This Day in History
This Day in History (1974): Basic Corrosion Courses
Forty-hour course presented by the Houston-based National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
From the May 22, 1974, edition of The Arabian Sun
For a better understanding of the corrosion phenomenon and to bridge the gap between publication and utilization of information on its prevention and control, the Continuing Education Unit of Aramco's Training Department is sponsoring a 40-hour Basic Corrosion Course presented by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) of Houston, Texas.
Frank Rizzo, above, and Don Kedzi, both from the Metallurgical Engineering Department of the University of Texas El Paso, and Taylor Hunt, director of educational activities for NACE, conducted the course in Abqaiq last week, and this week presented the same material in Ras Tanura.
Dhahran will have the course June 1-12. All told, a total of 85 Aramco professional and technical personnel with thus further their knowledge in this specialized engineering field.
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