• Central Daylight Time
    December 13, 2022
    9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Joe Pikas will present “The Relationship of Coatings and Cathodic Protection”

Course Description

The course is geared to provide enough knowledge on the fundamentals of implementing an adequate underground coatings/corrosion program as part of the strategy to protect new and existing underground oil and gas pipelines.  This learning opportunity is an extensive and dynamic course that covers the best practices for understanding the principles of underground coatings/cathodic protection and criteria to control corrosion, protecting assets new and aged pipelines, corrosion control and pipeline integrity.  This is a 6-hour mid-level course focusing on the following:

Course Outline

  • Coatings and Cathodic Protection (CP)
    • Types of Underground Coatings
      • Line Pipe
      • Welds
    • Inspection
    • Disbondment
    • Environmental Conditions
  • Shielding and issues with neutral or low pH SCC
    • Criteria for CP
    • When to Use Each Criterion
    • Application and Implementation
  • Type of Underground Coatings
    • Liquid epoxies with the focus on FBE and ARO
    • Polyurethanes & Polyolefins
    • Tapes, Hot applied sleeves, and Waxes
  • Plant/Field Applied – FBE and ARO
  • High Strength Steel Dilemma in AC Corridors with FBE
  • HDD Crossings with FBE/ARO
  • Field Testing and Current Demand
  • Q & A

Provided

  • Certificate of completion awarding 6 PDHs
  • Course notes provided 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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