Basics of Underground Coatings

  • Author: Technical Toolboxes
  • Level: Beginner
  • Study time: 33 minutes
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This beginner-level self-paced course on Underground Coatings is designed for pipeline engineers, managers, and directors in midstream pipeline operations and management. Learners will explore the role of coatings with Cathodic Protection (CP), various coating types and inspection methods, and Cathodic Disbondment Testing.

The course also covers surface preparation, girth weld coatings, environmental conditions affecting coatings, and essential "Rules of Thumb." By the end of the course, participants will have a solid understanding of effective coating applications and practices for maintaining pipeline integrity.
  • Video time: 33 minutes
  • Exams: 1

Joe Pikas

Content SME-V.P. for Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Engineering Services for Technical Toolboxes
Joe Pikas is a consultant 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