• May 12, 2020
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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David Willoughby will present this 3-hour live webinar titled, “Pipeline AC Interference and Mitigation,” on May 12,  at 9 a.m. CDT.

Course Description

This three-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
  • Induced AC Voltage
  • AC Interference Prediction and Mitigation
  • Mitigation Methods and Equipment

Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion awarding 3 PDHs.

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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