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les callow

Dr L. M. Callow

Les Callow (currently 71) is Technical Director of Amtec. He specialises in on-site metallurgical, corrosion, coatings and cathodic protection failure investigations and has over 40 years experience in these areas.

A metallurgist by training, Les spent the early part of his career working for IMI on copper & copper alloy corrosion related projects before returning to further education, receiving a PhD in Corrosion Engineering from Manchester University.

Since forming Amtec, Les has worked on a global basis on a wide range of corrosion problems involving stainless steel, aluminium & copper alloys and has also consolidated his knowledge of coating breakdown mechanisms. In addition to his troubleshooting and investigative cases, he participates in training courses in corrosion and coating breakdown.

Specialist areas

- Marine & Industrial coating failures.
- Vessel coating evaluations
- Stray current & cathodic protection system problems
- Coating breakdown mechanisms
- Failures of both coated & uncoated aluminium structures & components
- Coating blistering & cathodic delamination
- Failures associated with stainless steel & copper alloys
- General corrosion failures