Corrosion Technology


Course Descriptions

CT1103: Introduction to Corrosion

Credits 3
This course identifies the causes and common remedies for corrosion and prepares the student for a career in corrosion mitigation. An introduction to the basic understanding of all aspects and causes of common corrosion problems in industry, and general remedies such as cathodic protection, protective coatings, material selection, and chemical treatments.

CT1104: Cathodic Protection

Credits 4
This course provides an in-depth study of corrosion control of buried or submerged metallic structures utilizing both impressed and galvanic cathodic protection systems. Emphasis on Installation of Cathodic Protection Systems, Maintaining and Repairing Rectifiers, Mitigation of Interference Problems, Test and Repair Shorted Casings, Conducting Close Interval Surveys, Coating Inspection and High-Pressure Blasting.

CT2103: Internal Corrosion

Credits 3
An in-depth study of internal corrosion found in oil and gas wells, pipelines, refineries, process plants, and other industrial installations including the common forms of nondestructive testing, internal corrosion monitoring techniques, and chemical corrosion treatment methods. Rationale: A basic understanding of the types of corrosion found in the petroleum, petrochemical and chemical industries should enable a Corrosion Engineer to predict the most common types of corrosion his/her facilities will experience. This course will also provide the student with knowledge of the analytical methods needed to diagnose, treat, and monitor corrosion to reduce costs, protect the environment, and increase safety.

CT2113: Atmospheric Corrosion

Credits 3

Atmospheric Corrosion is an in-depth survey of the experimental and theoretical studies of atmospheric corrosion, which has been called "the most visible of all corrosion processes," even though the atmosphere itself is often hard to see. Atmospheric Corrosion (referred to in syllabus materials as "AC") has been reported to account for more failures in terms of cost and tonnage than any other type of material degradation processes. This course covers / identifies the main factors that cause Atmospheric Corrosion, methods of monitoring the elements that influence corrosion rates, and systems to control the corrosivity of material surfaces.

CT2123: Introduction to Metallurgy

Credits 3
This course introduces the student to the metallurgical terms and definitions in an effort to understand the behavior and service of metals in industry. Characteristics during heating, cooling, shaping, forming, and the stress related to their mechanical properties are covered, as well as the theory behind alloys, heat treatment processes and wear resistance.

CT2143: Coatings and Linings

Credits 3
This course is an in-depth study of corrosion control with coatings and linings, which includes surface preparation, coating selection, coating application, inspection, and failure analysis. Rationale: Coatings and linings are the only protection from corrosion that is available in many environments. It has been estimated that the greatest loss of metal due to corrosion can be contributed to subsurface corrosion. This course teaches that student to maximize his company’s coatings investment dollars.

CT2153: Reports and Estimating

Credits 3
This course will provide instruction of corrosion reports and estimation of cost associated with projects along with the analytical methods needed to diagnose, treat, monitor, and report corrosion projects to employers, reduce costs, protect the environment, and increase safe practices. Success in this course is based on the expectation that the students will spend for each unit of credit, three hours per week with 1 hour of class and 2 hours for studying outside/ preparation outside of class time. Time spent outside the classroom will include work assignments on-line through course management systems, reading, written assignments and other course related activities.