August 20, 2024: The Relationship of Coatings and Cathodic Protection

  • Author: Joe Pikas
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Study time: 6 hours
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Course overview
What is the effect of coating on cathodic protection? How is protective coating different from cathodic protection? What is the coating breakdown factor of cathodic protection? What is cathodic protection coating?

The course is geared to provide enough knowledge on the fundamentals of implementing an adequate underground coatings/corrosion program as part of the strategy to protect new and existing underground oil and gas pipelines. 

This learning opportunity is an extensive and dynamic course that covers the best practices for understanding the principles of underground coatings/cathodic protection and criteria to control corrosion, protecting assets new and aged pipelines, corrosion control and pipeline integrity.

Our live-virtual trainings are conducted in a real-time question and answer classroom format. You may ask questions or comment throughout either verbally or in writing.  

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
End Time: 3:00 p.m. 

PDH Certificate included upon successful completion

  • Course Outline

Coatings and Cathodic Protection (CP)

  • Types of Underground Coatings
  • Line Pipe
  • Welds
  • Inspection
  • Disbondment
  • Environmental Conditions

Shielding and issues with neutral or low pH SCC

  • Criteria for CP
  • When to Use Each Criterion
  • Application and Implementation

Type of Underground Coatings

  • Liquid epoxies with the focus on FBE and ARO
  • Polyurethanes & Polyolefins
  • Tapes, Hot applied sleeves, and Waxes

Plant/Field Applied - FBE and ARO

High Strength Steel Dilemma in AC Corridors with FBE

HDD Crossings with FBE/ARO

Field Testing and Current Demand

Q & A

Joe Pikas

AMPP Corrosion Specialist & PL SME
Joe Pikas is a subject matter expert for Technical Toolboxes with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline construction, operations, corrosion control design, and implementation, including pipeline engineering management. He is an expert in pipeline integrity management, risk management, coating materials selection, cathodic protection design, and testing, and internal and external pipeline corrosion control. In 2009, he was awarded the NACE Distinguished Service Award and received an industry award in 2002 from AGA, GTI, INGAA, NACE, OPS, and PRCI International. Also, he has contributed over 50 papers to industry trade magazines, NACE, SSPC, and other publications and conferences.