Pipeline and Underground Systems


Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention Using Metallization (Thermal Spraying) as Corrosion Prevention


Due to its durability and corrosion protection, metallization (thermal spraying) is an excellent protection method for structures with a...

Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well Decommissioning Your Cathodic Protection Well


Decommissioning a deep anode well, or ground bed simply by removing the surface hardware and walking away is often no longer acceptable....

A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation A Two-Step Solution to the High Cost of Corrosion Under Insulation


The direct and indirect costs of corrosion under insulation (CUI) are substantial. Aging infrastructure contributes to the total cost. A...

Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures Corrosion and Electrical Interference in Buried Metallic Structures


Electrical interference is a threat that accelerates corrosion in buried metallic structures such as pipelines, tanks and vessels....

Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry Remote Corrosion Monitoring Systems in the Oil and Gas Industry


Companies use remote corrosion monitoring systems to prevent pipelines and other plant equipment from failing in the field. Discover where...

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...

Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines Corrosion Prevention for Buried Pipelines


Corrosion of the internal and external surfaces of pipelines is a leading cause of buried pipeline failure, which in turn leads to huge...

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...

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...

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...

Alan Kehr: Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Alan Kehr: Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Alan Kehr: Specifying FBE Coatings for High-Temp Pipelines Alan Kehr: 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...

What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems What Hot Summer Days Mean For Your Insulated Piping Systems


Summertime can create specific challenges for your insulated piping system. Extreme temperature swings can have a significant impact on the...

Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines Cathodic Protection Design Differences for FBE-Coated Pipelines


Alan Kehr provides some guidance and perspective on an article published in Pipeline and Gas Journal: “Fusion-bonded Epoxy’s Effects on...

Ice Pigging: New European Pipe Cleaning Innovation Ice Pigging: New European Pipe Cleaning Innovation Ice Pigging: New European Pipe Cleaning Innovation Ice Pigging: New European Pipe Cleaning Innovation


A water infrastructure corrosion expert reviews a paper by researchers at the University of Bristol on an innovative technique called ice...

Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection Use of Insulating Coatings for Hazard Protection


Corrosion under insulation (CUI) causes many safety hazards in industrial facilities, many of which are prevented by using thermal...

Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues with Zinc: New Guidance Discussed


Zinc is widely used in the oil & gas industry, but its safety is being called into question by regulators and the industry, especially for...

Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines Testing For Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in Pipelines


Maintaining pipeline integrity is crucial in the oil & gas industry. When pipeline defects are detected, or pipeline failures occur,...

Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan Polyurea Coating Spotlight with Kyle Flanagan


Polyurea coatings expert, Kyle Flanagan, discusses new market developments, construction projects using polyurea systems, new standards and...