Tank Corrosion

Tank Corrosion

Internal and External Tank Corrosion and Its Prevention - Virtual

February 15-16, 2022
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. CST (with breaks throughout)

This two-day Corrosion Technical Series Short Course shines a light on the diverse information available when determining corrosion rates while inspecting storage tanks. Experts go beyond probes and VCIs to share their approaches, unbiased insights, and how to evaluate corrosion rates to better plan inspection and maintenance. This event is intended to be both foundational and practical so that you can immediately use what you learn here.

This event will identify new and existing corrosion management methodologies to equip you with the knowledge to better identify corrosion rates in your field and how to interpret what the signs of wear and tear in your tank are telling you.

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Course highlights

Speakers from a range of backgrounds such as research and academia, inspection, consulting and more provide a comprehensive outlook on their experience in predicting corrosion rates in storage tanks and how to more accurately forecast maintenance and inspection including:

  • Understanding what’s happening at the anode/cathode interface
  • What to do when probes tell you there is no corrosion, but you have pitting
  • Inventory causing tank floor flexing
  • Excessive pitting in tank bottoms leading to increased maintenance costs and unscheduled service interruption
  • Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor(VCI’s) in tanks, VCIs under tank bottoms
  • Corrosion rates and pitting in tank bottoms
  • Documenting and reporting internal inspections
  • Maximum internal and external pit corrosion
  • Sand pad vs tank
  • The impact of tank and foundation hull bottom corrosion

Featured lecturers

  • Louis Koszewski, Founder and President at US Tank Protectors
  • Philip Myers, Principle at PEMY Consulting
  • Jim Ellor, ELZLY Technology Corporation
  • David Cushman, West Virginia Paint, LLC

Learning objectives

  • List common types of corrosion to which storage tanks are susceptible.
  • Describe additional ways you can identify corrosion beyond Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) and probes.
  • Discuss how changing inventory within a storage tank can affect corrosion.
  • Recall best practices in for determining corrosion rates in storage tanks.

Who should attend

Professionals from the following company types:

  • Engineering Managers (responsible for the below tasks)
  • Operators
  • Inspectors
  • Consultants
  • Asset Owners
  • Service Companies
  • Third party consulting companies
  • Research and Academia
  • Engineering & Design Specialty Companies
  • CP Practitioners (Testers and Technologists and Specialists)

Course Completion

Successful completion of the course is required to earn a certificate of course completion. Requirements are specific to each course and may include a combination of attendance, daily assessments, activities, quizzes, or knowledge checks.

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2 Day Course

Program pricing

Advance registration: $294

Regular registration: $349