Internal corrosion course for pipelines focuses on monitoring and managing


Oct 02, 2009

NACE International, The Corrosion Society, has released its newest training course, Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Advanced, designed for those who are responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and management of an internal corrosion control program for pipelines.

The Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Advanced Course is said to provide students techniques and strategies to implement, monitor, maintain, and manage an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall pipeline integrity management program. Data interpretation, analysis, and integration, as well as criteria for determining corrective action for internal corrosion problems within pipelines, are covered in the five-day course.

According to Tim Bieri of BP Exploration Alaska, one of several experts involved with the course’s development, “It became obvious some years ago that there was an industry gap with regards to internal corrosion management. Further, there was nowhere to turn for training.”

Bieri continued, “We took a simple, holistic approach to a very complex issue. We broke it down into segments that make sense: Is there a problem? How bad is it? How can it be mitigated? How do we manage a long-term program to control it?”

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