• NACE equips society to protect people,
    assets and the environment from the adverse
    effects of corrosion.
Course - Basic Corrosion


This course covers a basic but thorough review of causes of corrosion and the methods by which corrosion is identified, monitored, and controlled. Active participation is encouraged through hands-on experiments, case studies, and open discussion format.

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Anyone who needs the ability to recognize corrosion and understand its devastating potential, and how to monitor and/or control corrosion, especially as it relates to his or her area of responsibility. This includes:
  • Technicians
  • Salespersons
  • Inspectors
  • Managers
  • Engineers
Required:
No prior training or experience is required.

Recommended:
A basic understanding of science and chemistry is recommended.
Learning Objectives:
  • Define corrosion and recognize the economic, environmental and safety impact of corrosion
  • Recognize terms and definitions of basic electrochemistry, as well as define the processes and concepts of electrochemistry, oxidation and reduction reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, and passivity
  • Identify the characteristics of commonly-encountered corrosive environments such as atmospheric, water and other electrolytes, soil and high temperature environments
  • Distinguish between engineering materials such as metals, non-metals, composites, concrete and ceramics and their relationship to corrosion control
  • Discuss the various forms of corrosion, how to recognize each form, materials subject to each form, environments that promote each form and how to control each form
  • Explain how corrosion can be controlled during the design process through construction, as well as process parameters, drainage, dissimilar metals, crevices, and corrosion allowance
  • Give examples as to how to control corrosion through design, material selection, modification of environment, protective coatings, and cathodic and anodic protection
  • Differentiate between inspection and monitoring and identify the common testing techniques for each
  • Basic Corrosion Student Manual
  • Basic Corrosion Student Manual on CD
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM2:00 PM