WA Corrosion Under Insulation | CUI | Dr Kod Pojtanabuntoeng

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Alcoa Social Club Kwinana

33 Hope Valley Rd

Naval Base, WA 6165


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A Masterclass in Corrosion Under Insulation presented by SIRF Roundtables WA.

Alcoa Social Club

First in a series events which will allow us to dive deeper into particular corrosion issues.

Following strong interest in the overall field of Corrosion we are running a series of Common Interest Work Group meetings to allow people to deep dive into a particular area each time.

Kod Pojtanabuntoeng who has particular expertise in the area of CUI.

Kod Pojtanabuntoeng:

Professor Rolf Gubner

We are very pleased to have Dr Kod present as she has particular expertise in the area of CUI. Dr Kod is a Senior Lecturer at the Curtin University in the Science & Engineering Faculty. She is a member of the Australian Corrosion Association (ACA) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).

Dr Kod's areas of expertise include:

  • Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

  • Internal corrosion of wet gas pipelines (top of the line corrosion, CO2 corrosion) and its mitigations.

  • Corrosion Modeling

  • Localized corosion of CRA's particularly at elevated temperatures

Join your peers as we talk about this important topic:

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is caused by water entrapped within thermal insulation. The presence of insulation, and in particular jacketing, slows down water evaporation, prolongs wetting period and allows corrosion to proceed undetected. The hidden nature of the CUI challenges the industry when it comes to inspection and monitoring. Detection of CUI can be too late; hence, resulting in disastrous outcomes such as leakage, loss of containment, and even fire and explosion. A recent study has shown 10% of the maintenance and repair budget for a piping system and pressure vessels in the petrochemical industry is spent on CUI alone.


8:45 am - Arrive and check in

9:00 am - Prompt start with safety information and introductions

9:20 am - Dr Kod Pojtanabuntoeng presentation part 1

10.20 am - Break and networking opportunity

10:40 am - Dr Kod Pojtanabuntoeng presentation part 2

11.30 am - Open group discussion on real current CUI issues

11:50 am - Presentation 2 (in discussions with another presenter)

12:30pm - Group discussion

12:50 pm - Wrap up & event feedback

1:00 pm - Event ends, Lunch starts.

Who Should Attend?

SIRF Masterclass are for anyone interested in the topic of the day, and have the broad attendance range. Chances are good that if you’ve read this far, this event is for you!

About SIRF Rt Masterclass / Common Interest Work Groups

All SIRF Rt events are designed to provide a safe environment for open discussion with peers on the topic of interest they are working on, in and around. IMrt Masterclass events start with a two-plus hour detailed presentation on the topic by an experienced individual, followed by an open roundtable discussion to provide the best forum for peer-to-peer learning and best practice sharing, anything that will help improve the discussion or other participants’ understanding of your workplace would be good conversation. The format provides didactic learning about a complex, specialised subject, combined with the benefits of a Common Interest Work Group.

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What are my parking options for the event?

Parking spaces available at the Social Club

What are the PPE requirements?

Neat casual

When do I need to register by?

Registration typically closes three business days before the event for Masterclass / Common Interest Work Groups


This event is included in SIRF Roundtable membership

Who can I contact for further information?

Chris Bush 0400 109 861

Jeff Naylor 0409 535 239

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Alcoa Social Club Kwinana

33 Hope Valley Rd

Naval Base, WA 6165


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