Western States Corrosion Seminar begins on Tuesday morning with a General Session. The General Session consists of introductory remarks, welcome by NACE International President or representative, and the classic and informative film “Corrosion in Action.” In the afternoon, the seminar breaks into the following four courses of study: Fundamentals—The introductory corrosion fundamentals course is designed for the new comer in the field and those with less than 2 years of experience. The objective of the corrosion fundamentals course is for each student to understand the basic fundamentals of electricity, galvanic and stray currents, corrosion control methods, and field testing procedures so that each student will have a basic technical foundation on which to build corrosion control knowledge. Intermediate—The intermediate course is designed for those with at least 2 years of experience. The objective of the course is for each student to understand the forms of corrosion, corrosion control design, rectifier troubleshooting, and isolation of cathodic protection systems, soil corrosivity, and coating inspection. Advanced—The advanced course provides specialized information or advanced information and theory on a wide variety of subjects. Each student may attend all classes in a given course or may choose to attend select classes among the various sessions.
OPEN FORUM AND LUNCH
An informal open forum concludes the seminar and is held during Thursday lunch. Students are encouraged to participate. Comments are solicited regarding the material covered in the courses and this is an excellent opportunity for students to ask additional questions about material covered. and provide input that will help to shape future classes. There is also a drawing for door prizes donated by the WSCS committee, exhibitors, and sponsors.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Engineers in all fields, corrosion technicians, construction foremen, maintenance foremen, and management, who have responsibility for approving engineering and corrosion control related expenses, will discover the corrosion control options, their importance, and overall savings possible when corrosion control is properly implemented.