" 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

Basic Corrosion Course

After running a successful Basic Corrosion Course in April, the section is pleased to be able to offer another opportunity for members and non-members to attend the Basic Corrosion Course between 21st and 25th May 2018. the course will be held at the INTECSEA offices (102 Lower Guildford Road, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2EP). For more information, please click here.

For further information please contact:

  • Raju Narayan (+44 (0) 7795 690 487, rajunarayan@cathodicprotector.com)
  • Tasos Kostrivas (+44 (0) 1483 795 347 Tasos.Kostrivas@intecsea.com)


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