Several papers and articles have been published mentioning Polyguard RD-6®. In the interest of disclosure, it should be noted that, after the first several papers were published, Polyguard Products hired the author, Richard Norsworthy, as a full time employee until his retirement in 2013.
BS MATHEMATICS - 1968 - Stephen F. Austin University - Nacogdoches, TX.
12 hours toward Masters Degree in Education - 1985-87 at University of Texas at Tyler
Thru Dec 2013 – Technical Sales for Polyguard Products – Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist – NACE International Certified #4037
Assist in product development, testing and training. Providing technical training to potential customers, writing technical papers and presentations on pipeline coatings and corrosion control.
NACE instructor for Basic Corrosion and Lead Instructor for Cathodic Protection Tester & Technician Certification Program. Helped to write and teach new course “Coatings Used In Conjunction with Cathodic Protection”. Serve on several NACE technical committees.
April 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006 - TEPSCO – Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist – NACE International Certified #4037
Providing consultation on various corrosion control related subjects to a variety of industries. These services include but are not limited to: Providing expertise on pipeline coating types, specifications, testing, plant qualifications, pre-production meetings, plant and field inspections. Cathodic protection design, testing, troubleshooting and overseeing installations. Providing support for regulatory compliance through writing company corrosion control procedures and regulatory manuals. Provide corrosion control training to all levels of company employees, write training programs and manuals. Provide support for internal corrosion problems.
Major Projects with TEPSCO
Atmos - Updates to Atmos cathodic protection and pipeline coatings programs and procedures. Writing a training program for Atmos CP employees.
September of 1996 to March 31, 2005 - Working as an independent consultant.
Providing consultation on various corrosion control related subjects to a variety of industries. Providing expertise on pipeline coating types, specifications, testing, plant qualifications, pre-production meetings, plant and field inspections. Cathodic protection design, testing, troubleshooting and overseeing installations. Providing support for regulatory compliance through writing company corrosion control procedures and regulatory manuals. Provide corrosion control training to all levels of company employees, write training programs and manuals. Provide support for internal corrosion.
Major Projects – Lone Star Corrosion Services
CITGO – Providing technical support, interpretation and overseeing crew doing close interval survey to determine effectiveness of coatings and cathodic protection systems.
Polyguard Products, Inc. – Provide continuing consultation on pipeline coating products through literature review, new product development, testing of existing and new coating systems, on-site evaluations and presentations. Working on developing high temperature coatings, epoxies for wet surfaces and support other areas of the company, such as waterproofing and corrosion control under insulation.
Chinook, Aloe Bay, Mobile Bay 823, 822 & M-43 Pipeline Projects - Exxon-Mobil Exploration and Production - Providing consultation and specifications for high temperature pipeline coating and anode selection for high temperature pipeline systems in the Mobile Bay area of the Gulf of Mexico and California. Provided support for plant qualification, pre-production meeting and testing, and “in-plant” support, inspection and testing during production. Support during the “on and offshore” construction phases of these projects concerning girth weld coating and coating repairs. Provided anode inspection at anode facility.
Provided support to other ExxonMobil Pipeline FBE coating projects. High Temperature Pipeline Coating - Exxon (Jay, Florida) - Providing consultation and testing on products to use on in-service pipelines that operate up to 230F. (October 1996 to present). Mobil Exploration and Production Technical Group (Dallas, TX) - Providing support for test programs of several high temperature pipeline coatings. Tests performed up to 300F internal temperatures.
September 1995 to August 1996 - Dallas Regional Manager for Tomar Systems, Inc.
Manage the Dallas Region office. Consultation and design for various corrosion control projects; Contact potential clients; Prepare proposals for various jobs; Provide training, information and materials to others in the company; Oversee installation of cathodic protection systems; Testing and survey of various cathodic protection systems; Making presentations at a variety of events and organizations; Continue to be active on several NACE International committees; Advisory Board for the Corrosion Technology program at Kilgore College, Kilgore, TX.
Major Projects with Tomar Systems, Inc.:
Consulting with Mobil Oil Corp. on projects in Indonesia, Nigeria, Gulf of Mexico and a variety of other projects. July of 96 supported Mobil on three pipeline projects being coated in Europe by providing support during pre-production meetings and coating process, reviewing quality plans, providing guidance for inspectors, inspection during production and interpreting specifications.
February 1991 to August 1995 - Corrosion Specialist Mobil Oil Corporation - Dallas, TX
Provided corrosion control expertise for all Mobil Asset Services (Pipelines, Marketing Terminals, Service Stations and Lube Plants) and other Mobil affiliates around the world. Provided assistance and response for regulatory audits. Wrote, updated and interpreted regulatory manuals and company policy for corrosion control concerns. Assisted legal department on corrosion related matters. Wrote and revised specifications for pipeline coatings, cathodic protection and internal corrosion control activities. Performed coating inspections during plant and field applications; Wrote, implemented and evaluated coating tests for pipeline coatings; Provided support, training and manuals in areas of corrosion control for Corrosion Technicians, Engineers and others.
Major Mobil Oil Projects:
Cook Inlet Pipeline Company:
Test for Pipeline Repair and Rehabilitation Coatings:
Co-op Program for Asset Services:
Internal Corrosion/ Bacteria Control Program for Crude and Products Pipelines:
Mobil Oil Indonesia:
Mobile Bay Project - USA:
Technical Exchange Meeting (1994) - Saudi ARAMCO:
Shareholder’s Meeting - ADCO (ABU DHABI):
Thammama “F” and “C Project - ADCO:
Other Coating Projects for Mobil:
1988 to 1991 - AMOCO Pipeline Company
1984 to 1988 - Kilgore College
1980 to 1984 - Tenneco (Channel Industries Gas Company)
1979 to 1980 - Kirby Forest Industries.
1968 to 1979 - School teacher, coach and bus driver.
AFFILIATIONS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:
NACE International - Certified Corrosion Specialist (#4037) and member since 1980. Trustee and past Chairman of the North TX section
PUBLISHED PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (Copies upon request)
Richard has made many other presentations on a variety of cathodic protection and coating topics. Designed and taught many corrosion control classes.
Visit the SP0169.com blog which discusses the issues with various external corrosion control methods described in the NACE International SP0169 (formerly RP0169).