Corrosion Under Insulation

Event Date 22 – 23 OCTOBER, Location – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Stefan Winnik, author of EFC55 Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Guidelines, has retired and entered into an agreement with KAEFER to ensure the continuation of his successful CUI training course and knowledge share. New trainers Dr. Clare Watt and Dr. Steve Paterson continue in the spirit of Stefan and EFC55 and have brought the course content up to date.

About CUI

Corrosion-under-insulation (CUI) refers to the external corrosion of piping and vessels that occurs underneath externally clad/jacketed insulation as a result of the penetration of water. By its very nature CUI tends to remain undetected until the insulation and cladding/jacketing is removed to allow inspection or when leaks occur. CUI is a common problem shared by the refining, petrochemical, power, industrial, onshore and offshore industries.

Training Highlights

  • CUI remains abillion-dollar worldwide industry problem
  • Dr. Stefan Winnik’s successful CUI course has been updated with the latest developments
  • The modern CUI management toolkit based on 4 decades of industry experience
  • Latest CUI innovation areas to solve current CUI control limitations
  • Under what circumstances will TSA give a life expectancy of 25+ years?
  • Benefit from interactive teaching and the combined experience of our trainers
  • A SPECIAL FEATURE Bring your own Case Study – the training will offer a unique opportunity for participants to bring along their own cases for class review
  • Familiarize yourself with Case Studies that demonstrate leading industry solutions
  • Engage in technical and scientific discussions

Key Topics

  • Understanding key characteristics of CUI
  • CUI Management
  • Risk-Based Screening for Inspection
  • CUI Design Considerations
  • Insulation & Protective Coatings
  • Use of Thermally Sprayed Aluminium (TSA)
  • CUI Non-Destructive Evaluation & Techniques
  • CUI innovation directions to solve current CUI control limitations
  • CUI Case Studies

Who Should Attend?

  • Corrosion Engineers and Designers who are concerned with corrosion related problems.
  • Technicians and maintenance personnel who deal with repair and rehabilitation of Steam utility stations, Pipings, Pipelines, Refineries, Vessels and Equipment.
  • Facility managers and users who are concerned with corrosion under insulation and methods of its mitigation.
  • Personnel involved in R&D Engineering, Corrosion Engineering, Pipeline Integrity, Pipeline Risk Analysis, Pipeline Maintenance, Coatings, Materials and Maintenance, Design, Inspection and more…
  • Engineers &managers responsible for the reliable and safe design and operation of insulated or fire-proofed pressure systems. Relevant disciplines include Integrity, Corrosion, Inspection, Maintenance, Process, Safety, Mechanical, Projects and Operations.
  • Personnel from plant owner and operating companies; project engineering and existing plant service providers; regulators.Technicians and maintenance personnel who deal with repair and rehabilitation of existing plant pipework, pipelines and vessels.
  • The course is relevant to new build projects and existing plant of any age including LNG, Petrochemical, Refinery, Upstream Oil & Gas, Onshore and Offshore sectors.


Meet your Prominent Facilitators


Corrosion and Integrity Consultant,
Arbeadie Consultants Ltd.

Steve has over 36+ years experience in materials, corrosion, welding, inspection and integrity management. He has extensive operational and project experience in the U.K., Netherlands, Norway, Middle East and Malaysia. He was previously materials and corrosion discipline head for Shell’s upstream assets in Europe.

During this time, he was directly involved in integrity issues with CUI including investigation of significant failures and execution of major refurbishment programmes. He has also been a member and chair of the Energy Institute Corrosion Management Committee including oversight of the production of UK Energy Institute “Guidance for Corrosion Management in Oil and Gas Production and Processing (May 2008)” and “Management of External Coatings for Corrosion”. Since retiring from Shell in May 2017 he has taken on a number of consultancy projects related to corrosion management.  He has been appointed External Lecturer in Corrosion Management at Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) and is also a review panel member of the Oil and Gas Innovation Centre.  Steve was approached by KAEFER in May 2018 to join as a consultant for the development and delivery of CUI control services.

Dr. Clare & Dr. Steve and Dr. Stefan have contributed to KAEFER and TWI’s joint CUI paper atEuroCorr 2019 “Using industry data to compare performance of different risk-based methods for the management of corrosion under insulation”.


Principal CUI/RBI Integrity Engineer,
KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG.

Clare has 20+ years operational experience in upstream corrosion & integrity management mostly in operator teams (BPAmoco, Shell) including 12 years in senior staff roles (ExxonMobil, CNR International). 

Since 2015 she has worked on a wide variety of consultancy projects and joined KAEFER in 2018 to help grow CUI control services.  Clare’sexperience spans different corporate cultures and includes operational integrity improvement programs, failure investigation and problem solving. She has managed CUI inspection and refurbishment campaigns includinglive equipment TSA upgrades, participated in audits and writtenCUI risk-based control methods.  Clarehas lectured for 13 years for the Cranfield University Corrosion Training Program and is a member of the Energy Institute Corrosion Management Committee.  Shedrafted “Guidelines for the Assessment of Corrosion Threats in Risk Based Inspection” and revised CUI content for“Guidance for Corrosion Management in Oil and Gas Production and Processing (April 2019)”.

Registration Fee


Per Participant

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Start Time

9:00 am

October 22, 2019

Finish Time

5:00 pm

October 23, 2019


Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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