Corrosion and Concrete Protection

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  • Start Date

    27 May, 2020

  • End Date

    29 May, 2020

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By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of corrosion and its mechanisms
  • Identify different types of corrosion with specific attention to concrete systems
  • Recognise various aggressive agent and environmental factors affecting concrete systems corrosion
  • Understand the application of relevant corrosion protection techniques including cathodic protection and coatings
  • Have a knowledge of basic metallurgical considerations and materials of construction
  • Understand how to develop and implement corrosion inspection and control programs



Fundamental Principles of Corrosion

  • Introduction to principles of corrosion
  • Corrosion cycle
  • Kinetics of the corrosion reaction
  • Electrochemical reactions
  • Anodic and cathodic reactions
  • Galvanic series
  • Corrosion rates
  • Materials of construction, types and properties of steel

Types of Corrosion relevant to Concrete Systems

  • Forms of Corrosion
  • Uniform corrosion
  • Bimetallic corrosion
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Concentration cell corrosion
  • Stress corrosion cracking
  • Erosion corrosion
  • Corrosion and fatigue

Corrosion in Concrete Structures and Influencing Factors

  • Defects in concrete structures
  • Corrosion process in concrete structures
  • Concrete system corrosion timeline
  • Influence of the environment
  • Macro-cell corrosion of steel reinforcement
  • pH levels and alkalinity of concrete
  • Influence of hydroxides
  • Influence of aggressive agents and solutions, carbon dioxide, sea water, etc.
  • Carbonation
  • Chloride contamination
  • Chloride limits for various types of concrete systems, reinforced, pre-stressed, etc.
  • Penetration of concrete structures
  • Porosity and permeability
  • Corrosion induced cracking of concrete

Concrete Structures Corrosion Inspection and Monitoring

  • Design against corrosion
  • Methods to control or prevention
  • Cathodic protection systems
  • Impressed-current protection
  • Sacrificial concrete anode systems and Anode mesh systems
  • Thermal spray anodes
  • Reinforced steel coatings
  • Repair and rehabilitation of concrete
  • Identify Rehabilitation Alternatives
  • Relevant standards

Inspection and Monitoring of Concrete Structures Corrosion

  • Determining possible causes of failure
  • Preliminary and detailed inspections
  • Delamination survey
  • Core extraction and testing
  • Nondestructive testing of to Determine Concrete Cracks
  • Crack Survey
  • Pachometer (Cover) Survey
  • Chloride content determination
  • Moisture content determination
  • Half-cell Potential




Works, Services and Maintenance Personnel


The training methodology combines lectures, discussions, group exercises and illustrations. Participants will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics. The emphasis is on the practical application of the topics and as a result participant will go back to the workplace with both the ability and the confidence to apply the techniques learned to their duties.


1ST BATCH: 27th – 29th May, 2020

2ND BATCH: 26th – 28th October, 2020

Other Dates

Start Date End Date
27 May, 2020 29 May, 2020
Start Date End Date
26 Oct, 2020 28 Oct, 2020
  • Venue

    Alpha Partners Professional Training Conference Centre. 200, Muritala Mohammed Way (3rd Floor), Yaba Lagos.

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