Fundamentals of Stainless Steel


About the Course

This is an intermediate course aimed at people who have acquired a basic understanding of stainless steel through workplace experience and/or from completing the Introduction to Stainless Steel e-learning course.  The targeted audience would include new comers to the industry, as well as persons requiring a more in depth knowledge of stainless steel, such as salespersons, supervisors, managers, specifiers and end users.

After attending the course, the learners should be able to:

  1. Know about Sassda and the role it plays in the industry.
  2. Understand what makes stainless steel unique.
  3. Understand the basic advantages and classifications of stainless steel.
  4. Identify the main classifications of stainless steel as well as the basic grades, composition, properties and uses of each.
  5. Understand the principles explained in the “Web”.
  6. Identify the top 20 alloys.
  7. Know what corrosion is, differentiate between the different types of corrosion, how each type affects stainless steel  and how to avoid it
  8. Know the difference between type, form and finish of stainless steel
  9. Be familiar with the SA primary producer manufacturing process.
  10. Understand the difference between flat & long products, castings and tube & pipe.
  11. Identify the different types of stainless steel contamination.
  12. Be familiar with the process of the restoration of the passive layer.
  13. Understand how to clean, store and maintain stainless steel

Once learners have attended the course, they will be required to complete an electronic assessment and achieve a set standard to receive a certificate of successful completion. More details on the course will be contained in the confirmation of attendance.


The course is approved by the above institutions and carries 1 point from SAIMechE

Once learners have attended the course, they will be required to complete an assessment to obtain a certificate. The assessment is available either electronically (online) or the learner must arrange with the facilitator to complete their written assessment.

More details will be contained in the confirmation of booking.

Cost :

Member of Sassda – R2 645.00 per person (excluding VAT)
Non Members – R3 570.75 per person (excluding VAT)

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For further information contact Mankabe More


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