This session will establish the definition of corrosion as the “Electrochemical Cell” while focusing on cathodic protection as a practical tool for corrosion mitigation. Understanding the “problem” is critical to resolving that problem. A clear understanding of the “Electrochemical Cell” allows for the design of a safe and effective cathodic protection system to mitigate corrosion of critical assets. This session involves a high-level look at the science of corrosion while recognizing best practices associated with the application of cathodic protection to industrial assets.
Attendees will receive 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) upon completion.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Pipeline Integrity and Engineers and Managers
- Corrosion Managers and Engineers
- Design and Construction Engineers
- Compliance Managers
Meet Your Instructor
Jarret Brelsford is an AMPP (NACE) certified Cathodic Protection Technician and MESA’s Business Development Manager, based in Pensacola, Florida. With almost fifteen years of experience in the corrosion control industry, Jarret provides technical solutions including advice, support, and training to a variety of clients in the oil and gas industry. He is experienced in the design, installation, and testing of both cathodic protection (CP) and induced AC and lightning mitigation (ACLM) systems, which includes work on oil and gas transmission pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, and oil and gas distribution systems. Jarret also has extensive experience providing cathodic protection services in challenging environments such as power generation stations, refineries, and other complex facilities with extensive grounding systems. Jarret holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University, and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Corrosion Technology from Kilgore College. He has served as Program Chair and Vice Chair for the Legacy NACE North Texas section and currently, Jarret is the Chair of the AMPP Northwest Florida Chapter. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Specialty Board for Pipeline Certifications for NACE International Institute (NII).