Spring Courses 2013

Course #1
Practical Oilfield Metallurgy and Corrosion
2/7/13 to 4/4/13
Thursday Nights 7PM-9PM
at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Date Subjects
2/7 Introduction / Basic Metallurgy
2/21 Oilfield Materials
2/28 Metallurgy in Drilling
3/7 Metallurgy in Production and Facilities
3/14 Metallurgy in Enhanced Oil Recovery and Offshore/Subsea Operations
3/21 Corrosion in the Oilfield
3/28 Metallurgical Processes
4/4 Failure Analysis
  • $550 Members
  • $675 for Non-Members
  • $225 for Students

Who Should Enroll: Engineers, managers and technicians responsible for materials selection and failure analysis in the petroleum industry.  This is an ideal first course for anyone who needs a working understanding of how metallurgy is specifically applied to the area of petroleum production.  The presentation of the principles and commonly used references for day to day decision-making may be useful to practicing metallurgists and materials engineers.

Course #2
Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist
2/6/13 to 3/27/13
Wednesday Nights, 7PM – 9PM
at Stress Engineering Services, Inc.

Date Subjects
2/6 Metals – A History
2/13 Extractive Metallurgy Solidification of Metals
2/20 Metal Forming
Mechanical Properties and Their Measurements
2/27 Steels and Cast Irons: Applications and Metallurgy
Heat Treatment of Steel
3/6 Case Hardening of Steel
Strengthening Mechanism
3/13 Nonferrous Metals
3/20 Corrosion and Corrosion Prevention
Quality Control and Failure Analysis
3/27 Materials Characterization and the Selection Process
  • $550 Members
  • $675 for Non-Members
  • $225 for Students

Who Should Enroll: Metal processing personnel, machine shop superintendents, QA managers, heat treating operators and managers, component designers, technicians, marketing writers and individuals without a materials background wishing to better understand the role of materials science. This course provides understandings of what metals are, how they behave, and why they behave differently than non-metallic materials.  This course will show how metals are processed to yield desired properties.

Location in Northwest Houston (near 290 and Eldridge)
Stress Engineering Services, Inc. Conference Center, Building #2,
13610 Westland East Blvd, Houston, TX 77449

Map to Stress Engineering

Course Fees:

  • $225.00 – Student
  • $550.00 – ASM Members and Chapter Sustaining Member’s Employees
  • $675.00 – Non-Members
  • Both prices include course materials.

If you are registering multiple students for different courses, you must submit registration for them separately.


Registration can be made by submitting the online registration form paying online or by registering online and sending a copy of the e-mail confirmation along with a check, P.O. or money order to the address below. Make checks payable to ASM International Houston Chapter.

Mail to:
Leo Vega (281) 955-2900
Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
13800 Westfair East Drive
Houston, TX 77041

Tax deduction applies for all expenses of continuing education (including registration fee, travel, meals and lodging) undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills. (Tres. Reg. 1-167-5)