Metal Corrosion and Its Prevention

Corrosion is a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a material (usually a metal) or its properties because of a reaction with its environment. At US $2.2 trillion, the annual cost of corrosion worldwide is over 3% of the world’s GDP. Yet, governments and industries pay little attention to corrosion except in high-risk areas like aircraft and pipelines. This short course provides a basic but thorough review of causes and different forms of corrosion, and the methods by which it can be identified and controlled.

Course Contents

  • Course Introduction
  • Common forms of Corrosion
  • Chemical Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion
  • Inter-granular Corrosion
  • Crevice Corrosion
  • Fretting Corrosion
  • Pitting Corrosion
  • Surface Corrosion
  • Exfoliation Corrosion
  • Filiform Corrosion
  • Embrittlement
  • Corrosion Fatigue
  • Factors affecting Corrosion
  • Is Corrosion really that bad?
  • Common metals and their Corrosion products
  • Methods for Corrosion identification and its control

Who Should Participate?

•    Engineers, Technicians, Supervisors, Salespersons, Inspectors, Students, Anyone needing a basic understanding of Corrosion


•    Course will include lecture slides, case studies and some video demonstrations

Instructor’s Profile

•    Instructor has more than eight years of industrial experience, an MS degree in engineering from USA and prior teaching experience