- Introduction to Stainless Steel
Austenitic, ferritic, duplex, martensitic, and precipitation hardening stainless steels.
- Stainless vs. Corrosion
How stainless steel is affected by and resists corrosion – corrosion process, passivity, general corrosion, pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking.
- Mechanical Properties of Stainless Steel
Mechanical properties, austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex, and precipitation hardening stainless steels.
- Surface Finish on Stainless Steel
Design, finish and fabrication, mill forms, fabrication and special finishing methods, pickling and passivation, cleaning stainless steel, care on site and erection, and routine cleaning and maintenance.
- Fabricating Corrosion Resisting and Stainless Steels
Corrosion resistance, storage, handling, forming and cutting, welding, fabrication, and passivating.
- Cutting of Stainless Steels
Mechanical cutting, thermal cutting and new technology.
- Metallurgy of Stainless Steels
History, classifications, and characteristics of stainless steels.
- Welding and Joining of Stainless Steels
Nature of stainless steel, weldability, processes, shielding gases, dissimilar metals, and fume control.
- Machining Stainless Steels
Tooling, cutting fluids, corrosion resistance, drilling, turning, tapping, die threading, thread rolling, reaming and milling.
- Practical Considerations for Designing in Stainless Steel
Resistance to environment, mechanical properties, fabrication, economic considerations.
- Stainless Steel and Stainless Alloy Castings
Processes, classifications, chemical composition, microstructure, heat treatment, machining, welding, mechanical properties, and applications of stainless steel castings.
- Forging Stainless Steels
Production of forging, starting stock for forging, heating for forging, cooling after forging, and post forging requirements.
- Stainless Steel Pipe and Tube
Production manufacturing processes, welding processes, finishing operations, longitudinally welded vs. seamless, forming and applications.
- Cold Forming Stainless Steel
Stainless steel formability and forming processes.
- Deep Drawing of Stainless Steels
Properties and practical considerations for deep forming processes.
- Stainless Steel and Stainless Alloys at High Temperature
Mechanical properties and corrosion resistance.
- Ferritic Stainless Steels
Two levels of certification are offered. An Intermediate Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of five modules and a Full Certificate is awarded on the successful completion of 12 modules.