BP-ICAM Webinar: Corrosion Studies
|Dates:||19 October 2017|
|Times:||15:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Webinar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Science and Engineering|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Alumni|
Corrosion Studies - Seeking Life Extension and Ensuring Structural Integrity
Dr Brian Connolly, EDF Energy/Royal Academy of Engineering Reader in Corrosion Performance of Energy Systems at The University of Manchester, will deliver the sixth BP-ICAM webinar of 2017 on the topic of studying corrosion to extend the life and structural integrity of materials.
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 webinar, 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.
Find out more and book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bp-icam-webinar-corrosion-studies-tickets-38377824105
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