July 20, 2023: Corrosion Management of Aging Pipelines

  • Author: Joe Pikas
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 6 hours
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Course overview
This 6-hour course addresses the fundamental issue that many operators are facing when evaluating their aging pipelines under the increased scrutiny required by Integrity Management Rules.
That issue is, quite simply, what is the best strategy to remediate an aging pipeline with deteriorating coating systems to bring it into compliance with industry/regulatory standards? The options are to improve/upgrade the cathodic protection system, recoat the pipeline, or replace the pipeline.  

PDH Certificate included upon successful completion

  • Course Outline

    This course will focus on the following:
    Inadequate structure to electrolyte potentials
    Conventional methods that can no longer afford protection
    Integrity Management Approach
    ECDA to find areas of concern
    Determination of Risk with inadequate potentials
    Understanding Mitigation Strategies

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.