A two-day multi-discipline training programme on ‘Coatings & Cathodic Protection System for cross country pipelines & underground storage tanks’ was organised by Inspection Department, in association with L&D on November 24 – 25, 2022, at the L&D Centre, Digboi Refinery. Mr. S K Das, CGM (T), DR, inaugurated the training programme. All faculties are appointed from the AMPP India Chapter (formerly NACE India Section), which a global community of professionals is dedicated to Material Protection through the advancement of corrosion control and protective coating.
A total of 20 participants, having different disciplines like Inspection, Electrical, Engineering Services, Civil and Mechanical, from different refineries & marketing locations are participating in the training programme. The training programme intends to arm pipeline operating/ maintenance personnel with sufficient knowledge of pipeline corrosion to maintain the integrity of pipelines. Pipelines are the most reliable, efficient, safe and economical mode of transport for oil, gas, hydrocarbons and water, considered the lifeline of modern industrial infrastructure. Steel pipelines are vulnerable to atmospheric corrosion above ground and electrolytic corrosion in underground/ marine environments.
Pipeline corrosion can result in colossal losses and create safety hazards for people, assets and the environment. Corrosion control is an important requirement for ensuring the integrity of pipelines. This course covers various aspects of the corrosion of pipelines and methods available for the prevention and control of their corrosion. It also covers coating & cathodic protection for corrosion protection in tank Bottom Plates, LPG Mounded Storage Vessels and Plant Piping. Thanks to Mr. Rishikesh Mishra of the AMPP India Chapter for coordinating this program.