# Profession corrosion technician

Corrosion technicians monitor the integrity from a pipeline and provide repairs to it if needed. They ensure that the pipelines are properly connected and are in line with the health and safety regulations. Corrosion technicians inspect cathodic protection systems and pipeline connection points for corrosion. They may also assist in the designing of pipelines, analyse soil and write reports on technical issues.

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## Knowledge

• Chemistry

The composition, structure, and properties of substances and the processes and transformations that they undergo; the uses of different chemicals and their interactions, production techniques, risk factors, and disposal methods.

• Engineering processes

The systematic approach to the development and maintenance of engineering systems.

• Corrosion types

The various types of oxidation reactions with the environment, such as rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others.

• Risk management

The process of identifying, assessing, and prioritising of all types of risks and where they could come from, such as natural causes, legal changes, or uncertainty in any given context, and the methods on dealing with risks effectively.

• Engineering principles

The engineering elements like functionality, replicability, and costs in relation to the design and how they are applied in the completion of engineering projects.

• Mathematics

Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.

• Types of pipelines

Know various types of pipelines and their different usages. Differentiate between pipelines used to transport goods over short and long distances, and understand their respective feeding systems.

• Physics

The natural science involving the study of matter, motion, energy, force and related notions.

• Quality assurance methodologies

Quality assurance principles, standard requirements, and the set of processes and activities used for measuring, controlling and ensuring the quality of products and processes.

## Skills

• Repair pipelines

Conduct maintenance and repair work on pipelines to prevent or remedy damages using, if necessary, remote-controlled robots.

• Collaborate with engineers

Work closely and communicate with engineers on designs or new products.

• Inspect pipelines

Walk flow lines to identify damage or leaks; use electronic detection equipment and conduct visual inspections.

• Write technical reports

Compose technical customer reports understandable for people without technical background.

• Recognise signs of corrosion

Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.

• Create solutions to problems

Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

• Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

• Write work-related reports

Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

• Execute analytical mathematical calculations

Apply mathematical methods and make use of calculation technologies in order to perform analyses and devise solutions to specific problems.

• Manage health and safety standards

Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

## Optional knowledge and skills

laboratory techniques perform scientific research mechanics soil science create designs for pipeline engineering prepare chemical samples design principles chemical processes keep records of work progress assess environmental impact types of metal analytical chemistry perform laboratory tests use ict systems conduct soil sample tests use personal protection equipment use a computer detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure inorganic chemistry production processes soil structure

Source: Sisyphus ODB