Pipeline and Underground Systems


The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings The Science behind Oil and Natural Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Coatings


Internal and external pipeline coatings play key roles to prevent oil and natural gas pipelines from coming into contact with corrosive...

The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys The Benefits of Timely and Effective Reporting When Conducting Pipeline Close Interval Surveys


Close interval surveys are an inspection tool that assesses and reduces the impact of external corrosion on pipelines in order to improve...

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....

Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems Best Practices in Installing Process Vessel Lining Systems


This article in “Internal Corrosion Management of Process Vessels in the Oil & Gas Industry” series explores best practices in installing...

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...

CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating CUI Myth: The Type of Insulation isn't as Important as the Coating


We explore the CUI myth: 'In the CUI temperature range, if the right coating is just put on properly after excellent surface prep,...

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...