• Wednesday, April 27, 2022
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Victoria Branch of the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is excited to invite all our members to attend its first face-to-face event for the year. This will involve a series of guest speakers discussing examples of real-world corrosion problems from a wide variety of fields. It will be a great chance to catch up with friends and fellow rust enthusiasts over refreshments and then hear about some of the challenges that corrosion and paint failures can cause.



Please note, registrations for this event close on Friday, 22nd of April 2022 COB.

Registration for this event includes finger food & drinks.


Event Order

05:30pm – 06:30 pm = Networking + Finger Food & drinks

06:30pm – 07:30pm =  Presentations

07:30pm – 08:00 pm = Mingle

08:00pm = Event ends


Guest Speaker(s)

John Everton, B App Sc (Sec Met) FIEAust CPEng: Principal Corrosion Engineer, ALS Industrial. John has been with ALS for 10 years, performing metallurgical investigations. His areas of specialty are corrosion, Risk-Based Inspection, measurement uncertainty and optical emission spectroscopy. Prior to joining ALS, John was in a similar role at SMEC. Before that, he was in technical management roles in industry, including iron and steel castings, bright steel, ductile iron pipe, and carbon & stainless steel tubing. John will be presenting on the topic, Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) which is one of the most insidious and devastating forms of corrosion. The sample, for failure investigation, was from the pulp and paper industry. It was a “pup-piece”, on a “white liquor” pipeline, with slip-on, welded flanges, at each end. The weld, at one end, only, had an isolated incidence of gross toe-cracking, which had extended into the flange. Yet, there was no evidence of cracking elsewhere on the pup-piece. The presentation identifies the damage mechanism as SCC, and it identifies the factors that made this particular failed flange uniquely susceptible to SCC. A sample, illustrating the characteristic pattern of SCC crack growth will be provided.


Prof. Jayantha Kodikara, Director of ARC Hub for Smart Next Generation Transport Pavements – SPARC and leader of Monash Pipeline Research Group, which has led to multi-million global projects including Advanced Condition Assessment and Pipe Failure Prediction Project and CRC-p Smart Lining for Deteriorated Pipe Rehabilitation Project. Altogether, he has over 300 publications on a diverse range of topics and graduated about 40 PhD students. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia and a Fellow of Engineers Australia. His fundamental research has led to the development of the MPK (Monash-Peradeniya-Kodikara) Framework and Model for unsaturated compacted soil modelling. He has received several awards for innovation and industry collaboration including the National and International Water Association Awards and B/HERT Award in 2016, ARRB Impact Award in 2019, and Monash Vice-Chancellor’s and Dean’s Awards for Innovation and Enterprise in 2013 and 2019. He will be presenting on Pipeline Research at Monash University and highlighting discoveries on the notion of a corrosion patch, its translation from scientific development to implementation in actual engineering analysis, and provide an overview of how these have been integrated into actual industry practice. 

Richard Osborne has extensive experience within the oil and gas sector as a certified coatings inspector, working in senior-level roles for Tier 1 contractors and consultancies. Now with RemedyAP, Richard has an outstanding track record of providing valuable insights for clients in a variety of infrastructure projects. RemedyAP have been involved in numerous condition assessments necessitating an evaluation of key degradation mechanisms related to early coating failure. In this presentation, Investigation of a selective coating failure – LNG tank, we will provide a discussion of a recent assessment and provide discussion for the audience to discuss likely failure modes.



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Our Annual Branch Partners

The ACA’s VIC Branch would like to thank our Annual Branch Partners for their ongoing support of our members and our activities.


COVID-19 Info

Attendance at this event is limited and check-in at the venue will be required for Covid tracing purposes. The venue requirement for attendees to be fully vaccinated needs to be adhered to in order to attend this event.


Discounted Member Registration

This event has discounted registration for ACA members.

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Venue Phone: (03) 9639 2111

Venue Website:

282 Exhibition St, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia

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