May 16, 2024: Corrosion Management of Aging Pipelines

  • Author: Joe Pikas
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 6 hours
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Course overview
How do you treat pipeline corrosion? What are the risks with aging pipelines? What are threats to pipeline integrity?

In this 6-hour course, we tackle a critical challenge faced by operators as they navigate the Integrity Management Rules in assessing their aging pipelines.

The central question is how to strategically address deteriorating coating systems and ensure compliance with industry and regulatory standards. We delve into the options available: enhancing the cathodic protection system, recoating the pipeline, or replacing it. Through comprehensive discussions, we explore the intricacies of each option, offering insight into effective remediation strategies. 

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.