Announcement: Corrosion Management Training

National Institute of Technology Karnataka,

NH 66, Srinivasnagar, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575025, India



The corrosion management training course being offered is based on Ali Morshed’s many years of experience in the areas of corrosion management field implementation (with both hydrocarbon and non-hydrocarbon industries), training and authorship.

Ali’s contributions in the field of asset corrosion management along with his accomplishments and achievements are simply unique and impressive. He continuously updates and revises the course content and structure to reflect his own continuous process of learning and simultaneously to ensure that any new lessons, case studies and solutions encountered or captured during his most recent corrosion management field implementation, audits and trainings are captured and presented in the upcoming corrosion management training courses.

Course Targets

  • To fully understand and appreciate the concept of corrosion management and how it differs from corrosion engineering
  • To fully understand and appreciate the concept of an integrity management measure and how comprehending such concept could revolutionise the way an organisation conducts its asset integrity management
  • To enable individuals to plan, design and utilise various corrosion management tools such as corrosion control matrices, corrosion key performance indicators, risk-based inspections, corrosion rate monitoring and fluid sampling, anomalies and communication
  • To enhance an organisation’s corrosion failure pre-emption capability
  • To optimise corrosion and integrity costs
  • To improve personnel safety, environmental protection and operational functionality
  • To optimise repair, replacement and maintenance activities


The training will be carried out via PowerPoint slides containing text, tables, plots, pictures, etc. The training will be interactive; that is, on a regular basis the participants will be asked to participate in an on-going topic, discussion or team exercises. There will be a pre-course assessment at the beginning of the course followed by a post-course assessment on the last day. Various integrity case studies will be presented throughout the training course to promote best international practices while simultaneously discouraging integrity practices which had resulted in impairing asset integrity in various projects.

Course Duration & Outline

The normal course duration is four days; however, at the request of clients for bespoke in-house training, it could vary from three days to five days. The following is the general outline of the four-day CM training course:

  1. Introductions
    • Audience
    • Presenter
    • Training Course
  2. Course Objectives & Scope
  3. The Pre-Course Assessment
  4. The Two Current CM Models
    • The UK HSE Model
    • The Morshed Model
  5. Corrosion and Corrosion Engineering (CE) in the Industry
    • Integrity Threat Category
    • The Classical Integrity Management View
    • CE Definition
    • CE Components
  6. The CM Concept and Definition
    • The Missing Integrity Management Processes
    • The CM Definition
    • The ‘Integrity Management Measure’ Definition
    • CM Misconceptions

  1. The CM Process and Deployment
    • The Pre-Deployment Process
    • The Deployment Process
    • The Post-Deployment Process
    • Integrity Review, Performance Monitoring and Effectiveness Assessment
    • Determination of the ‘Management Requirements’
    • Data Requirements for Carrying Out the Integrity Review Process
  2. Failure Risk Assessment (FRA or Risk-Based Inspection)
    • Inspection Rationale
    • Inspection Type History and Evolution
    • Inspection Parameters
    • The Concept of Risk
    • FRA Types
    • FRA Terms of Reference
    • Required Input Data
  3. Shortcomings Associated with CM Applications
    • Typical CM Shortcomings
    • Possible Signs of CM Applications
  4. Knowing Your Asset
    • What We Should Know about Our Asset
    • Creating the Relevant Asset Documents
    • Their Structure and Contents

  1. Corrosion Control Matrices (or Integrity Operating Windows)
  2. Corrosion Key Performance Indicators
  3. Team Structure & Roles and Responsibilities
    • Team Structure
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Job Description
    • Creation of the Asset Corrosion Engineer Position
  4. Corrosion Management Audit
    • CM Components
    • CM Types
    • CM Scope
  5. The Significance of Communication
    • Information and Data Types
    • Communication Elements
  6. Data Management
    • Definition
    • Process
    • Inputs & Outputs
  7. Corrosion Failure Pre-emption
    • Definition
    • Pre-emption Components
    • Other Crucial Contributing Factors
  8. Corrosion Cost Optimisation
    • Definition
    • Corrosion Cost Types
    • Cost Optimisation Misconceptions

  1. Management of Change
    • Definition
    • Change Classification
    • Minimum System Requirements
  2. Anomalies and Their Management
    • Definitions
    • Anomaly Types
    • Anomaly Severity
  3. Leak Register & Failure Investigations
    • Leak Register Components
    • Failure Investigation Components
  4. Potential Benefits of CM Applications
  5. Recommendations for Optimised CM Implementation
    • Routine CM Implementation
    • Smart CM Implementation
    • The Post-Course Assessment

