Atlanta, GA—Clay Brelsford, president of Bass Engineering, will give a presentation on AC Interference & Mitigation Solutions on November 10 for the NACE Atlanta Section. This is a free event and registration is now open.
The complex interaction between collocated pipelines and high-voltage AC power transmission systems demands strategic, cost-effective mitigation designs that meet the twin challenges of personnel safety and pipeline protection. Understanding the critical role of AC current density in an AC interference situation is central to the corrosion professional’s consideration of mitigation options. As such, this session will address the selection, installation, and use of coupon test stations including an in-depth discussion of AC current density, AC potentials, DC current density, DC potentials, and installation best practices including remote monitoring solutions.
Clay Brelsford has 35+ years of experience in supervision, design, installation and maintenance of galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems as well as induced AC and lightning mitigation systems. Industry experience includes applications for on-shore oil and gas applications such as transportation pipelines, gathering systems, well casings, storage tanks (internal and external systems), heater treaters free water knock-outs, cooling towers, gas distribution systems, underground storage tanks (UST) and ship terminals.
Clay’s experience also includes the evaluation of offshore galvanic cathodic protection systems for produced water handling equipment. Mr. Brelsford holds certification from NACE as a Cathodic Protection Specialist as well as being a NACE Cathodic Protection Tester and Technician Instructor. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
This event is free for all to attend. Register here.