Alloys in the Marine Environment CPD

CPD-accredited In-House Technical Workshop

This workshop will provide engineers with a unique opportunity to overview the behaviour of the copper-based alloys, stainless steels and nickel alloys in the marine environment. These materials provide a range of properties including corrosion resistance, mechanical strength and susceptibility to the adhesion of marine organisms.  An understanding will be gained of the requirements to achieve long term performance.

Copper Development Association and Nickel Institute jointly sponsor the event, which is accredited for two hours of CPD by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

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Who should attend?

Anyone involved in the design, specification, fabrication and operation of materials in contact with seawater and the marine environment in the following industries:

  • Wave and tidal energy
  • Offshore Wind Energy
  • Offshore oil and gas
  • Ship building and repair

What will you gain?

  • 1–3 hours of quality CPD, at your convenience
  • An understanding of the corrosion behaviour of copper-nickels and other copper-based alloys, stainless steels and high nickel alloys
  • An awareness of the issues caused by the adhesion of marine organisms and the low susceptibility of copper alloys
  • An understanding of the design, fabrication and commissioning issues for long service life
  • A unique opportunity to meet leading industry experts and discuss your material issues
  • A free literature pack covering design, properties and applications.

How do you book?

A CPD event can be tailored to suit your needs, containing some or all of the listed presentations. Time can also be allowed for discussion of company-specific issues with a particular expert or experts. To discuss your requirements, email Please note a minimum of six attendees are needed in order to book.

What presentations are available?

You can choose all, or any combination of the below.

Corrosion Behaviour of Metals in Seawater – Carol Powell, Copper Development Association (CDA)
Overview of metals and their relative resistance to seawater, covering general and localised corrosion, velocity effects, de-alloying, stress-cracking, galvanic behaviour and susceptibility to marine organism attachment.

Stainless Steels and High Nickel Alloys – Mike Davies, Nickel Institute
Details of alloy grades, relative corrosion resistance, metallurgy and selection guidelines.

Copper-Nickel Alloys for Marine Environments – Carol Powell, CDA
Copper-nickel is the most widely used copper alloy for seawater handling. Important points are considered to ensure successful application.  This presentation is also available as a narrated webcast.

Nickel Aluminium Bronze – Ivan Richardson, Copper Alloys Ltd
Discusses these complex alloys that can provide high strength and antigalling, plus high corrosion and cavitation resistance. Common applications include pumps, valves and propellers.

Copper Alloys – Andrew Drage, CDA
Overview of traditional marine alloys: bronze, brass, gunmetals and copper-beryllium.

CPD Accreditation

This technical workshop is accredited for two hours of CPD by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.