NACE Cathodic Protection Specialist #4343, NACE Senior Corrosion Technologist #4343
Pipeline Corrosion Integrity Manager
Mr. Ames has worked in pipeline corrosion control and operations for 40 years, creating internal and external corrosion management programs for multiple operators over that time. He served with Northern Natural Gas in the Liberal, Kansas area for more than 15 years, before joining a major Houston-based natural gas production, transmission and distribution company. Mike has worked with U. S. DOT, PHMSA and many state agencies in rulemaking, guidance document preparation, and regulatory audit protocols since the 1990’s. Work areas have included internal and external corrosion control of pipeline and compressor station facilities, transmission and gathering lines, smart pigging interpretation and recommendations, risk assessment program implementation and analysis. He has mastered programs including Bass CPDM, FERA, PILARS, IAP, PHD, RSTRNG2, KAPA, CI Surveys, as well as spreadsheet generation for analysis of problems. He has provided project coordination in field operations and ISAT task forces.
Mike has been a NACE International Director for the Central Area, serving on the worldwide board. He has been a trustee for NACE sections, and a NACE course instructor for many years. Mr. Ames provides cathodic protection system design, troubleshooting and support. He reviews CP survey data and makes recommendations for system improvements, remedies. Mike regularly supports clients in their preparation for regulatory audits, and has helped clients through many such audits. He is also expert in AC-power-induced safety and corrosion issues, and in design/installation of mitigation for those issues. In addition, Mike holds credentials and significant experience in internal corrosion control, in-line inspection (or “smart pigging”), maintenance pigging, and integrity management. Mike is a fluent Spanish speaker and writer, and has performed corrosion control work across a lot of South America, Central America and Mexico, in addition to work across North America.
Mike was promoted to Vice President of Chapman Engineering in Autust, 2016.
Upper Iowa University, B. S., Business Administration, 2012
Trinity University, Delaware, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1996
Seward County Community College, A.S., Business Administration, 1979
Presentations worldwide on corrosion control, intelligent pigging and data interpretation, AC mitigation, and “EnvirAnode” technology.