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Ethics for the Corrosion Professional (English Version)

Product Number: Ethics eCourse

The corrosion profession, and the certified professionals who work in the industry, are committed to protecting people, assets and the environment from the effects of corrosion. Those tasked with delivering the technical expertise to society must conduct their work with the knowledge and understanding of the ethical principles expected and required of those professionals.

The NACE International Code of Ethics is discussed in conjunction with case studies and features real-life ethical violations of the NACE International Institute attestations. Frameworks for making ethical decisions are reviewed in this course along with the factors in the corrosion industry that can lead to unethical behavior.

The course is an online, self-paced course which should take no longer than 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.  After you have purchased the course in the store, log into your AMPP profile and select “Online Courses” to begin the ethics course.


Purchase of this course includes a one-year subscription and is non-refundable. Students will have access to all course materials for a period of one year from the date of registration. All course work must be completed during this time period. Extensions or transfers cannot be granted.


Section 1 | Introduction

  • Recognize the importance of upholding ethical standards across the Corrosion Prevention and Control industry.

Section 2 | Professional Ethics

  • Differentiate between ethics, morals and values.
  • Discuss how the Six Pillars of Character embody the ethical values of a professional.
  • Explain why ethics is important within professional settings.

Section 3 | Factors that Lead to Unethical Decision Making

  • Describe what an unethical decision is.
  • Describe how rationalizations are used to justify unethical decisions in a professional setting.
  • Recognize the factors that can lead an individual to make an unethical decision.

Section 4 | Types of Unethical Behavior

  • Identify types of unethical behavior seen when working in the corrosion industry.
  • Describe the consequences of engaging in unethical behavior.

Section 5 | A Framework for Ethical Decision Making

  • Explain what ethical dilemmas are and why they occur within professional environments.
  • Apply an ethical decision-making framework to solve ethical dilemmas.
Picture for Design, Fabrication, and Inspection of Tanks for the Storage of Petroleum Refining Alkylation Unit Spent Sulfuric Acid at Ambient Temperatures
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NACE SP0205-2021, Design, Fabrication, and Inspection of Tanks for the Storage of Petroleum Refining Alkylation Unit Spent Sulfuric Acid at Ambient Temperatures

Product Number: NACE SP0205-2021
Publication Date: 2021

Sulfuric acid (H2SO4) is the largest volume commodity chemical in use today.It plays some part in the production ofnearly all manufactured goods. One large use of concentrated sulfuric acid is used as a catalyst for refinery alkylationunits.Intheseunits,C3-C5olefinssuchaspropyleneorbutylenearereactedwithisobutanetoformgasoline-blendingcomponents such as isoheptane and isooctane.These gasoline-blending components are used to boost octane forautomobileandaviationfuels.


Most refineries have an alkylation unit that uses either hydrofluoric acid (HF) or sulfuric acid as the alkylation catalyst.Thisstandarddealswithspentsulfuricacidassociatedwiththesulfuricacidalkylationprocessonly.