Corrosion Causes and Effects

Learning objectives

  • Define corrosion and discuss its causes
  • Explain how corrosion relates to erosion
  • Identify major types of corrosion and describe how each can affect industrial plant systems
  • Relate hydrogen and hydroxyl ions to acids and bases, and discuss roles each can play in corrosion
  • List factors that affect the corrosion process in a boiler

Course overview

Corrosion affects many systems throughout an industrial facility. It plays a major role in a facility's efficiency and availability. The water treatment program is the first line of defense in stopping and controlling unwanted corrosion.

The Corrosion Causes and Effects training course identifies those causes and effects found in an industrial facility's water and steam systems. This online course discusses:

  • Corrosion basics
  • Localized corrosion, macroscopic
  • Localized corrosion, microscopic
  • Acids, bases, and pH
  • Corrosion in steam production

Corrosion Causes and Effects is part of the Water Treatment training series.

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