Corrosion Fundamentals, Types, Causes & Analysis and Correction of Corrosion Failures

16-10-2022 - 20-10-2022 3300 Dubai


Course Introduction:


This 5-day basic corrosion course covers fundamental aspects of corrosion control and its prevention. The course will enable beginners to establish a solid foundation in corrosion before moving on to advanced topics. Exercises, hands-on practical sessions and virtual experiments throughout the course will help participants understand the basic concepts and fundamentals important to corrosion. This basic corrosion course also helps participants prepare for their NACE certification examinations at the Corrosion Technician, Corrosion Technologist and Senior Corrosion Technologist levels. It provides an excellent avenue for corrosion practitioners, designers, technical managers, inspection and maintenance engineers, quality control personnel and those involved in failure analysis to update their appreciation of corrosion and the awareness of the emerging technologies for corrosion control and prevention.


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



Who Should Attend?


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


Course Outline:


Day 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Test
  3. What it is Corrosion? - Definition of Corrosion
  4. Corrosion in Action: Examples of Corrosion
  5. Corrosion and Society: Its economic, social, political and environmental impacts
  6. Liabilities due to corrosion
  7. Lessons of History
  8. Basic Concepts in Corrosion
  9. Primer in Chemistry and Electrochemistry
  10. Understanding Electrochemical Cells
  11. Corrosion Terminologies and Conventions
  12. Exercise/Practical Session


Day 2

2.1 Why Do Metals Corrode? ‐ The Driving Force for Corrosion

2.2 Thermodynamics

2.3 Faraday’s Law

2.4 Electrode Potentials

2.5 Reference Electrodes

2.6 Electromotive Force (EMF) Series vs Galvanic Series

2.7 Nernst Equation

2.8 Pourbaix Diagram (Potential - pH Diagram)

2.9 Passivity

2.10 Kinetics: The Rate of Corrosion

    2.10.1 Polarization

    2.10.2 Rate of reaction and rate constant

    2.10.3 Anodic and cathodic current densities

    2.10.4 Exchange current density

    2.10.5 The mixed potential theory

    2.10.6 E-log(i) Evans diagram

    2.10.7 Tafel Equation and Tafel plot for corrosion rate determination

    2.10.8 Linear polarization and Stern-Geary Equation

    2.10.9 Type of polarization and rate-controlling steps

    2.10.10 Concentration polarization and the importance of dissolved oxygen

    2.10.11 Effect of oxidizer concentration on the rate of corrosion

    2.10.12 Effect of velocity on the rate of corrosion

    2.10.13 Area effect

    2.10.14 Depolarizers and Depolarization

2.11 Exercise/Practical Session


Day 3
3.1 How Do Metals Corrode:

       Different Forms of Corrosion: Mechanisms, Recognition and Prevention
       3.1.1 General Attack/Uniform Corrosion
       3.1.2 Galvanic Corrosion/De‐Alloying
       3.1.3 Pitting Corrosion
       3.1.4 Crevice Corrosion
       3.1.5 Filiform Corrosion
       3.1.6 Intergranular Corrosion/Exfoliation
       3.1.7 Environmental Cracking
       3.1.8 Liquid Metal Embrittlement
       3.1.9 Hydrogen Damage
       3.1.10 Corrosion Fatigue
       3.1.11 Flow Assisted Corrosion
       3.1.12 Fretting Corrosion
       3.1.13 High Temperature Corrosion
3.2 Exercise/Practical Session


Day 4
4.1 Practical Corrosion Cells Important to Corrosion Diagnosis

      4.1.1 Galvanic Cell

      4.1.2 Concentration Cell (incl. differential aeration cell)

      4.1.3 Active/Passive Cell

      4.1.4 Thermogalvanic Cell (incl. temperature cell or thermal differential cell)

      4.1.5 Stress Cell

4.2 Corrosion in Specific Environments
       4.2.1 Corrosion in Atmosphere
       4.2.2 Corrosion in Waters
       4.2.3 Corrosion in Soil
       4.2.4 Corrosion in Concrete

       4.2.5 Corrosion in High Temperature Environments
4.3 Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 1)

       4.3.1 Materials Selection and Design

       4.3.2 Protective Coatings and Linings

4.4 Exercise/Practical Session


Day 5

5.1 Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 2)

       5.1.1 Cathodic Protection and Anodic Protection

       5.1.2 Modification of Environment (Chemical Treatment)

5.2 Corrosion Testing and Monitoring

5.3 Corrosion Modeling and Corrosion Prediction

5.4 Exercise
5.5 Post-Test

5.6 Presentation of Certificates



Course Certificate:


International Center for Training & Development (ICTD) will award an internationally recognized certificate(s) for each delegate on completion of training.


Course Methodology:

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques 
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation


Course Timings:


Daily Course Timings:

    08:00 - 08:20       Morning Coffee / Tea

    08:20 - 10:00       First Session

    10:00 - 10:20       Coffee / Tea / Snacks

    10:20 - 12:20       Second Session

    12:20 - 13:30       Lunch Break & Prayer Break

    13:30 - 15:00       Last Session

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