Corrosion is the continuous and gradual consumption of a metallic material due to exposure to aggressive environments (oxygen, aerated water, aqueous solutions, seawater, acids and bases). This phenomenon induces the physical properties of the material to deteriorate.

To prevent damage caused by corrosion, it is essential to know the underlying mechanisms, triggers, and possible corrective measures that can be taken to extend the life of a component under certain operating conditions.

Cotec Labs Surface Academy® organizes training courses aimed at technicians and engineers employed in various company departments such as research and development, testing, quality, maintenance and service. Courses are held both online and in-person.

Calendar 2024: save the dates!

The next training course dedicated to corrosion and material protection will be held:


 10 and 11 of September 2024

The training course is held by Simon Oberhauser, former CEO of Inncoa GMBH, and Professor at Technische Hochschule, Ingolstadt.

The following main topics will be covered during lessons:

  • Basics of corrosion
  • Corrosion at higher temperatures
  • Corrosion under dynamic and tribological loads
  • Corrosion behavior of important material groups: aluminium, steel, nickel alloys, copper alloys, stellite
  • Corrosion protection.

The last day of the course will be open to the discussion of practical cases proposed by the participants, an in-depth discussion of the most popular test methods and some practice exercise on corrosion.


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