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ICorr Wales & South-West England Branch Inaugural Meeting – 21st March

ICorr Wales & South-West England Branch
R-TECH Materials, Testing House, Kenfig Industrial Estate,

Margam, Port Talbot, SA13 2PE

Inaugural Mtg.

Thursday 21st March 2024, Start Time: 11:30

In-Person Presentation only.

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Event is Free of Charge to attend.

Microbiologically Induced Corrosion – real world failures and how to prevent them

Sarah Bagnall, R-TECH Materials
Gareth Williams, ECHA Microbiology

Event Programme:

11.30 – 12:00: Arrival / Networking / Refreshments
12:00 – 12:10: Introductions / AGM
12:10 – 12:40: Technical Presentation – Sarah Bagnall
12:40 – 13:10: Technical Presentation – Gareth Williams
13:10 – 13:20: Q&A
13:20 – 14:00: Site Tour (PPE will be provided)

The Talk:

Microbiologically Induced Corrosion – real world failures and how to prevent them

 Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC) affects numerous industries and a wide range of materials. MIC is responsible for many incidents where failure has occurred shortly after commission often leaving the end user perplexed when inspection reports show the equipment to be defect free following manufacture/installation. The use of more exotic alloys has been a common rectification to the problem, though MIC issues have still been encountered.

The first presentation, by Sarah Bagnall, provides an insight into the mechanism of MIC and how the mechanism is identified, the common triggers, affected materials, and a number of case studies from various industries.

The second presentation, by Gareth Williams, provides some of the microbiological laboratory-based studies ECHA have conducted to investigate prevention strategies in specific Marine systems.

Wales and South West Branch March Event Final Flyer