Training Modules

Stainless Steels for Lecturers and students of architecture and civil engineering

This training programme (11 short and informative modules) has been designed for students and lecturers of architecture and civil engineering, but can be of interest to all who want to learn about stainless steels. The programme is informative and entertaining and does not require any specific prior knowledge. Links for references are provided.

For more information about the project, please contact Jo Claes at the International Stainless Steel Forum (claes@issf.org)


Corrosion By Waters


Corrosion by Waters

"Corrosion by Waters" is approximately 15 minutes in length and covers the challenges of handling water in process plants.

Topics covered include:
  • Corrosion and scale formation
  • Macro-fouling 
  • Microbiological influenced corrosion
  • High chloride waters
  • Crevice corrosion

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Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steels

Effective Use of Nickel in Stainless Steel

Very few people seem to understand what characteristics nickel brings to stainless steel. This presentation, given by Dr. David Jenkinson, explains: the role of nickel in stainless steels and; the factors which should be taken into account if considering the use of a stainless steel with reduced nickel content.

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Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion: E-Learning Module for Architects

Forms of Corrosion

"Forms of Stainless Steel Corrosion" is seven pages in length and looks briefly at various forms of corrosion (tarnishing, pitting, crevice corrosion and galvanic corrosion), all which can be avoided in architectural applications by correctly selecting, installing and maintaining stainless steel.
To test your understanding of the information presented in the module, the lesson is followed by six multiple-choice questions. Answers can be evaluated immediately.

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Good Practices

Good Practices

"Good Practices" is an online slide presentation (with accompanying audio) that highlights the good practices which should be followed to maintain the corrosion resistance and aesthetic qualities of austenitic stainless steels.

Topics covered include:

  • Avoiding surface contamination and damage
  • Cutting and forming stainless steels
  • Cleaning surfaces before welding
  • Comparisons between welding stainless steels and welding of carbon and low-alloy steels
  • Clean up procedures after welding (by removing heat tint, pickling and electropolishing)
  • How embedded iron affects stainless steels
  • Bringing a stainless steel structure into service

The presentation contains 64 slides and is designed to allow the user to proceed at their own pace. Several animated examples and interactive features are included to enhance learning and heighten user interest.

The intended audiences are materials specifiers, fabricators and users of stainless steel.

To view this presentation please click here (you will have to save a zip file on your computer and the presentation can be run from one of the files).