32nd International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies

Surface Engineering
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24 agosto, 2023 y 25 agosto, 2023
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agosto 24: 10:00 - 14:00
agosto 25: 10:00 - 13:00
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The event is organized by CIDETEC Surface Engineering and is partially funded by the Horizon 2020 and Clean Sky 2 U-CROSS project, some of the results of which will also be presented at the event (see bottom of the web page for detailed project information).


Target audience

  • Industry (Aerospace, Petrochemistry, Chemical, Maritime)
  • Research Community


  • Free registration
  • Around 50 participants
  • Language: English

Corrosion management is a major and transversal challenge for different industries worldwide. It has an impact on such important aspects as safety or durability of key assets of all sectors. Surveys estimate the worldwide annual direct cost of corrosion between €1.3 and €1.4 trillion.

Hence, different strategies have been implemented for decades to control and prevent corrosion (use of coatings, anodic/cathodic protections, periodic visual inspection and repair, etc.). In many cases the maintenance plan may be inappropriate because it is too extensive (and costly), or too light (and, therefore, risky).

Maintenance tasks could be more efficient by implementing corrosion monitoring procedures based on data provided by sensors. Corrosion monitoring is key to detect early warning signs of corrosion and to determine trends and processing operational parameters that may result in a corrosive environment. Additionally, it serves to measure the effectiveness of corrosion prevention methods.
Many techniques may be used to monitor and detect corrosion: Vibro-acoustics, electromagnetics, high-frequency imaging, electrochemical, capacitive, etc. Some of them are developed and adapted to many different applications, while others are exploited for specific applications or to detect a specific type of corrosion phenomenon. The workshop aims to show an overview of the non-destructive sensors used or under development in and for the main industries affected by corrosion as Infrastructures, Petrochemicals and Aerospace, together with methods to predict how corrosion will progress.


Día 1

  • 10:00 - 10:30


  • 10:30 - 10:45

    Welcome of participants and workshop opening

  • 10:45 - 11:15

    General overview of techniques used for corrosion monitoring

Día 2

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Welcome of participants and 2nd day workshop opening

  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Optical imaging as source of data for predictive modeling of corrosion



Dr. Elena Taboada
Project Manager of the Terahertz Technology Department & Head of IP
Elena will talk about “Hidden corrosion detection by terahertz waves technology.”
Dr. Quentin Bignon
Metallic materials and corrosion scientist, Airbus Central Research and Technology
Quentin will talk about “Prediction of corrosion behavior of aerostructures.”
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The U-CROSS project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant Agreement No. 864905. The JU receives support from European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and the Clean Sky 2 JU members other than the Union.

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