Corrosion and Corrosion Control in Light Water Training Course

Corrosion is a significant concern for many components on nuclear power generation facilities. Left unresolved, corrosion can cause serious damage that can be difficult to resolve.

This course focuses on fundamentals, causes and control of corrosion in light water reactors (LWRs). LWR corrosion degradation mechanisms covered include general/uniform corrosion, galvanic corrosion, de-alloying corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting corrosion, intergranular attack (IGA), corrosion fatigue/environmentally assisted fatigue (EAF), intergranular stress corrosion cracking (IGSCC), primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) and irradiation assisted stress corrosion cracking (IASCC). Course includes a reference manual anda flash drive copy of the class.

Topics Covered with Case Studies:

  • Fundamentals of Corrosion, including Evans and Pourbaix diagrams
  • General or Uniform Corrosion including BWR and PWR General Corrosion
  • Galvanic Corrosion, Dealloying Corrosion and Velocity Phenomena
  • Crevice Corrosion, Pitting Corrosion and Intergranular Attack (IGA)
  • Environmentally-Assisted Cracking (EAC) Mechanism and Examples
  • IGSCC History, Mechanism and Mitigation in BWRs
  • PWSCC History, Mechanism and Mitigation in PWRs
  • IASCC Mechanism and Mitigation of LWR Internals

Who Should Attend:

Nuclear program engineers, designers, maintenance engineers, chemists, inspectors, and regulators who desire a practical knowledge of LWR corrosion degradation mechanisms and their mitigation.

This course provides the technical background necessary to understand the nature of corrosion phenomena and its implications for reactor safety. What makes this course unique is that it identifies real-world applications, relates the relevance to the NRC's surveillance requirements, as well as covers case histories of each type of degradation.

Register for the training course by May 8th to receive a “Corrosion and Corrosion Control in LWRs color manual.

Preferred Hotels Near Training Location

Hilton Garden Inn
815 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA

Hotel is less than 5 minutes away from the training location.
Exelon rate is $129/day.

This one has an Applebee's right next door.

Fairfield Inn (part of Marriott chain)
719 E. Baltimore Pike
Kennett Square, PA

Exelon rate is $129/day.

Best Western Concordville
675 Conchester Highway
Concordville, PA

Exelon rate is $110/day.

Driving Directions from Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelpha Int'l Airport to 200 Exelon Way, Kennett Square, PA 19348

  • Follow signs to I-95 South
  • Take the US-322 West exit [EXIT 3A], towards WEST CHESTER.
  • Remain in US-322 (CONCHESTER RD) to US Route 1 Junction.
  • Turn LEFT onto US-Route 1 South
    • Continue on Route 1 (Baltimore Pike) and when you see the following landmarks, you will be very close to Exelon Corporation:
      • Longwood Gardens
      • Marlborough Square (Genardi's) (to the left)
      • The Shoppe's at Longwood Village (to the right)
      • Sears Hardware/Applebee's Restaurant/Hilton Garden Inn (to the right)
      • WalMart
    • You should see a large green sign with arrow indicating KENNET SQUARE
    • Take the ramp on right to KENNET SQUARE (East Baltimore Pike)
    • At second traffic light, turn right onto EXELON WAY.
      • Building and parking lot to the left is 200 Exelon Way.


Instructor Spotlight

Barry Gordon


Mr. Gordon has over 45 years of experience and expertise in materials' corrosion behavior in nuclear power plant environments. He has authored/co-authored numerous EPRI, MRP and BWRVIP reports, as well as over 75 publications, including co-authoring three books on LWR corrosion phenomena.


B.S. and M.S., Metallurgy and Material Science Carnegie Mellon University

Accreditations/Industry Leadership::
  • Fellow and Corrosion Specialist in the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
  • Certified LWR corrosion instructor for California, ASME, the US NRC and International Atomic Energy Agency.
  • Developed and qualified hydrogen water chemistry (HWC) and copatented zinc injection for stress corrosion cracking mitigation in BWRs
  • Holder of four patents related to corrosion mitigation in BWRs

Event Details

Event Date May 22, 2017 - 8:00 am
Event End Date May 26, 2017 - 4:00 am
Available place 23
Individual Price USD1,250.00
Exelon Generation Headquarters
300 Exelon Way, Kennett Square, PA 19348, USA
Exelon Generation Headquarters
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