This course explores all of major categories of materials while offering detailed guidance on material selection for the various service environments encountered in oil refineries and petrochemical plants.

The theme throughout the course will be focused on how to put the right material in the right place in the right way. Practical guidelines in selection of materials against many forms of corrosion will be presented. The participants also will understand the basic metallurgy of iron-carbon and other complex alloy systems and predict their physical, chemical and mechanical properties, so that one may be adequately equipped to select and specify the most appropriate alloy grade for a particular engineering application. The attendee is treated to the major ASTM specifications and selection of their common equivalents in BS, JIS,DIN specifications, including Do’s and Don’t in selecting material substitutes. The course also covers methodology of the Unified Numbering System and Index to UNS Designations by Base Elements.