Achieving industry certification can be extremely valuable both to the individual and the company they represent.
Trinidad-based Corrosion Specialist, Dion Rennie, has recently obtained Cathodic Protection Technologist (CP3) certification. Cathodic protection (CP) is widely regarded as a cost-effective technique to mitigate the effects of corrosion on buried or submerged metallic structures. CP works by making the structure to be protected, the cathode in an electrochemical corrosion cell. CP is typically used to provide corrosion protection to pipelines, offshore platforms, ships, and other water vessels, jetties, dockyard sheet piles, above ground and underground storage tanks, offshore wind turbine foundations and rebar in concrete.
Awarded by NACE International Institute, this certification enables Dion and ultimately Vysus Group, to deliver specialised support to clients covering:
Cathodic protection system designs
- Assessment of AC and DC interference problems
Advanced troubleshooting of cathodic protection systems to ensure compliance and corrosion mitigation
Candidates must pass both case-based and theory exams to acquire the certification within a four-year period.
Steve Masson, AMC Americas Operations Director, said: “Achieving this certification is great news for Dion and great news for the AMC team in the Americas. He has become our first CP3 level specialist in Trinidad and this will really help us to expand our cathodic protection capabilities in the region. Congratulations to Dion, he has worked extremely hard to attain this qualification.”
Dion isn’t finished yet – he intends to pursue more training in the field of corrosion mitigation and cathodic protection, with the CP Interference and Cathodic Protection Specialist CP-4 on his to do list! Well done Dion.