E-Course Available for New U.S. Corrosion Prevention and Control Standard

NACE International announced the release of a new online course to introduce and provide an in-depth explanation of the corrosion prevention and control (CPC) standard recently adopted by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) (Arlington, Virginia, USA).

The two-hour short course includes audio narration, along with transcripts and on-demand viewing and bookmarking capabilities. This allows users to complete the course as their schedule allows.

Developed by a joint task forced represented by NACE International, DoD, and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), the standard defines the key elements and composition of what CPC planning encompasses for the design, manufacturing, construction, operation, and sustainability of products and facilities.

Titled “Corrosion Prevention and Control Planning,” the standard is designated as NACE SP21412-2016/SSPC-CPC 1 and is designed for all public and private sector users. The standard includes items such as considerations for material selection and design to minimize corrosion, as well as topics that should be addressed in CPC planning.

According to NACE, the standard enables significant cost savings while providing a framework for a supplier’s corrosion control plan for supplied products and structures. It benefits public and private facility owners and acquisition agencies that require suppliers to provide CPC procedures with a purchased product, installation, or system.

When the DoD’s Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office was developed, it prioritized the use of corrosion control technologies. From there, the office says it found a high return on investment from using those technologies, along with improved equipment readiness. As such, those efforts revealed an opportunity for additional improvements—starting at the point of purchase by requiring vendors and suppliers to adhere to a set of CPC standards.

The Corrosion Prevention and Control Management e-Course includes a downloadable copy of the standard, as well as a primer on the basics of corrosion.

Source: NACE International, www.nace.org.