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Corrosion Defect Assessment


About the Course

Master the art of corrosion management with this comprehensive course, Corrosion Defect Assessment. Through a combination of theoretical and practical exercises, you'll delve into the intricacies of corrosion threats, assess corrosion control measures, and master defect assessment strategies. You'll explore various corrosion types, categorise defects, and apply practical case studies to understand corrosion monitoring and inspection techniques.

Hands-on exercises will challenge you to apply your skills and knowledge to real-world scenarios, including determining the acceptability of a corrosion defect in a multi-phase pipeline system.

By the end of this course, you'll be equipped with the skills to tackle complex corrosion management challenges and make informed decisions in the field. 
Who's it for
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Learning Objectives
  • Understand the fundamental principles of electrical grid systems and renewable energy integration.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the latest technologies and techniques for integrating wind and solar power into electrical grids.
  • Analyse global regulatory frameworks and compliance issues impacting renewable energy projects.
  • Develop strategies for managing the variability of renewable energy sources, including energy storage and demand response.
  • Apply practical solutions to real-world challenges in renewable energy integration through interactive workshops and group projects. 

Course Content
Learning Outcomes

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

  • Understand and categorise different types of corrosion threats and their control measures.

  • Apply corrosion monitoring and inspection techniques effectively.

  • Conduct fitness-for-service assessments, understanding the role and limitations of different approaches.

  • Use corrosion rate modelling for defect assessment and ongoing management.

  • Understand and apply the ASME B31G and DNVGL-RP-F101 methodologies for defect assessment, identifying key differences and applicability between the original, modified, Part A, and Part B approaches.

  • Handle scenarios involving long defects, deep pits, and both longitudinal and circumferential defects.

  • Apply Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in the context of corrosion defect modelling and determination of acceptability, understanding when to shift to an FEA-based approach.

  • Conduct Engineering Critical Assessments (ECA) of defects, applying relevant codes and standards like DNVGL-RP-F108 and BS7910.

  • Determine the acceptability of a corrosion defect identified in a multi-phase pipeline system.

  • Utilise practical examples and case studies to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios.

  • Develop an appreciation for the complexity of corrosion management and defect assessment, and the importance of these skills in maintaining the safety and longevity of critical structures.


Your Tutor

Richard Espiner
Richard Espiner
MIMechE, MEng
Richard is a chartered mechanical engineer with over 25 years experience in pipeline engineering roles for both consulting and operating companies. He specialises in pipeline integrity management, risk & reliability assessment, defect assessment, and in-line inspection. As a Jee trainer, Richard enjoys meeting the diverse range of delegates which attend our courses, passing on his experiences, and learning from theirs.


"A recommended course for Engineer who wants to be the best in the Pipeline integrity management."
Humphrey Ezeifedi
Head Materials Corrosion and Inspection Engineering at ShellNigeria and Africa
"It was an excellent training. I like how the materials contained simple steps to conduct FFS. The trainer demonstrated good experience and mastery."
Oladipo Alonge
Materials & Corrosion Engineer at Shell


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