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    the environment from the adverse effects of corrosion.
Course - Internal Corrosion for Pipelines - Basic

The Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic course introduces the fundamentals of implementing, monitoring, and maintaining an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. It is an introductory level course focusing on internal corrosion of liquid and natural gas pipelines used for transmissions, storage, and gathering systems.

Classroom instruction consists of lecture, group exercises, cases studies, and hands-on field testing using different instruments and techniques utilized to identify and monitor internal corrosion.

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Geared toward individuals at the technologist level who have some background in corrosion and are familiar with pipeline operations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • High school diploma
  • 4 years of internal corrosion work
  • Basic Corrosion Course or Basic Corrosion e-Course
Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the types of corrosion, influencing key environmental variables, and methods to control corrosion
  • Monitor corrosion through devices and tests, including analysis of gas, liquid and sludge/solid samples, coupons, and electrical probes
  • Examine exposed surfaces and be able to determine the root cause of corrosion
  • Proper selection of mitigation methods such as:
    • Chemical treatment by biocides and corrosion inhibitors
    • Facilities maintenance including use of pigs, clearing drips, and clearing valves
    • Internal coatings
    • Cathodic protection only for internal protection of tanks
    • Facility design considerations
  • Perform integrity assessment methods including internal corrosion direct assessment, in-line inspection, and hydrostatic testing
  • Internal Corrosion Manual
  • Internal Corrosion Manual on CD
Schedule Summary
 Start TimeEnd Time
Day 18:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 28:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 38:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 48:00 AM5:00 PM
Day 58:00 AM5:00 PM