What training is needed for cathodic protection system testing and adjustment?
One of the significant setbacks with delivering corrosion protection services is the improper installation and incorrect testing of these systems which in most cases rely on the skills and knowledge of the site technicians performing the work.
While the performance requirements for installation and testing are included in the relevant standards and consultant’s technical specifications, passing the relevant and key information to site operators with relation to achieving the requirements of standards and specifications is often a complicated task.
Some of the key aspects of cathodic protection installation include the ability to perform testing such as; electrical continuity testing; electrical short circuit testing; potential mapping for the purpose of selecting the correct reference electrode locations; temporary energising during installation…. etc. All of this requires the ability to use different testing equipment and for technicians to have sound understanding on how to perform the testing work with confidence.
While there are industry accredited courses from the Australian Concrete Repair Association (ACRA), the Australian Corrosion Association (ACA) and NACE International, the scope and aim of our training services targets practical information and hands-on training related to the basics of corrosion protection system site installation and testing.
Our training services are suitable for remedial contractors involved in the installation of impressed current and sacrificial anode cathodic protection systems, and for personnel involved in the supervision of remedial contract work.