Focussing on the fundamentals of corrosion and how it can be prevented
We are delighted to be working with experience trainer, Clayton Thomas, to offer this one-day short course on materials selection.
Materials selection is at the heart of the design and development process for engineering components. This course offers delegates the opportunity to explore the many factors affecting the choice of materials for a broad range of applications and the large selection of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys that are available. The knowledge gained from the course will enhance discussions between customers and suppliers and gives a better understanding of the properties of materials and how this influences their uses.
This course is one of five 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.
The virtual course covers:
- Principles of materials selection
Design and fabrication
- Processing and properties
Heat treatment and alloying
Mechanical properties – strength, toughness, hardness
Product forms – castings and forgings
- Ferrous and non-ferrous alloys
Low alloy and stainless steels
Commonly used grades and applications
- Material selection for specific applications
Strength and toughness
Weldability, repair and machinability
Surface treatments, such as case hardening and nitriding
Surface coatings, such as plating
By the end of the course what will I have learnt?
- Understand the key factors affecting materials selection for engineering applications.
- Appreciate the effects of processing on materials properties.
- Understand the range of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys available.
- Awareness of the broader issues affecting materials selection.
Register here to book on to this virtual course:
An Introduction to Materials Selection on 10 October 2023
Your tutor - Dr Clayton Thomas BSc(Eng),PhD, MMet, ARSM, MICorr
Clayton is originally from South Wales but currently lives in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. He 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 for three years, as a metallurgical investigator and then corrosion test laboratory manager, he joined Cameron (now called One Subsea), a major supplier of oil and gas completion equipment, 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 for companies and colleges on various aspects of metallurgy and has been working with IOM3 since 2020.