CREDENTIALS FOR JEFF SCHRAMUK

NACE CP SPECIALIST # 7695


Professional Experience

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CP Solutions, Inc. is a firm that provides corrosion-control engineering and consulting services for municipal, industrial, and commercial infrastructure. Company President, Jeff Schramuk, is a NACE-certified Cathodic Protection Specialist® and has been working in corrosion control for more than 35 years. He has presented corrosion seminars at NACE® Corrosion Conferences and at the annual conferences of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Mr. Schramuk is also an active member of NACE International® and the American Water Works Association and he has published several technical papers that have appeared in the NACE® monthly journal, Materials Performance and the Journal AWWA.


Professional Affiliations

  • Membership in NACE® International and the American Water Works Association
  • Member of the Illinois Section of the AWWA Water Distribution Committee
  • Contributor to the Third Edition of the AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices – M27 External Corrosion Control for Infrastructure Sustainability (2013)
  • Pipeline Operator Qualification (OQ) for Abnormal Operation Conditions (AOC) and Corrosion Prevention and Cathodic Protection Measurements through NCCER #1869503.
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Published Technical Papers

“Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility’s Underground Corrosion Program,” Journal AWWA, Vol. 104, No. 7, July 2012.

“Assessing the Effectiveness of a Water Utility’s Anode Retrofit Program,” Materials Performance, Vol. 48, No. 1, January 2009.

“Protecting an Existing Ductile Iron Water Main Using Linear Anodes,” Materials Performance, Vol. 47, No. 1, January 2008.

“Field Report – A Sacrificial Anode Retrofit Program for Existing Cast Iron Distribution Water Mains,” Journal AWWA, Vol. 97, No. 12, December 2005.

“Case History – Cathodic Protection for a New Ductile Iron Water Transmission Main,” Materials Performance, Vol. 44, No. 10, October 2005.

“A Sacrificial Anode Retrofit Program for Existing Cast Iron Distribution Water Mains,” Materials Performance, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2005.

“Making Sure Cathodic Protection Works,” Water and Engineering Management, Vol. 141, No. 2, February 1994.

“Cathodic Protection Applications for Aboveground Wastewater Storage and Treatment Tanks,” Materials Performance, Vol. 31, No. 8, February 1992.


Educational & Technical Presentations

2017 – Industry Applications Society and the Industrial Electronics Society of the IEEE, “Understanding Cathodic Protection and Its Applications,” Professional Development Hour (PDH) Meeting, Chicago, IL.

2017 – Des Moines Water Works, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” 6-Hour In-House Training Seminar for Staff Engineers and Field Operators, Des Moines, IA.

2016 – Ottawa County, Ohio, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” Ohio EPA Approval #: OEPA-B8855986-OM, 3.5-Hour Professional Development Course for Water Operators, Danbury WWTP in Lakeside Marblehead, OH.

2016 – Kansas Section of the AWWA, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” KWEA/KS-AWWA Joint Annual Joint Conference, Topeka, KS.

2015 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” IEPA 4-Hour Professional Development Course #9091 for water operators, Elk Grove Village, IL.

2015 – ERI Solutions Annual Environmental Health & Safety Summit, “Preventive versus Reactive Cathodic Protection,” Kansas City, MO.

2015 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” Annual Water Distribution Conference, Addison, IL.

2015 – “Solutions to External Corrosion on Buried Water Mains,” American Water Works Association – “Distance Learning/National Webinar.”

2014 – Ohio Section of the AWWA, “Practical Solutions to External Corrosion Problems on Buried Water Mains,” Annual Distribution Conference, Columbus, OH.

2013, 2012 & 2011 – “Solving Corrosion Problems on Water Utility Transmission and Distribution Main Piping,” Illinois Section AWWA – “Webinar.”

2012, 2010, and 2009 – Iowa Section of the AWWA, Topical Presentations on Corrosion Control Applications for Municipal Water Utilities, Annual Conferences at Various Locations in Iowa.

2012 – American Water Works Association Distribution Systems Symposium & Exposition, “Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility’s Underground Corrosion Program,” Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.

2012 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility’s Underground Corrosion Program,” Annual Water Distribution Conference, Countryside, IL.

2012 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility’s Underground Corrosion Program,” Annual Conference, Springfield, IL.

