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RONALD Z.

HODGMAN
660 Montgomery Circle A
Claremont, CA 91711
Cellular: (909) 912-4892
Email: rh98c45e@westpost.net
W
ORK HISTORY
Corrosion Engineer, Schiff Associates, Claremont, CA (2007-2010)
Corrosion Control in the water / wastewater industry
Corrosion Specialist, Northern Natural Gas Company, Bloomington, MN (2006-2007)
Technical support for the Minneapolis Region of Northern Natural Gas.
Pipeline Corrosion / Integrity Engineer, Think Energy /
BP Dome Pipeline, Iowa City, IA (2005-2006)
Contract corrosion and pipeline integrity work for BP Dome Pipeline
Senior Corrosion Engineer, M. J. Schiff & Associates, Inc.,
Concord, CA (2004-2005)
Project manager for pipeline integrity surveys mostly in the water / wastewater
industry
Senior Corrosion Engineer, Corrpro Companies, Inc.,
San Leandro, CA (1996-2003)
Survey and evaluate existing cathodic protection systems, design and install new
cathodic protection systems, and internal and external corrosion failure invest
igations. Involved in cathodic protection design and field testing for a variet
y of cathodic protection applications.
Materials Engineer, Chevron Research & Technology Company, Richmond, CA (1992-19
96)
Pipeline and corporate corrosion control consulting, Chevron corporate technical
manual writer on pipeline corrosion control, corrosion expert witness, non-meta
llics technical support on hoses, elastomers, pipeline coatings, and atmospheric
coatings
Corrosion Specialist, Chevron Pipe Line Company, San Ramon, CA
(1989-1992)
Represented Chevron Pipe Line on NACE International, GRI (Gas Research Institute
), and API (American Petroleum Institute) Technical Committees. Home Office Eng
ineering corrosion consultant. Standardized corrosion standards and practices f
or Chevron Pipe Line.
District Transmission Engineer, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, Victori
a, TX (1988-1989)
Compressor engine maintenance, electronic and dry flow chart gas measurement, co
rrosion control, and other miscellaneous district engineering tasks.
Corrosion Control Engineer, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, New Caney,
TX (1981-1987)
In charge of complete corrosion control of approximately 1,200 miles of natural
gas pipeline located in the states of Texas, Louisiana, and offshore in the Gulf
of Mexico. Supervised two corrosion control technicians.
PROJECTS
Supervised 350 miles of close interval pipe to soil survey and analyzed the surv
ey data to locate pipe coating damage
Key team member in running a total of 900 miles of electronic metal loss survey
and grading of the data which found 3 miles of corroded pipe that required repla
cement.
Assisted computer software developers in designing pipeline integrity software f
or BP Dome Pipeline. Software used included PICS (Pipeline Information Control
System) by Baseline Technologies, Inc., RiskAnalyst by Dynamic Risk, Inc. and HC
A Analyst Tool by Integrated Informatics, Inc.
Construction engineer on hydrotesting 21 miles of pipeline believed to have poss
ible stress corrosion cracking problems.
Wrote the pipeline corrosion control section of the American Petroleum Institute
(API) pipeline integrity recommended practice
Construction Engineer on a 2.5 million dollar pipeline rehab project that recoat
ed 22 miles of 30-inch pipeline and replaced 2 miles of corroded pipe.
Chief Construction Engineer on a pipeline rehab project that replaced 2 miles of
corroded 10-inch diameter pipeline.
Chief Coating Mill Inspector on several projects that coated a total of 150 mile
s of pipe.
Project Leader of testing an experimental computer system to read cathodic prote
ction rectifier data by pipeline patrol plane.
Project Manager for a project which involved close interval pipe to soil survey,
depth of cover, and GPS measurements on 25 miles of petroleum product pipeline.
Designed, witnessed installation, supervised installation, and performed final p
ost-installation inspection as required by project specifications for cathodic p
rotections systems installed to protect natural gas, crude oil, petroleum produ
ct, reclaimed water, and water pipelines.
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Michigan State University
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Tau Beta Pi - National Engineering Honor Society
NACE International
Registered Corrosion Engineer in California, #CR1139
SSPC (Steel Structures Painting Council)