Short Courses


Course Title: Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Measurement

Date and Time: December 7-11, 2003 (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Course Objective:

This course will provide theoretical background, laboratory training and hands-on experience of electrochemical techniques for corrosion measurement. It will include both a/c and d/c methods covering corrosion measurement of standard metal/alloy, painted/coated metal, galvanic corrosion, corrosion under stress corrosion of concrete reinforcement and study of inhibitors. The course will be useful for people entering the corrosion field and for professionals looking for a refresher course.



 A. Lecture Topics:

      1.      Principles of corrosion and electrochemical measurement.
2.      Setting up a corrosion cell
3.      Fundamentals of Linear Polarization Resistance method
4.      Fundamentals of Tafel Technique
5.      Fundamentals of Potentiodynamic Scanning
6.      Fundamentals of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
7.      Other methods of corrosion monitoring, such as resistance and electrochemical noise

B.  B. Laboratory Demonstrations and Hands on Practice

      1.      Linear Polarization resistance measurements
2.      Tafel Plots
3.      Potentiodynamic Scanning
4.      Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy
5.      Galvanic Corrosion
6.      Corrosion of reinforcing steel
7.      Testing of corrosion inhibitors.
8.      Corrosion of painted metal

Who Should Attend:

The short course is intended for those who have had some/none prior exposure to corrosion in the form of an introductory short course, undergraduate class, or practical experience. The course will be useful for new engineers/scientists and for professionals looking for a refresher course