Power Industry Corrosion Concepts eCourse

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Power Industry Corrosion Concepts eCourse

Corrosion impacts the safety, dependability, and costs of generating, transmitting, and distributing electricity. In today’s economy the power industry has a pressing need for methods to extend the life of their aging infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand for electric energy. This eCourse provides a high-level overview of the financial, economic, and physical effects of corrosion in the power industry and the importance, need, and benefits of integrating corrosion control practices into utilities’ overall asset management plan.

This 5-hour short course includes audio narration with transcripts and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities that enable you to complete the course as your schedule allows.

Group or Corporate Pricing: To learn more about group pricing for 10 or more students, please contact the Senior Manager of Education Business Development.

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Who should attend

  • Electric utilities and independent power producers
  • Vendors and suppliers of power generation equipment
  • Maintenance, engineering, and inspection service providers
  • Regulators and oversight organizations
  • Colleges and trade schools preparing students for jobs in the electric power industry
  • Union and building trades, apprenticeship and skills training program
  • Governmental, veteran, and privately funded skills re-training organizations

Learning objectives

  • Explain the cost of corrosion and its significance including the economic, environmental, safety, financial and system reliability impact as it relates to the power industry
  • Identify how, where, and why corrosion occurs
  • Recognize various types of corrosion based on their characteristics and where they are typically found in power industry environments
  • Define the major areas of transmission and distribution structures, substation apparatus and generating facilities that should be inspected, the inspection process used, and the data analysis process associated with each type of inspection
  • Recognize the types of corrosion mitigation methods used in the industry, as well as material selection considerations for construction and repair, and the benefits of proactive corrosion practices
  • Discuss the costs of corrosion from a business perspective and the information needed to make decisions
  • Recommend strategies for implementing practical approaches for corrosion management including corrective vs. preventative costs, direct vs. indirect costs, and capital vs. operation, and maintenance costs



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


No prior training or experience is required.

Course completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks. All certification and renewal applicants will be required to complete the NACE International ethics training program OR an equivalent training and provide proof of completion as part of the certification application or renewal process.

End of course exam

Successful completion of the written exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Online subscription

All NACE online courses are subscription-based for a period of one year from the date of registration and are non-refundable. Students have access to the course and any corresponding materials for one year and must complete all course work within that one year time frame before the subscription expires.

Member - $159.00 USD
Non-Member - $199.00 USD
5 Hour Course

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