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Corrosion, Its Control and Possibly Useful Operating Tactics
Date: January 7, 2015
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia
CEUs: 4 contact hours/0.4 CEUs
Instructor: Gerald O. Davis, P.E.

This short course will cover the electrochemistry of aqueous corrosion of metals, including forms of corrosion, effects on corrosion rates of important service and operating variables, corrosion control methods, and life-cycle cost analyses for choosing between various control methods.

Key topics include:

  • Overview of the electrochemistry of aqueous corrosion of metals
  • Detailed reviews of the several forms of corrosion
  • Detailed discussion of the effects on corrosion rates of important service & operating variables, e.g., temperature, pH, heterogeneous conditions, etc.
  • Detailed discussion of the four traditional methods of corrosion control, i.e., coatings and liners, resistant alloy selection, cathodic protection and chemical inhibitors
  • Potentially valuable corrosion control tactics to evaluate for specific applications
  • The general method and value of discounted life-cycle cost analyses for choosing between alternative control methods versus making decisions based only on initial costs
  • Suggested engineering reference sources

Fee: $225.00
Includes course materials, CEU certificate, and afternoon refreshments. Registration deadline is January 1, 2015.

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