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Polymers for Corrosion Control & Chemical Handling

Course# Date Time Location

Coming Soon

Cost: $1,400 USD
CEU's: 2.4
Instructor: Pradip Khaladkar

Course Overview

This course is for those who must deal with corrosion control in chemical handling applications. It describes all the materials available to the operations personnel and focuses on all polymer based materials for corrosion control. They include the three major classes of materials – Fiber reinforce plastics (FRP), elastomeric and thermoplastics. This comprehensive course covers corrosion testing for materials selection, fabrication, operation, in-service inspection, failure analysis, repairs and replacement.

Instructor Biography:

khaladkarPradip Khaladkar recently retired from DuPont as a Principal Materials Engineer after 37 years in the Materials Engineering group where he was responsible for plastics materials selection, corrosion testing, fabrication, in-service inspection, failure analysis and fitness for service. Additionally, his responsibilities included providing technical support to the Dupont’s market development activities of Teflon® and elastomers. Through this he has provided the same training as the current one at global forums. Currently he works as an Associate Director of the Materials Technology Institute, a consortium of 63 global chemical, petrochemical and petroleum companies. He also runs his own consulting business- PECT Consulting LLC.

He is a co-author of “Fluoropolymers for Corrosion Control”, Elsevier Publishing. He has written chapters in Uhlig’s Corrosion Handbook (Wiley), ASM Handbook, AWS Welding Handbook as well as papers for NACE and SPI.

Pradip Khaladkar has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering, He is a registered PE in the state of Delaware.

  • Basics of corrosion in the chemical industry.
  • Materials options -Metals, Polymers (plastics), ceramics and composites
  • Use of polymers in general for corrosion control
  • Applications of polymer based materials for corrosion control
    • Barrier applications (Lining)
    • Self-supporting structures (Vessels, piping),
    • Others (Seals, gaskets, column internals)
  • Major classes of polymer based materials
    • Thermoplastics,
    • Thermosetting
    • Elastomeric
    • Composites
  • Primary processing and fabrication of polymer materials
    • Quality assurance of fabrication
  • In service inspections
    • Failure modes and damage mechanisms
  • Repairs and modifications
  • Corrosion testing for materials selection
  • Failure analysis
    • Mechanical testing
    • Analytical testing
  • Resources


If you have any questions or need more information about this course, please contact:

Penelope Pinkston


Online Registration


Registration Form

Registration information: Registration shall remain open until posted as closed on the course listing on this site.

Registrations must be guaranteed by check, a purchase order number or a credit card, otherwise the registration will not be processed. Checks should be made payable to "The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center" and must include a copy of your completed registration form. Course fees are due before attending.

All registrations—whether by online, phone, fax or mail—will be confirmed and considered binding and subject to all cancellation policies. If you do not receive a confirmation prior to the class, please call The Akron Polymer Technology Services Training Center to verify your registration.

Course fee includes classroom instruction, instructional materials, parking permits, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages and refreshment breaks. Travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Visit our registration webpage to view our cancellation/withdrawal policy.