This course is interactive and your comments are as valuable as mine.
We need to know what each student understands about the codified laws of science.
We do not make the laws of nature but we all must obey them.
Since publishing this on-line course I have asked for reports from students about Module 01. The responses show that the information published by NACE and ICorr is the basis of the whole corrosion control industry.
NACE claim 30,000 members so this matter has international importance.
Over the past decades I have asked NACE and ICorr some basic questions about their advice relating to the practical application of cathodic protection, they have never responded to these questions.
I have published these questions on websites and raised these questions to scientists who have agree with my opinons.
Within the first 20 minutes of my own experience in applying the established advice I realised that there is an error in the measurements that I was required to record.
This error destroys the scientific and technical credibility of everything that is being practiced to NACE standards globally.
This measurement is known as 'the pipe-to-soil potential measurement' and it is used to establish if a pipeline is protected from corrosion.
If you know how to use a multimeter you will know that it measures the difference between two potentials and displays the result in volts.
The 'pipe-to-soil potential' is in fact a voltage.
The use of the word 'protected' has come to mean that this measurement has reached a certain value that indicates that corrosion has stopped. This is a untrue.
This deception has resulted in pipelines exploding.
This course will clarify the science and enhance the application of cathodic protection.
During this course we will be required observe, study and scrutinize the laws of nature, watching the actions of these laws and compare our studies with events in real life.
The course covers all corrosion matters pertaining to the electrical control of corrosion to networks of pipelines and facilities.