Corrosion – an inherently present degradation

Sponsored by: AREVA GmbH

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    Date: 4 October


    Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

    How products can learn to live with corrosion and withstand accelerated degradation

    Corrosion of alloys – Since human mankind is using tools, equipment and machines, degradation by wear and especially corrosion of metals is one of the key points deciding about fail or success of technical applications. If corrosion is addressed from the very beginning of a product life cycle following design, manufacturing, commissioning, in-service operation and finally decommissioning, it can be handled by best practice in terms of mechanistically oriented degradation and ageing management. Amongst others, corrosion of alloys in technical aqueous environments, the so called electrochemical corrosion of metals, is one of the key issues to be solved in any technical application.

    AREVA is a key player in the nuclear and renewable energy industry sector with a strong focus on safety, reliability and maintenance. Based on our long track record in supporting outages and trouble-shooting in nuclear power plants, we are familiar with complex maintenance and repair challenges to be solved under extreme time schedule constraints and conditions. Over the past decades - amongst others - AREVA sustainably developed competencies and experience in corrosion technology being a vital contributor for materials strategies and investment & repair decisions.

    The webinar will highlight and illustrate by examples the possibilities of corrosion engineering as well as adequate testing capabilities to address corrosion related questions from the field avoiding unexpected and costly surprises.

    Learn how mechanistically understanding of "electrochemical corrosion" can change your challenges into opportunities!

    Presented by

    Dr. Bastian Devrient,

    Manager of Corrosion Laboratory

    Bastian Devrient studied Materials Science and Corrosion / Surface Technology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg. In 2002, he joined AREVA as Project and Research Engineer in field of Materials & Corrosion with specific focus on environmentally assisted cracking in typical plant relevant environments for generation of electrical energy. Beside his research activities he went for PHD at the University of Stuttgart / MPA Stuttgart and graduated 2007 in the field of corrosion of alloys under high-temperature water environments.

    In 2008 he became head of a working group in AREVA Materials Engineering and had special focus on development of materials concepts in power plants as e.g. the material concept for the advanced AREVA BWR plant KERENA in the final basic design phase.

    Since 2010 he is managing the Corrosion Laboratories & Calibration Services in AREVA’s Technical Center at Erlangen site. As head of the accredited materials laboratories he is responsible for any kind of materials and corrosion related tasks during the product life cycle in both nuclear and industrial applications.

    Marcus Winter,

    Manager of Materials and Welding Consulting

    Marcus Winter joined AREVA in 2003 and currently is the manager for materials and welding consulting in AREVA’s Technical Center which is a service provider for products and technologies. He is responsible for all materials and welding related tasks during the product life cycle in both nuclear and industrial applications.

    Before joining AREVA's Technical Center, he worked for ACUREN Inc. in Western Canada servicing the local industry - mainly pulp and paper - with failure analysis, on-site metallography, welding and material consulting as well as service support during product development.

    In 1998, he gained a mechanical engineering degree from Georg-Simon-Ohm Technical University Nuremberg where he graduated in the fields of materials technology and product development. He is an IIW licensed international welding engineer and in addition to the nuclear field he gained experience in various industrial sectors.

    Key Learning Objectives

    • How to understand electrochemical corrosion
    • How to avoid unexpected and costly surprises
    • How to handle metals in the product lifecycle
    • How to benefit from our long-term experiences


    • Corrosion Engineers
    • Materials Engineers
    • Project Engineers
    • Research & Development Engineers and Technicians
    • Plant Services
    • Root-Cause-Analysis
    • Expediting
    • Procurement