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Essential Resources for Pipeline Corrosion Mitigation

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Unprotected pipelines, whether buried in the ground, exposed to the atmosphere, or submerged in water, are susceptible to corrosion. In the US, studies by the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) show that corrosion is one of the most prevalent causes of pipeline spills or failures, representing a quarter of reported incidents for pipelines transmitting natural gas and hazardous liquids.

As the world’s pipeline infrastructure expands and ages, industry experts and regulatory bodies agree that effective integrity management can reduce dangerous pipeline failures – saving lives, reducing downtime and optimising costs in the oil and gas industry.

NACE International has released a collection of technical resources for oil industry professionals responsible for the protection of pipeline assets. These books convey decades of industry knowledge, and provide practical tools to manage, prevent and mitigate corrosion in the oil and gas industry.

These titles are now available at the online NACE Store in paperback and as digital downloads. Pipeline professionals will also find a library of downloadable standards documents, plus conference papers relating to best practices for corrosion management in the pipeline industry.

Pipeline Coatings | Y. Frank Cheng and Richard Norsworthy
This new title begins with a comprehensive history and description of various types of pipeline coatings and offers practical information on how to select, test, evaluate and compare different coating systems. The authors also discuss how coatings work with cathodic protection (CP) shielding. This book is recommended for those who design pipeline or CP systems.

Field Guide to Internal Corrosion Mitigation and Monitoring for Pipelines | Richard B. Eckert
Rick Eckert’s career in corrosion engineering has presented him with a wide array of experiences, from analysing metals in a laboratory to crawling on the inside of a pipe on the North Slope of Alaska to search for corrosion. Eckert draws on these experiences in his newest book, Field Guide to Internal Corrosion Mitigation and Monitoring for Pipelines. This book is intended to help oil and gas pipeline operators, corrosion professionals, integrity experts and risk management practitioners assess, control and manage the effects of internal corrosion on pipeline systems, thus improving the safety, reliability and integrity of their operations.

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