Course Objective:

Cathodic Protection (CP) is a technique used to control the corrosion of a metal surface by making it the cathode of an electrochemical cell. Cathodic protection systems protect a wide range of metallic structures in various environments. Common applications are steel water or fuel pipelines and steel storage tanks such as home water heaters; steel pier piles; ship and boat hulls; offshore oil platforms and onshore oil well casings; offshore wind farm foundations and metal reinforcement bars in concrete buildings and structures. Cathodic protection designs can differ considerably depending upon the coating, the configuration of the structure, the environment and the presence of neighboring structures.

When a system is designed, installed and maintained properly, cathodic protection is one of the most effective and economical methods of preventing corrosion. Present program has been developed to provide comprehensive training on Cathodic Protection, covering areas such as the theoretical background of corrosion/ Cathodic protection, potential and current CP surveys, CP audits and its applications in different environments/ industries, CP interference and stray current, design factors and selection process, monitoring and maintenance, as well as the related equipment, illustrations and case studies. Emphasis of the program is to provide participants a right platform to discuss actual case studies through live question/answer to further enhance their depth of knowledge.


Mr. R. Chaudhury
CP Specialist; M. Tech & B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur
Ex. Group Head(Corrosion Control), Engineers India Ltd.


It will provide an ideal opportunity to learn technical as well as Practical knowledge from the faculty Mr. R. Chaudhury (Ex. Group Head of Corrosion Control Division, Engineers India Ltd), a highly renowned Cathodic Protection Specialist in the Oil & Gas Industry with more than 36 years of hands-on experience in the field of Corrosion Control& Management, Cathodic Protection, Material Selection, Protective Coatings and Pipeline Integrity for various industries like process plants, off-shore Oil & Gas production/ process platforms, submarine and on-shore pipelines, integrity assessment of hydrocarbon pipelines etc.

The brief faculty profile is as follows:
• Superannuated from Engineers India Ltd., New Delhi as Deputy General Manager and Group Head of Corrosion Control division.
• He studied B. Tech (Hons.) in Metallurgy (IIT Kharagpur, 1975); M. Tech. in Metallurgy (specialization in Corrosion Science & Technology) IIT Kharagpur, 1977. He is a member of NACE International since 1987
• He has provided his consultancy services to most of the premier companies like ONGC, Cairn India, IOCL, GAIL, GSPC/GSPL, NPCC-Abu Dhabi, KNPC, National Fertilizers Ltd., Tata Chemicals (Fertilizer Div.), ADCO-Abu Dhabi, Sonatrach-Algeria, HPCL, BPCL, Nagarjuna Fertilizer etc.
• Specialist in analyzing different forms of corrosion failures and the various corrosion prevention methods e.g. material selection, cathodic and anodic protection, organic paint and thermally sprayed metallic coatings, anode evaluation and testing methods, corrosion monitoring methods and techniques, corrosion studies to predict corrosion rate for Oil/Gas pipelines.
• Wide experience in Design, testing & commissioning of all types of cathodic protection system for on-shore & off-shore structures, process equipment, process plant piping, anode material selection, application of corrosion monitoring techniques, cathodic protection system maintenance/ retrofitting, cathodic protection performance tests and evaluation. Introduced state of the art mixed metal oxide coated titanium anodes on commercial scale and thermally sprayed aluminium coating for offshore platforms for the first time in India.
• Had overall responsibility for the selection of industrial coatings (organic and metallic) for various services for process plant equipment’s, inhibitors for upstream operations in oil and gas production as well as for industrial water treatment, pipelines carrying hydrocarbons.
• 20 years of experience in In-line inspection (intelligent pigging) and integrity assessment of operational pipelines by method of cathodic protection performance evaluation, internal surface corrosion rate prediction and results of in-line inspection.
• Familiar with various relevant and applicable international codes and standards e.g DIN, ISO, NACE, ASTM, API, SSPC etc.
• He has worked as a specialist engineer in International Metallizing and Engg. Co. Calcutta during 1978-84, in the area of high-temperature resistant metal coatings, corrosion resistant organic paint coatings, and design, engineering, supervision, commissioning of CP systems.

Salient Features:

  • Practical oriented training
  • Learn design calculations & practices in Industry
  • Understand the subject with Case Studies
  • Interactive Q/A Session
  • Certificate of attending the Training Course
  • Delegate Kit with Course Material
  • Arrangement of Tea/ Coffee and Buffet Lunch

Course Timings:

Training timing from 09.00 am to 18.00 pm both the days with intermediate Tea/ coffee Breaks, Buffet Lunch.

