Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course
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WATER/WASTEWATER

The cost of corrosion to the United States water and wastewater industry is estimated to be $58 billion a year. Although system corrosion failures in the past have been considered “part of the water/wastewater business”, today, budgets will not tolerate corrosion repair costs while customers and regulators demand better use of our resources. The aging infrastructure is also contributing to the billions of dollars spent each year related to corrosion. This course addresses the cause of corrosion and the control of corrosion in the water and waste water industries. It is intended for maintenance, engineering and management personnel. Course topics include basic corrosion science, corrosion control, corrosion mechanisms, field corrosion and integrity testing, methods of mitigation, including painting, and corrosion issues related to specific piping materials (steel, copper and ductile iron) used in the water and waste water industries.

Water/Wastewater Sub-Chairman: Don Schumacher

 

Class Descriptions

WATER LOSS PREVENTION THROUGH AN EFFECTIVE CORROSION CONTROL PROGRAM

Damage and the loss of water due to corrosion has become recognized as a major cost associated with the maintenance in the water and wastewater industries. This talk will cover basic corrosion theory; causes of corrosion and corrosion control measures.


CONDITION ASSESSMENT OF UNDERGROUND PIPELINES

Knowing the condition of your underground facilities is very important in determining where to spend your maintenance dollars. In this talk various methods of how to determine the condition of underground pipelines will be discussed.


HOW TO PROVIDE INDEFINITE LIFE IN METALLIC TRANSMISSION PIPELINES

What can water and wastewater operators do to maximize the life expectancy of their underground pipelines? This presentation will first discuss the mechanism of corrosion and what can be done to minimize it. Next it will present options in extending the life of underground metallic transmission pipe lines.


FLANGE AND CASING ISOLATORS FOR THE WATER AND WASTEWATER INDUSTRY

Cathodic protection has been a proven technology for prevention of corrosion on buried pipelines for nearly a century. This presentation will cover the proper selection, installation and use of flange and casing isolators in the prevention of corrosion.


CORROSION – ITS CAUSES, EFFECTS AND PREVENTION FOR DUCTILE IRON PIPE, MANUFACTURER’S PERSPECTIVE

In this talk the corrosion and prevention of corrosion will be discussed as related to ductile iron pipe.


ELECTRIC RAIL CORROSION AND CORROSION CONTROL

Impact from an outside source that may cause corrosion is a real threat to water and wastewater systems. One type source is electric rail mass transit systems. In this presentation the review of an electric rail system construction will be discussed and its impact on a city’s water system.


PIPELINE COATING

Pipeline coatings are the pipes first line of defense and an important part of corrosion protection and prevention. This talk will introduce the water and waste water attendee to the different types of pipeline coatings available and the importance of their proper applications.


STEEL STRUCTURE PAINTING – ABOVEGROUND COATING AND MAINTENANCE

Coatings are an important part of corrosion protection and prevention. This talk will introduce the water and waste water attendee to the different types of coatings available and the importance of their proper applications and maintenance.


INSTALLING CATHODIC PROTECTION IN WATER STORAGE TANKS

What is cathodic protection in a water storage tank? What does an operator of the water system need to know before making the decision to install cathodic protection in their tank? In this talk the details of installing cathodic protection in a water storage tank will be discussed and illustrated.


CORROSION FAILURES IN THE WATER/WASTEWATER INDUSTRIES –Part 1

Why did something corrode and fail? How did it corrode? These are two very important questions in preventing a failure in a water system from happening again. In this presentation Dr. Zee will talk about the science behind getting to the cause of a failure.


CORROSION FAILURES - DRINKING WATER CORROSIVITY –Part 2

In this continuation of Corrosion Failures, Dr. Zee will shift focus to drinking water and its effects on copper. How and why does copper corrode? What can the operator of a water system do to minimize the corrosive effects of drinking water on the materials used to deliver it to the customer? In this talk these questions will be explored.


FIELD APPLIED COATINGS

In this presentation the student will learn about and see the various types of field applied coatings available to the water/wastewater operator in preventing corrosion.


INSTRUMENTATION & MEASUREMENT

In this presentation the student will see and learn the various instruments available for corrosion measurements. Many of these instruments discussed in the previous two days. This is a great opportunity for hands on learning.


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