PTRT 1309
Corrosion Basics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Principles of corrosion as it applied to oil and gas industries.
    2. Addresses the deterioration of materials, devices, and pieces of oil field (or other) machinery/equipment.
    3. Emphasis on terminology associated with metallic and nonmetallic corrosion
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Distinguish between the causes of corrosion
    2. State methods by which corrosion can be identified, monitored, and controlled
    3. Describe potential field problems and select the most reliable solutions
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Homework
    2. Research Reports
    3. Quizzes  / Test(s) / Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production, NACE International, 1999. (available in College Bookstore)
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
  7. Grading
    Homework   50%
    Research Reports   20%
    Quizzes / Test(s) / Final Exam 30%
  8. Weekly Schedule
Chapter 1 Introduction to corrosion
Corrosion Control
Chapter 2 Corrosion basics
Chapter 3 Forms of corrosion (part 1)
Forms of corrosion (part 2)
Test 1
Chapter 4 Material selection - metals
Chapter 5 Material selection - nonmetallics
Chapter 6 Corrosion detection & monitoring
Methods of corrosion control
Chapter 7

Cathodic protection (part 1)
Cathodic protection (part 2)

Chapter 8 Economic benefits of corrosion protection
Corrosion Report Due
Final Exam Week


Last Modified: August 29, 2016