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Must-have resources for pipeline protection

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According to the US Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), corrosion causes about a quarter of all incidents involving significant onshore hazardous liquid pipelines, and 20% of incidents involving gas transmission pipelines.

As stated in a recent Materials Performance article examining the trends in such incidents, ‘pipeline leaks and ruptures resulting from internal corrosion increase risks associated with health, safety, the environment, and deliverability, and can result in regulatory actions and litigation against pipeline operators.’

To address this concern, NACE International has released a collection of essential resources for oil industry professionals responsible for the protection of pipeline assets. The books convey decades of industry knowledge and know-how, providing practical tools to manage, prevent, and mitigate corrosion in the oil and gas industry.

Each book is available in paperback or as an e-book at NACE International’s online book store.

Featuring case studies, charts and graphs, and best practices for petroleum industry asset integrity managers seeking to improve their knowledge of corrosion, these books cover topics ranging from protective coatings to cathodic protection.

“I have witnessed numerous times how proper corrosion management applications have resulted in cost optimisations… and improved corrosion awareness and competencies,” said Ali Morshed, author of An Introduction to Asset Corrosion Management in the Oil and Gas Industry.

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.

Add these books to your technical library to learn how to protect your pipelines from corrosion:

CorrCompilation: Mechanism of CO2 Corrosion, Volume 1 & 2

Edited By Sudhakar Mahajanam
Dive deeper into carbon dioxide corrosion mechanism with this compilation, which covers the thermodynamics and kinetics of the corrosion process, iron carbonate scale formation, and what role the metallurgical and microstructural aspects of steel play. Part 2 of this compilation addresses how the metallurgical and microstructural aspects of the steel play a role in this corrosion mechanism.

Available in paperback or as an e-book download in the NACE Store:

Pipeline Coatings

By Y. Frank Cheng and Richard Norsworthy
These authors provide a history and description of various types of pipeline coatings; offer practical information on how to select, test, evaluate, and compare different coating systems; and discuss how coatings work with Cathodic Protection (CP)/CP shielding. This new title would be of particular interest to those who design pipeline or CP systems.

Available in paperback or as an e-book download in the NACE Store:

An Introduction to Asset Corrosion Management in the Oil and Gas Industry, 2nd Edition

By Ali Morshed
The discipline of corrosion management (CM) and its applications are outlined in a clear, concise definition with real-life, applicable case studies so you can apply best practices in asset management in the field. Learn the CM concept and process, its products, shortcomings, and application benefits.

Available in paperback or as an e-book download in the NACE Store:

CorrCompilation: CO2 and H2S Metal Loss Corrosion - 10 Year Review

By Yves Gunaltun
Add 20+ years of knowledge to your shelf (and to your general know-how) on the mechanism prediction, monitoring, and control of CO2 and H2S metal loss corrosion.

Available in paperback or as an e-book download in the NACE Store:

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