UH Energy will present "Elastomers: Behavior and Failure in Critical Environments" Nov. 15-16 and Nov. 29-30.
The courses will take place online from 8 a.m. to noon CST each day. The cost is $1,500 per person.
According to UH Energy, proper understanding of elastomer behavior is required in specific applications, without which there can be disaster. New elastomers have come online in recent years and they are finding new applications.
Elastomers are used in oil and gas applications under extreme conditions, and failure can force replacement of a part or the whole unit, causing downtime.
The program will be applicable to those in the tire and non-tire industries; the oil and gas industries; and those in polymer companies attempting to understand the extreme conditions for development of their materials.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive an electronic micro-credential.
Course contents include the fundamentals of elastomer science and polymer formation, glass transition temperatures, impacts of molecular structure, cross-linking chemistry and advances in elastomer science. They also will include compounding, failure of elastomers in tire and non-tire applications, rubber wear, aging, behavior in extreme environments and end-of-life analysis.