AMPP South Texas Chapter

Past Meeting Presentations




Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fundamentals of Internal Corrosion
Tom Pickthall Sr.
Missouri City, TX
(281) 499-4426


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Protective Fire Proofing Coatings
Steven Acker
Engineering Sales Project Manager
Protective & Marine Coatings
Houston, Texas
Cell 832-986-3013


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

TIEMS Surface Electromagnetic Pipeline Inspection

David Vidal
2112 S. Shary Rd
Mission, TX 78572
Office (956) 279-3813


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pipeline Casing Filling Advantages and Methods

Tom Weber

Sales Manager Southern Region/International


Houston, TX

Office (281) 556-1000  Cell: (281) 389-2496


Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Integrity Assessments for Non-Piggable Pipelines

Jim Walton

Vice President - Integrity Solutions Division

Mears Group, Inc.

Carrollton, TX

Office 972-755-2633, ext. 228


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Update on New ISO 12944-2017 “Corrosion Protection of Steel Structures by Protective Paint Systems

Mark Rubio
Engineering Sales Manager
Conroe, TX


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Innovative Corrosion Prevention Program Elements for AST Floors and Cased Pipeline Crossings
Tim Whited
Corrosion Solutions Business Development Specialist
Mesa Products
Tulsa, OK

303-258-0356 (office)

• Review the general process cycle of Corrosion Prevention

• ASTs: The big picture of soil-side Corrosion Prevention
• Cased Pipeline Crossings: Ensuring carrier pipe Corrosion Prevention


Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Advantages of Epoxy Intumescent PFP over the Use of Concrete and Light Weight Cementitious PFP
Randal Hernandez
PK Industrial
Houston, TX
(855) 759.2800 : office

• Intro of 3 Types of PFP (Passive Fire Protection)
• Intro to epoxy intumescent PFP
• Shop verse field application comparison
• TIC (total installed cost) for intumescent verse light weight cementitious PFP
• Corrosion Under Fireproofing (CUF) and long term effects of all types of PFP
• Project history
• Q&A


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Customizable Remote Monitoring in Cathodic Protection & Power Generation
Dean Smith; Sr Sales Mgr, Power Generation
Jodi Rutledge; Regional Sales Mgr, Cathodic Protection, Houston, TX
Buford, GA
770-209-0012 ext. 2021

OmniMetrix provides excellence in remote monitoring. Our goal is to find out exactly what our customers need in the field, and make it happen. Join us to find out about specialty products we have developed like the TappCommander which allows you to adjust your rectifier tap settings from your smart phone, laptop or PC.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Wax Tape History for Corrosion Protection in Field Applications on Above and Below Ground Pipelines
Tom Weber
Sales Manager-Southern Region/International
Houston, TX

• Low surface preparation wax coatings have been used successfully in south Texas since the 1980s.
• Wax tapes present a field coating option for easy to apply and long lasting corrosion prevention solutions in a variety of field and climate conditions.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017
MIC Corrosion
Brandon Rives
Key Account Manager
WadeCo Specialties

• Factors that influence MIC in oil and gas transmission line
• Misperceptions about bacteria in oil pipelines
• Mitigation strategies for growth


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Integrating Drone Technology into Existing Workflows
Ben Carter
DataWing Global
Manger – Marketing & Sales
Cell: (210) 446-1053

• Drone technology can be scaled to meet specific needs in a wide spectrum of operations,
• Safety is paramount in all operations,
• Aviation expertise is a key component in an effective industry drone service,
• Drone technology and drone aviation procedures are proven in industry


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Premature Failure of Structures and Vessels Due To Soluble Salt Contamination
Norman D. Petticrew
CHLOR*RID International, Inc.
Gulf Coast Manager
Cell: (504) 912-7765

• Discuss premature corrosion being more common since the removal of red lead epoxies,
• The causes of premature weld seam failures,
• CUI issues due to soluble salt contamination, and
• The ability to recognize these issues even though they are non-visible to the naked eye.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Corpus Christi Liquefaction
Manager, Government and Public Affairs
Cheniere Energy, Inc.
Portland, Texas
Phone: 361-777-2083

• Developments Underway.
• Updates on the project


Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Common Coating Problems
Paul Kennington
PTK Enterprise LLC
Inspection and Consulting
Houston, TX

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
EMW-C and EMW-I NDT for Annulus and Internal Pipe Inspection
John DeWees, President
WaveTrue Science & Technologies
Albuquerque, NM
(888) 711-2532/ (212) 625-6622
Contact: Jodi Miller
T: (281) 446-9558 M: (346) 600-2018

• Non-invasive examination of cased lines using radar technology.
• Different from Guided Wave in several ways.
• Permanent above ground connectors allows quick super precise monitoring of any changes in the cased line.
• Can be used to monitor wax filling process for confirmation of fullness or gaps of air or water.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Activated Zinc-Rich Primers and the Flux Capacitor
James McDonald
Engineering Sales Manager
NACE Level III Peer reviewed Coatings Inspector
Conroe, TX 77303

Lowest cost, longest life, and easy to apply are the three primary characteristics that Asset Owners and Applicators use to describe the perfect paint system. Since lead paint systems were banned in the late 1970’s, formulators and chemists the world over have searched for a system that could fill the gap. Hempel’s group of really smart folks with white lab coats, went back to the future and created that system.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015
The Use of Composite Repairs for Internal/External Corrosion of Piping and Vessels
Chris Flores
Specification Development Manager
Certified Coatings Inspector No. 20947
NRI - Innovative Composite Solutions
Pasadena, TX 77505

