Pipeline and Underground Systems


Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well Electric submersible pump for an oil well


Extending the Service Life of Electric Submersible Pumps in Oil and Gas Wells

An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater An Intro to Pipeline Corrosion in Seawater


When it comes to corrosion engineering, seawater is one of the most important environments to discuss. Here we'll take a look at what...

Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way. Electrical lines in a utility right-of-way.


AC induced corrosion of buried pipelines can occur due to placing electrical utilities in a common right of way. Fortunately there are ways...

Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face Flange Corrosion Repair & Protection: Isolating the Sealing Face


Flanges and valves collectively continue to be a major source of hydrocarbon leaks and releases, according to HSE guidance. For flange...

Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components. Scale in old water pipe components.


Municipal drinking water pipes are susceptible to corrosive scale and lead leaching from the pipe walls. A scale analysis can determine the...

Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems Troubleshooting Cathodic Protection Systems and Function Systems


In order to ensure corrosion control of underground or submerged metallic structures, periodic function testing and troubleshooting of...

Distillation units of oil refinery plant. Distillation units of oil refinery plant. Distillation units of oil refinery plant. Distillation units of oil refinery plant.


Crude oil isn't corrosive, but some of the impurities commonly found in it are. Find out what those components are, and what can be done to...

New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes. New pipe and old corroded rusty pipes.


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

Oil sands in Alberta Canada Oil sands in Alberta Canada Oil sands in Alberta Canada Oil sands in Alberta Canada


An Innovative Coating Solution for Oil Sands Equipment Using a Chromium Carbide Weld Overlays

Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point. Sign indicating a cathodic protection test point.


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

Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed. Old large rusty water pipes. Corroded metal pipe destroyed.


The corrosion of steel piping and its related components is a continuous and virtually unstoppable process. Here we'll look at some of the...

Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline. Engineer inspecting a pipeline.


An electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) generates ultrasound via an electromechanical coupling, and is used to detect pipeline...

Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater. Pipes in seawater.


The chemical reactions responsible for the corrosion of pipes in seawater environments are predominantly electrochemical in nature, so...

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

Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection Quality Control: Protect Your Pipelines with Active Corrosion Protection


Active corrosion protection is so named because the metal’s surface is allowed to come into contact with corrosive elements while...

A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection A Look at Digital Radiography for Corrosion Inspection


Digital radiography uses X-ray radiation and is faster, safer and more efficient than conventional film radiography, thus making it an...

Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method Ice Pigging: The Benefits to Using This Icy Pipe Cleaning Method


Benefits of ice pigging include reduced water use, shorter disruptions, less downtime, lower probability of pipe damage, and minimal...

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....

QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge) QUIZ: Pipeline Crack Inspection (15 Questions to Test Your Knowledge)


The integrity of pipeline networks is threatened by cracks and other defects generated during manufacturing, installation and operation of...