Organization

Focus

Format, Location, Length

Topics Covered

Western States Corrosion Seminars

Fundamentals

 

Introduction to corrosion chemistry and corrosion cells

Fundamentals of electricity and corrosion

Fundamentals of cathodic protection

Cathodic protection demonstration

Cathodic protection interference causes

Basic cathodic protection instruments and testing techniques

Cathodic protection design for sacrificial and impressed current

Use and misuse of permanent reference electrodes

Fundamentals of protective coatings

 

Intermediate

 

Introduction to corrosion chemistry and corrosion cells

Forms of corrosion

Introduction to corrosion control design

Design and installation of deep anode groundbeds

Understanding soil corrosivity

Cathodic protection rectifier troubleshooting

Coatings inspection

Decoupling and overvoltage protection on cathodic protection structures

Construction problems with some cathodic protection designs

 

Rectifier

 

Theory and operation, basic cathodic protection

Rectifier component design and operation Shunts

Special-purpose rectifiers and their use

Wiring diagrams and schematics

Rectifier and cathodic protection system efficiencies and improvements

General rectifier maintenance and repairs Hands-on troubleshooting



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