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Corrosion Control Systems

Course/Workshop Title: Corrosion Control Systems
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Course Overview: Corrosion, the environmental degradation of metals, is often a critical factor in the development of virtually every engineering system, such as power generation, oil and gas production, waste treatment, construction and transportation. The impact of corrosion is evident in various aspects of a system including cost, safety and conservation of materials. It is estimated that at least 300 billion dollars per year are the costs incurred in the US due to corrosion, based on data collected in the year 1995.
Worldwide, the cost of corrosion has been suggested to be more than 3% of GDP. Contamination in lead pipes and food cans, or catastrophic failures of jet engines and pressure vessels, are common consequences of corrosion. Accordingly, the understanding of corrosion phenomena is of paramount importance for corrosion technicians and engineers aiming at preventing corrosion and its harmful effects on the operation of systems.
In this five-day course, trainees will learn the fundamentals of corrosion, the different forms of corrosion and how corrosion can be controlled. The course requires no prior knowledge in the subject of corrosion from the trainee, just an interest in learning about this subject. The course is supplemented with practical examples and case studies of corrosion.
Expected Learning Outcomes / Competencies By the end of this training course, a trainee should learn:
  1. Corrosion language and terminology
  2. Forms of corrosion
  3. Causes of corrosion phenomena
  4. Corrosion rate measurements (Cathodic protection, Inhibitors and passivators, coating systems)
  5. Corrosion monitoring systems