• CP Concepts and Design Principles
    March 12, 2019
    8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Cathodic Protection (CP) Concepts and Design Principles course is offered as a 1-day course that covers corrosion principles and CP concepts as they apply to buried structures. Course topics include CP basics, CP concepts, CP criteria, CP design principles, CP design examples, and stray current basics. This course utilizes a combination of theory and practical information and is designed to provide a basic introduction in the principles and concepts of cathodic protection systems and design. The course will provide design calculations and examples.

Who Should Attend?
Engineers, consultants, pipeline operators

Cathodic Protection Basics – How it Works

  • Functional Requirements for Cathodic Protection
  • Practical Application of Cathodic Protection

Cathodic Protection Criteria

  • When Cathodic Protection Should Be Considered

Stray Current

CP System Design

  • Continuity
  • Connection to Structure
  • Criteria for CP
  • General Design Procedures
  • CP Current Determination

Impressed Current CP Systems

  • Basic Design Procedure for Impressed Current Systems

Sacrificial CP Systems

  • Basic Design Procedure for Sacrificial Anode Systems

CP Design Examples

The Instructor:

David A. Willoughby, RK&K Director, Energy & Corrosion (ret)

Mr. Willoughby has 40 years of experience in engineering, pipeline design, corrosion control, and management in the petroleum and utilities pipeline industry. His experience includes gas transmission and distribution systems, petroleum facilities, and water/sewer pipelines from conception through design, construction and testing, economic evaluation, and project field supervision. Mr. Willoughby has been responsible for the design, permitting, inspection, and construction administration of numerous horizontal directional drills (HDD) on pipeline projects. Mr. Willoughby is author of several articles and two books published by McGraw-Hill; Plastic Piping Handbook, 2002 and Horizontal Directional Drilling, 2005.

Mr. Willoughby provides HDD training to the pipeline and utility industries. He has presented HDD training to the engineering workshop at the N.C. Utilities Commission Office of Pipeline Safety Conference, Southern Gas Association Annual Conference and teaches several HDD programs a year for a broad list of clients such as Equitable Resources, Dominion Energy, FERC, National Gas Company of Trinidad, Public Service of NC, Exxon Pipeline, Shell Oil, Atlanta Gas and Light, Dominion Transmission, Columbia Gas Transmission, Colonial Pipeline, Questar Gas Company, Kansas Gas Services, HT Engineering, etc. Mr. Willoughby’s HDD training is used to provide Professional Development Hours (PDU) for professional engineers in many states, including Texas.

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Venue:   Hampton Inn Houston-Near The Galleria

Venue Phone: 713-871-9911

Venue Website:

4500 Post Oak Pkwy, Houston, Texas, 77027, United States


Technical Toolboxes has a corporate rate at this hotel. Once you register for the course, you will be sent instructions on how to book with the corporate rate.

Experience the comforts of home at the Hampton Inn Houston-Near The Galleria. Set in the charming Uptown Park district, this hotel near the Galleria in Houston was fully renovated November 2015 and is surrounded by shopping and dining.

Treat clients or your significant other to an exceptional Houston Galleria area hotel stay and explore nearby attractions, including Reliant Park, downtown Houston, Texas Medical Center and George R. Brown Convention Center. Minute Maid Park, Toyota Center, Rice University, Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum, Museum District and Hermann Park are also nearby.

Included in Every Stay

  • Hampton’s free hot breakfast
  • Clean and fresh Hampton bed®
  • Free WiFi throughout the hotel
  • Gym/fitness center use