Pipeline and Underground Systems


An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Pipeline corrosion—and the related catastrophic failures that it can cause—cost billions of dollars to the economy each year. Here's how it...

Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring Multi-Technique Pipeline Corrosion Monitoring


Individual corrosion monitoring techniques can be misleading and indicate no corrosion or only one type of corrosion. Here, we take a look...

An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement An Overview of Cathodic Protection Potential Measurement


Learn about cathodic protection potential measurement, a method used to determine the adequacy of a cathodic protection system by comparing...

Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention Gas Pipelines: Internal Corrosion Protection and Fire Prevention


Electrochemical reactions on the internal surfaces of gas pipelines can result in corrosion and, ultimately, gas leaks, fires and...

Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation Solving Multilayer Coating Delamination Issues During Pipeline Installation


During the installation of pipelines with multilayer coating systems, it is not uncommon for delamination to occur in the cutback area of...

Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines Guided Wave Ultrasonic Testing for Non-piggable Pipelines


Guided wave ultrasonic testing (GWUT) is a viable alternative for pipelines considered to be non-piggable because they are located in...

The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method The Tuberculation Battle: How to Effectively Use the Unidirectional Flushing Method


Tuberculation is a common problem associated with aging metal iron pipes. In an attempt to improve operational efficiency and overall water...

Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure Evaluating New Trenchless Technology for Water and Wastewater Pipeline Infrastructure


New economical rehabilitation technologies show promise in extending the operation life of critical assets. A review of a recent EPA study...

Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained Increased Rates of Copper Corrosion in the Zone of Aeration Explained


Variation in environmental conditions tends to create conditions ideal for the formation of differential aeration cells in the zone of...

The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry The Impact of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2011 on the Industry


Even though pipelines are one of the safest and most reliable forms of energy transportation, there is a long history of pipeline failures...

What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion What We Can Learn From Mass Underground Water Pipe Corrosion


A lack of effective corrosion prevention could be a main cause for the failure of the metallic pipes used for the water system. This...

The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems The Key Causes of System-Dependent Corrosion in Piping Systems


A combination of factors can cause system-dependent corrosion in a piping system. Learn more about them here.

How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework How a Robust Composite Doubled the Life of FGD Pipework


Pipework at a coal-fired power station in the UK was experiencing severe corrosion caused by abrasive limestone slurry. 12 corroded pipe...

Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation Protecting Pipelines from Corrosion Under Insulation


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) prevention with thermal sprayed aluminum (TSA) provides long-term and reliable prevention that reduces...

Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats Top 10 Corrosion Threats


There are many different corrosion problems that can significantly impact a facility. Some problems are very specific to properties of...

How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion How New Oil & Gas Extraction and Transportation Methods are Influencing Pipeline Corrosion


Advanced oil and gas extraction techniques are used to help increase the efficiency of extraction and transportation. These techniques have...

Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines


We spoke to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) expert, Alan Kehr, about specifying this material for high-temperature pipelines.

Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable Decline in Quality of Piping Making Corrosion Inevitable


The steady decline in the quality of today’s piping products means the potential of serious corrosion problems, often despite all the...

Pitting Corrosion in Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines Pitting Corrosion in Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines Pitting Corrosion in Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines Pitting Corrosion in Oil and Gas Wells and Pipelines


The hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide gases responsible for pitting are most commonly encountered in the oil and gas sector. For this...