2020 Joint MISIF/NI/IMOA Webinar #1: Introduction to Corrosion Properties of Stainless Steels and Nickel Alloys

Date: 3 June 2020
Platform: Online via Zoom

Challenges arising from the spread of COVID-19 and Movement Control Order (MCO) had provided MISIF the opportunity to adopt technology to reach out to members.

With the support of Nickel Institute (NI) and the International Molybdenum Association (IMOA), MISIF organized the first webinar on “Introduction to Corrosion Properties of Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloys” on 3 June 2020.

The webinar session was attended by 50 participants and presented by Dr Graham Sussex, Technical Specialist and NI Consultant.

Dr Graham’s presentation emphasized the following topics:
• The differences between stainless steel and nickel alloy families;
• Corrosion in aqueous environments:
• Localized crevices or pits and controlling factors;
• General chemical corrosion and how to describe it;
• Stress corrosion cracking and the differences from fatigue;
• Microbial effects and when they may occur;
• Micro and (rarely) macro galvanic effects;
• Stray currents and how bad they can be;
• How to reduce the risk of corrosion.

MISIF had been collaborating with Nickel Institute and IMOA for many years in conducting many workshops and courses related to stainless steel. This was part of MISIF’s continuous effort to promote wider applications for stainless steels as a material. In the next few months, MISIF would be conducting more online courses for members and we look forward to receiving members support.