This is a 5 day postgraduate course on the causes of corrosion and the practice of corrosion control. The emphasis will be to cover the basic theory of electrochemistry and oxidation as this is essential in the understanding of metallic corrosion. The thermodynamic and kinetic aspects will be discussed together with metallurgical considerations. Using this foundation the methods which can be used to reduce, control or even prevent corrosion will be described by internal and external lecturers.
The course is intensive with 20 lectures as well as tutorials and a laboratory visit. The knowledge gained during the course will be applied to components which have failed due to corrosion, and internationally known consultants will describe, from their own experience, real and important examples.
Hence the course combines academic knowledge with practical field experience.