COMMISSION 2 : External Corrosion & Cathodic Protection

President: Ricardo Gutiérrez – Spain ricardo.gutierrez@grupoclh.com
Vice-President: Leopold Lovsin – Slovenia Leopold.Lovsin@plinovodi.si
Secretary: Lars Vendelbo Nielsen-Denmark lvn@metricorr.dk

Working Group A “REMOTE MONITORING”

Convenor: Maros MELIS – Slovakia: Maros.Melis@spp-distribucia.sk

The various issues regarding cathodic protection remote monitoring are being discussed and the work on the document still continues. The current activity is crucial in order to obtain a common understanding of different levels of CP remote monitoring. The goal is to prepare a Ceocor document that guides the use of CP remote monitoring in Europe.

Working Group C “CERTIFICATION”

Convenor: Peter FRENZ – Germany: peter.frenz@dvgw.de

The present development in the transformation of EN 15257 to an ISO standard was discussed. They are relevant for the activity of ISO TC 156 WG10. During the evaluation of the ISO standard the activity of the Working Group will be focused on the elaboration of this document.

Working Group D “Off POTENTIAL”

Convenor: Arnaud SMEETS – Belgium: arnaud.smeets@cathodica.com

The work on the off-potential document was continued.
A key discussion was the circumstance that an instant off-potential of a pipeline may not be confused with an IR-free potential as clearly stated in EN 13509. The goal of the document is the clear demonstration of the limitations of the currently used measurement techniques.

The convenor will integrate the last comments in the text and submit to the working group for final approval in May 2019 in Copenhagen.

Working Group E “PERMANENT REFERENCE ELECTRODES”

Convenor: Brian Wyatt –Great Britain:   brianwyatt@controlcorrosion.co.uk
is finished
A final document was issued by the working group and approved for publication by the Board during thie meeting.in Brussels Nov 2018.
Reference Electrodes for Monitoring of Cathodic Protection on Buried Pipelines R11 Approved November 2018.

Working Group G -” CASINGS”

Convener:  Ricardo Gutiérrez (ricardo.gutierrez@grupoclh.es

The WG continued working on the document.
The various possibilities with respect to filling of the annulus of between the casing the carrier pipe will be addressed. The corrosion of the casing itself will not be part of the considered in the document.

Working Group  H – “CATHODIC PROTECTION CRITERIA” (Joint CEOCOR/EUROCORR Working Group)

Convener: Markus Buechler – markus.buechler@sgk.ch

This joint working group between EFC and CEOCOR addresses the problems associated working group will address the problems with the current standard and develop possible solutions.

Working Group  F – “STRAY CURRENTS”

Convener: Gerald Haynes – gjhaynes@icon.co.za

The working group has been stopped as an ISO document is covering the subject.

Two new working group items are under consideration: WG J “CIPS” chaired by Frances Bradfield (frb@metricorr.com) and WG K “SCC” chaired by Markus Buechler (markus.buechler@sgk.ch).

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