA Marine Corrosion and its Prevention Registration Form

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