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Piping Engineering Fundamentals Series- Part-5

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This free course offered by EPCLAND covers essential topics in Piping Engineering, focusing on materials selection and the behavior of hydrogen in steel. Participants will gain insights into various types of carbon steel and stainless steel, as well as the phenomena of hydrogen embrittlement and its effects on material behavior.

Course Outline:

  1. Different Types of Carbon Steel: Low, Medium, High, and Ultra-High Carbon
    • Overview of Carbon Steel Grades and Composition
    • Properties and Characteristics of Low, Medium, High, and Ultra-High Carbon Steels
    • Applications and Considerations for Each Type of Carbon Steel
  2. Understanding Stainless Steel: Ferritic, Martensitic, and Austenitic Types Explained
    • Introduction to Stainless Steel and its Alloying Elements
    • Classification of Stainless Steel Based on Crystal Structure: Ferritic, Martensitic, and Austenitic
    • Properties, Applications, and Corrosion Resistance of Each Stainless Steel Type
  3. Hydrogen Embrittlement in Steel
    • Mechanism of Hydrogen Embrittlement: Introduction and Overview
    • Factors Contributing to Hydrogen Embrittlement
    • Detection, Prevention, and Mitigation Strategies for Hydrogen Embrittlement
  4. Behavior of Hydrogen
    • Introduction to Hydrogen and its Interaction with Metals
    • Effects of Hydrogen on Mechanical Properties of Steel
    • Case Studies and Real-World Examples of Hydrogen-Induced Failures in Piping Systems

Course Format:

  • This course is offered as a self-paced online module, allowing participants to access course materials at their convenience.
  • Each topic includes comprehensive readings, illustrative diagrams, and interactive quizzes to reinforce learning.
  • Participants will have access to expert instructors for questions and clarification via discussion forums or email.


  • Interested individuals can enroll in the course for free by visiting the EPCLAND website and registering for access to the course materials.
  • Upon completion of the course, participants may receive a certificate of completion to acknowledge their participation and understanding of the course topics.

Join us in exploring the fundamental aspects of Piping Engineering materials and hydrogen behavior in this informative and engaging course!


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What Will You Learn?

  • Carbon steel variations: Low to Ultra-High Carbon.
  • Stainless steel types: Ferritic, Martensitic, Austenitic.
  • Hydrogen's impact on steel embrittlement.
  • Behavior and effects of hydrogen in materials.
  • Strategies to detect and prevent hydrogen embrittlement.

Course Content

Steel Types & Hydrogen Behaviour

  • Different Types of Carbon Steel: Low, Medium, High, and Ultra-High Carbon
  • Understanding Stainless Steel: Ferritic, Martensitic, and Austenitic Types Explained
  • Behaviour of Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen Embrittlement in Steel

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