Manchester Metallurgical Society seminar entitled “Studying corrosion to extend the life and structural integrity of materials"
|Starts:||18:00 7 Nov 2017|
|Ends:||20:00 7 Nov 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Materials|
|Speaker:||Dr Brian Connolly|
Light refreshments will be provided from 18:00 in the MSS foyer and everybody is welcome.
Corrosion is an omnipresent concern in most industrial applications. In fact corrosion alone costs industry globally $2 trillion each year, of which £55 billion per annum is the cost to the UK and $1.37 billion
per year the cost to the global Oil & Gas sector. Effective control and understanding of corrosion processes is essential for maintaining equipment and infrastructure while avoiding failures that could lead to
substantial loss of income and in the most serious cases loss of life. In many industries, as environments become increasingly demanding, we are also reaching the limits of ‘classic’ metallic systems and we
must turn to advanced materials and multi-component systems, such as the use of advanced coating systems on structures, in order to mitigate degradation.
In this talk, Dr Connolly will provide an overview of the importance of understanding the mechanisms causing corrosion that may lead to the subsequent reduction of component performance or failure.
He will also discuss the opportunities that now exist to tackle this age-old problem through harnessing advances in computer modelling, experimental techniques at the atomic level, in operando imaging
and characterisation and accessing previously untapped in-field data sets to obtain fresh insights into materials surface degradation under the demanding environments in which they operate.
The lecture, titled “Studying corrosion to extend the life and structural integrity of materials" will be delivered by Dr Brian Connolly, EDF Energy/Royal Academy of Engineering Reader in Corrosion
Performance of Energy Systems at The University of Manchester. A synopsis of his talk is available at the end of this email.
Dr Brian Connolly
Role: EDF Energy/Royal Academy of Engineering Reader in Corrosion Performance of Energy Systems
Organisation: The University of Manchester
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