MSc Corrosion Control Engineering / Course details
Year of entry: 2020
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Course unit details:
Corrosion & Control for Industrial Processes
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Offered by||Department of Materials|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
This unit provides students with an understanding of the key corrosion processes and mechanisms of preventing these for the Process and Power industries, covering topics such as high temperature corrosion and moving on to environmentally induced cracking and localised corrosion.
To enable to students to understand the corrosion challenges faced by the Process and Power Industries. • To enable students to understand how materials selection and the design and use of countermeasures to combat corrosion are commonly used in industry. • To ensure students understand the specific corrosion challenges in cooling and steam raising equipment • To enable students to use the R6 Failure Assessment Diagram framework to integrate data on corrosion risks with mechanical and structural design and assessment methods.
A greater depth of the learning outcomes will be covered in the following sections:
• Knowledge and understanding
• Intellectual skills
• Practical skills
• Transferable skills and personal qualities
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, group tutorials (problem sessions), recommended textbooks, web resources, self- teaching worked examples, past exam papers, electronic supporting information (Blackboard).
Knowledge and understanding
State the structure, thickness and composition of passive films on various materials, and understand how these are determined.
Rationalise the approximate potential and pH ranges of passivity using thermodynamics
List the factors that affect the oxidation of alloys.
Account for the origins of internal stresses in oxide scales.
Describe the mechanisms of carburization and metal dusting, and identify associated corrosion product morphologies.
Describe corrosion processes in high temperature industrial environments such as fossil fuel power plant.
Describe thermal barrier coatings to protect structures from high temperature corrosion.
Understand the most common types of stress corrosion cracking, the effects of stress, metallurgy and environment on SCC rates and occurrence.
Acids and Alkalis
Understand the mechanisms of corrosion in sulphuric acid or caustic solutions and the types of materials that resist these environments.
Explain the corrosion behaviour of steel reinforcement in concrete
Quantify the relationship between pitting and crevice corrosion, and relate this to the effects of deposits
Describe the factors that affect molten-salt corrosion and account for the reaction kinetics.
Understand the treatments used for water in nuclear power generation, and environments and types of failure that may be encountered in such systems.
Failure Assessment methods
Understand the construction and use of Failure Assessment Diagrams to predict safe operation regimes for plant equipment.
Describe the effects of stress corrosion cracking on materials and list the tests used to assess materials’ susceptibility to these effects.
Understand both general and localised corrosion/damage processes and the reasons for these occurring.
Use a Failure assessment Diagram to predict to the safety of a piece of equipment for a given set of conditions
Set up and monitor a localised corrosion experiment.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
The practical exercises include teamwork exercises to develop students experience of collaborative working.
Students will gain experience of microscopy, and will use SEM images of their samples for their report
Feedback given verbally and written.
General texts are listed in the reading list for unit MATS63351. More specialist topics are covered in this unit, but many of these works are also useful for this unit. Electrocorrosion and Protection of Metals General approach with particular consideration to electrochemical plants Joseph Riskin Burlington : Elsevier Science 2008 Online access available Corrosion and Chemical Resistant Masonry Materials Handbook William Andrew Publishing/Noyes 1986 Online access available Understanding how components fail / Donald J. Wulpi. Donald J. Wulpi author. Brett Miller Metallurgical engineer, editor. Materials Park, Ohio : ASM International, Third edition / edited by Brett Miller. 2013] Online access available Materials selection deskbook / by Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff. Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff Westwood, N.J. : Noyes Publications ©1996 Online access available Handbook of environmental degradation of materials / edited by Myer Kutz. Myer Kutz Waltham, MA : William Andrew 2nd ed. 2013 Online access available Environmentally assisted cracking : predictive methods for risk assessment and evaluation of materials, equipment, and structures / Russell D. Kane, editor. R. D Kane W. Conshohocken, PA : ASTM 2000 Available at Joule Library Main Level (620.182 KAN ) Treatment of Cooling Water / by Aquaprox. Aquaprox. author. SpringerLink (Online service) Springer eBooks Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009 Online access available Selection and use of engineering materials. J. Charles F. A. A Crane (Frederick Albert Andrew), 1927-1984.; J. A. G Furness Oxford : Butterworth-Heinemann 3rd ed. / J.A. Charles, F.A.A. Crane, J.A.G. Furness. 1997 Online access available. The library also has physical copies. Materials for Nuclear Plants From Safe Design to Residual Life Assessments / by Wolfgang Hoffelner. Wolfgang Hoffelner author. SpringerLink (Online service) Springer eBooks London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2013 Online access available For Information and advice on Link2Lists reading list software, see:
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|Nicholas Stevens||Unit coordinator|