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Types of Corrosion

Digital Short Course

Most environments are corrosive to metals and alloys but the suspectibility to corrosion varies from metal to metal, alloy to alloy, and environment to environment. Corrosion problems can not only be costly, but dangerous, wasteful, and unsightly. Understanding the fundamentals of corrosion necessary not only for identifying corrosion mechanisms, but also for preventing corrosion and for predicting the corrosion behavoir of materials under various service conditions. In this self-guided digital course, students will learn - with the help of rich visuals, narrated animations, demonstration videos, and interactive quizzes - the major corrosion processes that are observed across all industries. This course also includes real world corrosion case studies.


Target Audience

  • Design Engineers
  • Operators
  • Technicians
  • Process Engineers
  • QA Managers
  • Product Development Specialists
  • Sales and Purchasing Professionals
  • Anyone with an interest in metallurgy


Course Outline

  • Explain the principles of electrochemical corrosion
  • Describe the features and mechanism of different types of corrosion including uniform, galvanic, concentration-cell, pitting, selective leaching, intergranular, eroison, crevice corrosion, hydrogen damage, microbiologically induced corrosion, and high temperature corrosion.
  • Study real world corrosion examples observed in different industries.


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Course Length- 1.5-2hrs

Access details- The course will be available for viewing for 60 days from the registration date.

Reference materials included- pdf of the lesson

Communication: Access to course materials requires a unique email address for the student enrolled. All communications concerning the status of the class will be accomplished by email. It is the responsibility of the class registrant to ensure that a valid email address has been supplied and email filter settings are not preventing delivery of emails from ASM International-email.

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Members: $420
Non Members: $440



Types of Corrosion

Members: $420
Non Members: $440

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