Session#1: Mechanics of Corrosion, Anodes, Coatings & Pitfalls
Overview of OTJ Session #1:
Data from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) puts the cost of corrosion at 3.1% of GDP. Research into mitigation and management strategies indicate that those costs can be reduced significantly by employing corrosion prevention methods proactively. It is important to understand the mechanics of corrosion, the different strategies employed and the risks and benefits of each. Armed with this knowledge, owners will be better able to make informed decisions on to how best protect their vital infrastructure from the very preventable costs of corrosion and premature failure.
During this one-hour OJT session, participants will be able to demonstrate:
- A basic understanding of the mechanics of corrosion
- The theory behind mitigation measures
- Advantages & disadvantages of cathodic protection
- Advantages & disadvantages of alloys & coatings (both field and factory applied)
- Key points on proper installation/application to ensure success
Stuart Reece of Denso North America
Our workshop facilitator is Stuart Reece, NACE CIP 2 Certified. As a NACE Certified Coating Inspector Level 2, Stuart is well versed in different coatings and corrosion management strategies and has represented a global coating manufacturer in waterworks and the energy sector for 6 years.