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An Advanced Course in Cathodic Protection
-Specification, Design, Commissioning, Testing & Monitoring

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 Course Overview

Cathodic protection is a mature technique for controlling corrosion of steel structures immersed in waters, buried in soils and imbedded in concrete. This 5-day advanced course thoroughly and systematically covers the fundamental principles of cathodic protection and its practical applications such as marine and offshore structures in seawater environment, storage tanks and pipelines buried in soils, and reinforcing steels embedded in concrete structures. The course will provide detailed information on cathodic protection specification, design, commissioning, testing and monitoring. Applicable standards such as NACE, BS/ISO, AS and DnV relevant to cathodic protection design will be discussed. State-of-the-art anode materials for cathodic protection will be presented. Participants will gain advanced knowledge and skills in cathodic protection of common types of steel structures immersed in waters, buried in soils and imbedded in concrete. Included in the course notes are the 10-Step Guides to the design of galvanic anode cathodic protection system and  impressed current cathodic protection system.  Hands-on practical sections provide opportunities for participants to operate the devices and instruments used in cathodic protection. Engineers, architects and designers will grasp the theories and practices of cathodic protection which would lead to corrosion-proof designs and low cost durability. Participants will learn the principles and applications of advanced sensors and monitoring systems for cathodic protection monitoring, condition survey, diagnosis and troubleshooting. Facility owners will benefit from the enhanced safety and reduced maintenance costs.


This corrosion short course can be taken as in-house training course, online course and distance learning course worldwide. It can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization.


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 Course Outline


 1. Primer on Chemistry, Metallurgy, Electricity and Mathematics

     1.1  Basic Concepts in Chemistry Relevant to Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

     1.2  Basic Concepts in Metallurgy Relevant to Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

     1.3  Basic Concepts in Electricity Relevant to Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

     1.4  Basic Math Requirement in Cathodic Protection Design Calculations

     1.5  Exercises and Quiz


2. Fundamentals of Corrosion

    2.1  Why do metals corrode

    2.2 How do metals corrode

    2.3 General methods of corrosion control and prevention

    2.4 Exercises and Quiz 


3. Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

    3.1 History of Cathodic Protection

    3.2 How it works

    3.3 Why it works

    3.4 How effective it is

    3.5 Exercises and Quiz


4. Practical Parameters in Cathodic Protection

    4.1 Structure potentials

    4.2 CP Protection Criteria: which one to use ?

    4.3 Is 100 mV polarization enough? -Optimization of cathodic protection design

    4.4 Current density requirements

    4.5 Coatings and Cathodic Protection

    4.6 Exercises and Quiz


5. Resistivity and Electrode Resistance

     5.1 Electrical resistivity

     5.2 Resistance of ground connections

     5.3 Non-uniform electrolytes

     5.4 Groundbed design

     5.5 Long pipeline and pipe insulating joints

     5.6 Exercises and Quiz


6. Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection

    6.1 Methods of Applying Cathodic Protection
    6.2 Galvanic Anode Systems
    6.3 Applications of Galvanic Anode Systems
    6.4 Advantages of Galvanic Anode Systems
    6.5 Limitations of Galvanic Anode Systems
    6.6 Component Parts of Galvanic Systems
    6.7 Anode Selection Guide

    6.8 Specifications of Galvanic Anode Systems

    6.9 Anode Installation

    6.10 Exercises and Quiz


7. Impressed Current Cathodic Protection

    7.1 Impressed Current Systems
    7.2 Impressed Current Anodes
    7.3 Power Source
    7.4 Applications of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
    7.5 Advantages of Impressed Current Systems
    7.6 Limitations of Impressed Current Systems
    7.7 Component Parts of Impressed Current Systems
    7.8 ICCP Anode Selection Guide
    7.9 Anode Configuration and Installation

    7.10 Exercises and Quiz


8. Cathodic Protection Standards, Specification and Design

     8.1 Applicable International Standards on Cathodic Protection

     8.2 Cathodic Protection Specification

     8.3 Cathodic Protection Design Fundamentals

     8.4 Determining Current Requirements

     8.5 Calculating Cathodic Protection Circuit Resistance

     8.6 Calculating System Capacity and Life

     8.7 Cathodic Protection Design Procedure

            8.7.1 The 10-Step Guide to the Design of Galvanic Anode Cathodic Protection System

            8.7.2 The 10-Step Guide to the Design of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System

     8.8 Design of Cathodic Protection Monitoring Facilities

            8.8.1 Current Distribution

            8.8.2 Attenuation

     8.9 Computer software for cathodic protection design, modeling and corrosion prediction: CP-Compass

     8.10 Exercises and Quiz


9. Cathodic Protection of Underground Pipelines and Storage Tanks

     9.1 Understanding ISO 15589-1 Petroleum and natural gas industries - Cathodic protection of pipeline transportation systems - On-land pipelines

