Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry - Virtual

Refining Industry

Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry - Virtual

Get the same in-person Corrosion Control in the Refining Industry course – only virtually! From units’ proximity to saltwater, to their production and storage of hazardous chemicals, refineries pose unique challenges that require specialized training to combat corrosion. The NACE coursework covers the effects of corrosion on the production environment and addresses methods to implement corrosion control throughout the full lifecycle, from material selection and design to maintenance.

Virtual training is comprised of lectures and demonstrations on the equipment and instruments by a live NACE certified instructor.

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Who should attend

Anyone who needs the ability to recognize corrosion and understand its devastating potential, especially as it relates to his or her area of responsibility in the refining industry. This includes:

  • Design engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Procurement agents
  • Maintenance planners
  • Service company representatives who support refineries
  • Corrosion and equipment engineers
  • Metallurgists
  • Inspectors and inspection supervisors

Learning objectives

  • Identify the various forms of corrosion and the specific mechanisms that result in each form
  • Define electrochemical processes and concepts
  • Recognize the different types of corrosive environments that affect corrosion
  • Give examples as to how and when to use control corrosion methods of design, materials selection, modification of environment, protective coatings, and cathodic and anodic protection
  • Give examples of control corrosion by selection of design and engineering materials, modification of environment, cathodic and anodic protection, and protective coatings
  • Discuss corrosion monitoring techniques using testing, inspection, specimen exposure, electrochemical methods, water chemistry, and analysis of deposits



There are no required prerequisites for this course.


1-2 years of work experience and Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion eCourse

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.

Certification requirements

Visit NACE International Institute for individual certification requirements. Requirements are specific to each certification and may include a combination of exams, application, course completion, work experience and proof of educational achievements. 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.

5 Day Course
30 PDHs

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