One Day Seminar - Corrosion & Cathodic Protection for Above & Below Grade Assets
Matco's most popular training seminar "Corrosion Control and Cathodic Protection for Above and Below Grade Assets" offers training in the fundamentals of corrosion science and materials selection, cathodic protection (galvanic and impressed), protective coatings, stray currents and more. Fast paced with actual case histories that exemplify course topics, this training seminar is considered one of the most comprehensive corrosion and CP courses available for methods to control corrosion on above and below grade assets. Dr. Zamanzadeh ("Dr. Zee"), a NACE Certified Corrosion, Coatings, Materials Selection and Design, Cathodic Protection Specialist, has been awarded The Fellow Award by both the National Associataion of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and the American Society for Materials (ASM) which is a truly rare occurrence. For more information contact Debra Riley at 412-788-1263 ext. 2518 or at
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- Pipeline Inspectors, Engineers, Managers
- Electric Power T&D Inspectors, Engineers, Managers
- Telecommunication Inspectors, Engineers, Managers
- Corrosion Control Managers
- Students in Corrosion Studies
NOTE: This course is currently not scheduled.
LOCATION: Matco Services Training Center, 100 Business Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
REGISTRATION: 8:30 AM
START TIME: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
TOPIC: Corrosion & Cathodic Protection for Above and Below Grade Assets
Instructors: Dr. M Zamanzadeh (Dr. Zee)
- Essential Background Review.
- Control of Corrosion (Materials Selection, Coatings, Cathodic Protection, Corrosion Resistnace, Backfill Soils).
- Measurement of CP Circuits (Potential, Resistance, Current).
- CP Potential Measurement and Criteria (Reference Cells, Survey Methods & Analysis, Criteria for CP).
- Galvanic (Sacrificial) CP Systems (Materials & Types, Installation Procedures, Test Points).
- Impressed Current CP Systems (Materials & Types, Rectifiers, Installation Procedures, Test Points).
- Coatings Selection for Cathodic Protection Application
- Stray Current (Dynamic Interference, Static Interference, Examples & Mitigation Measures).
- Records, Maintenance and Troubleshooting (System Information, Inspection Records, Routine Maintenance Schedules, Troubleshooting Basics).
- Introduction to CP Design and Materials (Basic concepts for CP system design).
- Cathodic Protection Modeling in Different Soil Environments
- Examples, Experiments and Practical Problem Solving.
About the Instructor:
Dr. Mehrooz Zamanzadeh, Fellow of NACE, Fellow of ASM
Dr. Zamanzadeh is a materials specialist with over 25 years of practical experience in the fields of failure analysis, corrosion engineering and protective coatings. He has worked with many different materials groups to determine the root cause of failure in materials related industries, such as the electric power, telecommunication, oil and gas, pipeline, shipping, chemical, construction, manufacturing and commercial aircraft industries. Before becoming the Manager of the Materials Division of PSI in 1987, Dr. Zee functioned as the Senior Materials Specialist. In 1993 he established Matco Associates, a consulting and testing firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company was recently purchased by Valmont Industries and now goes under the name of Matco Services Incorporated.
Dr. Zamanzadeh’s degrees include a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering as well as a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Pennsylvania State University. He joined NIOC as a research fellow upon completion of his doctoral work in 1980. In 1985 he joined Carnegie Mellon University in the capacity of a Post Doctoral Research Associate under a grant from IBM. He holds four certifications from NACE International that includes Coatings, Materials Selection and Design Specialist and Corrosion Specialist.
Dr. Zamanzadeh is the recipient of the NACE Fellow Award (2008); ASM Fellow Award (2006); NACE Outstanding Service Award (1996), ASM Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004), and the Colonel Cox Award for the Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (2010).
Dr. Zamanzadeh also functions as the primary consultant and principal investigator on all corrosion, coatings, and failure analysis related projects. Over the course of his career, Dr. Zamanzadeh has performed and reviewed literally thousands of failure analyses investigations involving corrosion and materials damage investigations including underground storage tanks, pipeline, transmission and distribution electric power utility structures at the above and below grade level, roofing, siding, aging aircraft components, accident and explosion cases involving materials failures, human implants, electronic circuitry devices, automobile and fire engine components, industrial, manufacturing, process and construction failures, and more.
