REFERENCES AND INSTITUTES

Mark Smith ICorr III MICorr-EngTech TMIET ASc-Degree

Specialist Engineer – PFP – Insulation – Galvanising Registrant 595003 of the Engineering Council. Honours ACQI.

I began my apprenticeship at British Shipbuilders Swan Hunters –Shipbuilders 1980- 1985. I attended South Tyneside Marine and Technical College, Gaining City & Giulds Certification.

With over 30+ years’ experience in the Protective Coatings Industry and having worked in Marine, Offshore, Petrochemical Industries I have gained a tremendous amount of experience with all forms of surface treatments and coatings.

I have over 25 years track record as a Technical Director and Technical Authority and written numerous papers on corrosion control, published coating and inspection books used globally. Coating Consultant, Coatings Advisor and Expert Witness.

I was further promoted to Coatings Inspector, Senior Inspector and head of coatings within the engineering department.

I have Experience within the field of protecting asset integrity.

General duties included:

  • Coating Specification Development
  • Coating Selection
  • Coating Evaluation for Corrosion Control Methods
  • Contractor Pre-qualification
  • Maintenance Evaluation

I attended various courses on:

  • Marine Corrosion
  • Fundamentals of corrosion
  • Cathodic Protection in the Marine Environment
  • Protective Coatings
  • Inspection Techniques
  • Failure Investigation

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