Materials & Corrosion EngineerGiel Notten is a materials and corrosion expert who, spent thirty eight years working with DSM in The Netherlands. After gaining his Chemical Engineering degree he joined DSM’s Materials and Corrosion Department and was heading this Department as Managing Senior Corrosion Engineer. In this job he was involved in a broad range of consultancy activities for numerous (petro-)chemical plants . For Stamicarbon, a previous subsidiary company of DSM, and licensing DSM’s know-how, he set up programs for lifetime assessment studies, based on RBI philosophy, in numerous urea and ammonia plants and supervised these studies. Giel was also involved in the development of Safurex®, the super-duplex stainless steel grade (developed by Sandvik in cooperation with Stamicarbon) for application in Stamicarbon urea plants. He was a board member of NACE Benelux and a member of the Contact Group Corrosion of the Dutch Chemical Process Industry. Since his retirement from DSM, Giel started his own company NTT Consultancy in 2006 and has remained active as a materials and corrosion engineering consultant for many companies all over the world. He has devoted much of his time to passing on his knowledge and experience on the topic of corrosion engineering to a new generation of engineers in corrosion courses and trainings; numerous trainings have been presented. In cooperation with UreaKnowHow (in-house) training sessions have been organized and presented to more than 1000 urea engineers, managers, (shift-) supervisors and operators from all over the world. Several workshops have been presented in cooperation with UreaKnowHow for CRU in Nitrogen & Syngas Conferences. Giel published many technical papers in reputable industry magazines and collected his knowledge and experience, illustrated with numerous cases of corrosion, in a book entitled Corrosion Engineering Guide.
Courses by Giel Notten:
2 modules, 10 lessons
This course will contribute to a better understanding in the root cause and mechanism of ammonia Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC). Information is presented regarding preventive measures and inspection technologies on this failure mode. The target group of this course comprises process, mechanical and inspection engineers of fertilizer plants handling liquid ammonia.
4 modules, 17 lessons
This course will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism of corrosion in nitric acid. All relevant parameters which may influence the corrosion in nitric acid will be elaborated. By means of alterations in equipment design and plant lay-out the corrosion can be mitigated and service life extended.
3 modules with 17 lessons
This course will contribute to a better understanding in the root cause and mechanism of corrosion (-erosion) and stress corrosion cracking degradation mechanisms in CO2 removal systems of ammonia plants. Information is presented regarding preventive measures, monitoring and inspection technologies on these failure modes.
The target group of this course comprises process, mechanical and inspection engineers of ammonia plants.
10 modules with 31 lessons
Extensive General Corrosion Engineering Course
The training describes in detail all possible corrosion failure modes which may occur in all kinds of chemical and petro-chemical process plants.
The parameters which will influence these failure modes are extensively described.
The training addresses comprehensively the optimal choice of materials of construction in corrosive circumstances out of the wide range of these materials of construction.
2 modules with 10 lessons
Corrosion Aspects and Materials of Construction in Ammonium Nitrate and UAN Plants
This course will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism of corrosion in acidic ammonium nitrate (AN).
All relevant parameters which may influence the corrosion phenomena in equipment of AN manufacturing are described.
Precautions are required for storage of UAN in carbon steel tanks.
5 modules with 20 lessons
Corrosion and Materials Technology in Urea Plants
This course will contribute to a better understanding of the mechanism of corrosion in ammonium carbamate solutions of urea plants. All forms of corrosion with different morphology as well as the parameters promoting these failure modes will be elaborated on the basis of casuistries. A survey is presented of the applied materials of construction in urea plants of different licensers. A correct choice of materials of construction as well as proper design is a prerequisite for safe operation of the HP equipment in Urea plants.
6 modules with 44 lessons
High-Temperature (HT) Failure Modes in Ammonia Plants
This course will present in separate modules the most important high-temperature failure modes like metal dusting, HTHA, nitriding, creep and DMW occurring in ammonia plants.
The parameters influencing these high-temperature failure modes are elaborated.
It is explained how to mitigate the failure modes by correct choice of the materials of construction and equipment design.
2 lessons with 10 topics
Corrosion (-erosion) and Fouling Control in Boiler (Feed-) Water and Steam Systems
This course will contribute to a better understanding of the cause and mechanism of corrosion (-erosion) failure modes in steam systems. It is explained how to control these failure modes by implementing steam treatment programs and monitoring the system.
In several case histories with different failure modes it is elaborated that also equipment in steam systems should be incorporated in a Risk Based Inspection program to ensure safe operation of the plant by a proper predictive maintenance.
2 modules with 10 lessons
Corrosion Failure Modes and Fouling Aspects in Cooling Water Systems
This course will contribute to a better understanding in the cause of corrosion and fouling problems in cooling water systems. Recommendations are presented how to mitigate these problems by means of appropriate cooling water treatment programs. All relevant parameters are elaborated. Alternative materials of construction with specific failure modes are discussed. The problems are described and explained on the basis of case histories.
5 modules with 17 lessons
Extensive 2 Days Masterclass – Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI); Atmospheric Corrosion
In this extensive, 2 days, masterclass the different forms of CUI (atmospheric corrosion) and the parameters affecting these corrosion phenomena are explained and elaborated by means of numerous case histories. The measures to mitigate CUI are outlined in the several phases of plant life: design, construction, and operation/maintenance phase. It is emphasized that inspection on CUI based on an RBI philosophy is required to set up a predictive maintenance program to ensure continuous safe plant operation.