Hands-on Training Opportunity - On Tuesday, February 24, from noon-4 p.m., there will be four hands-on
training stations: Ultrasonic Instrument and Pit Gauge Measurements, Line
Locating, Setting Current Interrupters in Rectifiers, and Taking the Basic Bond
Measurement. Students will learn how to properly operate the equipment at
Pipeline Integrity – This section discusses in-depth the various analytical
tools available for determining the causes of pipeline wall loss and structure.
As it relates to pipeline integrity, interpretation of DOT rule-making from
transmission and distribution viewpoints will be discussed.
Coatings School – Surface preparation and coating fundamentals will be
discussed. The course will address inspection techniques in the field and at
the coating mill, knowledge of proper coating selection, and hands-on field
application procedures. A voluntary test will be offered at the conclusion of
Basic Section – This section will provide a structured course, with an optional
test. It is designed to assist in the preparation for the Cathodic Protection Tester
Intermediate Section – This section will present NACE and DOT criteria,
an overview of pipeline coatings, and interference testing; an optional test is
Advanced Section – This section will present advanced techniques,
materials, and design; an optional test is offered.
Rectifier School – Corrosion technicians can learn about the fundamentals
of troubleshooting, maintenance, and operation of rectifiers. In the class,
students will be able to work physically with the equipment. A voluntary test
will be off ered at the conclusion of the course.
Special Topics – This section will address current issues and problems facing
the industry, and will endeavor to find solutions.
Practical Applications of Corrosion Control – This course is designed for operators, field laborers, and supervisors that want a basic understanding of the concepts of corrosion. A lot of hands-on training and basic fundamentals will be addressed.