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    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - CP2 Cathodic Protection Technician - Maritime

The CP 2—Cathodic Protection Technician—Maritime Course presents cathodic protection technology with specific shipboard cathodic protection information. Developed for NAVSEA (part of the U.S. Navy), this intensive course presents both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to deter¬mine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems pertaining to shipboard cathodic protection.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures, using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

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Individuals who work in the maritime industry, have a working knowledge of shipboard cathodic protection, or have extensive years of CP field experience with a technical background.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • CP1 – Cathodic Protection Tester Certification or equivalent training
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrochemistry, electricity, electrical laws and series and parallel circuits, meter operation, and CP fundamentals
  • Basic Corrosion or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Perform advanced field tests, including: current requirement test, shorted casing test, IR drop test, soil resistivity, and interference tests, and evaluate the results
  • Perform tests to verify the presence of stray current interference and recommend method(s) to mitigate the interference
  • Conduct and understand the importance of periodic surveys, including IR-
  • Free readings, polarization decay tests, and current measurements
  • Maintain documentation and records, including data plotting and analysis
  • Describe AC voltage and the methods for mitigation
  • Test and troubleshoot rectifier component parts
  • Recognize the purpose and use of corrosion coupon test stations
  • Recall code requirements related to CP
  • CP 2 Marine Manual on CD
  • CP 2 Marine Manual
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 11:00 PM6:30 PM
Day 28:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 38:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 48:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 58:00 AM6:30 PM
Day 68:00 AM3:00 PM