“Electrical Hazards on Pipelines” talk given by Pat Lydon of IACS Corrosion Engineering Ltd.
Dr Patrick Lydon will review the risks to pipeline integrity associated with A.C. interference and D.C stray current corrosion including hazards associated with welding on pipelines. The presentation will include photographic evidence from incidents that have occurred on projects.Pat will discuss basic safety guidance for work on pipelines located in the vicinity of overhead and buried power lines, and factors mitigating the risks from electrical interference. These include incendive ignition risks and situations where there may be an enhanced electrical shock risk – lightning, welding on cross country pipelines, arc-strike effects on cross-country pipelines and arcing on pipelines installed within sleeves.
Dr Patrick Lydon is a Materials, Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Engineer with 35 years’ experience in the pipeline industry and has written gas industry standards on CP and UKOPA Good Practice Guides on AC and DC stray current interference. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Mining, Materials and Mineralogy and Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion. Pat is a BS EN ISO 15257 Level 4 Cathodic Protection Specialist
Refreshments from 18:00 and buffet to followLocation: The Lancaster Room, Lancaster Hall Hotel, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL.
The hotel is five minutes walk from Lancaster Gate Underground Station
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