Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Micro-Credential

Corrosion Under Insulation Micro Credential

Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Micro-Credential

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a severe form of localized, external corrosion that most commonly occurs on insulated carbon and low alloy steel and stainless steel equipment that operate at high temperatures at or below 175°F.

CUI is most prevalent in the chemical/petrochemical, refining, offshore, and marine/maritime industries. If left undetected, CUI can result in catastrophic leaks or explosions, equipment failure, prolonged downtime due to repair or replacement, and safety and environmental concerns.

Attaining the micro-credential demonstrates competency to prevent corrosion under insulation in refineries, chemical plants, utilities, and other facilities. Identification of CUI can prevent metal loss and expensive maintenance projects.

The course introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of preventing, managing, and inspecting CUI.

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How to achieve the micro-credential

  1. Enroll and complete course requirements

    Successful completion of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) course

  2. Take required exams

    Certification Exam – Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) Exam

  3. Consent to conduct agreement

    Complete the Professional Code of Conduct (in My Certification Portal)

Start Your Journey

Certification candidates have four (4) years to complete all requirements, including successful completion of the exam, and an approved application with the required work experience and education requirements.

Who should pursue and apply?

This course and credential are designed to be applicable for anyone working within an industry affected by CUI. Job titles most applicable (but not limited to):

  • Specifiers and Designers
  • Metals, Coatings and Risk Based Inspectors
  • Coating Contractors
  • Maintenance personnel and project engineers
  • Manufacturers of insulation materials and equipment
  • Unit managers involved in CUI

Course learning objectives

  • Explain what CUI is, including the components of a typical CUI system and why it is required in a range of industrial settings
  • Explain the importance of lab testing on the selection of CUI system components
  • Define the role protective coatings play in the prevention of CUI and outline the factors that need to be considered when selecting a coating for application under insulation
  • Identify the common types of coatings applied under insulation and describe their advantages and disadvantages
  • Outline the factors that need to be considered when selecting insulation
  • Describe the types of insulation and jacketing commonly used within CUI Protective Systems
  • Describe the different types of spray-on insulation and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Identify when passive fire protection is required and outline the steps to minimize the likelihood of corrosion under fireproofing occurring
  • Summarize the differences between intumescent coatings, high density concrete coatings and cementitious coatings
  • Explain common design practices used to minimize CUI
  • Outline the common steps involved in installing a CUI Protective System
  • Recognize common mistakes made during the application of insulation, jacketing, banding, vapor barriers and when sealing entry/exit points
  • Identify the key components of risk-based inspection programs and describe their benefits within a CUI context
  • Discuss the inspection methods that can be utilized with and without the removal of the CUI Protective System