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CME8040 : Corrosion and Corrosion Control (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Alasdair Charles
  • Lecturer: Dr Narakorn Srinil
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0


This module aims to provide students with an overview of corrosion theory coupled with the knowledge of the working practices of corrosion control in the pipeline industry

Original Summary:
The module provides a background in corrosion mechanisms and how they appear in field applications. The module should enable students to appreciate methods for corrosion control and understand monitoring data from field surveys.

Outline Of Syllabus

Corrosion fundamentals including: corrosion reactions, polarisation, corrosion cells and electrode potentials. Corrosion mechanisms including: sweet and sour, erosion, micorbial attack, pitting, crevice and environmental assisted cracking systems. Assessment of corrosion rates. Assessment of corrosivity, corrosion control including: monitoring and inspection, treatments and inhibitors, product processing, coatings and linings, Design and use of cathodic protection. Survey methods.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Exam revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00To draw conclusions from the analysis of field data
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching23:006:00seminars
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study491:0049:00Review course notes, lecture material and consult recommended texts where appropriate
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Information is communicated to students during lectures. Some tutorial sheets are given out to students to attempt at home. The tutorial slots are used to review the student work. Seminars are invited from external lecturers to provide further industrial insight.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation1MFormative oral presentation practice
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The module has a significant 'academic' content that is suited to formal examination and includes quantitative information. The take-home problem sheets enable students to develop their analytical skills and broaden their experience prior to the written examination.

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