IIMS has released the twenty fourth handy guide in the series ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about’ and the publication is now available to purchase in either paperback or downloadable pdf formats.
Practising marine surveyor, Elliott Berry FIIMS, and veteran, retired surveyor, Jeffrey Casciani-Wood HonFIIMS, (a name that needs little introduction to IIMS members), have combined to produce this authoritative 120 handy guide entitled ‘What a marine surveyor needs to know about corrosion, electrolysis, galvanism, anodes and MIC’. The guide presents some detailed equations to help to explain the science along with plenty of practical tips to help the marine surveyor to understand this essential, yet complex subject as they try to debunk some of the long held myths.
In Part 1 the authors consider the many and varied types of corrosion and their causes, including the often misunderstood microbial corrosion. The opening definition ‘Corrosion is the degradation of a material by its environment’ gives little clue to the depth of valuable information that follows. Part 2 introduces the surveyor to the various cathodic protection systems that exist, including a lot of information about the correct use of anodes. Part 3 is an excellent glossary with descriptions of cathodic protection terms that any surveyor should be familiar with.
There are a number of photographs in the handy guide to help the surveyor understand and recognise what type of corrosion they are faced with.
This handy guide is an essential addition to any marine surveyor’s real or virtual bookshelf and is priced in paperback at £25 plus post and packaging, or in downloadable pdf format at £22. Click here for more information.