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Course overview

This course aim will provide attendees with a full understanding of the principles of metallic corrosion and prevention mechanisms appropriate to a variety of applications.

Who should attend?

Any engineer, researcher or scientist involved in the supply of metals or alloys where corrosion is an issue.

The course is applicable to engineering, production and technical staff concerned with the specification, selection and application of corrosion resistant materials.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course Content

Mechanisms and Forms of Corrosion

• Pitting corrosion

• Crevice corrosion

• Galvanic corrosion

• Stress-corrosion cracking

• Hydrogen induced cracking

• Erosion corrosion

• Microbial corrosion


• Offshore

• Carbon dioxide

• Hydrogen suphide

• Fatigue/corrosion in aircraft

Inspection and Testing Techniques

• Visual inspection

• X-ray inspection

• Optical metallography

• Scanning electron microscopy

• ASTM G48 methods A and B

• Salt spray testing

Designing to Prevent Corrosion

• Environment

• Crevices

• Inhibitors

Corrosion Prevention Technologies

• Organic coatings and paints

• Galvanising

• Zinc plating

• Noble coatings

• Nickel and chromium plating

• Anodic and cathodic protection

Case Studies

• BP Foinavon

• Seawater Circulating Pump

Friday, 01 March 2019

Learning Outcomes

• Explain the basic principles of corrosion

• Identify corrosion mechanisms that can occur in aqueous and gaseous environments

• Describe the processes for prevention of corrosion

• Knowledge of corrosion resisting metal and alloys

• Identify, limit or prevent corrosion

Monday, 01 April 2019

Dates and Fees

Due to Covid-19 we have been making changes to our course delivery. We remain committed to providing a high-quality learning experience and if face to face teaching is not possible some courses may be delivered online. We will continue to review the situation and update our website with the latest information. Please contact us to find out more about this course and we can advise you of the current options.