Corrosion and Material Science

Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) in Anhydrous Ammonia Storage Tanks

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.

Corrosion failure modes and materials of construction in nitric acid plants

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.

Corrosion (-erosion) and Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC) Degradation Mechanisms in CO2 removal systems of ammonia plants

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.

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.

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. … Read More

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.

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More