Training Programme & Refresher Course On Cathodic Protection

Training Programme & Refresher Course On Cathodic Protection

Hotel Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi (INDIA)

27th, 28th, 29th June 2019.

Theme:Understanding of Quantitative Connection between Corrosion Weight Loss and Electric Current, Laid the Foundation for the Applications .

Corrosion is one of the major causes of ageing the industrial infrastructures. The Understanding its mechanism and how to control in Pipeline Industry. can lead to a remarkable reduction in the cost of the products.Cathodic Protection (CP) is one of the most widely used methods to control corrosion control in industry. The Cathodic Protection is a method of that eliminates the corrosion of metals by the use of sacrificial anodes or the application of an electric current. It is a technique that has been known for 160 years, and is extensively applied to pipelines and tank farms, etc with great success. However, despite this long history and broad applicability, it is a technique that is all too often inadequately or even improperly applied; with the result that structures are poorly protected or, worse, adversely interfered with. This 3-day Training programme on Cathodic Protection System in Oil & Gas Exploration Industry, training programme provides you with fundamental principles, evaluation and applications of Cathodic Protection, helping participants recognize them, select Cathodic Protection control methods and apply them to protect the assets of the organization. Participants will enhance their competence and productivity thereby enhancing their competence and performance and making additional value added contributions to their organizations in the field of cathodic protection

Meet Your Faculty

  • Paris

    Dr. G. H. Thanki
    Director and Principal Consultant
    Corrosion Control & Monitoring Consultancy

    • He brings over 45 years of experience, including 15 years in senior leadership roles as Corrosion Management Adviser to Corporate World.
    • As course director and principal faculty, structured and he delivered 5 days Training courses at Qatar Fertiliser Company (QAFCO) a, Mesaieed. Qatar. On Cathodic Protection with Tour to Plant installation address their CP related problems.
    • He delivered 3 days lecture series at GAIL Corporate Training Centre, Noida and also conducted CP related structured Training Programmes at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai.
    • His vast experience in wide spectrum corrosion consultancy since 2001, covering Public and Private sectors, like corrosion survey and corrosion audit, training and refresher programme domain on a wide corrosion control management series, adviser on corrosion control products/services back-up and corrosion monitoring, gives him an unique strength in understanding the organizational and people culture to control corrosion and materials as Corrosion Management Adviser with passion
    • Served as The Indian Consultant to The World Bank, UNESCO and overseas companies like Krupp-VDM; GmbH, AVESTA Sheffield AB, Cormon Ltd. based in Germany, Sweden and UK respectively, earned ~ 100,000 US $ as consultancy fee for India.
    • As Course Director, he Conducted Corrosion Control Management related programme like corrosion monitoring, cooling water treatment, corrosion economics, corrosion control of structural steel and concrete structure, painting for field engineers, middle management and executives, encompassing a wide spectrum of corrosion engineering field to > 60 corporate in India and abroad, as customized In-house and structured lecture programme. Chaired and convened Technical Sessions in National and International conferences.
    • He has > 65 technical papers, served as member of Board of Studies, PG and Doctorate recognized Guide and initiated ‘PG Diploma Course in Corrosion Technology’ in M.S. University of Baroda, Twice appeared on Door Darshan to address Corrosion Control.
    • He developed and practiced various corrosion combating programme like on-line corrosion monitoring and surveillance, corrosion resistance compatibility screening, MOC life cycle cost, weld overlays, cooling water treatment optimization to conserve water, corrosion control and effluent quality control, field testing and evaluation of corrosion by simulation etc.
    • He pioneered the practices of integrated real-time on-line corrosion monitoring (OLCM) in process plants in India.
    • He conducted Corrosion Survey and Corrosion Audit of industrial sectors like Fertilizer, Pharmaceutical, Hydrometallurgy, Power Plant, Hydrocarbon processing, Paint Manufacturing, Automotive and Industrial Lubricant Manufacturing , Chloralkali, Cement Plant, Chemical Process plant, etc.
    • widely travelled to USA, Europe, Scandinavian Countries, Thailand, China, Middle East, Japan in relation to corrosion control activities like collaborative research programme, consultancy, training, technical conference and invited talk.
    • He led delegation from Europe Marketing Group in search of 200 SS grade series future growth in India
    • He served as the product promotion adviser to world largest Duplex and High Grade SS materials manufacturer based in Europe in India.
    • is the recipient of “Gold Plaque” from Indian Institute of Metals, ‘Gold Medal For India’, from ABI, Inc., USA, honoured by ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ from NACE, Recipient of ‘Indian Achievers Award For Industrial Development’ from IEDRA by The Vice President of India.
    • He served as the Corrosion Expert, on honoured Invitation, in oral hearing in Paris, France during International Commercial arbitration, conducted under the aegis of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (2017)
    • He served as corrosion consultant to Global Energy Talent, Principal Consultant to CII- National Corrosion Management Service.


