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

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
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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

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. 

End of course exam

Upon successful completion of the end of module assessment, students will receive a printable certificate of completion and 5 PDHs.

Power Industry Corrosion Concepts eCourse
5 Hours
5 Professional Development Hours (PDH)


No prior training or experience is required.

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