New Zealand is the place to be for the latest corrosion seminars and training courses over the next few months.
Corrosion is a silent menace – its degradation of infrastructure and assets is estimated to be 3 to 5 per cent of GDP, which for the New Zealand economy is more than $10 billion annually.
Companies require effectively trained staff who have an understanding of the numerous types of corrosion that affect their industry.
It also helps them understand the impact of dangerous and expensive damage that corrosion causes to structures such as pipelines, towers, bridges, oil rigs, buildings, water systems, and the preventative and remediation technology available.
The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is hosting a range of seminars and training courses in New Zealand to inform and guide organisations and practitioners about ways to combat corrosion.
These courses cover the fundamentals of corrosion control through to more advanced techniques and procedures.
All are applicable to a range of different industries.
A three-day Coatings Selection and Specification training course will be held on 28-30 August in Auckland.
Largely based on the recently updated AS/NZS 2312.1 Guide to the Protection of Structural Steel Against Atmospheric Corrosion by the use of Protective Coatings – Paint Coatings, the course provides theoretical and practical information on coatings selection for corrosion control.
Also in Auckland on 2-6 October 2017, trainees can attend the Corrosion Technology Certificate Course.
This course is designed to train people working in a corrosion related field in the basics of corrosion and its control.
The course covers the basic principles of corrosion, the forms it takes and the methods of control.
The latest advances in corrosion in the oil and gas industries will be discussed in a technical event in New Plymouth on 10 October 2017.
This event will feature the latest developments and best practices in materials engineering and corrosion control in onshore and offshore environments.
Also featuring a trade exhibition, delegates will the opportunity to speak with a variety of suppliers about the services and technologies available.
The world-renowned NACE CIP Level 1 Course will be held in Auckland, 9-14 October 2017.
This course is an intensive presentation of the basic technology of coating application and inspection over a full 60 hours of personal instruction and practice.
This course will benefit anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of coatings application and inspection including: project engineers, quality assurance managers, contractors, painters, technical sales representatives, blasters, paint applicators, and maintenance personnel.
Auckland will also host the Hot Dip Galvanising Inspection Program on 28-29 November 2017.
The objective of this two-day course is 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.
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 and events pages at https://www.corrosion.com.au/.
The ACA is a not-for-profit, membership Association which provides training, seminars, conferences, publications and other activities to disseminate information about corrosion and its prevention or control.