Registration Details:

For registration, please send us details of the participants through email. The registration fee can be paid through online (NEFT) or by sending Draft or Cheque drawn in favour of “MatCorr Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.”, payable at New Delhi. Only 20 Participants shall be registered for the seminar on First Come First Served Basis. Request for nominations shall be sent before 20th June 2019.

Delegate Fee:

Indian Participants: Rs. 15,000/- + 18% GST

Foreign Participants: USD 300 (including taxes)

Students: Rs. 6000/- + 18% GST

Early bird discount:
10% discount if registered before 28th May 2019.

Corporate discount:
10% discount(for 2 and above), 15% discount(for 4 and above) & 20% discount(for 6 and above) number of delegates from the same organization.










Mr. K. B. Singh
Coating & Cathodic Protection Consultants
Director, K. B. Singh & Associates


30+ Years of experience in Consultancy, Construction, Project Management, Technical Marketing, Design & Engineering of Products & Services in Power, Oil, Gas & Water Sector in India, Middle East, South East Asia, China, Australia & New Zealand with leading multi-national Companies like Raychem, Tyco, Seal For Life, Dodsal, Gujarat Infrastructure Water Ltd etc. He is an active member of National Association of Corrosion Engineers and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Pipeline Division). He has specialization in the various fields like Cathodic Protection for Tanks (Internal/External), Buried / Above ground plant piping, Cross Country Pipelines, External and internal pipeline coatings, field joint coatings & plant piping coating for oil, gas and water transmission and distribution on-shore and off-shore pipelines, Skin Effect Heat Tracing of high viscous crude and sulfur cross country insulated pipelines etc. He has published a good number of Technical Papers on Coatings & Cathodic Protection in various Indian & International Journals on Oil, Gas and Water Pipelines / Buried Piping / Overground piping system for Cross country pipelines, Offshore Pipelines, Refineries, Petrochemical plants, Storage tanks, LPG mounded bullets, fire water pipelines etc.

Theme Topics & Structure of the Program:

  • Cathodic Protection Fundamentals:
    Nature of Corrosion Cell, Electrochemical theory behind Cathodic Protection (CP), Polarization, Surface Area Ratio, Galvanic Series of Metals, CP & Corrosion Rate, Types of CP (Sacrificial vs. Impressed Current) - Applications, Pros & Cons, CP reactions, Coatings & CP, Cathodic Disbondment, CP Current Density and Potential etc.
  • Cathodic Protection Design, CP Survey/ Monitoring:
    Structures protected, CP system components, design aspects, Total current requirements, Insulating Joints, Cathodic protection measurement techniques, CP system Operation & Maintenance, Stray Current Effects, CP Survey.
  • Cathodic Protection of Above Ground Storage Tanks:
    Tank foundation, Potential variation, CP design, Soil Resistance, Anode location/ configuration, Backfill, Reference Electrodes, Galvanic vs. Impressed Current, CP measurement techniques.
  • Cathodic Protection of Underground Piping and Vessels in Process Plants:
    Corrosion cells, Electrical Isolation, Design Outlines, Current calculations, Close and Remote ground beds, anodes, operation/ monitoring.
  • CP Design & Application of Onshore Pipelines:
    CP Design & Engineering, Basic Pipeline Coatings, Anode/ Anode beds, CP measurement principles/ techniques, anode bed remoteness, CP monitoring / Survey technique, CP System maintenance/operation.
  • Cathodic Protection of Off-shore Platforms, Sub-Marine Pipelines and other underwater structures (i.e jetty piles, PLEM etc.):
    Coatings, CP current density, Design and Engineering, Monitoring Impressed Current vs. Sacrificial System, under water retrofitting.
  • External DC and AC Stray Current Interference and Corrosion:
    About DC and AC Stray Current Interference, Problems and Troubleshooting
  • Cathodic Protection Case Studies:
    Discussion of practical case studies and providing expert opinion on the problems faced. Overview and question/ answer session.

Who should attend?

The course outline is designed for professionals engaged in the design, installation, monitoring, testing, commissioning, inspection, maintenance and corrosion control from

  • Oil and Gas Production
  • Pipeline (Offshore & Onshore)
  • Oil Refineries
  • CGD, LNG and Natural Gas Industry               
  • Petrochemicals & Fertilizer
  • Chemical and process industries
  • Power Plants
  • Infrastructure Companies
  • Design & Engineering Companies
  • EPC Companies
  • Equipment Suppliers
  • Technical Institutes
  • Vendors & Suppliers
  • Material & Corrosion Professionals
  • Asset Integrity, Reliability & HSE Professionals
  • Operation, Maintenance & Inspection Professionals
  • Failure Analyst, Life Assessment professionals
  • Educational & Technical Institutes
  • R&D, Educational Institutes and Students

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