Corrosion specialists' professional development training

Jun 25, 2017

Corrosion specialists' professional development training

The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) each year presents a range of technical seminars and training courses teaching effective and efficient management of corrosion. ACA 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. 

Bookings can be made either via the Events page at AGPA or ACA 

In July, the ACA will be presenting the Brian Cherry International Concrete Symposium at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne. The two-day event on 26-27 July will highlight and pay tribute to the work of a tireless and well respected researcher and educator in the field of concrete corrosion. Professor Brian Cherry of Monash University has made significant contributions over the years to corrosion management in concrete. He has not just been at the forefront of academic developments, educating many of the leading corrosion science and engineering practitioners but has been a regular contributor to the wider profession through presentations around the world. The concrete symposium will feature 11 prominent international and Australian speakers from countries including New Zealand, the USA, Spain and the UK. The speakers are some of the best in the world on reinforced concrete corrosion, protection, repair and durability and will publish high quality technical papers to form a hard-copy take away book for delegates. At the end of each day there will be a panel discussion and open forum where delegates will be able to take part in spirited debates on the topics of the day and other corrosion related subjects. 

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 this link. 

About the Australasian Corrosion Association

The Australasian Corrosion Association Incorporated (ACA) is a not-for-profit, membership association, that disseminates information on corrosion and its prevention through the provision of training courses, seminars, conferences, publications and other activities. The vision of the ACA is that corrosion is managed sustainably and cost effectively to ensure the health and safety of the community and protection of the environment.