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Tracks and Agenda

Corrosion Control Course Tracks

Participants can choose one of the three tracks (External Corrosion, Internal Corrosion, and Pipeline Integrity) to attend throughout the duration of the conference.  Those wishing to receive a Certificate of Completion will be required to attend the entire track. This level of certificate indicates the recipient has expanded his/her knowledge base or skill level, indicating that the recipient has fully participated in and successfully completed the Corrosion Control Course.

External Corrosion Track

  • Introduction to Corrosion and Cathodic Protection
  • Basic Electricity for Cathodic Protection
  • Rectifier Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Deep and Conventional Anode Beds
  • Comprehensive Outline for Instruments in Corrosion Control
  • Field Demonstration

Internal Corrosion Track

  • Internal Corrosion Mechanisms 
  • Laboratory and Field Testing
  • Failure Identification
  • Chemical Company Selection
  • Bacteria
  • Chemical Treament
  • Record Keeping/Pigging

Pipeline Integrity Track

  • Introduction to Pipeline Integrity and Midstream Operations
  • Changes Facing Midstream Pipeline Integrity Operations (Risk, TVC, and the Mega Rule)
  • GIS and How it Relates to Pipeline Integrity and the Mega Rule
  • Pigging 101/Pig Tracking
  • Magnetic Flux Leakage (MFL) and Ultrasonic Metal Loss In-Line Inspection (ILI)
  • Difficult to Pig Pipeline for Inspection
  • Risk Based Assessments (RBA)

Protective Coating Track

  • Coating Inspection
  • Field Inspection Tools
  • Installation Procedures
  • Discussion of Specifications
  • Plant applied vs. Field applied coatings, including FBE
  • Abrasion Resistant Overcoating (ARO)
  • Protecting exothermic welds (Cadwelds/Pin Brazes)
  • Hands-on demonstrations:
    • Liquid (two-part epoxy)
    • Visco-elastic coatings
    • Wax coatings 
    • Mesh-backed tape
    • Protective outer wraps

Special Topics Track

  • Internal corrosion modeling - Is it worth it and what will it do for me?
  • Thermal spray coatings for the oilfield
  • Pipeline incident presentation
  • Gas recompression
  • How to prepare for an audit
  • What an auditor looks for during a coating inspection
  • Doing business with the government = What you should know