As Elements Global Corrosion Specialist, Phil has over 40 years of experience in the fields of metallurgy and corrosion, including over 30 years of experience in sour service corrosion.


Phil has over 40 years of overall experience within the industry in the areas of metallurgical laboratory management, quality assurance, steelmaking and processing, corrosion testing, research & development, and failure investigations and consultancy.

A member of AMPP (NACE) since 2007, he has served in various capacities as symposium chair, committee member and is currently document project manager of the NACE Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC) standard NACE TM0284 and chair of NACE TG299.

He is a past member of the maintenance panel for ISO 15156 / NACE MR0175 and represents Element on the Marine Corrosion Forum (MCF), serving as a committee member since 2002 and Chair since 2014.


Career Highlights

Phil has been a NACE member since 2007 and is an active member on various ISO and NACE committees, specializing in sour corrosion for the oil & gas Industry.




Professional Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Metals Technology
  • MPhil (Corrosion), University of Birmingham
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (FIMMM)


Affiliations / Memberships / working groups / conferences

  • AMPP (NACE) member
  • NACE Hydrogen-Induced Cracking (HIC) standard NACE TM0284 and NACE TG299
  • Marine Corrosion Forum


Sector Expertise

  • Oil & Gas
  • Marine 

“Phil has a keen interest in keeping up to date on industrial corrosion issues, particularly in the oil & gas and marine sectors and relating the key issues to the development of laboratory test methods to combat the threat of corrosion.”

Corrosion Testing Services 

Protect your assets, avoid failure and loss production, qualify welds, assess your materials, and improve safety, especially in the Oil and Gas industry.

Element provides a wide range of of ISO/IEC 17025-accredited corrosion testing services for various industries, including Oil & Gas, Aerospace, Medical Devices, and Transportation.

We offer both lab-based and on-site testing services to help with evaluations, material selection, assessments, and proactive mitigation measures.


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