" Protecting People, Assets and the Environment from the Effects of Corrosion "

Chemical Complex

NACE - Great Britain Section

Corrosion is the deterioration of a material that results from a reaction with its environment

The NACE UK Section was originally established in 1991 to bring the various services of NACE to the UK community. Over the past 26 years the section has provided local services to the members via conferences; Evening Technical meetings (often jointly with other bodies such as the IMAREST; the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology), and seminars. In addition, there was an emphasis to bring the certification and professional development programmes of NACE to the UK and the Section focused on running the Basic Corrosion Course (since 1993) as well as the Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry courses. The Design for Corrosion Control course was first run in the UK in the mid-90s. Cathodic protection courses CP 3 and CP 4 are now both held in UK.

The section was renamed NACE International - Great Britain United Kingdom Section in 2008. Joint seminars with the Institute of Corrosion were initiated and sponsored by the Section in both London and Aberdeen. Our website is our forum for bringing you news of our activities and other courses that are provided on behalf of NACE International and by other organizations.

Upcoming events

The Application of Microscopic and Spectroscopic Techniques to Corrosion Science and Engineering

by Dr Mark Baker, FIMMM, CSci, Reader in Surface Eng. University of Surrey

Wed., 19th September 2018

Venue: Saipem House, 12-42 Wood St., Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1TG

18:00 Door Open- Social Half Hour 18:30-19:30 Technical Presentation

The event is free but registration is required if you wish to attend.

Click here to register. Click here to download the event flyer.

A Fighting Ship and Fighting Corrosion

The Mary-Rose and the Dynamic Duo-Coatings and Cathodic Protection

Thursday 25 October 2018, 17:30 for 18:00

SCI, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PS

Organised by SCI London Group and the Institute of Corrosion-London Branch

Book today! Free registration

E: conferences@soci.org

T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561


This evening event includes two presentations, followed by a networking reception at 19:30. Attendance to this event is free of charge, however places are limited.

Please register today by visiting: http://bit.ly/2k6CXUR

The event is open to SCI, ICorr, IOM3, LMS and TWI members and guests.

Download the event flyer

Past events

Icorr London & NACE GB Joint Meeting

12th April 2018


In deepwater, corrosion protection of flowlines is becoming a major issue. Conventional corrosion allowance of carbon steel flowlines or cladding leads to excessive procurement costs, installation weight, welding and NDT challenges.

An interesting alternative to achieve an acceptable corrosion protection is the use of plastic liners. However, plastic lining has been mostly limited up to now to reel lay. SAIPEM has thus developed and patented an innovative and cost effective field-joint system: the Fusion Bonded Joint (FBJ). This system maintains the corrosion barrier across girth weld locations along the flowline. It has minimal impact on the offshore laying rate due to performing standard steel to steel welds and it is based on field proven technologies and methods that are commonly employed in gas transportation networks.

The presentation will introduce the characteristics of the FBJ system and discusses its design, fabrication and the results of the extensive qualification that has been carried out.

Venue: Imperial College, Skempton Building, London SW7 2BB

18.00 Doors Open - Networking 18:30 Presentation Saipem 21.00 Close

For further information please contact icorrlondon@gmail.com



The CEOCOR 2018 CONGRESS is being administered by the Institute and CORREX Ltd and will be held from May 15th until May 18th 2018, at the Crowne Plaza, Stratford on Avon. The conference, and associated exhibition, will cover recent research and experience related to corrosion and protection of the internals and externals of pipes and pipeline systems in the field of drinking water, waste water, gas and oil. This is the first time that the CEOCOR Congress has ever been held in the UK, and everyone who is a specialist in internal or external corrosion, corrosion protection or integrity management, CP, coatings, inspection and materials for buried pipelines should take this chance to attend this ‘hidden gem’ of the corrosion calendar. Click for more info