• July 21, 2020
    8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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David Willoughby will present this 6-hour live webinar titled, “Pipeline AC Interference and Mitigation,” on July 21, at 8:30 a.m. CDT.

Course Description

This six-hour webinar will cover the following topics:

  • AC Circuits – Basic Principles
  • Introduction to AC Interference on Pipelines
  • Electrostatic Coupling; Electromagnetic Coupling; Conductive Coupling
  • Effects of AC Interference
    • Shock Hazards
    • AC Corrosion
    • Fault Currents
  • AC Interference Prediction and Mitigation
  • Developing and Sectioning the pipeline – power line corridor
  • Mitigation Methods and Equipment
  • AC Modeling and Mitigation Examples

There will be a half-hour break for lunch.

Participants will receive a Certificate of  Completion awarding 5.5  PDHs.

“While I am not the person physically dong the work, I have had some experience collecting the field data. This was still very informative, as we are forced to install new construction within electric corridors.”
“The subject was more complex than I anticipated. et, David provided a clear breakdown of the issues involved and solutions to their analysis. This was a  great benefit in understanding the risks involved form AC corrosion and a path forward to solutions.”
“Instructor was great. Very knowledgeable.”

Instructor Bio

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

Mr. Willoughby has 40 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. He has specialization in cathodic protection design, corrosion control and AC interference analysis with extensive experience in the design, construction, and implementation of cathodic protection systems and AC mitigation methods. Mr. Willoughby is a NACE certified cathodic protection specialist and maintains other NACE and API certifications. During his career Mr. Willoughby has gained significant experience and training in corrosion control and cathodic protection of multiple facilities. His primary areas of expertise include performing engineering feasibility studies; performing corrosion evaluations and assessments; AC Modeling & Mitigation; and recommendation and design of corrosion control measures for storage tanks and pipeline facilities.

Mr. Willoughby is an industry recognized expert in AC Interference modeling and Mitigation. He has extensive experience utilizing the SES Right of Way, PRCI and TTB Power tool software packages. Mr. Willoughby also developed in-house computer programs for performing QA/QC reviews of all AC Interference modeling and mitigation design projects. Mr. Willoughby provides AC interference and CP design training to the pipeline and utility industries. He has presented AC training to several key industry clients such as Enbridge, Kinder Morgan and Phillips 66 and been the speaker at multiple industry workshops.

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