• NACE equips society to protect people, assets and
    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training (S-CAT)

The Shipboard Corrosion Assessment Training course provides a foundation of coatings, corrosion, and corrosion control knowledge for assessing the condition of tanks and other military ship structures, while determining the required actions necessary to effectively maintain fully operational status. The course equips the naval assessor with practical guidelines for surveying and evaluating the condition of the protective coating system on specific areas of U.S. Navy vessels.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, discussions, and assessments.

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  • Coating inspectors
  • Shipyard planners
  • Design engineers
  • Type commander representatives
  • Port engineers
There are no prerequisites for this course.

It is highly recommended that students possess a high school diploma or GED and have a minimum of 3 months’ work experience in the evaluation of corrosion or coatings breakdown on marine vessels. Basic Corrosion course or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform visual assessments for all ship areas
  • Determine corrosion control methods:
    • Design
    • Inhibitors
    • Protective coatings
    • Cathodic protection
    • Corrosion resistant materials
    • Alteration of environment
  • Utilize evaluation tools and equipment, such as a pit gauge and DFT gauge
  • Evaluate a corrosion protection system
  • Plan maintenance and manage inspection results in a Corrosion Control Information Management System (CCIMS)
  • Conduct a tank inspection using the Corrosion Control Assessment Maintenance Manual (CCAM)
  • Perform total tank scoring
  • Perform adhesion testing
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM12:00 PM