  • Nationwide Lecture series: Corrosion Education and Training to create the corrosion awareness in the corporate world for a safe operation of plants and common man to save the earth from the depletion of natural resources and control of pollution he addressed twice on Doordarshan, under the 'country-wide-classroom' series.
  • He is the recipient of "GOLD PLAQUE" in the recognition of his outstanding and meritorious contribution towards Research and Development in the State of Gujarat – by Indian Institute of Metals (1999)
  • He is the Recipient of 'GOLD MEDAL FOR INDIA' from American Biographical Institute, Inc., North Carolina; USA (2004)
  • He is honoured by Prestigious Corrosion Awareness Award. - 2007 'LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD' by NACE International India Section in the recognition of his Life Time Contribution in the field of Corrosion Science
  • He is the Invited Member to Confederation of Indian Industries- NATIONAL CORROSION MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
  • He is VICE CHAIRMAN of Indian Institute of Metals, Gujarat Chapter.
  • He is on the board of Global Energy Talent as the corrosion consultant.
  • He is OUTSOURCED CORROSION SPECIALIST to advice on projects, related with the Corrosion Impact on Plant Assets.

Seminar Objectives

  • This seminar is designed to provide the theoretical basis and the practical ability necessary operate and maintain Cathodic Protection (CP) systems in the industries surface production facilities.
  • The seminar provides understanding of the basic principles of corrosion and applications of galvanic and impressed current CP systems.
  • The seminar provides understanding of the field basic equipment used to monitor CP systems and how they work.
  • The seminar provides understanding of the various factors that impact the performance of these systems.
  • The seminar provides understanding of increase productivity by avoiding costly shutdowns and thus reducing the cost of the overall corrosion control program

Training Methodology

  • The seminar combines sound engineering principles, methods and applicable standards
  • All lectures are in colorful Power-Point presentation
  • All lectures are interspersed with interactive discussion
  • All lectures include group discussion, case history and exercises
  • Actual major incidents as well as industry experience are reviewed
  • Pictures of real incidents and case history are shown
  • Images on the subject are shown

Theme Topics of the Program:

  • 'CORROSION’- a natural force to control by the cathodic protection
  • Corrosion - a destructive force, Cathodic protection is an electrical method of mitigating corrosion, General corrosion, Key Technical Point, Electrochemical Corrosion, dry cell battery, low free energy, cathodic protection, basic chemical concepts, Electrons as energy carriers, corrosion current, neutral aerated soil, aerated corrosive water, insoluble corrosion products, Concentration cell, discrete electrolyte regions, Biological organisms, Dissimilar Environment, oil well casings, Oxygen Concentration, backfill, NonHomogeneous Soils, Concrete/Soil Interface, Old - to - New Syndrome, Marred or Scratched Surface, Stray Current Corrosion, Rate of Corrosion, Polarization of the Structure, Surface Area Ratios, Ion Concentration, Corrosion Prevention.

  • Sir Humphrey Davy & CP, Expanding oil and natural gas industry…the promoter, The Principles of Cathodic Protection, Corrosion cell / Bimetallic corrosion, Metallurgical variations, potential difference, Galvanic series of metals, Impressed-current systems, Advantages and Uses of Cathodic Protection, Basic Requirements for Cathodic Protection, Design Factors, Monitoring and Maintenance.

  • No coating is perfect, temperature and pressure of the fluids have a strong influence, Corrosion Integrity Management (CIM) Plan for Pipelines, Evaluation of Corrosion Potential in Hydrocarbon Systems, NORSOK Standard, Evaluation of the corrosion potential, Pipeline Failure Modes, NACE RP0394-2002, Qualification requirements for fusion bonded epoxy coatings, typical coating properties for coal tar enamels, Other Design Considerations, Cathodic Protection Design, Current Demand Calculation, Bracelets Anodes, Monitoring and Inspection, Corrosion Database, Conclusion.

  • Sacrificial Anode System, Impressed Current System, Advantages and Disadvantages of Sacrificial Anode and Impressed Current Systems, Factors Affecting Cathodic Protection, Cathodic Protection System Components.

