• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.

Power Industry Corrosion Concepts e-Course

Basic Corrosion Online

In today's economy and ever-evolving infrastructure, the power industry has a pressing need for methods to extend the life of their aging generation, transmission, and distribution systems. This e-Course educates decision makers on the importance, need and benefits of integrating corrosion control practices into their utilities' overall asset management plan - helping ensure their systems and structures have staying power.

The Power Industry Corrosion Concepts course provides a high-level overview of corrosion and presents the financial, economic and physical effects of corrosion on your bottom line and equipment. This 5 hour short course includes audio narration with transcripts and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities that enable you to complete the course as your schedule allows.

Individual Pricing

Member - $299.00 USD
Non-Member - $350.00 USD

Course Description:

Chapter 1: Corrosion and Its Effects

Understand the cost of corrosion and its significance including the economic, environmental, safety, financial and system reliability impact as it relates to the power industry.


Chapter 2: Causes of Corrosion

Identify how, where and why corrosion occurs. Recognize various types of corrosion based on their characteristics and where they are typically found in power industry environments.


Chapter 3: Inspection and Assessment Techniques

List the major areas of transmission and distribution structures, substation apparatus and generating facilities that should be inspected, the inspection process used and the data analysis process associated with each type of inspection.


Chapter 4: Corrosion Mitigation

Recognize the types of corrosion mitigation methods used in the industry as well as material selection considerations for construction and repair as well as the benefits of proactive corrosion practices.


Chapter 5: Cost Considerations of Corrosion Management

Examine the costs of corrosion from a business perspective and discuss the information needed to make decisions and/or recommend strategies for implementing practical approaches for corrosion management including corrective vs. preventative costs, direct vs. indirect costs, and capital vs. operation and maintenance costs.


All NACE online courses are subscription-based for a period of one year from the date of registration. Students have access to the course and any corresponding materials for one year and must complete all course work within that one year time frame before the subscription expires.