Corrosion Testing, Measurement, and Monitoring: Application and Use of Electrochemical Techniques

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    2/14/2022 - 2/18/2022

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    West Conshohocken, PA

    5/24/2022 - 5/26/2022

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    Houston, TX

    9/20/2022 - 9/22/2022

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    About the Course

    The general objective of the course is to educate students to properly use electrochemical techniques for measuring corrosion in the laboratory tests and for monitoring corrosion in the field.


    Learning Outcome

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Understand various conventions used and terminologies used in the electrochemical techniques according to ASTM G3
    • Measure corrosion potential in the laboratory according to ASTM G215 and G69
    • Demonstrate understanding of the functionalities of potentiostats and ability to conduct corrosion rate measurements using electrochemical techniques (according to ASTM G5)
    • Perform corrosion tests and measure corrosion in the laboratory using linear polarization resistance (LPR) method (according to ASTM G59), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) method (according to ASTM G106), and electrochemical noise (ECN) method (according to ASTM G199)
    • Calculate general corrosion rates from electrochemical parameters (according to ASTM G102)
    • Draw parallels and differences between general corrosion rate measurements and localized corrosion rate measurements
    • Evaluate susceptibility of material to localized corrosion (according to ASTM G61 and G100); pitting corrosion (according to ASTM G150), and crevice corrosion (according to ASTM G192)
    • Demonstrate understanding on the merits and limitations of using electrochemical techniques for general and localized corrosion rate measurements in the field
    • Conduct corrosion field measurements (according to ASTM G205 (Corrosion potential), ASTM G96 (LPR), ASTM G199 (Electrochemical noise) and ASTM G217 (Multielectrode technique)


    Who Should Attend

    • Students working on a bachelor, master, or doctorate degree
    • Laboratory technicians and technologists involved in conducting routine tests to evaluate metals, environment, processes, and methods
    • Technologists involved in monitoring corrosion in plants, vessels, bridges, buildings, equipment, and pipelines and owner-operators using measured and monitored corrosion rates to decide remedial actions (addition of corrosion inhibitor, process change, repair or replacement) as well as to meet regulatory compliance


    Course Description

    Registration/login: 9:30 a.m. on 1st Day.
    Class: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    Course Outline:


      1. Impact and Cost of Corrosion
      2. Laboratory Corrosion Testing - Laboratory Methodologies
      3. Laboratory Corrosion Testing - Monitoring Techniques
      4. Principles and Conventions of Electrochemical Techniques
      5. Know your Tools in Conducting Electrochemical Techniques
      6. Measurement of Potentials
      7. Types of Laboratory Electrochemical Measurements
      8. Corrosion Current Measurements
      9. Conversion of Corrosion Currents into General Corrosion Rates
      10. Localized Corrosion Rate Measurements
      11. Field Corrosion Potential and Corrosion Rate Measurements
      12. Limitations of Electrochemical Techniques and Precautions in Using the Data



      ASTM and Other Standards Referenced

      • ASTM G5 Standard Reference Test Method for Making Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements
      • ASTM G59 Standard Test Method for Conducting Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance Measurements
      • ASTM G61 Standard Test Method for Conducting Cyclic Potentiodynamic Polarization Measurements for Localized Corrosion Susceptibility of Iron-, Nickel-, or Cobalt-Based Alloys
      • ASTM G69 Standard Test Method for Measurement of Corrosion Potentials of Aluminum Alloys
      • ASTM G100 Standard Test Method for Conducting Cyclic Galvanostaircase Polarization
      • ASTM G108 Standard Test Method for Electrochemical Reactivation (EPR) for Detecting Sensitization of AISI Type 304 and 304L Stainless Steels
      • ASTM G150 Standard Test Method for Electrochemical Critical Pitting Temperature Testing of Stainless Steels
      • ASTM G192 Standard Test Method for Determining the Crevice Repassivation Potential of Corrosion-Resistant Alloys Using a Potentiodynamic-Galvanostatic-Potentiostatic Technique
      • NACE TM0416 Test Method for Monitoring Atmospheric Corrosion Rate by Electrochemical Measurements
      • ISO 17093 Corrosion of Metals and Alloys – Guidelines for Corrosion Test by Electrochemical Noise Measurements
      • ASTM G3 Standard Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing
      • ASTM G102 Standard Practice for Calculation of Corrosion Rates and Related Information from Electrochemical Measurements
      • ASTM G106 Standard Practice for Verification of Algorithm and Equipment for Electrochemical Impedance Measurements
      • ASTM G148 Standard Practice for Evaluation of Hydrogen Uptake, Permeation, and Transport in Metals by an Electrochemical Technique
      • NACE SP0207 Performing Close-Interval Potential Measurements on Buried or Submerged Metallic Pipelines
      • ISO 16773 Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy on Coated and Uncoated Metallic Specimens
      • ASTM G71 Standard Guide for Conducting and Evaluating Galvanic Corrosion Tests in Electrolytes
      • ASTM G82 Standard Guide for Development and Use of a Galvanic Series for Predicting Galvanic Corrosion Performance
      • ASTM G96 Standard Guide for Online Monitoring of Corrosion in Plant Equipment (Electrical and Electrochemical Methods)
      • ASTM G189 Standard Guide for Laboratory Simulation of Corrosion Under Insulation
      • ASTM G199 Standard Guide for Electrochemical Noise Measurement
      • ASTM G215 Standard Guide for Potential Measurements
      • ASTM G217 Standard Guide for Corrosion Monitoring for Field Structures and Plant Equipment and for Electrochemical Studies with Coupled Multielectrode Methods
      • NACE Technical Report 31014 Field Monitoring of Corrosion Rates in Oil and Gas Production Environments Using Electrochemical Techniques
      • NACE Technical Publication 3T199 Techniques for Monitoring Corrosion and Related Parameters in Field Applications
      • STP 1609: Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring and Laboratory Corrosion Measurements, Ed. S. Papavinasam, R. Rebak, L. Yang, and N.S. Berke (2018)
      • STP 1506: Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring and Measurement, Ed., S. Papavinasam, N. Berke, and S. Brossia (2009)
      • STP 1277: Electrochemical noise measurement for corrosion applications, Ed. J.R. Kearns, J.R. Scully, P.R. Roberge, D.L. Reichert, and J.L. Dawson (1996)
      • STP 1188: Electrochemical impedance: Analysis and Interpretation, Ed. J.R. Scully, D.C. Silverman, and M.W. Kendig (1993)


