Cathodic Protection – Looking at Today's Technologies to Solve Tomorrow's Issues

On December 7, 2020, all registered attendees will receive a link where you can access all presentations, as well as a calendar invite for the live Q&A session on December 17, 2020.

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Charlie Poore, Jr.

Business Development Specialist-Western Region Materials, MESA
Presentation: Material Considerations for Impressed Current Ground Beds

Charlie Poore, a native of New Mexico, attended the University of New Mexico majoring in Geology. He has spent the past 37 years in the energy industry, 28 years in the downstream market specializing in leak detection, soft excavation and construction techniques. For the past 9 years he has been involved in the design, installation and troubleshooting of AC Mitigation, Grounding and Cathodic protection systems across North America specializing in the use of Conductive Concrete and conventional Cathodic Protection   materials. Charlie is a NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist and has presented at NACE, MEA and AGA conferences. Charlie currently resides in Los Lunas, NM.

Dr. Sujay Math

Senior Technical Lead, Zerust Oil & Gas
Presentation: Improving Cathodic Protection System Performance with Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors for Aboveground Storage Tank Soil-Side Bottom Corrosion Protection

Dr. Sujay Math is the Senior Technical Lead at Zerust Oil & Gas specializing in Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) and Cathodic Protection (CP) Solutions.
Dr. Math received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Clemson University where he specialized in concrete structures. He also holds an MBA degree and NACE CP-3 certification. His industry career started with his work in corrosion protection of reinforced concrete structures by using CP technology. He extended his knowledge in CP and research experience in corrosion inhibitors into oil and gas pipelines and petroleum storage tanks.
At Zerust Oil & Gas, Dr. Math focuses on evaluating the compatibility between CP technology and corrosion inhibitors for effective corrosion protection of oil and gas infrastructure assets.
Dr. Math has over 8 years of involvement with the NACE International and has volunteered at many events ranging from CP exam development and conducting leadership trainings to judging student poster presentations.  
Dr. Math serves on various technical committees at NACE and API organizations and is actively involved in updating corrosion industry standards. He has presented at numerous conferences and has published several technical papers.

Cal Chapman, P.E.

President & CEO, Chapman Engineering
Presentation: Electrical Resistance Effects on Cathodic Protection

Mr. Chapman has practiced environmental engineering, corrosion engineering, project management and environmental sciences since 1981 in Texas and Alaska. He is a co-founder of Chapman Engineering, Inc. which began business in fall 1988 as a partnership and incorporated in 1989. Since co-founding the business, Mr. Chapman has obtained three U. S. patents in UST leak detection, created the proprietary and third-party-certified Fuel Finder™ UST leak detection method, and managed approximately 1,700 UST leak detection studies and accounts across Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and in other states. He has conducted and/or directed more than 450 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), including work under the U. S. EPA Petroleum Brownfields Grant program, Texas Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) and Innocent Owner/Operator Program (IOP), the Texas “Leaking Petroleum Storage Tank” (LPST) Program, Spill Response actions related to fuel tank roll-overs, and many Phase I and Phase II ESA’s related to property transactions. He has extensive experience dealing with contamination patterns involving petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbon solvents and “daughter products”, heavy metals, pesticides and herbicides, disinfection byproduct (DBP) compounds, and other environmental contaminants. His other professional work includes performing regulatory compliance audits and program reviews for various clients in the areas of Petroleum Storage Tank (PST), Public Water System (PWS), “Voluntary Environmental Audit,” air permitting, solid waste, storm-water planning, and other subject areas; designing public water systems in Texas, and conducted ground-water studies for residential development in the Texas Hill Country; and provided “conservation development” planning, water conservation and recycling plans, drought contingency plans, resource management and policy guidance, and other planning support to developers, larger engineering firms, property managers, and ground-water conservation districts.

Tim Hurley

Sr. Product Manager, Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT)
Presentation: Mitigation of Isolation Issues - A Review of Changing Conditions in Pipelines and How the Issues Might Be Mitigated

Tim Hurley is a 34-year employee in the sealing and isolation products business with Garlock/GPT. He holds a BS in Marketing at the Rochester Institute of Technology, has done graduate work in Marketing MBA at Crouse-Hinds Management School / Syracuse University, and is NACE CP1 and PCIM certified. Mr. Hurley holds multiple patents is the author of several articles featured in World Pipelines, Materials Performance and Corrosionpedia.

Ryan Buchs

Corrosion Division Manager, EN Engineering
Presentation: CP Troubleshooting by Software Modeling

Ryan Buchs is the corrosion division manager at EN Engineering. His experience includes 14 years of corrosion management in refining, marine coatings, and underground corrosion with specific expertise in AC mitigation, CP design, AC/DC interference testing, and storage well support. Ryan holds a BS & MS in Materials Engineering, is qualified as a NACE Corrosion Technologist, and holds CP-3, and CIP-1 certifications.