Training on CATHODIC PROTECTION Principals, Applications & Solutions

11th - 12th May 2018 Mumbai

Course Description

Two Days Training on CATHODIC PROTECTION Principals - Applications & Solutions

Course Description:

Cathodic protection (CP) is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. A simple method of protection connects the metal to be protected to a more easily corroded "sacrificial metal" to act as the anode. The sacrificial metal then corrodes instead of the protected metal. For structures such as long pipelines and other equipment where passive galvanic cathodic protection is not adequate, an external DC electrical power source is used to provide sufficient current.
Cathodic protection systems protect a wide range of metallic structures in various environments. Common applications are steel water or fuel pipelines and steel storage tanks such as home water heaters; steel pier piles; ship and boat hulls; offshore oil platforms and onshore oil well casings; offshore wind farm foundations and metal reinforcement bars in concrete buildings and structures. Another common application is in galvanized steel, in which a sacrificial coating of zinc on steel parts
protects them from rust.
The polarization of the target structure is caused by the electron flow from the anode to the cathode, so the two metals must have a good electrically conductive contact. The driving force for the cathodic protection current is the difference in electrode potential between the anode and the cathode. Galvanic or sacrificial anodes are made in various shapes and sizes using alloys of zinc, magnesium, and aluminium. ASTM International publishes standards on the composition and manufacturing of galvanic anodes. In order for galvanic cathodic protection to work, the anode must possess a lower (that is, more negative) electrode potential than that of the cathode (the target structure to be protected).
This Marcep Inc training seminar is suitable for personnel who are working in technical areas related to materials,
maintenance and integrity who deal directly or indirectly with cathodic protection.
  • Corrosion Engineers and Technicians
  • Inspection and Maintenance personnel
  • Static Equipment Engineers
  • Safety Personnel
  • Project Engineers
  • Managers and Team Leaders

For registrations contact us on 022-62210100 or email us on


Training Agenda

Two Days Training on CATHODIC PROTECTION Principals - Applications & Solutions

1. The principle of corrosion and cathodic protection

2. Criteria for cathodic protection

3. Power sources of cathodic protection

4. Cathodic protection system and its components

5. Field measurements for checking the effectiveness of cathodic protection system

6. Stray current interference and its mitigation

7. Design aspects of the cathodic protection system

8. Troubleshooting and mitigation

9. Case studies and discussion

10. Quiz test and discussion
Learning Objectives - the goal is to prepare engineers to:
  • Understand the concept of corrosion and cathodic protection
  • Understand the importance of criteria of cathodic protection
  • Understand cathodic protection system and its components
  • Requirement of power sources for cathodic protection system
  • Know how to take field measurements and analyze data
  • Understand stray current interference and its mitigation
  • Design aspects of the Cathodic protection system
  • Monitoring and maintenance of cathodic protection system
  • Case studies and troubleshooting in the field
  • Understand the basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion and CP theory
  • Understand CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes and test stations
  • Perform periodic surveys to confirm the effectiveness of a CP system
  • Understand how polarity is related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
  • Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
  • Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure to soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating and rectifier readings

For registrations contact us on 022-62210100 or email us on

Course Director

Qualification: B Tech (Electrical), MBA (Marketing) Affiliation: Member (NACE & Institute of corrosion) He has 3 decades of practical experience in Oil and Gas industry in design, installation, testing, commissioning, post commissioning surveys, operation and maintenance, monitoring and trouble shooting and mitigation of cathodic protection system of cross-country pipeline, plant piping, storage tanks, LPG bullets etc. Previous employment: Oil India Ltd from 1982 to 1987 (5 years) Gail (India) Ltd from 1987 to 2015 (28 years) Papers presented at conference and seminar: NACE and ASME on various subjects of cathodic protection Present occupation: Consultant (Cathodic Protection)
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