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A Basic Course in Corrosion Control and Prevention

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 Course Overview


corrosion short course: corrosion control and corrosion preventionThis 5-day basic corrosion course covers fundamental aspects of corrosion control and its prevention. The course will enable beginners to establish a solid foundation in corrosion before moving on to  advanced topics. Exercises, hands-on practical sessions and virtual experiments throughout the course will help participants understand the basic concepts and fundamentals important to corrosion. This basic corrosion course also helps participants prepare for their NACE certification examinations at the Corrosion Technician, Corrosion Technologist and Senior Corrosion Technologist levels. It provides an excellent avenue for corrosion practitioners, designers, technical managers, inspection and maintenance engineers, quality control personnel and those involved in failure analysis to update their appreciation of corrosion and the awareness of the emerging technologies for corrosion control and prevention.


This corrosion course is available for in-house training, online and distance learning worldwide. It can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization.


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 Course Outline


Day 1

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Corrosion: What it is -Definition of Corrosion

1.3 Corrosion in Action: Examples of Corrosion

1.4 Corrosion and Society: Its economic, social, political and environmental impacts

1.5 Liabilities due to corrosion

1.6 Lessons of History

1.7 Basic Concepts in Corrosion
1.8 Primer in Chemistry and Electrochemistry
1.9 Understanding Electrochemical Cells
1.10 Corrosion Terminologies and Conventions
1.11 Exercise/practical session


Day 2

2.1 Why Do Metals Corrode? ‐ The Driving Force for Corrosion

2.2 Thermodynamics

2.3 Faraday’s Law

2.4 Electrode Potentials

2.5 Reference Electrodes

2.6 Electromotive Force (EMF) Series vs Galvanic Series

2.7 Nernst Equation

2.8 Pourbaix Diagram (Potential - pH Diagram)

2.9 Passivity

2.10 Kinetics: The Rate of Corrosion

    2.10.1 Polarization

    2.10.2 Rate of reaction and rate constant

    2.10.3 Anodic and cathodic current densities

    2.10.4 Exchange current density

    2.10.5 The mixed potential theory

    2.10.6 E-log(i) Evans diagram

    2.10.7 Tafel Equation and Tafel plot for corrosion rate determination

    2.10.8 Linear polarization and Stern-Geary Equation

    2.10.9 Type of polarization and rate-controlling steps

    2.10.10 Concentration polarization and the importance of dissolved oxygen

    2.10.11 Effect of oxidizer concentration on the rate of corrosion

    2.10.12 Effect of velocity on the rate of corrosion

    2.10.13 Area effect

    2.10.14 Depolarizers and Depolarization

2.11 Exercise/practical session


Day 3
3.1 How Do Metals Corrode:

       Different Forms of Corrosion: Mechanisms, Recognition and Prevention
       3.1.1 General Attack/Uniform Corrosion
       3.1.2 Galvanic Corrosion/De‐Alloying
       3.1.3 Pitting Corrosion
       3.1.4 Crevice Corrosion
       3.1.5 Filiform Corrosion
       3.1.6 Intergranular Corrosion/Exfoliation
       3.1.7 Environmental Cracking
       3.1.8 Liquid Metal Embrittlement
       3.1.9 Hydrogen Damage
       3.1.10 Corrosion Fatigue
       3.1.11 Flow Assisted Corrosion
       3.1.12 Fretting Corrosion
       3.1.13 High Temperature Corrosion
3.2 Exercise/practical session


Day 4
4.1 Practical Corrosion Cells Important to Corrosion Diagnosis

      4.1.1 Galvanic Cell

      4.1.2 Concentration Cell (incl. differential aeration cell)

      4.1.3 Active/Passive Cell

      4.1.4 Thermogalvanic Cell (incl. temperature cell or thermal differential cell)

      4.1.5 Stress Cell

4.2 Corrosion in Specific Environments
       4.2.1 Corrosion in Atmosphere
       4.2.2 Corrosion in Waters
       4.2.3 Corrosion in Soil
       4.2.4 Corrosion in Concrete

       4.2.5 Corrosion in High Temperature Environments
4.3 Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 1)

       4.3.1 Materials Selection and Design

       4.3.2 Protective Coatings and Linings

4.4 Exercise/practical session


Day 5

5.1 Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 2)

       5.1.1 Cathodic Protection and Anodic Protection

       5.1.2 Modification of Environment (Chemical Treatment)

5.2 Corrosion Testing and Monitoring

5.3 Exercise/practical session
5.4 End of Course Examination


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 Who Should Attend


Corrosion practitioners, designers, architects, technical managers, inspection and maintenance engineers, quality control personnel and those involved in failure analysis.


 Registration for This  Corrosion Course


  • Click here to register for this corrosion course online, or

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 In-House Training Corrosion Courses


If you are concerned with corrosion in your business, in-house training is a great solution to train a group of employees from design, production, operation, quality assurance, inspection and maintenance, and technical sales and support on corrosion control and corrosion prevention technology. The contents of all corrosion courses can be customized to fit your organization's needs.


There is no minimum or maximum number of participants required for in-house training corrosion courses. We conduct the in-house training corrosion course at your company's premises and at a time convenient to your company. Requests for in-house training corrosion courses from overseas countries are also welcome.


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 Corrosion Course-On-Demand


All our publicly scheduled corrosion short courses are conducted once a year. However, you do not need to wait for one year if you have missed any of the publicly scheduled corrosion courses as we have this unique corrosion course-on-demand scheme: we will conduct the course just for you on an one-on-one basis at a time and in a location convenient to you. This option costs significantly less than a full-scale in-house training program.


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 Online and Distance Learning Corrosion Courses

All corrosion courses can be conducted through online or distance learning. An username and password will be emailed to course participants for accessing the online course materials. Alternatively, a CD-ROM containing the same online course material or a master hard copy of corrosion course notes can be sent to your organization. Instructions, course assignments, discussions and questions related to the corrosion courses are posted on the website. Free email support for online courses is provided for a period up to 12 months. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who pass the online test with a score of 70% and above.

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 PowerPoint Slides and Test Banks for Trainers, Instructors, Tutors, University Lecturers and Professors


If you are involved in teaching corrosion courses, you may wish to purchase a complete set of PowerPoint slides and the computerized test banks (in MicroTest format) with solutions. These presentations are suitable for teaching corrosion courses at different levels (from undergraduate to postgraduate) and durations (from 6 hrs to 40 hrs). These ready-to-use corrosion PowerPoint slides contain high quality color photographs, illustrations, animations and video clips. They can also be easily edited and customized to your own styles. The corrosion test banks contain over 1,000 corrosion questions for your use in tutorials, tests or examinations. These questions are conveniently grouped into 4 categories in the test bank: (1) true or false, (2) multiple choice, (3) calculation, and (4) reasoning and open-ended discussions).


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