Introduction to External Corrosion and Prevention (CS017A)

Introduction to External Corrosion and Prevention

Acquire an understanding of external corrosion and related degradation mechanisms on pipelines, as well as the environmental effects and relevant mitigation strategies. Learn about factory-applied pipeline coating types and field-applied coating types, along with the key reasons behind their use and the requirements for the success of a coating over the lifecycle of an asset.

This technical course has been authored by our industry expert and is designed to offer you with just-in-time knowledge related to pipeline integrity management. The courses can be studied as part of your learning journey, or used as a reference library.

Your course at a glance


Course Availability

Available to access online 24/7



Estimated 60 minutes



Study on-demand at your own pace



Awareness level


Competency Standards

Satisfies the learning requirement for
External Corrosion and Prevention CS017A


What you will get

Completion E-badge, plus informal
Continued Professional Development hours

What you will learn

During these sessions you will gain insight into:

- History of corrosion in pipelines and the effect on safety
- Corrosion and related degradation mechanisms (causes, processes, types, effects of environment and prevention)
- Coating types, selection, design, application, and inspection
- Basics of environmental conditions, surface preparation and application
- Basics of coating application and inspection
- Typical coating failures
- Environmental cracking
- Cathodic protection

Meet your subject matter expert


Ian Laing

Ian Laing is a Principal Corrosion Engineer, with over 20 years’ experience in materials and corrosion engineering in the nuclear and oil and gas industries. He has provided corrosion consultancy for Front-End-Engineering and design projects, and for continuous corrosion management of new and mature projects. Ian is currently working as the Corrosion Management Group Technical Solutions Specialist for ROSEN UK Integrity Solutions in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.