May 3, 2017 8:00
May 4, 2017 3:30
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The Pipeline AC Interference and Mitigation course is offered as a 2-day course, ending at 3 on the second day, that covers the principles of AC interference and mitigation on pipelines. This course addresses the basics of AC circuits, AC interference, how to predict the effects of the AC interference on pipelines, and current methods and equipment used in AC mitigation. Course topics include the basic principles of AC circuits, induced AC pipeline voltages, shock hazards, AC corrosion, fault conditions, AC modeling, AC mitigation, and AC measurement techniques. This course utilizes a combination of theory and practical information and includes AC modeling and mitigation examples.
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The objective of this two day course is for each student to understand the basic fundamentals of AC interference and AC mitigation.
Who Should Attend
Introduction to AC Interference on Pipelines
AC Circuits – Basic Principles
• Effects of AC Interference
• Shock Hazards
• AC Corrosion
• Fault Currents
Induced AC Voltage
• Longitudinal Electrical Field (LEF)
• Pipeline Induced Voltages
AC Interference Prediction and Mitigation
• Data Requirements
• Field Data and Surveys
• Pipeline Electrical Characteristics
• LEF Calculations
• Induced Voltage Calculations
• Fault Voltage
Developing and Sectioning the Pipeline – Power Line Corridor
Mitigation Methods and Equipment
AC Interference Modeling
Pipeline, utility, and consulting engineers and other technical individuals with the responsibility of AC interference control on pipelines.
David Willoughby is the Director, Energy & Corrosion for Rummel, Klepper & Kahl, a consulting engineering firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD and author of the book Horizontal Directional Drilling. He has 31 years of experience in engineering, technical writing, and management in the natural gas, petroleum and pipeline industry. He is registered by the Council of Engineering Specialty Boards as a Petroleum Operations Engineer.
Mr. Willoughby serves as the Project Manager for several major pipeline projects that include many HDD applications and has performed HDD consulting and designs on numerous water body and road crossings.