ICorr Course Provokes New Thinking

Not much challenges two of the company’s most experienced engineers’ views, but last week Dr Dan Marshall (CP Engineering Manager) and Simon Filmore (Senior CP Engineer) attended an Institute of Corrosion organised “Advanced Cathodic Protection” Course which certainly had them thinking.

Led by Dr Markus Büchler (below), Director of the Swiss Society for Corrosion Protection, the course challenged pre-conceived notions about CP design and protection criteria in BS EN 12954 and ISO 15589-1.  Instead new insights, based on established CP literature and electrochemistry, were introduced and their impact on CP criteria and mechanisms were addressed. The course also covered time variant interference (both AC and DC) and the relevance of backfill and mass transport.


Simon found the course thought provoking.  “Markus Büchler is one of the leading corrosion and CP researchers worldwide and is very active in the field.  His way of looking at the mechanisms behind CP technology certainly provided food for thought.  All new concepts and theories can only help grow the effectiveness of the corrosion prevention industry.”

The course, held last month in Stratford upon Avon, UK, was attended by experienced CP engineers and scientists from the UK, Europe and further afield.