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Course - CP Interference

The Cathodic Protection Interference course focuses on AC, DC, and telluric interference. The course provides in-depth coverage of both concepts and practical application of identifying interference and interference mitigation techniques. Students will learn to identify the causes and effects of interference, conduct tests to determine if an interference condition exists, perform calculations required to predict AC interference.

Classroom instruction is comprised of lecture and discussion, in-class experiments, case studies, and group exercises.

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Individuals with extensive CP field experience, graduate level mathematics, and a strong technical background in cathodic protection.
There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • CP3 – Cathodic Protection Technologist Certification
  • Basic Corrosion course or Basic Corrosion e-Course
  • 3 years’ exposure to CP field or design level work experience
  • Thorough understanding of units conversions, scientific notation, advanced algebra, DC circuits with previous exposure to basic AC circuits, complex numbers, interference testing
Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the effects of stray current, AC voltage, and telluric currents on metallic structures
  • Detect stray current, AC interference, and telluric current
  • Recognize deleterious effects of AC and DC interference
  • Mitigate and monitor AC and DC interference
  • Predict AC interference

No related certifications.

  • CP Interference Manual
  • CP Interference Manual on CD
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