The Marine Corrosion Forum (previously the Marine Corrosion Club) exists for frank and relaxed discussion of materials and corrosion matters relevant to the marine and offshore, and associated industries as detailed below. The Marine Corrosion Club was established in 1988, and in 2003 altered its name to more closely reflect its stated purpose. Many companies have been members since inception of the association, which indicates the benefits derived from such a unique forum. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat or any other Management Committee members
The aim of the Marine Corrosion Forum is to advance the practical, technical and scientific understanding of marine corrosion by providing a forum for the discussion of technical information, arranging presentations on technical subjects, and disseminating information to members.
There are four meetings per year, each with four technical presentations (each of about 40 minutes duration), and occasional additional meetings or seminars as appropriate. Twice a year a world-wide literature search is conducted to provide members with an update of abstracts from papers and publications concerning marine corrosion.
Marine corrosion is considered to be attack in a wide range of marine and related environments, namely seawater, brackish water, concentrated brines, polluted water, fresh water and marine atmospheres. Types of corrosion may be general, crevice, pitting, galvanic, selective phase and microbiological, with recognition also of stress corrosion and corrosion fatigue. Meetings address the corrosion or corrosion resistance of a wide range of materials, for example steel, stainless steel, non-ferrous alloys, composites, plastics, elastomers and others. Corrosion prevention by means of painting, coating or cathodic protection is also within the scope.
The scope of the Marine Corrosion Forum is broad and therefore attracts a wide range of organisations from a variety of industries to the mutual benefit of all members.
The technical topics covered at Marine Corrosion Forum meetings will be of interest, for example, to Naval and commercial shipbuilders, ship repairers, merchant shipping companies, fleet operators, suppliers of marine equipment and systems, offshore oil and gas companies involved in exploration and production, material suppliers, classification societies, consultants, research laboratories and corrosion test laboratories.