Introduction to Corrosion & Its Prevention

Focussing on the fundamentals of corrosion and how it can be prevented

The next virtual course will take place on Tuesday 24 September 2024.

We are delighted to be working with experienced trainer Clayton Thomas to offer this one-day short course introducing fracture and fatigue failure analysis.

Corrosion and its prevention are issues which impact on every industry.  Understanding how materials will react in their service environment is a crucial aspect of materials selection and appreciating how potential corrosion problems can be mitigated is an important part of the design process.  The knowledge gained from the course will enhance discussions between customers and suppliers and will assist engineers and designers when specifying materials.

This course is one of six courses in the IOM3 Metallurgy in Practice suite.  If you attend this and two of the other courses in the series, you will receive an IOM3 Certificate in Metallurgy in Practice.

Who should attend the course?

This course is suitable for anyone working in engineering, production and design and who manufacture or supply engineering components. This includes buyers and salespersons. It will also be a useful introduction to the subject for new starters and graduate engineers.

How is the course structured?

The course will be run as a one day virtual session held from 0930 to 1630 on 27 September.  It will cover:

  1. Basic corrosion:
    Corrosion in aqueous environments
    General, pitting and crevice corrosion
    Galvanic corrosion
    Environmentally assisted cracking
  2. Corrosion resistant alloys
    The selection and use of corrosion resistant alloys
    Stainless steels
    Non-ferrous alloys such as nickel, aluminium and titanium
  3. Non-ferrous materials
    Designing out corrosion
    Use of barrier coatings
    Sacrificial and noble coatings
    Cathodic protection


How much does the course cost?

The fee for this one day course is £550 +VAT at 20% where applicable.  IOM3 members and subscribers to our Business Partner Programme are entitled to a discount of 10% on the course fee. 


Register to attend the next course

Virtual course using Zoom
0930 to 1630 Tuesday 24 September


Your trainer - Dr Clayton Thomas MMet ARSM MICorr

Clayton studied metallurgy at Imperial College and gained a PhD from the University of Sheffield looking at offshore corrosion fatigue.  After working for British Steel Technical as a metallurgical investigator and then corrosion test laboratory manager, he joined Cameron (now called One Subsea) in 1990.  He eventually became senior metallurgist and worked on major topside and offshore projects for operators such as BP, Shell,  AGIP, Total, and Conoco. He also had responsibility for the material selection and corrosion prevention for topside and subsea projects and for the metallurgy and welding of equipment including wellheads, BOPs, flowlines, choke valves, risers, manifolds, Christmas trees and associated items.
Since 2000 Clayton has been director of Lloyd-Thomas Consultancy Ltd, providing metallurgical support and training. He has continued to work in oil and gas as well as other engineering sectors, such as power engineering, aerospace and biomedical, has carried out numerous failures investigations and has acted as an expert witness in litigation cases.
He has run over 250 metallurgy courses on various aspects of metallurgy and has been working with IOM3 since 2020.

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