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Corrosion Prevention

Digital Short Course

Corrosion occurs in all industries from automotive and aerospace to infrastructure, construction, petroleum, power, paper making, food processing, bioengineering, and pharmaceuticals. Where a corrosion failure has occurred, economical and practicable measures for prevention of future failures of the same type are required. This self-guided digital course uses helpful visuals, narrated animations, and interactive quizzes to teach the basic principles of corrosion prevention.

Who Should Enrol

This is an ideal first short course for anyone who needs a working understanding of the basic principles of corrosion prevention. It has been designed for those with no previous training in corrosion prevention, such as a technical, laboratory, and sales personnel; engineers from other disciplines; management and administrative staff; and non-technical support staff such as purchasing and receiving agents.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the general considerations in corrosion-control design.
  • Describe the design details that accelerate corrosion and design solutions for specific forms of corrosion.
  • List the material considerations and different elements of the materials selection process.
  • Explain how coatings and inhibitors prevent corrosion.
  • Describe cathodic and anodic protection-mechanisms of action.

Course Outline

This course provides an overview of different corrosion prevention techniques.

  • Introduction
  • Design Factors
    Designing and planning for maintenance and repair of corrosion is an essential consideration in all industries. Design is an integral part of the process. A better understanding of the design features that accelerate corrosion and the solutions to combat different forms of corrosion is key to controlling corrosion.
  • Materials Selection
    Corrosion resistance is not the only property to be considered in making materials selections, but it is of major importance in many industries. A thorough knowledge of material considerations and elements of the material selection process will help select the material to prevent or minimize corrosion.
  • Protective Coatings and Inhibitors
    Coatings are the most commonly used method for combating corrosion. Coatings and linings may protect substrates by three basic mechanisms: barrier protection, chemical inhibition, and galvanic (sacrificial) protection.
  • Cathodic and Anodic Protection
    Cathodic and anodic protection involve modification of a metal’s potential. Insights gained from this lesson will help you understand how cathodic and anodic protection works and the applications of cathodic and anodic protection.
  • Conclusion

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Special instructions

Course Length- 1.5-2hrs

Access details- The course will be available for viewing for 60 days from the registration date.

Reference materials included- pdf of the lesson

Communication: Access to course materials requires a unique email address for the student enrolled. All communications concerning the status of the class will be accomplished by email. It is the responsibility of the class registrant to ensure that a valid email address has been supplied and email filter settings are not preventing delivery of emails from ASM International-email.


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    Members: $420
    Non Members: $440



    Corrosion Prevention

    Members: $420
    Non Members: $440

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