Internal Corrosion for Pipelines - Basic

Pipeline Internal Corrosion - Basic

Internal Corrosion for Pipelines – Basic Principles

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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Who should attend

Geared toward individuals at the technologist level who have some background in corrosion and are familiar with pipeline operations.

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

Included course material

Internal Corrosion Manual

Internal Corrosion Manual on CD

5 Day Course
English and Spanish

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There are no required prerequisites for this course.


End of course exam

Successful completion of the written exam is required to earn a certificate of completion.