4th short term course on "Corrosion and its control and characterization"

05 Dec 2022   -   09 Dec 2022
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
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Corrosion intrudes itself into many parts of our lives and hence the field can never be ignored or perished in this material based civilization. In the most common use of the word, this means aqueous oxidation of metal in reaction with an oxidant. Corrosion degrades the useful properties of materials and structures including strength, appearance and permeability to liquids and gases. Hence proper selection of materials and design, control of environment, application of coatings, addition of inhibitors are most effective in cutting the cost of corrosion and achieving low cost reliability as corrosion can be designed out of the system. It is always easier and cheaper to erase lines on a drawing than to repair or replace failed equipment or components in service. And corrosion testing and evaluation is the backbone of these methodology. Hence proper knowledge and approach to analyze and achieve are inevitable.

This course aims at covering the basic fundamental thermodynamic and kinetic principles underlying the phenomenon of corrosion and then the testing procedures to evaluate corrosion. Finally corrosion in real situations including oil and gas lines, marine environments, chemical and electronic industries etc. have also been covered.