Advanced Cathodic Protection


Who Should Attend

This short course is intended for field operators and inspectors, metallurgists, technicians and personnel who require knowledge of Cathodic Protection.


Course Objectives

  1. To provide an in-depth technical knowledge of Cathodic protection methodology
  2. To understand Cathodic protection system design and the associated parameters
  3. To understand Principles of Corrosion and Corrosion Control
  4. Monitoring and Management of CP protected structures



Continuing Professional Development




Course Content



  • Fundamentals of Metallurgy

      Material Selection

      Material/Fluid compatibility

      Topside/ Subsea Materials

  • Fundamentals of Corrosion
  • Electrochemical reaction/ series
  • Types of Corrosion

      General or uniform corrosion

      Localised corrosion

  • Galvanic corrosion
  • Pitting corrosion
  • Crevice corrosion
  • HISC
  • Corrosion control and prevention methods
  • Inhibitors
  • Selection and testing of inhibitors
  • Inhibitor Availability & Inhibitor Efficiency


  • Case study 1 & 2




  • Introduction to Cathodic Protection (CP)
  • Principles of Cathodic Protection
  • Criteria for Cathodic Protection
  • Impressed versus Sacrificial
  • Sacrificial Anode Cathodic Protection (SACP)

      Requirements for SACP

      Anode materials

  • Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP)

      ICCP anodes

      Power sources

      Electrical connections

  • Cathodic protection system design

      Anode resistances

      Coating breakdown factor

      Current densities

  • Effect of temperature on CP design
  • Review of DNV RP B401
  • CP design calculations
  • Case study 3& 4 - Team exercise


  • Cathodic disbonding and blistering



  • Corrosion Monitoring and Management
  • CP and concrete
  • Cathodic protection of steel in concrete
  • Ground bed design (Impressed system)
  • Current drain test
  • Sacrificial anode system in soil
  • Calcareous films
  • Case studies 5 & 6
  • Underground pipelines
  • Cathodic Protection of underground pipelines
  • Potential decay along pipeline
  • CP marine platforms
  • Reference potential devices
  • CP Potential distribution
  • Current interrupters
  • Test rectifiers


  • Holiday detectors



  • Stray Current Corrosion and prevention methods
  • Sources of Stray Current
  • Effects of Stray Current on metallic structures
  • Mitigation of interference effects
  • Coating Selection
  • Pipeline Coatings
  • Characteristics of Pipeline Coatings
  • Types of Pipeline Coatings
  • Case studies 7 & 8
  • Specification and Inspection (Industry standard review)
  • Coating failures
  • Field Joint Coatings and applications
  • Factory- applied vs. Field- applied


  • Cathodic Protection and Coatings




  • Pipeline Inspection: Survey methods and Evaluation techniques
  • Overview of NACE Standard on “Pipeline External Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology”
  • Long range ultrasonic testing (LRUT)
  • Advantages and Limitations of LRUT
  • Conventional UT vs. LRUT
  • Case studies 5 & 6
  • Introduction to CPCM technology
  • Conventional current measuring methods vs. CPCM
  • Overview of course
  • End of course Exam (optional)



Intended For

Engineers, Technicians, Metallurgists, Senior Engineers, Field Operators and Field Inspectors.



5 days







Dubai, United Arab Emirates



18-22 March 2018


London, United Kingdom



23-27 April 2018


Houston, Texas, United States



7-11 May 2018





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