An Introduction to Cathodic Protection
J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI
C. Cathodic protection
D. Types of cathodic protection systems
II. CATHODIC PROTECTION DESIGN
A. Required information
B. Determining type and design of cathodic protection system
1. Sacrificial anode (galvanic) cathodic protection system design
2. Impressed current cathodic protection system design
III. CURRENT REQUIREMENT TESTING
A. Required current
B. Sample test
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will:
This 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.
Benefit for Attendee
This course will give engineers and others engaged in design of design and maintenance of underground steel structures such as tanks and pipelines an introduction to cathodic protection using sacrificial anode and impressed current systems.
This is an introduction to the design and application of cathodic protection systems to mitigate corrosion in underground steel structures such as tanks and pipelines. It includes information about the design of both sacrificial anode and impressed current cathodic protection systems. It also introduces you to the on-site testing needed in order to acquire the technical information needed to successfully complete the system design.
About Course Author
Paul Guyer is a registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with over 35 years experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a senior-level advisor to the California Legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues. He has designed and supervised the design of hundreds of construction projects requiring the preparation of detailed working drawings and specifications for federal, state and local public agencies and private companies. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local positions with the American Society of Civil Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.
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This course is an introduction to cathodic protection systems design that will allow you to understand the technical fundamentals involved, to address straightforward corrosion protection projects, and will allow you to proceed to an understanding of the technical challenges associated with more complex corrosion protection projects.