L. Fedrizzi, W. Fürbeth, F. Montemor (eds.)
Maney Publishing, Leeds (2011), ISBN 978-1-906540-36-4
The European Federation of Corrosion (EFC), incorporated in Belgium, was founded in 1955 with the purpose of promoting European cooperation in the fields of research into corrosion and corrosion prevention.
Membership of the EFC is based upon participation by corrosion societies and committees in technical Working Parties. Member societies appoint delegates to Working Parties, whose membership is expanded by personal corresponding membership.
The activities of the Working Parties cover corrosion topics associated with inhibition, cathodic protection, education, reinforcement in concrete, microbial effects, hot gases and combustion products, environment-sensitive fracture, marine environments, refi neries, surface science, physico-chemical methods of measurement, the nuclear industry, the automotive industry, the water industry, coatings, polymer materials, tribo-corrosion, archaeological objects, and the oil and gas industry. Working Parties and Task Forces on other topics are established as required.
The Working Parties function in various ways, e.g. by preparing reports, organising symposia, conducting intensive courses and producing instructional material, including fi lms. The activities of Working Parties are coordinated, through a Science and Technology Advisory Committee, by the Scientifi c Secretary. The administration of the EFC is handled by three Secretariats: DECHEMA e.V. in Germany, the Fédération Française pour les sciences de la Chimie (formely Société de Chimie Industrielle) in France, and The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in the UK. These three Secretariats meet at the Board of Administrators of the EFC. There is an annual General Assembly at which delegates from all member societies meet to determine and approve EFC policy. News of EFC activities, forthcoming conferences, courses, etc., is published in a range of accredited corrosion and certain other journals throughout Europe. More detailed descriptions of activities are given in a Newsletter prepared by the Scientific Secretary.
The output of the EFC takes various forms. Papers on particular topics, e.g. reviews or results of experimental work, may be published in scientifi c and technical journals in one or more countries in Europe. Conference proceedings are often published by the organisation responsible for the conference.
In 1987 the, then, Institute of Metals was appointed as the offi cial EFC publisher. Although the arrangement is non-exclusive and other routes for publication are still available, it is expected that the Working Parties of the EFC will use The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining for publication of reports, proceedings, etc., wherever possible.
The name of The Institute of Metals was changed to The Institute of Materials (IoM) on 1 January 1992 and to The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining with effect from 26 June 2002. The series is now published by Maney Publishing on behalf of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.