CP 1 - Cathodic Protection Tester

Cathodic Protection 1

Cathodic Protection 1 - Tester (CP1)

The CP 1 – Cathodic Protection Tester course provides both theoretical knowledge and practical techniques for testing and evaluating data to determine the effectiveness of both galvanic and impressed current CP systems and to gather design data.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lectures and hands-on training, including using equipment and instruments for CP testing.

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Who Should Attend

This program benefits anyone responsible for supervising CP systems, measuring the effectiveness of CP systems, and/or recording this data, including:

  • CP field personnel
  • Technicians

Learning Objectives

  • Recall the basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion, and CP theory
  • Recognize coating types and curing mechanisms
  • Define how polarity is related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
  • Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
  • Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating, and rectif ier readings
  • Define CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes, and test stations
  • Read shunts and recognize their use in rectifiers, bonds, and anodes
  • Perform periodic surveys to conf irm the effectiveness of a CP system
  • Recall the use, maintenance, and precautions for reference cells
  • Utilize basic location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping
  • Recognize safety issues specific to CP
  • Recall code requirements related to CP

Included Course Materials

  • CP 1-CP Tester Course Manual
  • CP1 Online Course Manual
5 Day Course
English, Spanish and Chinese

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Prerequisites

Required

There are no required prerequisites for this course.

Recommended

End of Course Exam

A practical exam is administered at the end of the course. Successful completion of the exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.

Certification Requirements

Visit NACE International Institute for individual certification requirements. Requirements are specific to each certification and may include a combination of exams, application, course completion, work experience and proof of educational achievements.