Session Chairman: Mr. Leobardo Solis, SCS, Eastvale, CA
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1 pm - 2:30 pmGENERIC CLASSIFICATION/CHEMICAL RESISTANT LININGS & SECONDARY CONTAINMENT Instructor: Mr. Paul Trautmann, Sherwin-Williams, Bakersfield, CA www.sherwin-williams.com 2:30 pm - 3 pmBREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH REFRESHMENTS
3 pm - 4:30 pm MATERIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN CORROSION PREVENTION Instructor: Dr. Vilupanur Ravi, PE, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona There is an enormous range of materials with a wide range of properties that make materials selection a rather intimidating task. There are, however, some general principles that can be used to classify materials, and make the process of selecting the ideal material a little more tractable. In this talk, we shall consider several classes of materials, i.e., metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. We shall discuss the basics of these materials, particularly metals, to provide a foundation for insights into their behavior. We shall then move on to examine several examples of materials selection for corrosion resistance. We shall examine how the form of corrosion influences the choice of materials.
4:30 pm - 6 pmSOCIAL HOUR WITH BAR AND APPETIZERS AT POOL*** WEDNESDAY ***
8 am - 9:30 am CORROSION CONTROL OF CONCRETE PRESSURE PIPE Instructor: Ms. Sylvia Hall, PE, Sylvia Hall Engineering, Escondido, CA www.SHEngineering.net Recommendations are made for the design, maintenance, and monitoring of concrete pressure pipe to ensure trouble-free service in corrosive environments. Provisions for corrosion control are described for most environmental exposures likely to be encountered.
9:30 am - 10 amBREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH RERESHMENTS
10 am - 11:30 am CURRENT WATER CORROSIVITY KNOWLEDGE, LAB, AND FIELD TECHNIQUES Instructor: Mr. Eduardo Hernandez, PE, Project X Corrosion Engineers, Murrieta, CA www.projectxcorrosion.comThe factors of water chemistry influencing corrosion of various materials and how they can be tested, calculated and mitigated are explained. Water sampling techniques, field instruments and use of free Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools are discussed. 11:30 am - 1 pm LUNCH FOR ALL
1 pm - 2:30 pm CP MONITORING FOR PIPELINE INTEGRITY AND COMPLIANCE Instructor: Mr. D. Bray, Elecsys Corp., Olathe, KS, www.elecsyscorp.com. 2:30 pm - 3 pm BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH RERESHMENTS
3 pm - 4:30 pm COATING FAILURES - CAUSES & AVOIDANCE Instructor: Mr. Pat Sweeney, CSI Services, Thousand Oaks, CA www.csiservices.biz A number of common pre-mature coating failures that occur during both atmospheric and immersion coditions across a broad range of service environments will be discussed. Substrates will include steel, concrete, and wood. The typical cause and methods to avoid such failures will be addressed. Factors and their impact on service life associated with mechanical design, material selection, pre-surface preparation, surface preparation, application environment, application, inpsection, and service environment will be discussed.
4:30 pm - 6 pmSOCIAL HOUR WITH BEER, WINE, AND APPETIZERS IN EXHIBIT HALL*** THURSDAY ***
8 am - 9:30 am UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHIC INSPECTION OF COATINGS AND OTHER CORROSION CONTROL SYSTEMS Instructor: Mr. Dan Gross, Dive/Corr, Long Beach, CA www.divecorr.com A skilled inspector/diver is an integral part of any underwater environment. Using photography as a tool, necessary and accurate information is easily retrieved. The potential of underwater inspection is shown using representative samples from past projects.
9:30 am - 10 amBREAK WITH RERESHMENTS
10 am - 11:30 am USE AND MISUSE OF GALVANIC ANODES Instructor: Mr. Brien Clark, PE, HDR Engineering, Inc., Claremont, CA www.hdrinc.comA brief history on galvanic anodes and their current use for cathodic protection are presented. Design calculations for anode life expectancy and how these calculations perform in the real world are reviewed in detail. The session also presents a number of findings from the field that will be helpful for designing, specifying, installing, or testing galvanic anodes. The primary topics focus around galvanic cathodic protection of buried steel pipelines using high potential magnesium anodes, but zinc anodes and other structures are also discussed., 11:30 am - 1 pmOPEN FORUM AND LUNCH An informal open forum session will be held during lunch. Students are encouraged to participate. Comments are solicited regarding the material covered in the seminar and this is an excellent opportunity for students to ask additional questions about material covered in the seminar and provide input that will help to shape future seminars. There will also be a drawing for door prizes donated by the WSCS committee, exhibitors, and sponsors.
1 pm - 3 pmADVANCED COURSE EXAMINATION An advanced course examination will be given to those requesting it at the end of the seminar. Those students who pass it will be awarded a certificate of successful completion of the advanced course. The test is an open book test. Test scores will be mailed to student and student's supervisor, as requested. Each student will recieve H.H. Uhlig's "Corrosion and Corrosion Control - An Introduction to Corrosion Science and Engineering," 3rd edition on the first day of the course. The cost for this advanced course exam is $150 (book, exam, and certificate) in addition to the normal registration fee.GET MORE EXAM INFO
8 am - 5 pm (depending on test)NACE INTERNATIONAL CORROSION TECHNICIAN AND CORROSION TECHNOLOGIST CERTIFICATION EXAMINATIONS Attendees at Western States Corrosion Seminar can apply to take the NACE International certification examination for Corrosion Technician, Corrosion Technologist, or other specialties. Persons who have taken the Fundamentals, Intermediate, and/or Advanced Sessions at Western States Corrosion Seminar or the CP Tester Recognition Course should consider this an excellent opportunity to obtain professional recognition.GET MORE EXAM INFO
WESTERN STATES CORROSION SEMINAR CP TESTER RECOGNITION COURSE CP RECTIFIER COURSE May 2 to 4, 2023 Kellogg West Conference Center, Cal Poly Pomona University