Two new courses and certification schemes to focus on corrosion awareness

Two new courses and certification schemes to focus on corrosion awareness

TWI is set to launch two new courses this summer to provide candidates with crucial skills in corrosion inspection.

‘Corrosion Awareness: Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection’ will equip trainees with a comprehensive overview of all of the issues surrounding corrosion, from identification and scientific background to effective testing and control. A second course, ‘Corrosion Awareness: Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection’, will expand on the content of the first and introduce phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT) corrosion mapping and analysis, to provide an even more thorough understanding of corrosion inspection, quantification and monitoring.

The importance of prevention, identification and control of corrosion is clear when you consider the financial figures involved: estimates put the annual cost of corrosion at a staggering $2.2 trillion – more than three per cent of global GDP.

Modern non-destructive testing (NDT) methods, particularly ultrasonic testing, are capable of detecting and quantifying corrosion with a high degree of accuracy. This is essential for many sectors of industry, but none more so than oil and gas, where processing plant and offshore facility operators need to be able to make informed decisions when considering maintenance schedules, condition monitoring, and engineering critical assessments determining life extension and reduction decisions.

These two new courses from TWI have been designed for anyone whose work brings them into contact with corrosion and its consequences. They are ideal for Level 2 ultrasonic inspectors, those who wish to build on existing knowledge of plant inspection, those who interface with NDT inspectors and anyone who wishes to increase their understanding of corrosion and its detrimental effect on materials.

‘Corrosion Awareness: Conventional Ultrasonic Inspection’ will cover topics including the theory of corrosion, types of corrosion, preventative measures, corrosion monitoring, structural damage mechanisms, types of failure and inspection techniques.

‘Corrosion Awareness: Advanced Ultrasonic Inspection’ will delve into corrosion inspection in more depth, covering areas such as the benefits, capabilities and limitations of different ultrasonic inspection methods, how to select the appropriate level of sensitivity for different inspections, practical sessions in setting up one- and two-axis scanners, and effective analysis of results.

Both courses will be backed up by internationally recognised CSWIP certification, providing qualifications respected by industry. Each will last five days and should be available across a number of TWI’s international training centres. Exact course specifications, costs, venues and dates will be announced shortly.

If you would like to find out more or register your interest in attending these new courses, contact TWI Training by emailing or call +44 (0)1223 899500.