Below Ground



An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion An Introduction to Soil Corrosion


Did you know that soil could be highly corrosive? Find out which factors determine the corrosivity of soils, and what can be done to...

What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines? What Causes Stress Corrosion Cracking In Pipelines?


Stress corrosion cracking occurs as a result of a combination of corrosion and tensile stress. Here we'll take a look at the types of SCC...

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 Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection The Basics of Cathodic Protection


The function of cathodic protection is to reduce the potential difference between anodes and cathodes to a neglected value. Here's how it...

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....

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...

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....

Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills Cathodic Protection and Anode Backfills


Cathodic protection is a key method for preventing corrosion, and understanding its basic concepts is very important. Here we look at the...

Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures Stray Current Corrosion and Preventive Measures


Stray current can cause serious damage if left unchecked. However, there are methods for detecting and combating it. Read on to find out...