As part of its education program, the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) each year presents a range of technical seminars and training courses teaching effective and efficient management of corrosion. ACA says its courses offer the most up-to-date corrosion control information available today and can help meet Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Knowledge and understanding of the latest corrosion technologies and processes is a key factor in managing the massive cost that corrosion imposes on industry. The annual cost has been estimated to be more than three per cent—or multiple billions of dollars—of global GDP each year.
On 26 – 27 June, the ACA will be running a Hot Dip Galvanizing Inspector Program in Perth to train individuals to correctly assess the suitability of fabricated steel articles for the hot dip galvanizing process and to correctly inspect hot dip galvanized steel articles to ensure compliance to Australian, New Zealand and international Standards. The course is designed for those interested in increasing their knowledge of galvanized coatings, or those who want to become Certified ACA Hot Dip Galvanizing Inspectors.
The course covers topics such as an introduction to corrosion and its prevention; local and international hot dip galvanizing Standards; design considerations for the hot dip galvanizing process; repair of damaged and uncoated areas of galvanized steel, and the inspection of jobs before, during and after galvanizing.
The ACA have once again joined with the Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA) to host a technical seminar to discuss the challenges and solutions for preventing corrosion in pipelines, which are some of our most vital infrastructure. The seminar, Pipeline Corrosion Management to be held in Melbourne on 29 June, has been designed for all industry sectors involved with Pipeline Asset Management including asset owners, project and integrity engineers, operators, inspection and maintenance personnel, contractors, and suppliers.
Sessions will focus on technologies such as materials selection, coatings and cathodic protection used to attain the desired design life of assets. Speakers will share their experiences by reviewing specific project case studies.
Participants will have the opportunity to share their own case studies, work experiences, best practices, engineering guidelines and failure analysis in a technical exchange open forum, aiming to look at new technologies and methodologies to fill the gaps in these industries.
ACA members are entitled to discounts on course fees and both members and non-members can book places on all courses and events online via the ACA's training pages at www.corrosion.com.au.