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Course overview

The course aims to give engineers, designers and other technical staff good knowledge of the processing, manufacture and application of different stainless steels grades. Course emphasis is placed on technical matters and their impact on processing and in-service performance.

Who should attend?

Engineers, designers, researchers and users involved in the manufacture, supply and application of stainless steel products. The course is delivered at a moderate technical level and assumes only very basic prior knowledge of steel metallurgy.

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course Content

Introduction to Stainless Steels and their Metallurgy

• Austenitic Steels

• Ferritic Steels

• Martensitic Steels

• Duplex Steels

• Precipitation Hardening Steels

Corrosion of Stainless Steels

• Pitting Corrosion

• Crevice Corrosion

• Environmentally Assisted Corrosion

• Intergranular Corrosion

• Galvanic Corrosion

High Temperature Performance

• Gaseous Corrosion

– Oxidation

– Sulphidation

– Carburisation/Nitridation

• Creep Properties

Primary Processing of Stainless Steels

• Melting – EAF, VIM, VAR

• Refining – AOD, VOD, ESR

• Continuous Casting

Secondary Processing of Stainless Steels

• Strip Production

– Hot Rolling

– Annealing and Pickling

– Cold Rolling

– Surface Finish

• Rod & Bar Production

• Forging

Forming and Fabrication of Stainless Steels

• Forming Methods

– Press Forming, Hydroforming, Roll Bending

• Cutting Methods

– Punching, Laser cutting

• Stainless Steel Welding

– Processes

– Grades

– Embrittlement phenomenon

Friday, 01 March 2019

Learning Outcomes

• Appreciate the fundamental principles of stainless steel metallurgy

• Understand how stainless steel is made and processed

• Learn how corrosion is controlled and prevented

• How stainless steel grades are specified and matched with a range of applications

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.