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An Introduction to Cathodic Protection

COURSE NO: T02-004
PDH CREDIT: 2
An Introduction to Cathodic Protection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an introduction to cathodic protection for underground structures such as tanks and pipelines. It covers the two principal methods used to mitigate corrosion: the sacrificial anode and impressed current systems.  It introduces you to the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system, the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system, and the field testing requirements needed for both.

 

This 2 PDH online course is intended for engineers and other construction professionals with a current or prospective need to understand the fundamentals of protecting underground structures such as tanks and pipelines from corrosion using sacrificial anode and impressed current cathodic protection systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Learn about the site testing requirements needed to design cathodic protection systems
  • Learn how to calculate current requirements based on coating efficiency and current density
  • Learn about the nine steps in designing a sacrificial anode system
  • Learn about the thirteen steps in designing an impressed current system
  • Learn how to calculate the number of anodes needed in both sacrificial anode and impressed current systems
  • Learn how to calculate system life expectancy for sacrificial anode systems
  • Learn how to calculate rectifier voltage for impressed current systems
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "An Introduction to Cathodic Protection".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
An Introduction to Cathodic Protection (942 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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