Duration: 5 Days
The CP 1 – Cathodic Protection Tester course presents CP technology to students entering the cathodic protection industry. The course concludes with a with practical (hands-on) examination. Students are also required to sit a theory examination after the course concludes at a Pearson VUE testing centre.
Who Should Attend: Anyone responsible for gathering and/or recording data for CP systems or measuring the effectiveness of CP systems.
- Basics of electricity, electrical laws, electrochemistry, corrosion and CP theory
- Polarity related to current flow and metal corrosion activity
- Conduct tests to identify shorts and continuity tests in CP systems
- Use test instruments to perform a variety of field tests such as structure-to-soil potentials, voltage and current measurements, soil resistivity, pipe/cable locating and rectifier readings
- CP components including impressed current systems, galvanic anodes and test stations
- Read shunts and understand their use in rectifiers, bonds, and anodes
- Perform periodic surveys to confirm the effectiveness of a CP system
- Reference cells, their maintenance, use, and precautions
- Basic location mapping, report preparation, and recordkeeping
- Review safety issues specific to CP
- Code requirements related to CP
Course Format: 5 Day Classroom Course
- Theoretical knowledge and practical fundamentals for testing on both galvanic and impressed current CP systems.
- Basic electricity
- Electrochemistry and corrosion concepts
- CP theory
- CP systems
- CP field measurement techniques
Prerequisites: The following is strongly recommended, but not required:
- High school diploma or GED
- Six months CP work experience
- Ability to perform basic math calculations (simple algebra, fractions, and conversions)
Please note the Theory examination for this course is taken separately after the completion of the course through a Pearson VUE Testing Centre, waiting times for an appointment may apply.