ACA/APGA Pipeline Corrosion Management Technical Event | Perth

  • September 11, 2019
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm


The Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA) and The Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) have joined together to host a technical seminar to discuss the challenges and solutions for
preventing corrosion in pipelines, some of our most vital infrastructure.
Presentations on technologies such as materials selection, coatings and cathodic protection used to attain the desired design life of our assets will be discussed. Speakers will share their experiences by reviewing case studies.

Who should attend?

Presentations will appeal to all industry sectors involved with Pipeline Asset Management – including asset owners, project and integrity engineers, operators, inspection and maintenance personnel, contractors and suppliers.


Pipeline Corrosion Management Technical Seminar
9.00amWelcome and seminar opening
Chair: Jason Paterson, Group General Manager, Corrosion Control Engineering
9.10amCost-efficient subsea pipeline inspection: applying statistics to through-coating inspection technology
Tom Seeber, Principal Engineer, Atteris and Stephan Freychet, Senior Project Manager, Halfwave
9.40amPipes for Perth – Managing Corrosion in Cast Iron Water Pipes
Martin Marerwa, Senior Pipeline Renewals Engineer, Water Corporation WA
10.10amCorrect specification, operation and QA for heated plural component spray application of pipeline epoxies
Ross Stanghon, Manager, Airblast Australia
10.40amMorning tea
11.10amChair: Denso TBC
Computing 3D Metal Loss from MFL ILI Data for Reliable Safe Pressure Prediction
Johannes Palmer, Senior Integrity Engineer, Rosen
11.40amAn overview of latest advances in measuring and understanding cathodic protection current permeability by organic coatings
Bob Varela, Research Fellow, Deakin University/Future Fuels CRC
12.10pmDemonstrating pipeline integrity compliance in accordance with the remaining life review requirements of AS 2885.3
Alan Bryson, Principal Corrosion & Integrity Engineer, Corrosion Control Engineering
1.40pmChair: David Anderson, Sales and Marketing Manager, Universal Corrosion Coatings Pty Ltd
Modern test equipment for ON/OFF cathodic protection surveys. How important earthing is to CP and plant operating equipment.
Graeme Rutherford, Owner, GPR Corrosion Protection
2.10pmSole pipeline intelligent coating - rapid developments of superior pipeline Field Joint Coating (FJC) products and the rise of the modern FJC applicator
Ann-Marie Kitt and Min Hamid, Project Engineers and Stuart Byrne, Facilities Manager, Petroleum & Mining Engineers (PAME)
2.40pmAfternoon tea
3.10pmChair: Steve Dobbie, Business Manager, APGA
Improving durability through in-field reporting
Justin Rigby, Managing Director, Remedy Asset Protection
3.40pmAn overview of training and certification courses for pipeline corrosion management
Ross Boucher, Sales & Business Development Manager, Australasian Corrosion Association
4.10pmSpeakers Forum
5.00 – 6.30pmCocktail function & networking drinks



For further information on this event please contact:
APGA – Steve Dobbie on + 61 2 6273 0577 or
ACA – Lachlan Sebbens on +61 3 9890 4833 or


14 Mill St, Perth, Western Australia, 6000, Australia