Cathodic Protection

Teaching Cathodic Protection with an Outdoor Pipeline Integrity Lab

A major U.S. university is using funding from Phillips 66 to develop a new outdoor pipeline integrity lab, which will include buried pipe with an active rectifier to simulate real-life activities.

Risk Assessment Justifies Cathodic Protection Retrofit on an Aging Pipeline

As pipelines age, it is important to verify the effectiveness of the coating and cathodic protection systems that protect them against external corrosion, and implement remedial actions if necessary.

Zinc-rich Epoxy Primer Uses Glass Spheres, Zinc Activator to Enhance Corrosion Resistance

A novel, organic zinc-rich primer coating technology relies on a combination of zinc dust, hollow glass spheres, and a proprietary activator to provide cathodic protection with greatly improved mechanical properties (crack resistance) and adhesion.

Remote Monitoring System Tracks Cathodic Protection and Sensor Data

There is a need at many remote oil and gas field sites for data typically collected by specialized sensors. To meet this need, a remote CP monitoring platform was developed that combines a dedicated two-channel CP rectifier/test station monitoring device and a dedicated two-channel sensor/transducer monitoring device into one unit.

Corrosion Behavior of UNS S31083 Duplex SS in China’s Yardang Soil

Due to the high carbon dioxide (CO2) and chloride content in natural gas produced by a gas field in Western China, a high-performance duplex stainless steel was chosen for gas gathering and transmission piping in this area.

Unmanned Aircraft Collect Cathodic Protection Readings on Remote Pipelines

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being utilized more and more in various industries to safely and efficiently inspect critical assets and infrastructure that would otherwise be difficult to access.

Corrosion Basics: Locating Pipeline Coating Defects with a Pearson Survey

One of the first successful techniques for locating coating defects (holidays) on buried pipelines using surface electrical measurements is the Pearson survey, named after its inventor.

Results Posted for NACE International’s 2016 Annual Corrosion Career Survey

Average annual salaries in 2016 are reported for corrosion professionals in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe. A slight gain was seen for the United States and United Kingdom, while a larger increase was recorded in Canada.

Alternating Current Interference Mitigation for a Cathodically Protected Pipeline

It is becoming more common for crude oil or gas pipelines to share their rights-of-way with high-voltage alternating current (AC) power lines. The integrity of AC mitigation facilities is crucial for personnel safety and continued operation of pipelines with effective cathodic protection.

NACE International’s IMPACT Breaks New Ground in the Study of Corrosion Management

NACE International’s new IMPACT emphasizes how to integrate corrosion technology with management systems to optimize corrosion decisions. For findings related to the pipeline industry, three IMPACT study and pipeline experts answer a series of questions.

Corrosion Basics: Protecting Fixed Structures in Seawater

Structures such as steel bulkheads, steel piles supporting piers or wharfs, offshore drilling platforms, and other similar structures may be cathodically protected with either sacrificial galvanic anode systems or impressed current systems.

Internal Cathodic Protection Retrofit for Auxiliary Cooling Water Pipes

A combined-cycle power plant in Asia utilizes seawater as auxiliary cooling water (ACW). The carbon steel ACW pipe was lined with coal tar epoxy. After six months in operation, the ACW pipe started leaking due to internal corrosion. A retrofit impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system was installed.

Using Pipeline Coatings with Cathodic Protection

During the service life of a pipeline, the coating has to maintain its integrity under operating environments and in the presence of cathodic protection (CP). A coating that exposes bare metal areas renders the pipe surface susceptible to corroding species, and a functional CP system will be required. This article discusses the basic principles of corrosion protection with coatings and CP, and the attributes of an effective pipeline coating.

Fundamentals of Rectifier Operation, Monitoring, and Maintenance

Cathodic protection (CP) is an important component for the sustainability of many metal structures. The most common impressed current voltage sources are rectifiers, which can break down. Well-maintained rectifiers can provide uninterrupted CP, which reduces repair costs and labor/technician time.

Corrosion Basics: Close-Interval Potential Surveys

The principle of a close-interval potential survey is to record the pipe-to-soil potential profile of a pipeline over its entire length by measuring potentials at intervals that do not significantly exceed the depth of the pipe.