Cathodic Protection Design and Operation

Upcoming Session: Bandung 11-15 February 2013

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Course Overview:
This course covers backgrounds theory on corrosion, the basic principles of cathodic protection, basic electricity used for design and monitoring of cathodic protection, followed by practical training on how to use cathodic protection measuring equipment. Participants will gain an understanding of the reasons why cathodic protection is used, understand the basic operation of the equipment used in cathodic protection and be able to make interpretation of cathodic protection measurements, including such aspects as protection criteria and IR drop.

Course Objectives:
This course will enable participants to develop an awareness of the importance of cathodic protection to the maintenance and management of assets such as pipelines, tanks, jetties, platforms and an understanding of the basic principles of corrosion and cathodic protection. Participants will also learn the basic operation of test equipment and monitoring regimes and familiarize themselves with the requirements of interference measurements
Participants will also be able to carry out cathodic protections measurements such as pipe-to-soil potential, line current output, electrical continuity, effectiveness of insulating joints, effectiveness of cable insulation, soil resistivity, and transformer-rectifier operation.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone interested in understanding the purpose and use of cathodic protection.
Anyone interested in developing an understanding of the reasons cathodic protection measurements are taken, knowing the basic operation or the test equipment and being able to carry out cathodic protection measurements.

Course Syllabus:

  • Cathodic Protection History
  • Corrosion Basic
  • Basic Electricity
  • Coatings and Cathodic Protection
  • Sacrificial Anode and Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
  • Cathodic Protection Equipments
  • Measuring Equipment
  • Field Measurement Techniques
  • Potential Measurements
  • Reference Electrode
  • Transformer-Rectifier Operation
  • Current, Voltage, and Resistance Measurements
  • Soil Resistivity Measurements
  • Interpretation of Field Data

Our Instructors:

Sofyan Pahlevi Mr. Pahlevi graduated from Petroleum Engineering Dept. of ITB. He has undertaken various courses (training and certification) in the field of corrosion monitoring and cathodic protection. His work experience covered extended number of projects in corrosion inspection and monitoring as well as design, installation and commissioning of cathodic protection in many production facilities.Mr. Pahlevi is a NACE ( National Association of Corrosion Engineers) certified – Cathodic Protection Technologist Level 3.
Akhmad Munthohar Mr. Munthohar has 12 years’ experience in design, calculation, site installation, testing & commissioning, inspection & maintenance, cost estimation of corrosion control systems which includes cathodic protection, coating, internal corrosion monitoring, and material selection.Personal qualifications:

  1. Coating Inspector Level 1 – Indonesian Corrosion Association
  2. BSc in Metallurgical Engineering – Universitas Indonesia
  3. MSc in Material Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Dimas Aldiantono Mr. Aldiantono is currently material and corrosion engineer with extensive knowledge on instruments/equipments and softwares required for cathodic protection design and installation. He holds Master degree of Material Science and Engineering from ITB and Bachelor degree of Chemistry at Indonesia University of Education (UPI)

Instructor’s Area of Expertise:

  • Detail engineering of impressed current and sacrificial anode cathodic protection for onshore and offshore structures such as pipelines, platform, jetty, tanks, vessel, plant piping, seawater intake. Design and calculation are performed based on NACE, DNV, ISO, BS, API, ASTM, Norsok.
  • Pipeline external corrosion indirect assessment by CIPS, DCVG, PCM, ACVG.
  • Familiar with NACE 0502, API 579, API 580, API 581, Muhlbauer’s Pipeline Risk Management Manual.
  • Knowledge in pipeline engineering codes and standards: DNV OS-F101, ASME B.31.8, API 5L, etc.
  • Metallurgical inspection of sacrificial anode manufacturing as per NACE 0492, NACE 0387, DNV RP B401, DNV RPF103, ASTM G97.
  • Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) of Transformer Rectifier and impressed current anode
  • Selection of piping specialty materials: monolithic insulation joint, insulating flange kit
  • Coating selection for atmospheric, splash zone and buried/submerged structures; including field joint coating and riser coating for pipeline
  • Equipment selection for internal corrosion monitoring and corrosion rate calculation from ER probe, LPR probe, and corrosion coupon
  • Material selection against corrosion. Proficient in using Intetech Electronic Corrosion Engineer (ECE) software version 5 and Norsok M-506 spreadsheet. Familiar with NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 and ISO 21457.
  • Cost estimation and commercial proposal for corrosion control system