October 3, 2012 08:00
This training program is an extensive and dynamic one (1) day course that covers a practical cost effective approach for mitigation of AC corrosion, testing, design, corrosion control, and risks of pipelines in High Voltage AC (HVAC) corridors. Lecture and discussion will address the general issues concerning rapid corrosion rates including identification, test procedures, design to reduce the corrosive effects of steady state AC voltages and fault currents. In addition, designs include using the effective materials and installation techniques to reduce the effects of AC for both safety and AC corrosion.
Detailed Course Description
The course is geared to provide enough knowledge on the fundamentals of implementing a program as part of the strategy to protect new and existing underground oil and gas pipelines in AC corridors for both the pipeline operator and engineer. It is a midlevel course focusing on the following:
AC Corrosion and Fault Currents
AC Testing - Proposed & Existing Pipelines collocated in Power Line Corridors
Design - Cost Effective Designs of Materials and Installations to Reduce the Effects of AC Corrosion
Mitigation of AC – Case Histories of Working Systems
PRCI AC Mitigation Software – Examples of how to Reduce the Effects of AC Corrosion
Who Should Attend
Seminar Overview and Objectives
What is AC Corrosion
Design, Installation and Construction
Proposed or New Pipelines
AC Mitigation and Related Issues
AC Power Effects
AC Mitigation Design
DC Isolation & AC Mitigation
Hazardous Location Definitions
Mitigation of AC – Case Histories
PRCI AC Mitigation Software
Any person interested in improving their knowledge of AC corrosion and its effects and to control corrosion in AC Power Line corridors, including but not limited to:
Corrosion, Pipeline and Electrical Engineers,
Managers, Supervisors, Technicians,
Inspectors, Installation Contractors, etc.
EXPERIENCE (45 Years in the Control of Pipeline and Facility Corrosion)
Technical Toolboxes - 2012 to Present
HDR|Schiff – Senior Corrosion Consultant 2011 – 2012
Mistras IMPro Technologies – Vice President of Pipeline Integrity 2008 - 2010
Matcor – Vice President of Houston Operations 2002 – 2008
Williams Gas Pipelines (Transco) – Pipeline, Corrosion Control, Risk, Integrity, GIS, Pigging
NACE Distinguished Service Award for 2009.
Received industry award in 2002 with the Utmost Respect and Gratitude from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International.
Received Long Neck Award from Big Inch Marine in the research and development for pre-fabricated isolating flanges.
Received Brandon Award for Outstanding Service from the Coating Society of the Houston Area
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