Course Outline

Course Outline

Corrosion Monitoring, Prevention & Control

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
OG 010 22 - 26 Mar 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
OG 010 26 - 30 Jul 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
OG 010 13 - 17 Dec 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Corrosion Monitoring, Prevention & Control


The corrosion process is a wonderfully elegant example of nature at work. Of all industrial problems confronted by the engineers, only a few can be economically more important than the prevention of corrosion. Various industries experience significant issues with corrosion that collectively results in billions of dollars of loss each year. Corrosion monitoring, prevention and control is essential to increase the productivity and efficiency of any plant.

This Proclad Academy training course is structured to cover fundamental aspects of corrosion monitoring, prevention and control. Attendance to this training course will enable participants to establish a solid foundation in corrosion control. Exercises, hands-on practical sessions and virtual experiments throughout the course will help participants understand the concepts important to corrosion monitoring, prevention and control.

The key features of Proclad Academy’s Corrosion Monitoring, Prevention & Control training course are:

  • Impact of corrosion: economic, environmental and safety
  • Commonly-encountered corrosive environments
  • Various forms of corrosion
  • Corrosion inspection and monitoring
  • Corrosion control and prevention
Learning Objectives

Participants on Proclad Academy’s Corrosion Monitoring, Prevention & Control training course will be able to:


  • 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
Target Audience

This Proclad Academy training course provides an excellent avenue for corrosion practioners, 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.

Training Methodology

Proclad Academy’s practical and results-oriented Corrosion Monitoring, Prevention & Control training course is based on adult learning concept. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; captivating PowerPoint slides with videos to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning; ample time for Q&A; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a fun learning environment.

Course Outline
  • What it is Corrosion? – Definition of Corrosion
  • Corrosion in Action: Examples of Corrosion
  • Corrosion and Society: Its economic, social, political and environmental impacts
  • Liabilities due to corrosion
  • Lessons of History
  • Basic Concepts in Corrosion
  • Primer in Chemistry and Electrochemistry
  • Understanding Electrochemical Cells
  • Corrosion Terminologies and Conventions
  • Exercise/2.1 Why Do Metals Corrode? – The Driving Force for Corrosion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Faraday’s Law
  • Electrode Potentials
  • Reference Electrodes
  • Electromotive Force (EMF) Series vs Galvanic Series
  • Nernst Equation
  • Pourbaix Diagram (Potential – pH Diagram)
  • Passivity
  • Kine_cs: The Rate of Corrosion
  • Polarization
  • Rate of reaction and rate constant
  • Anodic and cathodic current densities
  • Exchange current density
  • The mixed potential theory
  • E-log(i) Evans diagram
  • Tafel Equation and Tafel plot for corrosion rate determination
  • Linear polarization and Stern-Geary Equation
  • Type of polarization and rate-controlling steps
  • Concentration polarization and the importance of dissolved oxygen
  • Effect of oxidizer concentration on the rate of corrosion
  • Effect of velocity on the rate of corrosion
  • Area effect
  • Depolarizers and Depolarization
  • Exercise/Practical Session
  • How Do Metals Corrode?
  • Different Forms of Corrosion: Mechanisms, Recognition and Prevention
  • General Attack/Uniform Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion/De-Alloying
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Crevice Corrosion
  • Filiform Corrosion
  • Intergranular Corrosion/Exfoliation
  • Environmental Cracking
  • Liquid Metal Embrittilement
  • Hydrogen Damage
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Flow Assisted Corrosion
  • Fretting Corrosion
  • High Temperature Corrosion
  • Exercise/Practical Session
  • Practical Corrosion Cells Important to Corrosion Diagnosis
  • Galvanic Cell
  • Concentration Cell (incl. differential aeration cell)
  • Active/Passive Cell
  • Thermogalvanic Cell (incl. temperature cell or thermal differential cell)
  • Stress Cell
  • Corrosion in Specific Environments
  • Corrosion in Atmosphere
  • Corrosion in Waters
  • Corrosion in Soil
  • Corrosion in Concrete
  • Corrosion in High Temperature Environments
  • Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 1)
  • Materials Selection and Design
  • Protective Coatings and Linings
  • Exercise/Practical Session
  • Methods for Corrosion Control and Prevention (Part 2)
  • Cathodic Protection and Anodic Protection
  • Modification of Environment (Chemical Treatment)
  • Corrosion Testing and Monitoring
  • Corrosion Modeling and Corrosion Prediction
  • Exercise/Practical Session