•Intro to composite technology
•Codes and standards related to composite repair technology
•Surface preparation tools and methods
•Surface preparation techniques to handle thin wall pipe
•Engineering process that drives compliance with industry standards
•Quality Control

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
External Corrosion Control: Soils Data and Geology Info to Consider
Cal Chapman, P. E.
Model Law Engineer #35248
NACE-Certified Cathodic Protection Specialist #23357
Chapman Engineering
Boerne, TX 78006
(800) 375-7747

• External Corrosion Control Overview
• Soil Properties That Affect External Corrosion
• Good Sources for Soil Data
• Units of measure for resistivity/conductivity
• Shallow Geology research
• Practical applications of these tools

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Changes in the UHP Waterjetting Coating Removal Equipment Market
Rick Schmalz
Regional Sales Manager
Flow International

• Changes in specifications, coatings and the perception regarding the use of water,
• Advantages of using UHP water,
• Progress in UHP productivity,
• Discussion on where water is not the best choice and where it excels,
• Different applications,
• Future of UHP

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
3D Structured Light Tool in Corrosion & Dent Defect Assessments
Steve Turner
Senior Pipeline Integrity Supervisor
Chapman Engineering
Boerne, TX
Cell 318.470.8895

•Immediate analysis of data using ASME B31G, Modified B31G, & RSTRENG©
•Repeatable measurements, Accurate Immediate Analysis with Documentation
•Lower overall cost for Defect Assessment
•Repeatability each and every time
•Accuracy - within in several mils or < 0.1 millimeter
•Internal error checking - on every pixel
•Visual and digital records - for assessment and regulatory requirements
•Achieve documentation for regulatory requirements / continuous improvement

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
NACE Certification: Trends, Changes, and Programs
Helena Seelinger
Executive Director
NACE International Institute

• Trends in the overall field of certification, especially in a down economy
• Changes to certification programs of the NACE Institute – what NII is doing to protect the value of your certification card
• New Certification programs on the way

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Technical Consideration for Passive Fire Protection, “Constructability”
Flip Shanley
Vice President
Fireproofing Division
Apache Industrial Services
Cell: 225.436.2842
Office: 361-776-5010

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
What Does a Water Analysis Really Mean?
Tom W Pickthall Sr
Missouri City, TX
Cell: 713-252-8755
Office: 281-499-4426

• Review important parts of Water Analysis
• Discuss potential for Scale and Corrosion
• Compare Water Analysis for Changes in Chemistry

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Corrosion Protection and Repair of Corrosion Damage, Using 100% Solid Epoxy Coatings, Repair Compounds, Grouts, Urethane

Scott Boyd
Belzona of South Texas. LLC
Seguin, TX
Cell: 830-660-7987,
Office: 210-651-3332

•How these type products are best used,
•The advantages and disadvantages using these type products,
•Special areas of concern during selection, application, curing etc.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Integrated ECDA Data Collection Capabilities
Charlie Hall
MESA Products
West Jordan, UT
(801) 824-2950

•Allows us to perform ACCA (PCM), ACVG, DCVG and CIS in a single pass.
•The data collected is completely integrated real-time and each data point is submeter GPS’d.
•Since the equipment allows us to perform four critical ECDA tests at once, the costs and time associated to the survey is reduced by 25-35%.
•The equipment data format allows MESA to integrate the post-processed data collected with any inspection data previously collected for the operator, including ILI data.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Coating Failure Analysis
Paul Kennington
Director of Field Technical Service USA
Carboline Company
Paul Kennington/Carboline@RPMPCG

Types of coating problems and causes will be discussed.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Induced AC & Lightning Mitigation for Pipeline Systems
John Hargrave
Senior Sales Marketing Associate
Bass Engineering Company
Longview, Texas

With the growing trend of installing new pipelines in the “clear row” of a high voltage power line, a lot of companies are finding out the hard way about induced AC on their assets. This presentation discusses some the problems and mitigation techniques that may be needed to mitigate the induced AC.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
INTUMESCENT FIREPROOFING - Passive Fireproofing Technologies
Randal Hernandez
Vice President of Business Development
PK Technology
Wichita, KS
316 775 6898

*Types of fireproofing
*Application Process
*Durability & Weather-ability
*Cost comparisons & Total installed costs

Epoxy based fireproofing reduces the total cost of ownership while maintaining fire performance for the life of the facility.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Insulating Coatings in the Industrial Environment
Travis Creech
Project Specialist
Houston, TX 77041

A brief discussion of insulating coatings in the industrial environment, their benefits and limitation, corrosion under insulation, service life, personnel protection, and energy retention. Review of successful applications and areas where insulating coatings are the best insulation solution.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Corrosion Inhibitor Selection and Application
Charlie Trompler
Sales Representative
Impact! Chemical Technologies Inc.
Midland, TX

A brief summary of the main points to be considered when selecting a corrosion inhibitor. Chemical solubility, compatibility with liquids or gases in system, filming tendencies, cleaning characteristics, effect on bacteria and foaming tendencies are some of the things to be considered. Treating methods and treating rates that are normally used with each type of treatment will also be discussed.