Course Outline

Course Outline

Cathodic Protection Systems

Ref No. Dates Venue Fee (US$)  
ME 007 08 - 12 Mar 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
ME 007 12 - 16 Jul 2020 Dubai 4500 Register
ME 007 01 - 05 Nov 2020 Dubai 4500 Register

Cathodic Protection Systems


Corrosion is one of the major causes of ageing the industrial infrastructures. Maintaining the ageing infrastructure such as underground pipelines is a challenge to industries worldwide. Understanding why and how cathodic protection works or fails can help to formulate appropriate strategies in managing the pipeline corrosion problems. Understanding cathodic protection mechanism and how to control corrosion can lead to a remarkable improvement in the operation cost of piping and static equipment.

Proclad Academy’s Cathodic Protection Systems training course is designed to provide the participants with basic understanding of the technology related to cathodic protection, and best practices in designing, operating and maintaining cathodic protection of underground pipelines. This training course also covers typical designs of cathodic protection system, cathodic protection materials, potential measurements, monitoring and maintenance.

The key features of Proclad Academy’s Cathodic Protection Systems training course are:

  • The principles of corrosion mechanism
  • The role of cathodic protection in corrosion control
  • Components used in cathodic protection
  • Testing & maintenance of typical cathodic protection systems
Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of Proclad Academy’s Cathodic Protection Systems training course, the participants will:

  • Gain theoretical basis and practical ability necessary to operate and maintain Cathodic Protection systems in the oil and gas surface production facilities
  • Understand basic principles of corrosion and applications of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems
  • Understand the field equipment used to monitor cathodic protection systems and how they work
  • Understand various factors that impact the performance of cathodic protection systems
  • Learn about essential cathodic protection monitoring techniques to ensure effective operation
  • Learn to increase productivity by avoiding costly shutdowns thus reducing the cost of the overall corrosion control program
  • Understand the site testing requirements needed to design cathodic protection systems
  • Be able to calculate current requirements based on coating efficiency and current density;
  • Understand the steps in designing a sacrificial anode system
  • Understand the steps in designing an impressed current system
  • Understand how to calculate the number of anodes needed in both sacrificial anode and impressed current systems
  • Learn how to calculate system life expectancy for sacrificial anode systems
  • Understand how to calculate rectifier voltage for impressed current systems
Target Audience

Proclad Academy’s Cathodic Protection Systems training course is intended for engineers and other construction professionals with a current or prospective need to understand the fundamentals of protecting underground structures such as tanks and pipelines from corrosion using sacrificial anode and impressed current cathodic protection systems. This training course is also suitable for electrical technicians, maintenance planners, and supervisors with operation and maintenance responsibilities in industrial plants.

Training Methodology

Proclad Academy’s practical and results-oriented Cathodic Protection Systems training course combines sound engineering principles, methods and applicable standards. It incorporates short inspiring lectures with structured lessons from the learning manual; captivating PowerPoint slides with videos to enhance learning; ongoing discussions with action planning; ample time for Q&A; training activities to reinforce key concepts within a fun learning environment.

Course Outline
  • Introduction to metallurgy
  • Fundamentals of corrosion
  • Why & how do metals corrode
  • Corrosion in the underground environment
  • General methods of corrosion control and prevention
  • Cathodic Protection: How & why it works
  • How effective is Cathodic Protection
  • Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection
  • Anode materials & design
  • Impressed Current Cathodic Protection
  • Consumable & Permanent ICCP Anodes
  • Power Sources
  • Cables and Connections
  • Criteria for Cathodic Protection

Instrumentation for Cathodic Protection of Underground Pipelines

  • Reference potential devices
  • Potential measuring instrument
  • Soil resistivity test instruments
  • Wall thickness and pit gages
  • Current interrupters
  • Test rectifiers
  • Holiday detectors

Stray Current Corrosion and Methods of Prevention

  • Sources of Stray Current
  • Detecting Stray Current
  • Effects of Stray Current on Metallic Structures
  • Mitigation of Interference Effects from Impressed Current CP Systems
  • Other Sources of DC Stray Current

Cathodic Protection of Underground Pipelines

  • CP Design Fundamentals
  • Current Requirement Estimating Methods
  • Calculation of CP Circuit Resistance
  • Calculating System Capacity and Life
  • The Guide to the Design of Galvanic Anode CP System
  • The Guide to the Design of ICCP System

Cathodic Protection Systems and Coatings

  • Role of Protective Coating in CPS
  • Selection Factors
  • Coating Defects
  • Coating Efficiency
  • Over Voltage
  • Cathodic Disbondment
  • Commonly used Coating in Conjunction with CPS

Inspection of Pipeline and Coating Defects

  • Pearson Surveys
  • Close Interval Potential Survey (CIPS) Technique
  • Direct Current Voltage Gradient (DCVG) Technique
  • Signal Attenuation Coating (SAC) Survey
  • Common Impressed Current Rectifier Problems
  • Over the Trench Pipe Holiday Inspection
  • Evaluation of System Performance
  • Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems
  • Measurement Equipment
  • Field Measurement Techniques
  • Interpretation of Field Data

Corrosion Management Systems

  • Economic Considerations
  • Corrosion Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Asset Integrity and Corrosion Management
  • Corrosion Data Management

Case Studies

  • Examples of galvanic corrosion
  • Cathodic protection design
  • Examples of impressed current