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Corrosion and Its Impact on Industry

Corrosion and Its Impact on Industry

Corrosion and Its Impact on Industry
October 16, 2014. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$250 per person

This course will cover a variety of corrosion-related topics. On day one the course will cover the principles of corrosion, how corrosion affects the oil and petrochemical industry and what protection measures are available.  Attendees will analyze the cathodic protection CP system and have the opportunity to calculate and design a CP system.  Day two will review the principles of coating and its affect on the oil and petrochemical industries and how coating will regress the corrosion impact on the assets. A live materials  presentation will demonstrate how corrosion impacts the metal and how the coating industry fights the daily nemesis of corrosion. This is a very hands-on course, gloves and goggles are required. 

Spiros Bamiatzis is a Training Instructor for National Oilwell Varco Corporation, a service provider oil company, and an Adjunct Instructor at Houston Community College, where he trains future operators for the petrochemical industry. He has lectured extensively about the impact of corrosion in industry with particular emphasis in the oil and petrochemical industries. He has worked in the steel industry as a maintenance technician. He recently retired from the City of Sugar Land where he worked in capital financing for Public Works and Quality Control for Water/Wastewater issues, where he had the opportunity to study corrosion and its impact in municipal utility systems. In addition he trained future oil rig operators at Lone Star Community College in safety, hydraulics, pneumatics and industrial maintenance. Spiros has a deep interest and fascination in metallurgy and its properties. He is a member of the Houston Area Blacksmith Association, ASM International (a materials research organization), and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers, NACE. He has degrees in Finance, and Processing Engineering Technology. Currently he is working toward his NACE Certification as Coating Inspector Professional I.      

  • $250 per individual. Cost includes lunch, refreshments and parking
  • 0.8 CEUs and 8 PDHs awarded to participants
  • Attendees should bring work gloves and goggles
  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover accepted
  • Checks should be made payable to McNeese State University and mailed to the following address: 
​          McNeese State University
          Institute for Industry-Education Collaboration
          Box 91834
          Lake Charles, LA 70609

Phone: 337-562-4139
Fax: 337-562-4272

To download a registration form, click the link below. Please return the completed form via email to: or fax to: 337-562-4272
Registration form IIEC.pdf