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Cathodic Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures

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 Course Overview


Development in anode materials for cathodic protection has made CP the most cost-effective technology in corrosion control and prevention for reinforced concrete structures. National and international standards on the cathodic protection of steel in reinforced concrete have been available for over a decade. This 5-day corrosion short course focuses on the design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of cathodic protection systems for reinforced concrete structures. Application examples and real-life case studies will be presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of this proven technique.


This corrosion short course is available for on-site or in-house training, course-on-demand, online and distance learning worldwide. It can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization.


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 Course Outline

1. Corrosion Basics
2. Causes of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures
3. Cathodic Protection of Reinforced Concrete Structures

    3.1 Principles of cathodic protection and its application to steel in concrete
    3.2 Cathodic protection system components
    3.3 Anode systems

           3.3.1 Galvanic anodes for cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures

           3.3.2 Impressed current anodes cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures
    3.4 Monitoring sensors
    3.5 Monitoring instrumentation
    3.6 Data management system
    3.7 D.C. cables
    3.8 Junction boxes
    3.9 Power supplies
    3.10 Transformer-rectifiers
4. Design Process
   4.1 Conceptual design
   4.2 Reinforcement electrical continuity
   4.3 Anode system type and rating
   4.4 Cathodic protection zones
   4.5 Cathodic protection current density requirements
   4.6 Design issues for buried/immersed concrete structures
5. Protection Criteria
    5.1 Understanding BS EN ISO 12696: Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete
    5.2 Understanding NACE SP 0290: Cathodic Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Atmospherically Exposed Concrete Structure
    5.3 Understanding NACE SP 0187: Design Considerations for Corrosion Control of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete
    5.4 Understanding Australian Standard AS 2832-5 Cathodic protection of metals - Part 5: Steel in concrete structures
    5.5 Innovative Cathodic Protection systems for various concrete structures
    5.6 Sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems
    5.7 Anodes selection for impressed current Cathodic Protection systems
    5.8 Effectiveness of Cathodic Protection in concrete structures
    5.9 Optimization of Cathodic Protection systems for concrete structures
6. Installation procedures
    6.1 Electrical continuity
    6.2 Performance monitoring system
    6.3 Connections to steel in concrete
    6.4 Concrete repairs associated with the cathodic protection components
    6.5 Surface preparation for anode installation
    6.6 Anode installation
    6.7 Connections to the anode system
    6.8 Anode overlay, surface sealant or decorative coating application
    6.9 Electrical installation
    6.10 Testing during installation
7. Commissioning
    7.1 Visual inspection
    7.2 Pre-energizing measurements
    7.3 Initial energizing of impressed current systems
    7.4 Initial adjustment of impressed current systems
    7.5 Initial performance assessment
    7.6 Criteria of protection: Interpretation of performance assessment data
    7.7 Adjustment of protection current for impressed current systems
8. Operation and maintenance
9. Design Exercises
10. End-of-Course Examination

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 Who Should Attend
  • Engineers, architects and designer who are concerned with the durability and cathodic protection of reinforced concrete structures

  • Building inspectors and surveyors who are interested in corrosion damages in concrete structures

  • Technicians and maintenance personnel who deal with repair and rehab of reinforced concrete structures

  • Facility owners and users who are concerned with corrosion and method of mitigation

 Registration for This  Corrosion Course


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 In-House Training Corrosion Courses


If you are concerned with corrosion in your company, in-house training or on-site training is a great solution to train a group of employees from design, production, operation, quality assurance, inspection and maintenance, and technical sales and support on corrosion control and corrosion prevention technology. The contents of all our corrosion courses can be customized to fit your organization's needs.


There is no limit to the number of participants required for in-house training corrosion courses. We conduct the in-house training corrosion course at your company's premises worldwide, and at a time convenient to your company.


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 Corrosion Course-On-Demand


All our publicly scheduled corrosion short courses are conducted once a year. However, you do not need to wait for one year if you have missed any of the publicly scheduled corrosion courses as we have this unique corrosion course-on-demand scheme: we will conduct the course just for you (on an one-on-one basis) or for a small group from your company at a time and in a location convenient to you. This option costs significantly less than a full-scale in-house or on-site corrosion training program.


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 Online Corrosion Courses and Distance Learning Corrosion Courses


All our corrosion short courses are available for online or offline distance learning. You can start an online corrosion course at any time and learn at your own comfortable pace and schedule, whenever and wherever you are. You have around-the-clock access to the interactive and media-rich course materials, virtual labs, course instructions and course assessments. Discussions and questions related to the corrosion courses are posted on the website or exchanged through email for a period up to 12 months. Video conferencing or instant messaging can also be arranged for discussions of course topics. For those who do not have ready access to internet, we can send you our online course materials on a CD-ROM, or DVD, or USB flash drive for offline distance learning.


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 PowerPoint Slides and Test Banks for Trainers, Instructors, Tutors, University Lecturers and Professors


If you are involved in teaching corrosion courses, you may wish to purchase a complete set of PowerPoint slides and the computerized test banks (in MicroTest format) with solutions. These presentations are suitable for teaching corrosion courses at different levels (from undergraduate to postgraduate) and durations (from 6 hrs to 40 hrs). These ready-to-use corrosion PowerPoint slides contain high quality color photographs, illustrations, animations and video clips. They can also be easily edited and customized to your own styles. The corrosion test banks contain over 1,000 corrosion questions for your use in tutorials, tests or examinations. These questions are conveniently grouped into 4 categories in the test bank: (1) true or false, (2) multiple choice, (3) calculation, and (4) reasoning and open-ended discussions).


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