      Fee Includes

      • Referenced ASTM standards
      • Course notes
      • Certificate Of Attendance
      • 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)


      About the Instructors

      Sankara Papavinasam, Ph.D., Fellow of NACE, Fellow of ASTM, is the president of CorrMagnet Consulting Inc. Over the past 25+ years, he has led several joint industry projects as well as individual client projects with more than 50 Oil and Gas Companies globally and has developed solutions and insight to control internal and external corrosion.

      He has authored the book, Corrosion Control in the Oil and Gas Industry and developed several software products. He has also appeared as subject matter expert before National Academy of Sciences Committee, Washington DC, USA and Canadian Senate Committee, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, Canada on crude oil corrosivity.

      Sheldon Dean is currently President of Dean Corrosion Technology, Inc. a consulting firm providing technical assistance to the process industries and others with corrosion issues.

      Dr. Dean was employed with Air Products in the Corporate Engineering Department for 26 years and was responsible for materials of construction and corrosion engineering. He was the first Air Products Fellow. He was chosen as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of ASTM International from 2003 to 2010. He was previously with Olin Corporation, Metals Research Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut spending 11 years in metal finishing and corrosion research. Before that, he spent 3 years with the International Nickel Company Research Laboratory in Bayonne, New Jersey in the Corrosion Section.

      Dr. Dean received an AB in Physics from Middlebury College and an SB and Doctorate degree from MIT in Chemical Engineering. He served on the Board of Directors of the Materials Technology Institute and the American Society of Testing and Materials. He is also active in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers. He has been a member of the USA Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on Corrosion of Metals (ISO/TC156). He is also a member of several other technical and professional societies. He has published 118 articles, edited or co-edited ten books and received 12 patents.

      Dr. Dean has been active in ASTM for more than 50 years and has been the primary author of seven standards, including ASTM G3, G102, and G215. He has also made contributions to many other standards in the field of corrosion testing and electrochemical corrosion testing.

      Harvey Hack, PhD, Corrosion Electrochemist. Harvey is a Northrop Grumman Fellow who has worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation Undersea Systems for 24 years preventing corrosion of underwater systems. Before this he worked for what is now the Naval Surface Warfare Center where he did marine corrosion research, electrochemical research, and failure analyses. He is internationally recognized as a corrosion expert and was Chairman of the Board of ASTM International, President of NACE International, and President of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards. Harvey is a Fellow of ASTM, NACE, the Institute of Corrosion and the Washington Academy of Sciences. He has won many awards, including the ASTM William T. Cavanaugh and Frank W. Reinhart Awards and the NACE T.J. Hull and Distinguished Service Awards.

      Harvey has published roughly 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals on corrosion and corrosion electrochemistry topics, holds several patents, and has been an active participant in technical societies, including being Chairman of ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals, Chairman of the NACE Committee on Marine Corrosion, Chairman of the NACE Certification Committee, and has authored or provided chapters for 7 books on corrosion topics.

      He taught a corrosion course at the US Naval Academy, spent 12 years as the Chairman of the USA Task Advisory Group and head of USA delegation to ISO Technical Committee 156 on Corrosion of Metals and was a feature writer for Corrosion Protection in Underwater Magazine for 5 years. He is a NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist, Cathodic Protection Specialist, and Coating Inspector Level III. He is currently on the Executive Committee of ASTM F42 on Additive Manufacturing and Convener of ISO TC156 Working Group 1 on Corrosion Terminology.


      About ASTM and Sponsoring Committee

      ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contains over 13,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. These standards are widely used throughout the world as the basis of purchasing and other contracts, codes, laws and regulations.

      ASTM Committee G01 on Corrosion of Metals developed the standards used in this course. For more information on Committee G01, contact Krista Robbins or (610) 832-9689 or go to our G01 technical committee page.


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      How Training Will Be Assessed

      Learning will be assessed through a series of question and answer sessions.


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