This is an intermediate course designed for those with at least 2 years of experience. The objective of the corrosion intermediate course is for each student to understand the forms of corrosion, corrosion control design, rectifier troubleshooting, isolation of cathodic protection systems, soil corrosivity, and coating inspection.THE FOLLOWING CLASSES WILL ASSIST YOU IN MEETING THE DOT OPERATOR QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*** TUESDAY ***1 pm - 2:30 pm FORMS OF CORROSION Instructor: Dr. Vilupanur Ravi, PE, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Corrosion is a rather complicated phenomenon involving both the material being corroded and the environment in which it is placed. Defending against corrosion becomes more feasible if one is able to classify corrosion phenomena based on the underlying mechanism of degradation. Fontana and Green pioneered this approach by advocating that corrosion be classified into eight forms, i.e., uniform corrosion, galvanic corrosion, crevice corrosion, pitting corrosion, intergranular corrosion, selective (leaching) corrosion, erosion corrosion, and stress corrosion. Each of these forms of corrosion will be discussed with relevant practical examples, and methods of prevention.2:30 pm - 3 pmBREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH REFRESHMENTS3 pm - 4:30 pm INTRODUCTION TO CORROSION CONTROL DESIGN Instructor: Mr. Bill Amend, PE, DNV GL, www.dnvgl.com The presentation will focus on how component and structure design can influence the effectiveness of corrosion control. Options in design can impact how well coatings, cathodic protection, chemical treatment, or corrosion resistant materials are able to mitigate corrosion. Furthermore, the presentation will illustrate how common errors in materials testing and selection processes translate to unexpectedly poor performance in real structures. Attendees will also learn how to select inspection methods and prioritize locations when resources are limited and potential degradation by corrosion is a concern. 4:30 pm - 6 pmSOCIAL HOUR WITH BAR AND APPETIZERS AT POOL
*** WEDNESDAY ***8 am - 9:30 am DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF DEEP ANODE GROUNDBEDS Instructor: Mr. Steve McKim, American Construction & Supply, Mill Valley, CA www.americanconstruction.comMethods, materials,and proper use of impressed deep anode groundbeds are discussed. How anode beds are designed and installed and various types of down-hole materials are presented.9:30 am - 10 amBREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH REFRESHMENTS10 am - 11:30 am COATING INSPECTION Instructor: Mr. Pat Sweeney, CSI Services, Thousand Oaks, CA www.csiservices.biz This presentation breaks the inspection process down into three main areas: surface preparation, coating application, and final inspection. A variety of coating inspection equipment will be on display and hands-on demonstrations will be conducted.
11:30 am - 1 pmLUNCH FOR ALL1 pm - 2:30 pm CATHODIC PROTECTION RECTIFIER TROUBLESHOOTING Instructor: Mr. Jonathan Loomis, Farwest Corrosion Control Co., Gardena, CA www.farwestcorrosion.comTroubleshooting CP rectifiers will be discussed. 2:30 pm - 3 pm BREAK IN EXHIBIT HALL WITH REFRESHMENTS 3 pm - 4:30 pm DECOUPLING AND OVER-VOLTAGE PROTECTION ON CATHODICALLY PROTECTED STRUCTURES Instructor: Mr. Michael Tachick, Dairyland Electrical Industries, Stoughton, WI www.dairyland.comCathodic protection requires isolation of the structure from grounding systems, yet this results in safety concerns during abnormal electrical conditions. Decoupling using approved devices and methods can provide DC isolation coupled with safety grounding for AC and lightning conditions. Applications of this approach include over-voltage protection of insulated joints, mitigation of induced AC voltage, decoupling electrical equipment such as motor-operated valves, and decoupling a site grounding system from the power company grounds.4:30 pm - 6 pmSOCIAL HOUR WITH WINE, BEER, AND APPETIZERS IN EXHIBIT HALL *** THURSDAY ***8 am - 9:30 am PIN BRAZING COURSE (Classroom) Instructor: Mr. Gary Matlack, GMC Electrical, Inc., Corona, CA www.gmcelectrical.comInstructions in pin brazing will be given. To be given a certificate in pin brazing, both the classroom (at 8 am) and hands-on sessions (at 10 am) must be attended..9:30 am - 10 amBREAK WITH REFRESHMENTS10 am - 11:30 am PIN BRAZING COURSE (Hands-on Session) Instructor: Mr. Gary Matlack, GMC Electrical, Inc., Corona, CA www.gmcelectrical.com Instructions in pin brazing will be given. To be given a certificate in pin brazing, both the classroom (at 8 am) and hands-on sessions (at 10 am) must be attended.11:30 am - 1 pm OPEN 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 pmINTERMEDIATE COURSE EXAM An Intermediate course examination will be given to those requesting it at the end of the seminar. Those students who pass the test will be awarded a certificate of successful completion of the intermediate course. The test is an open-book test. Test scores will be mailed to students and student's supervisor, if requested. Each student receives a hard bound book entitled "Corrosion Basics" on the first day of the course. The cost of this exam is $150 (book, exam, and certificate) in addition to the normal registration fee. GET MORE EXAM INFO8 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 WSCS 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