• Central Daylight Time
    December 6, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Register $600.00 (USD)  

Joe Pikas will present “Corrosion Management for Aging Pipelines” on December 6, 2022.

Course Description

The 6-hour course addresses the fundamental issue that many operators are facing when evaluating their aging pipelines under the increased scrutiny required by Integrity Management Rules.  That issue is, quite simply, what is the best strategy to remediate an aging pipeline with deteriorating coating systems to bring it into compliance with industry/regulatory standards. The options are to improve/upgrade the cathodic protection system, recoat the pipeline, or replace the pipeline.  Each of these options will be discussed in detail.  It is a mid-level course focusing on the following:

  • Inadequate structure to electrolyte potentials
  • Conventional methods can no longer afford protection
  • Coatings and Cathodic Protection
  • Integrity Management Approach
  • ECDA to find areas of concern
  • Determination of Risk with inadequate potentials
  • Understanding Mitigation Strategies
  • Post surveys

Any person interested in improving their knowledge of deteriorated coatings and cathodic protection and its effects and to control corrosion, including but not limited to: Engineers, Managers, Supervisors, Technicians, Inspectors, and Engineering Sales.


  • Certificate of Completion awarding 6 PDHs
  • Course notes delivered electronically

Instructor Bio

Joe Pikas is a consultant for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline construction, operations, corrosion control design, and implementation, including pipeline engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design, and testing, and internal and external pipeline corrosion control.

In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed over 50 papers to industry trade magazines, NACE, SSPC, and other publications and conferences.

Read more about Joe Pikas by viewing his instructor bio page.



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