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API RP 583 Corrosion Under Insulation and Fireproofing - Detection, Mitigation and Prevention

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 Course Outline

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a major worldwide problem faced by many industries such as oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, power, onshore and offshore industries. A leak can cause safety and environmental concerns. CUI may account for up to 10% of a plant's maintenance budget. This 5-day comprehensive corrosion course aims to provide the participants with a clear and thorough understanding of the causes of corrosion under insulation and the technical know-how of CUI detection, mitigation and prevention. Upon completion of this short course the participants will be able to (1) identify different forms of corrosion under insulation; (2) analyze the root causes of corrosion failures, and (3) apply appropriate methods and strategies for detection, mitigation and prevention of corrosion under insulation and fireproofing.


This corrosion short course is available for in-house training, on-site 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

1. Introduction to Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)


2. Corrosion: Basic Concepts and Terminology


3. Why Does CUI Occur -The Causes of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

    3.1 The Corrosivity of Water and Moisture

    3.2 The Sources of Water

    3.3 How Much Water Is Required for CUI to Occur

    3.4 The Effect of Contaminants on Corrosion Under Insulation

    3.5 The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of Corrosion Under Insulation

    3.6 The Effect of Insulation Type and Insulation Characteristics on CUI

    3.7 Other Factors Influencing the Rate and Form of Corrosion Under Insulation

4. How Does CUI Occur -Common Forms of Corrosion Encountered Under Insulation

    4.2 General Corrosion

    4.3 Pitting Corrosion

    4.4 Crevice Corrosion

    4.5 Chloride External Stress Corrosion Cracking (Cl-ESCC)


5. CUI in Common Alloys

    5.1 CUI in Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
    5.2 CUI in Austenitic and Duplex Stainless Steels
    5.3 CUF in Carbon and Low Alloy Steels
    5.4 CUI on Aluminum Piping


6. Areas Susceptible to Damage

    6.1 General Areas of Damage
    6.2 Pressure Vessels
    6.3 Piping
    6.4 Tankage and Spheres
    6.5 Heat-traced Systems
    6.6 Shutdown/Mothballing


7. Insulation and Fireproofing Systems

    7.1 Insulation Materials
    7.2 Insulation Jacketing
    7.3 Caulking
    7.4 Fireproofing Materials
    7.5 Coatings Under Insulation & Fireproofing Systems

. Inspection for CUI and CUF Damage

     8.1 Inspection of Piping Operating Below 32F (0C)
     8.2 Inspection Tools and Methods


9. Risk-Based Inspection (RBI)

    9.1 Inspection Activities and Strategy
    9.2 Non-Destructive Examination and Testing Screening Techniques for CUI
    9.3 Examples of Risk-Based Inspection Plan


10. Design Practices to Minimize Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI)

    10.1 Coatings for Hot and Cold Services
    10.2 Insulation Materials
    10.3 Jacketing
    10.4 General Design Aspects
    10.5 Insulation
    10.6 Heat-traced Systems
    10.7 Protective Coatings and Caulk
    10.8 Shutdown/Mothballing
    10.9 Quality Control/Quality Assurance


11.Design Practices to Minimize CUF

    11.1 Dense and Lightweight Concrete
    11.2 Lightweight Cementitious Products
    11.3 Intumescent Coatings and Subliming Compounds
    11.4 Protective Coatings
    11.5 Quality Control/Quality Assurance


12.Maintenance and Mitigation of CUI/CUF Issues

    12.1Programmed/Condition-based Maintenance
    12.2 Execution
    12.3 Deluge System Issues
    12.4 Mitigation of CUI/CUF Damage
    12.5 Repair Techniques/Strategies


13. Case Studies and Examples

    13.1 Examples of a Qualitative Likelihood Assessment System
    13.2 Examples of Insulation Techniques for Various Applications
    13.3 Case Studies


14. End-of-Course Examination


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 Who Should Attend


Designers, engineers, inspection and maintenance personnel who are concerned with corrosion under insulation in the various industries such as chemical process, refining, petrochemical, power, onshore and offshore industries.


 Registration for This  Corrosion Course


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 In-House Training Corrosion Courses/On-Site Training Corrosion Courses


If you are concerned with corrosion in your business, in-house training or on-site 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.


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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 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 our corrosion short courses are available for online or offline distance learning. You can start an online course at any time and learn at your own comfortable pace, whenever and wherever you are. You have around-the-clock access to interactive and media-rich course materials, virtual labs, course instructions, course assignments, and course assessments. Discussions and questions related to the corrosion courses are posted on the website or exchanged through email for a period up to 12 months. Video conferencing or instant messaging can also be arranged for discussions of course topics. For those who do not have ready access to internet, we can send you our online course materials on a CD-ROM or DVD or USB memory stick for offline learning.

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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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