Report on the IIMS and British Stainless Steel Association one day seminar

The one day corrosion training day and seminar organised by British Stainless Steel Association proved a big hit
The one day corrosion training day and seminar organised by British Stainless Steel Association proved a big hit

A combined audience of nearly 50 real-time and online delegates assembled on 23 January at a venue near Portsmouth UK for the first joint IIMS and British Stainless Steel Association training day under the auspices and guidance of tutor and course author, Dr Mike Lewus. The topic of the day? ‘Marine Corrosion and its Prevention in Small Vessels’. The subject of the day? Corrosion and lots of it too. There was plenty of hard science taking delegates back to their early school and education days but interspersed with practical reviews and discussion around particular types of corrosion, from pitting and crevice to stress cracking corrosion using photographic and anecdotal evidence.

Mike and his team produced a fabulous, comprehensive and very thick course manual for delegates a copy of which now sits in the IIMS library at head office.

The content of the day was themed and structured by Mike 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

Feedback from those who attended has been hugely positive. As a result, it is likely that IIMS and British Stainless Steel Association will collaborate on future training events. Many thanks to Graham Haines and Cygnus Instruments too for their generous support on the day.

Mike Lewus is happy to take calls from IIMS members on any aspect of corrosion and if he can, is happy to help and advise. He can be contacted by email, or call British Stainless Steel Association by telephone on + 44 114 292 2637.

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