  • Current Requirement Tests, Tests for a Coated Line, Examples of the type of results that could be obtained, Tests for a Bare Structure, Characteristics of Polarization Curve, Cost on CP, Soil Electrical Resistivity Survey, Guided wave ultrasonic.

  • Total Current Requirement, Variations in Environment, Protective Coatings, Electrical Shielding, Economic Consideration, expected useful life, Maintenance Capabilities, Stray Current Effects, Galvanic Anode Materials, Impressed Current Anodes, Industrial Plant Underground Networks

  • Grounding Circuit, Electrical interference due to above ground HV power lines, Interconnections of metallic masses, Recommended Solutions, Insulating Joints, Protection of power supply units of equipment.

  • Pipeline failure and action to prevent further damage, Mg and Zn anodes within close vicinity, ineffective CP at foreign pipeline crossing, long line current generation, Residential Corrosion Caused by Pipeline CP Ground Failure, Residential Shock Hazard Caused by Pipeline CP Failure, Well Casing, Electrical Bonding- A lesson to learn, Installation and Maintenance Recommendations, Conclusion from Case Studies

  • Measurements of the Electrical Resistivity, Power source d-c output rating, Unit of Measurement, Soil Resistivity Measurements, Soil Resistivity to Various Depths, Four Pins Test Method, soil corrosivity vs resistivity, Local Conditions Affecting Design.

  • Above ground storage tanks (AST) built on a ring wall foundation, installation of fixed reference electrodes, Galvanic vs. Impressed Current, develop a retrofit CP design for ASTs, CP Configurations for Applications, leak detection monitoring tubes, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Linear Anodes Installed below Tank Bottom, Shallow peripheral anodes, Deep Well Anode Systems.

  • Anodes, Anode Beds, Fuse, Coating and Liner, Continuity, Aging, Excessive Cathodic Protection, Hydrogen Generation, Stray Currents, Galvanic Corrosion, Water Chemistry, Spalling Rebar.

  • Local distributed anode bed system, Vertical distributed anode bed system, Horizontal distributed anode bed system, Deep anode bed system, Remote anode bed system, Backfill, Design Considerations, Electrical Isolation, Soil Resistance, Basic Design Procedure for Impressed Current System.

  • Sacrificial Cathodic Protection Troubleshooting, Lead Wire, Anode Consumption, Impressed Current Cathodic Protection Troubleshooting, Initial Inspection, Structure Isolation, Outputs (Meters), Dry Anode Bed, Gradual Deterioration, Header Cable, Current Flow, Loss of AC Power, Excessive Heat, Temporary Overload, Radio Frequency Tester Method.

  • Coating Inspection Criteria, Cathodic Protection Criteria, Test Station, Close-Interval Corrosion Survey, Corrosion Survey (Cathodic Protection Survey), Impressed Current Anode Bed Survey, Sacrificial Anode System Survey, Use of Coupons, Leak Survey, Data Collection (Parameter Monitoring), Data Collection (Parameter Monitoring), Sacrificial Anode System, Requirements from NACE Standards, Industry Best Practices, Impressed Current System, Rectifier Inspection, Panel Inspection, Contacts.

  • American Petroleum Institute (API), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), American Water Works Association (AWWA), National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).

Industries Served

  • This training Programme is suitable for personnel who are working in technical areas related to materials, maintenance and integrity who deal directly or indirectly with cathodic protection. They include:
    Cathodic Protection, Chemical Inhibitors, Coating & Linings, Corrosion Engineers and Technicians, Corrosion Protection, Department of Defense/ Maritime, Energy Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Engineering, Procurement and Construction companies (EPC), Inspection & Nondestructive testing (NDT), Inspection and Maintenance Personnel, Materials Selection & Designing, Oil & Gas Exploration, Oil & Gas Production, Petroleum Refineries, Pipelines, Tanks & Underground Systems, Project Engineers, Safety Personnel, Static Equipment Engineers

Workshop Includes

  • Delegate Kit with Technical Proceedings
  • High Tea/ Coffee and Buffet Lunch
  • Participation Certificate

Course Schedule For 3 Days

9:00 AM Registration & Tea/Coffee
9:30 AM Workshop Commences
11:00 AM Tea Break till 11:15 AM
1:00 PM Lunch till 2:00 PM
3:30 PM Tea Break till 3:45 PM
6:00 PM Course End

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