Corrosion in Offshore Environment

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Corrosion Training

The course is designed to provide a cohesive theme relating corrosion science principles to practical corrosion engineering problems and a review of corrosion control strategies in the marine technology field. The course contains detailed case studies drawn from the lecturer’s research, testing and consultancy experiences.

Who Should Attend

Engineers and scientists involved in the design of ships and offshore structures. Personnel from shipyards, oil companies, classification societies and offshore structure builders will benefits from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.


Day 1

08.30 – 09.00 Delegate Registration

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Fundamental mechanisms of aqueous corrosion – Dr T Hodgkiess

10.30 – 10.45 – Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Controlling factors on corrosion rates: polarisation phenomena, General classification of corrosion processes – Dr T Hodgkiess

12.15 -13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 3: Corrosion Engineering, part 1: general surface corrosion; corrosion of structural (carbon- and low-alloy) steels, – Dr T Hodgkiess

15.00 – 15.30 – Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 4: Corrosion Engineering, part 2: localised corrosion; galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting, intergranular corrosion – Dr T Hodgkiess

Day 2

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5 Corrosion Engineering, part 3; microbiologically—induced corrosion, stray current corrosion, erosion corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, corrosion fatigue, hydrogen embrittlement, – Dr T Hodgkiess

10.30 – 10.45 – Break

10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 6: Corrosion Control part 1: general overview, aspects of design-influence on corrosion, materials selection for corrosion control; stainless steels, nickel-chromium-base alloys – Dr T Hodgkiess

12.15 -13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 7: Corrosion Control part 2: materials selection for corrosion control continued: copper-base alloys, aluminium alloys, titanium, polymers and fibre-reinforced polymers, Cathodic protection – Dr T Hodgkiess

15.00 – 15.30 – Break

15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 8: Corrosion Control part 3: corrosion inhibition, protective coatings (including galvanising, anodising, thermal-sprayed coatings, paints) – Dr T Hodgkiess


Dr. Hodgkiess has had several decades of R & D, consulting and teaching experience ion the marine technology and water treatment industries. Most of his research investigations have been reported in over 150 published papers together with many consultancy reports. He has undertaken numerous consultancies, test investigations and research investigations, in the fields of corrosion, materials selection and water treatment, for a large range of clients – mostly in the marine technology sector.

He has presented short courses (overseas and UK) on corrosion and corrosion control for specific industrial companies (including on-site courses) and for general attendance; including a long-running MTEC module.

For many years, he was a member of the UK MOD Standardisation (Metals and Corrosion) sub-committee – in connection with which he has written eight UK Defence Standards.

He is a past recipient of the Guy Bengough Award, by the UK Institute of Materials, for a series of papers on corrosion and corrosive wear of a range of materials.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £695 + VAT

Corrosion in Offshore Environment Training Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Inverness  and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Corrosion in Offshore Environment Training Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.

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