Corrosion Level 1 Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete Courses in accordance with BS EN 15257
This standard EN15257 is aimed at enabling the competence of personnel involved in corrosion prevention techniques, carrying out cathodic protection studies, execution work, inspections and maintenance work to be defined and verified. The relevant application sectors include underground or immersed metallic structures, marine metallic structures, reinforced concrete structures and the inner surfaces of metallic container structures.
This European Standard defines three competence levels of personnel acting in the field of cathodic protection including survey, design, installation, testing and maintenance. It specifies a framework of procedures for the training and certification for the personnel to reach and demonstrate the competence levels. It defines the minimum requirements for certification bodies responsible for this certification.
The procedures for certification of cathodic protection personnel should be in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17024.
Competence levels and certification schemes apply to each of the following application sectors:
- Reinforced concrete structures
- Underground and immersed metallic structures
- Marine metallic structures
- Inner surface of metallic container structures
It is not mandatory for a certification body to establish certification in all application sectors or to all levels of competence. A certification body may subdivide application sectors and may combine levels of competence.
Cathodic Protection Technician
ICorr Level 1 - Duration: 5 days
This course is designed to prepare individuals for the ICorr Cathodic Protection Technician Level 1 examination and certification of competence by ICorr. The course is suitable for candidates with or without experience in cathodic protection and will also be applicable to those who require a knowledge of cathodic protection but do not wish to take an examination. Most applications of cathodic protection are addressed although the main emphasis is applied to reinforced concrete. Certification requires a minimum of 1 year experience in cathodic protection of steel in concrete, this can be before or after the course and examination. The application form for the course has provision for experienced applicants to record their experience which is then passed to ICorr for assessment and issue of the certificate after the candidate has successfully sat the examination.
This needs to be booked separately through Training Solution IMechE, ICorr's delegated examination centre. Please contact them direct for costs;
Cathodic Protection Senior Technician
ICorr Level 2 - Duration: 5 days
This course is designed to prepare individuals for the ICorr Cathodic Protection Technician Level 2 examination and certification of competence by ICorr. Any information in the syllabus below which is repeated from the Level 1 syllabus is dealt with in greater depth. The course is suitable for candidates with experience in cathodic protection and holding an ICorr Cathodic Protection Technician Level 1 certificate. Certification requires 2-4 years experience in cathodic protection of steel in concrete (subject to the candidates technical education level) this can be before or after the course and examination. The application form for the course has provision for experienced applicants to record their experience which is then passed to ICorr for assessment and issue of the certificate after the candidate has successfully sat the examination.
This needs to be booked separately through Training Solution IMechE ICorr's delegated examination centre. Please contact them direct for costs;
Cathodic Protection Specialist
ICorr Level 3
The Level 3 qualification is based on application to ICorr and peer review.
ICorr Head Office
The Institute of Corrosion or Correx Ltd,
The Newton Building, St Georges's Avenue, Northampton, NN2 6JD
Tel +44 (0) 1604 893883
Fax +44 (0) 01604 893878
Training courses - Venue & Costs
The courses will start at 0930 and finish at 1530. Pre-registration is vital, and courses are subject to cancellation if the numbers 2 weeks prior to starting are considered uneconomic. The courses are held at Mott MacDonald offices Altrincham. The course leader is Dr Chris Atkins, Mott MacDonald.
The cost to CPA members is £700 per person (£950 for non members). The cost of the examination is £325+ VAT per person and this should be booked direct with Training Solutions Imeche as above.
Distance Learning Training Modules for the award of the Certificate of Competence - The University of Aston now offers distance learning training prepared in conjunction with the Institute of Corrosion Professional Development and Training Committee and the Corrosion Prevention Association for to Level 1 certification for cathodic protection personnel in reinforced concrete.
All five modules of the course must be completed, together with coursework (short report/analysis), within 18 months of registration. A certificate of achievement will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of each module. Start dates are flexible. A number of practical experiments are described. In order to undertake these experiments a digital voltmeter will be required along with come common metals, specifically iron, stainless steel, galvanised steel, copper and carbon (pencil leads).
The certificate will demonstrate the required level of training has been achieved in accordance with EN 15257 with respect to a level 1 cathodic protection technician for reinforced concrete. In order to become a certificated level 1 cp technician in reinforced concrete an exam must be sat. The exam is provided by the Institute of Corrosion’s course provider. Currently this is Imeche. The exam must be sat at their examination centre in Rotherham. Individual modules may be undertaken for CPD purposes.
CONTACT For technical enquiries: Dr Massud Sadeghzadeh on 07788 947658 For course availability: Andrew Carter on 0121 204 3606 Fax: 0121 204 5079. Email: email@example.com Website & Mailing Subscription: http://www.astoncpdcentre.co.uk The University of Aston now offers distance learning training for Level 1 certification for cathodic protection personnel in reinforced concrete. For more information click here
REPAIR AND PROTECTION OF STRUCTURAL ASSETS
The last CPD seminar of 2016 will be held on Tuesday 8 November at Twickenham Stadium. Click here for more information and to book your place.
CORROSION TESTING OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES
This is a concise summary of the most commonly used corrosion testing techniques for reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures. To download Click here
GLOSSARY OF TERMS 'A FOR ANODE'
A brief description of terms likely to be encountered in discussions about corrosion and in cathodic protection of steel in concrete is available to download from the CPA website. Click here
STRUCTURAL CONCRETE ALLIANCE DEMONSTRATION DAY
The Structural Concrete Alliance held its first practical demonstration day on the 21st September 2016. For more information please Click here
CONTINUITY AND SHORTS IN ELECTROCHEMICAL TREATMENTS
Electrochemical treatments are extensively used to treat corrosion-damaged concrete. These include impressed current and galvanic cathodic protection, chloride extraction, re-alkalisation, and hybrid treatments using a temporary power supply. To read more and download the Technical Note Click here
IMPRESSED CURRENT ANODES FOR THE CATHODIC PROTECTION OF ATMOSPHERICALLY EXPOSED REINFORCED CONCRETE
Impressed current cathodic protection is widely used to provide corrosion control on reinforced concrete structures suffering from reinforcement corrosion. It is also applied to early 20th century steel framed masonry and brick clad buildings and monuments.. To download the Technical note Click here
A key objective of the Corrosion Prevention Association is to identify, quantify and communicate the principles and benefits of corrosion prevention to those having an influence or an interest in the design, construction, use, maintenance, preservation and investment in reinforced concrete buildings and structures.