Young Corrosion Group -  Kalgoorlie Event

December YCP contribution

The Western Australian Young Corrosion Group conducted the first Kalgoorlie Technical night that was successfully held on the 6th December. Set in the historic Hannan’s Club the event was conducted by the recently appointed Kalgoorlie YCG representative Kaustav Bandyopadhyay. There were close to 30 attendees including contractors, suppliers, consultants, academics and asset owners. The theme topic was 'Corrosion Mitigation through Design' which was thought suitable for the mining orientated town.

Extrin personnel Giles Harrison, Wayne Gray and Peter Farinha attended.  Giles contributed to the event as a speaker, highlighting an industry where the majority look at designs from various points of view; structural, cost, installation, drainage and aesthetics but rarely ever from a corrosion perspective.

Wayne's presentation focused on Galvanic Corrosion and how to alleviate the effects.

Peter, who attended as the WA Branch representative encouraged the attendees about the benefits of joining the ACA and the ACA mining industry group.

The aim of this particular technical evening was to raise awareness of corrosion through the illustration of some seemingly poor design and some ideas on how to rectify the issues.