Electrical Transmission and Distribution Corrosion
February 23, 2022 | 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.
- 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
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 : Central Time
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Understanding the Science of Corrosion
- NACE, IEEE, EPRI, ANSI, ASTM, IEC, CCITT, Cigre, NEC, NESC, etc.
- The elements & energy stability
- Electromotive series
- Dissimilar metals
- Grounding corrosion
- Different types of testing equipment and devices used to detect corrosion
Transmission Tower and Pole Corrosion
- Towers and poles
- Anchor rods
- Direct embedded poles
Distribution Systems Corrosion
- Anchor rods
- Direct embedded poles
Underground Transmission Line Corrosion
- Pipe type cables
- Solid dielectric cables
- Towers and supporting structures
Underground Distribution Systems Corrosion
- Concentric neutral corrosion
- Solid dielectric insulation treeing failures
- Pad mounted equipment corrosion
- Manhole equipment corrosion
Materials Selection for Corrosion Prevention
- Weathering corten steel
- Stainless steel
Coatings Selections for Corrosion Prevention
- Coatings performance
- Paint, powder coats
- Galvanization, aluminizing, cladding, ion spray
- Galvanic anodes CP
- Impressed current
- System designs
- Rectifier types
- Anode grounding beds
- Deep well anodes
Stray Current Corrosion
- Underground equipment
- Harbor marinas
Pipeline Induction Corrosion
Electric Communications Corrosion
- Copper cables
- Fiber optic cables
William (Bill) A. Byrd, P.E, C.S.
Mr. Byrd has 42 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.
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.
- IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
- You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
- Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
- You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
- 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 registrants for three business days after the event
|Single Seat - Electrical Transmission and Distribution Corrosion||US $ 795.00|
|Pack of 5 Seats||US $ 3,180.00|
|Pack of 10 Seats||US $ 5,565.00|
|Pack of 20 Seats||US $ 9,540.00|
|Call us at 303.770.8800 if you have any specific questions on the volume discounts|
|* all other discounts do not apply to seat packs|
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 January 21, 2022 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