#806 - Petroleum Refinery Corrosion and Materials Selection

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, participants will have developed an understanding of the corrosion types found in refineries and will have gained an understanding of the basic materials of construction used in refinery applications. Corrosion types will be related to refinery units so that participants can learn to recognize the common types of damage and failure mechanisms as well as the methods used in failure analysis and prevention. Types of corrosion will be covered using actual failures that have come from operating plants throughout the world. Participants will also develop an understanding of materials selection for refinery equipment.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are responsible for materials selection, corrosion engineering, and inspection in refineries. For materials/corrosion/inspection engineers, the course will offer background information that can be used to recognize and evaluate refinery unit corrosion which can then be used to plan effective inspections and risk-based assessments. The course will also benefit senior engineers who would like to increase their knowledge of refinery materials and corrosion.

Course Description

Fundamental topics related to refinery alloys and corrosion will first be presented. The course will relate basic materials of construction to various refinery units. The various types of corrosion will be described and workshop problems will be used to illustrate how these damage mechanisms relate to refinery units. Methods for identification of damage will also be described.

The following topics will be covered in the course:

Course Duration - 3 days**

* Refinery units may be selected depending on the interest of participants.

** If translator is required, course duration will be longer as needed.