Industries Targeted

While the corrosion management concept was initially associated with the oil and gas industry; nevertheless, the process itself and its tools are ubiquitous and equally applicable to any other industry where corrosion is a major integrity threat. Therefore, the industries which could benefit from a corrosion management training course include:

  • Hydrocarbon (Upstream, Midstream and Downstream): That is production and processing sites, refineries, the associated pipelines and petrochemical units
  • Marine
  • Military
  • Nuclear
  • Water and Waste Water Management
  • Power & Utilities
  • Chemicals

Countries and Regions Covered

While our company is based in India to offer corrosion management services to various Indian industries, we do offer our services to any organisation and industry in South and South East Asia and Australia.

Disciplines Benefiting from the CM Course

There are no technical prerequisites for attending the course and anybody with a basic knowledge about corrosion and the significance of asset integrity management could attend the course. The following disciplines and individuals could further benefit from attending such a training course:

·       Corrosion and integrity engineers

·       Inspection engineers

·       Operation engineers and managers

·       Maintenance engineers

·       Integrity managers

·       Asset project engineers/managers

·       CP and coating engineers/technicians

·       Technical assistants

·       Production chemists or chemical treatment specialists

·       Process engineers

·       HSE engineers

·       Pipelines and pipelines integrity engineers

·       Corrosion monitoring specialists

Any discipline or individual associated with asset integrity management, inspection, maintenance, operation and safety

Why One Should Attend the CM Course?

Corrosion management applications render an existing Asset Integrity Management System (AIMS) more effective, efficient and risk-based. Simultaneously, such applications enhance asset integrity, personnel safety, environmental protection, teamwork, communication and personnel competency. However, their two most important benefits are the enhancement of the corrosion failure pre-emption capability of an organisation and the optimisation of the associated corrosion and integrity costs.

Such significant application benefits has rendered corrosion management a fundamental component of any existing AIMS; thus, demands for corrosion management services such as training and consultancy has been increasing constantly over the recent years within both the hydrocarbon and the non-hydrocarbon industries. Therefore, attending the CM training course could help both the individual and the organisation to achieve such application benefits.

The Course Instructor

The course instructor is Ali Morshed (PhD, MSc, DIC, CEng) who is an international expert and authority in the areas of corrosion management implementation, training and writing.

He has so far worked on numerous asset integrity management, corrosion engineering and corrosion management projects both with engineering and operating companies in the UK’s North Sea, North Africa, Middle East and South Asia with companies such as: Aramco, BG, BP, Cairn Energy, Cenntrica, Chevron, Dana, IOOC, NIGC, POGC, Talisman and Total.

Ali is the author of the NACE international bestselling book ‘An Introduction to Asset Corrosion Management in the Oil and Gas Industry’ (2012), whose 2nd edition was out in 2016 and the 3rd edition is being planned for early 2020. Due to the growing demand for the corrosion management expertise in both the hydrocarbon and the non-hydrocarbon industries, Ali has also authored two more books on this subject for such industries. The first one was out in July 2017 and the latter May 2018.

He has also been providing corrosion management training for the hydrocarbon industry since 2005 and for the non-hydrocarbon industry since 2016. Ali has also taught the same topic to post-graduate students in Robert Gordon University in the UK.

The diagram shows the number of corrosion management training courses (blue boxes) which has been provided by Ali between September 2015 (since he started working as a freelance corrosion engineer) and September 2019 to both hydrocarbon and the non-hydrocarbon industries.


The following list summarises his career to date:

·       1996: MSc in corrosion engineering from Imperial College London/UK

·       2002: PhD in corrosion engineering from University College London/UK

·       2002 – 2006: Lloyd’s Register EMEA

·       2006 – 2011: Production Services Network (PSN)

·       2011 – 2012: Wood Group

·       2012 – 2013: WS Atkins

·       2013 – 2015: Saudi Aramco

·       2015- To Date: Freelance corrosion engineer and corrosion management trainer and consultant

·       2007: 1st CM paper for NACE Materials Performance

·       2011 – 2013: Part-time lecturer at Robert Gordon Univ.

·       2012: 1st  NACE CM Book (An international bestseller)

·       2016: 2nd edition of the 1st NACE Book

·       2016: 1st CM training for Petrochemical Sector

·       2017: 1st CM training for Military Sector

·       2017: 2nd NACE CM Book

·       2018: 3rd NACE CM Book

·       2019: 1st CM training for Nuclear Sector

·       2020: 3rd edition of the 1st NACE Book

Few Authored Books