August 23, 2012 08:00
The course addresses the fundamental issue that many operators are facing when evaluating their aging pipelines under the increased scrutiny required by Integrity Management Rules. That issue is, what is the best strategy to remediate an aging pipeline with deteriorating coating systems in order to bring it into compliance with industry/regulatory standards? The options are to improve/upgrade the cathodic protection system, recoat the pipeline, or replace the pipeline. Each of these options will be discussed in detail. This is a mid-level course focusing on the following:
Inadequate structure to electrolyte potentials
Conventional methods can no longer afford protection
Coatings and Cathodic Protection
Integrity Management Approach
ECDA to find areas of concern
Determination of Risk with inadequate potentials
Understanding Mitigation Strategies
Detailed Course Description
This training program is an extensive and dynamic one day course that covers the understanding of strategies for aging pipelines, best practices for mitigation, design, testing and risks associated with deteriorated pipelines.
Who Should Attend
Any person interested in improving their knowledge of deteriorated coatings and cathodic protection and its effects to control corrosion, including but not limited to:
Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, Technicians, Inspectors, and Engineering Sales
Western Regional Gas Conference
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel,
60 East Fifth St,
Tempe, Arizona, 85281
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