Dr. Zamanzadeh is the past trustee of NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers), Pittsburgh Chapter, and the Chairman for ASM International, Pittsburgh Chapter. Dr. Zamanzadeh has lectured and taught frequently on coatings, metallic and non-metallic materials including PVC pipes, failure analysis (fracture mechanics), coatings and materials selection for universities (University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State) technical societies (NACE, AFS, ASM and ASTM). He has organized and lectured many annual seminars on metallic and non-metallic coatings, failure analysis methodology, materials characterization, and paint and coatings. In addition, Dr. Zamanzadeh has been an invited speaker for EPRI’s (Electrical Power Research Industry) Corrosion and Degradation Conference, and has been an invited speaker at West Virginia University for the Appalachian Underground Short Course for the past several years.
Over the past several years, Dr. Zamanzadeh has undertaken a number of long term research projects under different grants. They are as follows: the development and evaluation of powder coatings for corrosion applications, new environmentally friendly coatings for construction and commercial applications, electrochemical corrosion evaluation of implants, applications of coatings to increase fatigue resistance and corrosion resistance in natural environments; brazing and welding of metallic materials; characterization of construction materials using surface techniques; hot dip coating processes; surface segregation due to gas absorption in binary materials using AES; rubber lined carbon steel piping; novel accelerated tests for reliability/corrosion studies in powdered coated materials; and the development of new protective coatings for non-ferrous alloys.
Certifications: National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
- NACE Certified Materials Selection/Design Specialist
- NACE Certified Coating Specialist
- NACE Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist
- NACE Certified Corrosion Specialist
- Colonel Cox Award (2010)
- Elected Fellow, NACE International, NACE (2008)
- Elected Fellow, ASM International, American Society for Metals, (2006)
- Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004), ASM
- Outstanding Service Award (1996), NACE
Recent Talks & Presentations
Duquesne University School of Law
Appalachian Underground Corrosion Short Course (AUCSC)
Mexico at the Institute of Engineering, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California University:
- Corrosion control in thermoelectric plants,
- Corrosion failure analysis of industrial equipment and Materials & Corrosion Case Histories
Additional Talks and Presentations
- Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
- NACE (National Association of Corrosion Engineers)
- ASNRT (American Society for Nondestructive Testing)
- ASM (American Society of Metals)
- University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
- AWS (American Welding Society)
Example of Recent Publications:
- Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to Evaluate Corrosion Behavior on coated Galvanized Steel in Atmospheric and Soil Exposure, Authors: Bayer, G; Zamanzadeh, M, was presented at PACE 2006: The Coatings Expo, Tampa, Florida, January 29-February 1, 2006
- Laboratory and Field Investigation of Galvanized Utility Poles, Authors: Zamanzadeh, M; Kempkes, C; Aichinger, D; Riley, D, was presented at the 2006 Electrical Transmission Conference Structural Reliability in a Changing World Birmingham, Alabama, October 15-19, 2006
- A Re-Examination of Failure Analysis, Authors: Zamanzadeh, M; Gibbon, D; Larkin, E; internally published by Matco Services, Date: 2005
- Failure Analysis of Coatings, Authors: Bayer, G; Zamanzadeh, M; internally published by Matco Services, Date: 2005
- When Paint Fails on Football Stadium Seats, It’s Back to the Lab for a Post-Game Analysis, Authors: Bayer, G; Zamanzadeh, M; Journal Name: Coatings Pro; Date: January 2005
- Distribution Pipeline Explosion, Author: Zamanzadeh, M; internally published by Matco Services, Date: 2005
- Failure Analysis of Coatings, Authors: Bayer, G; Zamanzadeh, M; Hills, J. was presented at 2005 NACE Tri-Service Corrosion Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 14-18, 2005