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Introduction to corrosion in oil and gas and renewable energy applications

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October 29, 2021 @ 6:00 PM 7:00 PM BST


We are delighted to host Dr Clayton Thomas who will present an introduction seminar on corrosion in oil and gas and renewable energy applications. The session will be useful for those working in engineering, production and design who manufacture or supply engineering components and it will help them to gain an improved understanding of material specification and selection. The event will be jointly held with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers – United Kingdom Section.

Topics to be covered include:-

  • The cost of corrosion
  • Types of corrosion:
    • Weight loss
    • Galvanic corrosion
  • Mechanical factors and corrosion:
    • Environmentally assisted fracture
    • Erosion and corrosion
  • Specific applications:
    • Oil and gas
    • Offshore
  • Basis of corrosion prevention:
    • Material Selection
    • Coatings

Dr Clayton Thomas PhD, MMet, BSc (eng), ARSM, MICorr

I am originally from South Wales and currently live in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. I studied metallurgy at Imperial College and gained a PhD from the University of Sheffield looking at offshore corrosion fatigue. I worked for three years at British Steel technical as a metallurgical investigator and then corrosion test laboratory manager. I joined Cameron (now called One Subsea) in 1990, who are a major supplier of oil and gas completion equipment. I eventually became senior metallurgist and worked on major topside and offshore projects for operators such as BP, Shell. AGIP, Total and Conoco. I had responsibility for the material selection and corrosion prevention for topside and subsea projects and for the metallurgy and welding of equipment including wellheads, BOPs, flowlines, choke valves, risers, manifolds, Christmas trees and associated items. Since 2000 I have been director of Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy Ltd, providing metallurgical support and training. I have continued to work in oil and gas as well as other engineering sectors, such as power engineering, aerospace and biomedical. I have carried out numerous failures investigations and have acted as an expert witness in litigation cases. I have run over 250 metallurgy courses for companies and colleges on various aspects of metallurgy and I am an approved trainer for the AMRC which is part of the University of Sheffield and have run courses for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IM3) and have been a member of the Institute of Corrosion for over 25 years.