22 June 2018, 12:30 to 13:30

Tech20: Making steel disappear


A social showcase for speakers presenting technology focused topics.


22 June 2018, 12:30 to 13:30


The Oil & Gas Technology Centre
20 Queens Road
AB15 4ZT

Book your place

Please complete the below form to book your place



We have launched a series of weekly events called ‘Tech20’ to help inspire a culture of innovation in the North-East of Scotland.

The events take place in our Innovation Hub and will feature an expert speaker giving a thought-provoking insight into a technology, theme or business area.

Book your place today!


Mark Maylin, Technology & Account Director, 3-Sci Ltd

Mark will describe the electrochemical process and realisable results in ‘making steel disappear’ by a method of ‘accelerated corrosion’. Mark will highlight how accelerated corrosion could be considered for removal of subsea steel structures that prove problematic when using existing methods of removal.

The workshop experimental work conducted to date will be described and extrapolations made to application to larger structures. The potential of accelerated corrosion to provide opportunities for reductions in energy demand and GHG emissions will be described. Practical and engineering challenges to implementing the technique will be identified and a strategy for addressing these challenges will be outlined.