Course Description

Corrosion is often surrounded by mystery and misinformation but in reality it can all be explained and mitigated by employing science. Students in the course will gain a thorough understanding of the types of corrosion and how to perform a systematic corrosion analysis.

Topics & Standards Covered

  • Basics of matter – atoms, molecules and ions
  • Chemical bonding, electrochemical reactions and pH
  • Conventional electrical-flow theory vs. Electron-flow theory
  • The galvanic series
  • Single-metal, galvanic and stray-current corrosion
  • Characteristics if different corrosion types
  • Corrosion mitigation in shore power systems
  • Properties and characteristics of metals used in marine environment
  • Use of protective coatings for corrosion mitigation
  • Cathodic protection systems
  • Corrosion mitigation strategies for corrosion mitigation
  • Protective coatings
  • Conducting a corrosion survey
  • ABYC E-2 Standards Review
  • Examination of Corrosion case-studies

ABYC Standards Covered

  • E-2, Cathodic Protection
  • E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boat

Code of Federal Regulations

  • 33 CFR 183

Exam/Credit Details

  • In-Person Course Fees: Member $1,295 – Nonmember $1,495
  • Online Course Fees: Member $985 – Nonmember $1,495
  • Exam only Fees: Member $295 – Nonmember $595
  • The exam is comprised of 189 questions
  • The passing score: 83.6%
  • Timed Exam: 3.5 Hours
  • CEUs available: 32

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