2011 – Wisconsin Water Association, “Implementing and Managing a Large Water Utility’s Underground Corrosion Program,” Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

2010 – “Galvanic Anode CP Systems” & “Practical Theory of Why Cathodic Protection Does Work,” 10,000 Lakes (NACE Twin Cities Section®) Pipeline Corrosion Control Seminar, Prior Lake, MN.

2009 – Michigan Section of the AWWA, “Solving Corrosion Problems on Municipal Water Distribution Piping,” Fall Regional Meetings, MI-AWWA & Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Gaylord/Port Huron/Mt. Pleasant/Kalamazoo, MI.

2009 – Kansas Section of the AWWA, “Solving Corrosion Problems on Municipal Water Distribution Piping,” Annual Conference, Topeka, KS.

2009 – Michigan Section of the AWWA, “Solving Corrosion Problems on Cast Iron and Ductile Iron Water Mains,” Annual Conference, Lansing, MI.

2009 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Fundamentals of Corrosion and Solving your Corrosion Problems,” Annual Distribution Conference, Countryside, IL.

2009 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Results of an Anode Retrofit Program for Cast Iron Water Distribution Mains in Des Moines, Iowa, Springfield, IL.

2009 – Kentucky/Tennessee Sections of the AWWA, “Corrosion Control for Water Distribution and Transmission Mains,” Annual Conference, Chattanooga, TN.

2008 – “When is Cathodic Protection Achieved,” Annual Purdue University Corrosion Short Course, West Lafayette, IN.

2008-2006 – “Galvanic Anodes,” Annual Purdue University Corrosion Short Course, West Lafayette, IN.

2007 – “Cathodic Protection of an Existing Ductile Iron Water Main Using Linear Distributed Anodes,” Pipelines 2007 International Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers’ Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

2007-2001 – Midwest Energy Association, “Basic Corrosion & Cathodic Protection,” Ames, IA.

2007 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Cathodic Protection of an Existing Ductile Iron Water Transmission Main Using Linear Distributed Anodes,” Annual Conference, Springfield, IL.

2007 – “Introduction to Corrosion Causes and Control,” 46th Annual Purdue University Corrosion Short Course, West Lafayette, IN.

2006 – Wisconsin Water Association, “Solving Corrosion Problems on Cast Iron and Ductile Iron Water Mains,” Annual Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI.

2006 – Speaker on Steel Pipe Panel Discussion, “Pipeline Durability Considerations,” Pipelines 2006 – Service to the Owner, American Society of Civil Engineers’ Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

2006 – Illinois Section of the AWWA, “Cathodic Protection for a New Ductile Iron Water Transmission Main,” Annual Conference, Springfield, IL.

2005 – “A Sacrificial Anode Retrofit Program for Existing Cast Iron Distribution Water Mains,” 5th Annual Underground Infrastructure Management Conference, Washington, DC.

2005 – Iowa Section of the AWWA, “How Corrosion Occurs and its Impact upon Water Systems,” Annual Conference, Des Moines, IA.

2005 – Participant in Technical Workshop “Understanding, Detecting and Correcting Corrosion Problems in Water Distribution Systems,” AWWA Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

2005 – Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, “Midwest Energy Assoc. Operator Qualification Corrosion Seminar,” Green Bay, WI.

2005 – Illinois Section of the AWWA “Corrosion Control,” Piping into the 21st Century Seminar Libertyville, IL.

2004 – NACE Central Area Conference®, “Corrosion Control Solutions for Distribution and Transmission Water Pipelines,” Chicago, IL.

2004 – WI NACE Corrosion Short Course®, “Corrosion Control & Failure Analysis for Water Utilities,” Madison, WI.

2003 – University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering, “Water Distribution System Corrosion Control,” Madison, WI.

2000 – EPRI Service Water Reliability Conference, “Corrosion Control Considerations for Power Generating Stations,” Branson, MO.

1997 – Morgantown, WV University, “Basic Corrosion & Cathodic Protection.”

1995 – NACE Mid-America Corrosion Conference®, “Corrosion Control Design Considerations for Water Transmission and Transmission Systems,” Schaumburg, IL.

1992 – NACE Mid-America Corrosion Conference®, “An Empirical Evaluation of Cathodic Protection Applications for Aboveground Storage Tanks,” St. Louis, MO.