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Corrosion Inspection, Corrosion Testing and Monitoring

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 Course Overview

 

Corrosion is a disease to materials just like a disease to human beings. Some types or forms of corrosion can be prevented through good practices in materials selection and design, while others can be cured or controlled if diagnosed early. Corrosion diagnosis involves a number of destructive and non-destructive inspection and examination techniques such as visual, NDT/NDE, inspection, chemical, electrochemical, mechanical, metallurgical,  and microstructural tests and analyses. Unexpected corrosion failures can be avoided through corrosion inspection, corrosion monitoring, and corrosion testing. This corrosion short course aims to present to the technologists and engineers a dozen of corrosion testing and monitoring techniques that can be used to solve many of their most tedious and persistent corrosion problems. This corrosion course will provide the participants with a thorough understanding of the basic principles and the practical applications of some simple yet powerful techniques in corrosion testing and monitoring. For each technique, a step by step guide for performing the corrosion measurements will be described. This 5-day course (with practical session) provides an excellent avenue for corrosion practitioners, researchers, designers, technical managers, inspection and maintenance engineers, quality control personnel and those involved in failure analysis to update their appreciation of modern techniques for corrosion testing and monitoring.

 

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

 

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 Course Outline

 

This corrosion short course covers a wide range of corrosion testing and monitoring techniques from conventional weight loss coupons, electrical resistance (ER) and linear polarization resistance (LPR) to advanced electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for routine applications such as rapid screening of corrosion inhibitors, materials selection, failure analysis, corrosion rate measurement, life prediction, evaluation of paints, coatings, electroplating, on-line monitoring of industrial processes, determination of resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion, and the degree of sensitization of stainless steels and alloys. This course also covers six most commonly used non-destructive techniques for corrosion inspection. 

 

 1.  Basics of Corrosion Measurements
       
1.1   corrosion and society
       
1.2   the need for corrosion testing and monitoring
       1.3   terminology and conventions
       1.4   the nature of corrosion process
       1.5   classification of corrosion test
       1.6   electrochemistry and corrosion

 

 2.  Corrosion Testing and Monitoring Techniques
       2.1   technique No.1: weight loss coupon
       2.2   technique No.2: electrical resistance (ER)
       2.3   technique No.3: linear polarisation resistance (LPR)
       2.4   technique No.4: Tafel polarisation
       2.5   technique No.5: potentiodynamic anodic polarisation
       2.6   technique No.6: potentiostatic polarisation
       2.7   technique No.7: cyclic polarisation for pitting test
       2.8   technique No.8: Electrochemical potentiokinetic reactivation (EPR) for sensitisation test
       2.9   technique No.9: ZRA for galvanic corrosion of welded structures and components
       2.10 technique No.10: electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
       2.11 technique No.11: electrochemical noise
       2.12 technique No.12: hydrogen monitoring

 

3.  On-Line Corrosion Monitoring
      3.1   why use on-line corrosion monitoring
      3.2   direct methods of on-line corrosion monitoring
      3.3   on-line monitoring system components and functions
      3.4   principle on-line corrosion monitoring methods
      3.5   where & when to use it
      3.6   how much does it cost        

 

4.  Applications of Corrosion Testing and Monitoring Techniques
      4.1   quality control, performance evaluation and process optimization of plating bath in
               electroplating and electroless plating       
      4.2   quality control, performance evaluation and process optimization in chromating and
               anodizing operations
      4.3   impedance and admittance measurements on anodized aluminum/magnesium alloys
      4.4   coatings performance evaluation, equivalent circuit modeling and life-prediction of
              organic coatings, paints
      4.5   determining the effect of surface preparation, optimal coating thickness, edge effect,
               coating delamination
      4.6   condition assessment of coating systems after thermal shock, seawater flooding etc.
      4.7   corrosion resistance of  Metal-Matrix Composite
      4.8   corrosion inhibitor: efficiency, selection and screening
      4.9   on-site corrosion measurements for bridges, water tanks, buildings, lampposts and other structures

 

5. Corrosion Inspection Techniques

     5.1 Visual Inspection

     5.2 Liquid Penetrant Inspection

     5.3 Magnetic Particle Inspection

     5.4 Ultrasonic Testing

     5.5 Eddy Current Testing

     5.6 X-ray Radiography

 

6. Corrosion Modeling and Corrosion Prediction

     6.1 CO2 corrosion modeling and prediction with CO2Compass

     6.2 Corrosion modeling and corrosion prediction with CRA-Compass

     6.3 Cathodic protection modeling and corrosion prediction with CP-Compass

     6.4 Prediction of pipeline corrosion with PipelineCompass

     6.5 Modeling and life prediction of galvanic corrosion and materials compatibility with GC-Compass

     6.6 Modeling and life prediction of erosion corrosion and flow-accelerated corrosion (FAC) with FAC-Compass

     6.7 Modeling and life prediction of copper-induced pitting in aluminium alloys with CIPAL-Compass

 

7. End of Course Exam

 

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Who Should Attend This Corrosion Testing and Monitoring Course

 

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

 

Successful completion of this corrosion course helps participants prepare for their NACE certification examinations at the Corrosion Technician, Corrosion Technologist and Senior Corrosion Technologist levels.

 

 Registration for This  Corrosion Course

 

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

 

If you are concerned with corrosion in your company, 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 our corrosion courses can be customized to fit your organization's needs.

 

There is no limit to the number of participants required for in-house training corrosion courses. We conduct the in-house training corrosion course at your company's premises worldwide, 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) or for a small group from your company at a time and in a location convenient to you. This option costs significantly less than a full-scale in-house or on-site corrosion training program.

 

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 Online Corrosion Courses and Distance Learning Corrosion Courses

 

All our corrosion short courses are available for online or offline distance learning. You can start an online corrosion course at any time and learn at your own comfortable pace and schedule, whenever and wherever you are. You have around-the-clock access to the interactive and media-rich course materials, virtual labs, course instructions 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 flash drive for offline distance 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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