Inspection and Engineering: Corrosion Fundamentals

Objective:

The objective of this unit is to give an overall review of the fundamentals of the chemistry of the corrosion process of iron (Fe) in aqueous environments.

The unit briefly details the reactions and the chemistry in basic and simple terms under ideal conditions.

The true details are complex and variable, dependent upon specific metals/alloys and the corrosive environments they are subjected to.

We will also review basic corrosion, localised corrosion, corrosion inhibitors and corrosion management, inspection and monitoring and finally material selection.