Who should attend
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:
- 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 and when to use the control corrosion methods of 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
No prior training or experience is required.
A basic understanding of science and chemistry is recommended.
End of course exam
Successful completion of the written exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.