WG 9 Session B - Cathodic Protection and Aluminum Pipelines
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


To reconcile historic practices and guidance in relation to the application of Cathodic Protection on aluminum pipelines, with modern standards and technology. The practice of -1200mv CSE has been around for a long time (at least the 1960s) but coating quality has improved dramatically in that time. Although aluminum pipelines are not as prevalent as they once were, a case can be made to update the test procedures and criteria relating to the evaluation of cathodic protection on buried aluminum.

Who Should Attend?

This session should be attended by integrity professionals, persons involved in the application of Cathodic Protection, industry professionals and integrity managers.

Discussion Leaders:

Timothy Ferguson P. Eng., and Mario Salgado P.Eng.: Timothy Ferguson will present the historical aspect of cathodic protection practices regarding Aluminum pipelines, while Mario Salgado will explain the modern standard and modern practices. Ideas to update the test procedures will be put forward by both Salgado and Ferguson. Audience involvement and feedback will be a key part of this discussion.

Expected Outcome:

Change could be campaigned for collectively if enough momentum is seen, in the testing practices and criteria relating to the protection of aluminum pipelines.

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Working Group 9