IIMS and BSSA to deliver a special one day seminar entitled Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Small Vessels

IIMS has joined forces with the British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA) to deliver an essential one day seminar called ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Small Vessels’. The day’s seminar programme will be delivered by Dr Mike Lewus, Technical Advisor, BSSA on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at Lakeside, North Harbour, near Portsmouth commencing at 09.00. Delegates who cannot be there in person may join online live via Zoom. IIMS was so impressed with Mike when he spoke at the London Conference on the same topic, that they have engaged him to expand his presentation into a whole day’s seminar. And this is the result.

The seminar is kindly supported by Cygnus Instruments

Who should attend?
This seminar suits marine surveyors, marine engineers designers 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 small 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, 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

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 Univiversity 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 course manual, a certificate. In addition copies of the video made on the day will be available to all delegates.

The cost of the day, to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments is just £120. 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.

Click to download the seminar flyer: Marine Corrosion Seminar Flyer


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