Electrical Transmission and Distribution Corrosion

Electrical Transmission and Distribution Corrosion

January 30, 2024 | Online :: Central Time

Aging transmission and distribution systems are at increasing risk of damage due to corrosion and metal loss as they near the end of their design life.  At risk from this corrosion are the costs for repair or replacement, power outages, as well as damage to the electrical grid.  Engineering and maintenance individuals within the transmission and distribution industries should consider attending this course for this critical fundamental information on corrosion of transmission and distribution systems.

Using case studies and project experience, this course will discuss the fundamentals of the science behind corrosion, testing equipment, tower and pole corrosion, distribution systems corrosion, underground transmission corrosion, proper material and coatings selection, cathodic protection, stray current and pipeline induction corrosion, and electric communications corrosion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the science of corrosion
  • Review testing equipment needed and how to use it
  • Discuss the causes of transmission tower and pole corrosion
  • Review distribution systems corrosion
  • Identify reasons for underground transmission line corrosion
  • Analyze the causes of underground distribution systems corrosion
  • Review material selection for corrosion prevention
  • Discuss coatings selection for corrosion prevention
  • Layout the fundamentals of cathodic protection
  • Assess the effects of stray current corrosion
  • Analyze the cause and effect of pipeline induction corrosion
  • Review the causes of electric communications corrosion


Tuesday, January 30, 2024 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Timing


Understanding the Science of Corrosion

  1. Standards
  2. The elements & energy stability
    • Electromotive series
    • Dissimilar metals
    • Chemistry
  3. Soils
  4. Grounding corrosion

Testing Equipment

  1. Different types of testing equipment and devices used to detect corrosion

Transmission Tower and Pole Corrosion

  1. Towers and poles
  2. Anchor rods
  3. Direct embedded poles
  4. Hardware
  5. Transformers
  6. Conductors

Distribution Systems Corrosion

  1. Anchor rods
  2. Direct embedded poles
  3. Hardware
  4. Transformers

Underground Transmission Line Corrosion

  1. Pipe type cables
  2. Solid dielectric cables
  3. Towers and supporting structures

Underground Distribution Systems Corrosion

  1. Concentric neutral corrosion
  2. Solid dielectric insulation treeing failures
  3. Pad mounted equipment corrosion
  4. Manhole equipment corrosion

Materials Selection for Corrosion Prevention

  1. Iron
  2. Wood
  3. Composites
  4. Weathering corten steel
  5. Stainless steel

Coatings Selections for Corrosion Prevention

  1. Coatings performance
  2. Paint, powder coats
  3. Galvanization, aluminizing, cladding, ion spray

 Cathodic Protection

  1. Galvanic anodes CP
  2. Impressed current
    • System designs
    • Rectifier types
  3. Anode grounding beds
  4. Deep well anodes

Stray Current Corrosion

  1. Underground equipment
  2. Harbor marinas
  3. Pipelines

Pipeline Induction Corrosion


Electric Communications Corrosion

  1. Copper cables
  2. Fiber optic cables
  3. OPGW
  4. ADSS


William (Bill) A. Byrd, P.E, C.S.

Mr. Byrd has 43 years of Corrosion Engineering Experience as a NACE Certified Professional Corrosion Specialist and Cathodic Protection Specialist while being a licensed professional engineer in multiple states.  He is a member or past member of numerous technical committees with NACE, IEEE, IEC, and a chairman of IEEE standards subcommittee and a standards reviewer of over 30 standards. He is also a past NACE committee member of: T-2 & T-2A (Corrosion and Nuclear Systems); T-2B (Corrosion in Solar Systems); T-5 & T-5G (Corrosion and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle); T-10 (Underground Corrosion Control); T-10C (Corrosion in Electric Power & Telecommunications); T-10C-8 (Corrosion in Manholes); and T-10D (Protective Coatings i.e., paints and painting procedures). He is a published author and reviewer for several technical magazines and co-holder of a U.S. Patent.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
  • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


Electrical Transmission and Distribution Corrosion

January 30, 2024 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before December 29, 2023 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Case studies and PowerPoint presentations.

Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

Course CPE Credits: 9.0
There is no prerequisite for this Course.
Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Basic
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Advanced Preperation: None

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Who Should Attend

  • Transmission and distribution owners and operators
  • Maintenance and operations engineers
  • Transmission and distribution engineers
  • Transmission and distribution asset management staff
  • Transmission and distribution maintenance staff
  • Transmission and distribution contractors
  • Engineering and design consultants
  • Regulatory government agencies