April 5, 2017 8:00
April 6, 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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Course materials in hard copy and flash drive format
Certificate of Completion awarding 15 PDHs
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.
1140 W 200 S,
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84145
David Willoughby -AC
David Willoughby, R,K.&K. - Mr. Willoughby is the Director, Energy & Corrosion for Rummel, Klepper & Kahl. He has 31 years of experience in engineering, design, corrosion control, and management in the petroleum and utilities industries. His experience includes gas transmission and distribution systems, petroleum facilities, and water/sewer facilities from conception through design, construction and testing, economic evaluation, and project field supervision. Mr. Willoughby is a NACE certified cathodic protection specialist and maintains other active NACE and API certifications. During his career Mr. Willoughby has gained significant experience and training in the corrosion and cathodic protection of pipelines and facilities. His primary areas of expertise include performing engineering feasibility studies; performing corrosion evaluations and assessments; and recommendation and design of corrosion control measures for storage tanks and pipeline facilities. Mr. Willoughby has been actively involved in numerous AC Interference, AC Modeling and AC Mitigation projects. He has a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering and has affiliations with the American Society of Petroleum Engineers, Professional Institute of Pipeline Engineers, and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.