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Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Corrosion Monitoring and Inspection

Upon completion of this course, the Participant will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of corrosion monitoring, explain types of corrosion encountered in oil, gas and utilities facilities
  • Calculate and evaluate the corrosion rates of coupons using typical field data and corrosion rate formulas
  • calculate and evaluate corrosion rates using typical field data, electrical resistance techniques, and electrochemical linear polarization (ELP) instruments as per the respective product operating manual
  • Interpret data from chemical analysis tests, hydrogen probes/patch probes and sand probes as per appropriate industry procedure
  • Specify appropriate visual inspection techniques, given a Saudi Aramco location requiring visual inspections
  • Determine the appropriate application of nondestructive testing methods performed on facility for Inspection
Day 1
  • Introduction to Corrosion

 Upon completion of this module, the Participant will be able to describe the benefits of corrosion monitoring, explain types of corrosion encountered in oil, gas and utilities facilities

  • Corrosion Coupons
    • Theory for using corrosion coupons
    • Types of corrosion coupons
    • Handling of coupons
    • Installation and retrieval of a corrosion coupon
    • Evaluation of exposed coupon
    • Corrosion coupon programs

Upon completion of this module the Participant will be able to calculate and evaluate the corrosion rates of coupons using typical field data and corrosion rate formulas

Day 2
  •  Electrical & Electrochemical Monitoring  Techniques
    • Electrical resistance operation
    • Microcor corrosion monitoring system  
    • Ceion® corrosion monitoring system
    • Electrochemical linear polarization
    • Electrochemical linear polarization probes 
    • Ac impedance

Upon completion of this module, the Participant will be able to calculate and evaluate corrosion rates using typical field data, electrical resistance techniques, and electrochemical linear polarization (ELP) instruments as per the respective product operating manual

Day 3
  • Other Corrosion Monitoring Techniques
    • Chemical analysis
    • Bacterial activity 
    • Hydrogen probes 
    • Sand probes

 Upon completion of this module, the Participant will be able to interpret data from chemical analysis tests, hydrogen probes/patch probes and sand probes as per appropriate industry procedure

  • Visual Inspection Techniques
    • Introduction to visual inspection
    • Inspection tools and their uses

Upon completion of this module, the Participant will be able to accurately specify appropriate visual inspection techniques, given a Saudi Aramco location requiring visual inspections

Day 4
  • Non-Destructive Inspection Techniques
    • Conventional non-destructive tests:
    • Nonconventional non-destructive tests
    • Specialized nondestructive tests

 Upon  completion  of  this  Module,  the  Participant  will  be  able  to determine the appropriate application of nondestructive testing methods performed on facility for Inspection.

 

Day 5
  • Pipelines Inspection Techniques
    • Instrumented scrapers
    • Types of instrumented scrapers
    • Caliper scraper
    • Applications and limitations of instrumented scrapers

 Upon completion of this module, the Participant will be able to select the approved Saudi Aramco pipeline corrosion inspection method, given a task situation.

 

Learning activity mix

Engineers or technicians who are directly involved with corrosion monitoring and control

  • Introduction to Corrosion
  • Corrosion Coupons
  • Electrical & Electrochemical Monitoring  Techniques
  • Other Corrosion Monitoring Techniques
  • Visual Inspection Techniques
  • Non-Destructive Inspection Techniques
  • Pipelines Inspection Techniques

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