     9.2 Understanding NACE SP0169 Control of External Corrosion on Underground or Submerged Metallic Piping Systems

     9.3 Cathodic Protection of Underground Pipelines

     9.4 Cathodic Protection of Storage Tanks

     9.5 Design Examples and Exercises

     9.6 Exercises and Quiz


10. Cathodic Protection of Marine and Offshore Structures

      10.1 The nature of sea water and its impact on corrosion of steel structures

      10.2 Understanding DNV-RP-B401 Cathodic Protection Design

      10.3 Understanding DNV-RP-F103 Cathodic Protection of Submarine Pipelines by Galvanic Anodes

      10.4 Understanding ISO 15589-2 Petroleum and natural gas industries - Cathodic protection of pipeline transportation systems - Offshore pipelines

      10.5 Understanding BS EN 12474 Cathodic protection of submarine pipelines

      10.6 Understanding NORSOK M-503 Cathodic protection

      10.7 Understanding NACE SP0176 Corrosion Control of Submerged Areas of Permanently Installed Steel Offshore Structures Associated with Petroleum Production

      10.8 Slope Parameter Method in Cathodic Protection Design

      10.9 Exercises and Quiz


11. Cathodic Protection of Concrete Structures

       11.1 The nature of concrete structure

       11.2 Understanding AS 2832-5 Cathodic protection of metals - Part 5: Steel in concrete structures
       11.3 Understanding BS EN 12696: Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete
       11.4 Understanding NACE SP 0290: Cathodic Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Atmospherically Exposed Concrete Structure
       11.5 Understanding NACE SP 0187: Design Considerations for Corrosion Control of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete

       11.6 Innovative Cathodic Protection systems for various concrete structures

       11.7 Sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems

       11.8 Anodes selection for impressed current Cathodic Protection systems

       11.9 Effectiveness of Cathodic Protection in concrete structures

       11.10 Optimization of Cathodic Protection systems for concrete structures

       11.11 Design Exercises and Quiz


12. Stray Current and Cathodic Protection Interference, and Methods of Prevention

      12.1 Stray current corrosion and electrolysis

      12.2 Practical stray current problems and solutions

      12.3 Interference from other Cathodic Protection installations

      12.4 AC Testing and Mitigation

      12.5 Exercises and Quiz


13. Cathodic Protection Commissioning, Inspection and Monitoring

 13.1 Equipment tests

 13.2 System tests

 13.3 Inspection and monitoring

 13.4 Frequency of routine inspection

 13.5 Monitoring plan

 13.6 Monitoring equipment

 13.7 Specialized surveys

 13.8 Maintenance and repair

 13.9 Exercises and Quiz


14. Cathodic Protection and Coatings

      14.1 Economic considerations

      14.2 Specification

      14.3 Inspection

      14.4 Type of coatings

      14.5 Coating failures and analysis

      14.6 Exercises and Quiz


15. Pipeline Inspection: Survey Methods and Evaluation Techniques

      15.1 Survey methods for pipeline not under cathodic protection

      15.2 Survey methods for pipeline under cathodic protection

      15.3 NACE Standard on “Pipeline External Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology”

      15.4 Modeling and Prediction of External Corrosion of Underground Pipelines

      15.5 Modeling and Prediction of Pipeline Internal Corrosion

      15.6 Exercises and Quiz


16. Overall Discussion, Questions and Answers, Course Feedback


17. Examination

       17.1 General Knowledge on Corrosion and Cathodic Protection

       17.2 Cathodic Protection Specification, Design, Commissioning, Testing and Monitoring


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 Who Should Attend

  • Engineers and technologists who are in charge of cathodic protection systems

  • Designers who are interested in cathodic protection technology for corrosion prevention

  • Technicians and maintenance personnel who deal with installed cathodic protection systems

  • Facility owners and users who are concerned with corrosion

Successful completion of this corrosion course helps participants prepare for their NACE certification examinations at the Corrosion Technician, Corrosion Technologist and Senior Corrosion Technologist levels.

 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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 Online 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 3 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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 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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 Corrosion Course-On-Webex

Webex is hosted by Cisco, a product purpose-built for real-time web communications. If you are an existing user of Webex, or if you are willing to experience the power of Webex, we can conduct the course for you over Webex with audio and video presentations and interactions with the course instructor and other course attendees in real-time. It is just like the physical classroom settings that everyone can interact with each other. Your questions will be answered in real time by our instructor.


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

If you are involved in teaching or training, you may wish to purchase a complete set of the trainer's package for this training course. The trainer's package comes complete with ready-to-use PowerPoint slides (fully editable) and test bank (with answer keys). These ready-to-use PowerPoint slides contain high quality color photographs, illustrations, animations, audio and video clips. The test bank contains questions conveniently grouped into four categories: (1) true or false, (2) multiple choice, (3) calculation, and (4) reasoning and open-ended discussions. The trainer's package is suitable for in-house training and university teaching (30 lecture hours). This is exactly the same package that WebCorr uses to deliver our current training course.

The one-time lump sum fee allows your organization to use the training package and also modify it. For example, your organization may modify the course contents and re-name/re-brand the course under your organization’s name. WebCorr only retains the copyright of the original PowerPoint slides and test banks.


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