Protecting Structural Metals: Coatings for Corrosion Management

Protecting Structural Metals: Coatings for Corrosion Management

In an ideal world, structures would be fabricated from corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs) in their applied environment. However, for cost and performance needs, corrosion-susceptible alloys (such as carbon steels) are often used, requiring engineers to employ corrosion-resistant coatings to preserve the integrity of the structure. In this webinar, we will outline the selection and design of corrosion-resistant coatings. We will discuss several types of coatings—including oxides, metallic, and organic materials—how they are applied, and their durability in different environments. We will also review issues related to premature coating failures, with insights from both field testing and laboratory analysis.


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify applications where corrosion-resistant coatings are required.
  • Understand the difference between types of corrosion-resistant coatings.
  • Recognize techniques for coating applications and associated quality assurance requirements.
  • Appreciate expected coating performance and failure mechanisms.

Participants will earn 1 AIA CES Learning Unit (LU/HSW) for attending the live webinar. Registration is free. Please note that space is limited – email events@sgh.com to join our waitlist if the session is closed when you register. 

About the Speaker

Alan Humphreys
Alan Humphreys | Senior Technical Manager

Alan Humphreys is a metallurgical engineer specializing in failure analysis and structural assessment for degraded materials systems caused by corrosion, fracture and fatigue, or wear. He has an extensive technical background in laboratory testing and analysis to ASTM International, NACE International, and American Petroleum Institute standards, including the design of fitness for purpose experimentation. He works on a range of projects involving structures, petrochemical, transportation, and materials processing.