Cathodic Protection

U.S. Study Calls for More Oversight of Offshore Oil, Gas Pipelines

According to a study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a more robust oversight process is needed to ensure the integrity of approximately 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. New proposed rules are expected by late 2022.

IMPACT PLUS: How One Company Is Helping Themselves and the Industry

Corrosion management audits are beneficial to participating companies because they identify where opportunities are to improve internal processes and procedures. Gaps are often found between different business or geographic units.

Nominations Sought for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Since 2014, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program has provided a forum for innovative professionals to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their solutions. Winners are selected by a diverse industry panel.

Researchers Develop New Probe to Measure Corrosion of Concrete Rebar

A research team at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay has developed a new surface probe to measure the extent of corrosion in concrete rebar, which they say is more sensitive and accurate than conventional measurement techniques.

Clean Tech and Developing the Digital Oilfield

Digital oilfield operations seek to use digital technology to replace manual processes. This can offer a myriad of benefits, including improved cathodic protection monitoring data, safety, cost efficiencies, and a significant reduction of potential negative environmental impacts.

Water Main Breaks: Case Studies and Analysis

Water main breaks lead to extensive costs and make up a significant portion of municipal budgets due to repair costs, flood damage, loss of revenue for companies impacted, and the disruption to essential public services like health care or fire protection.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 3

In the final column of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Using Impressed Current Cathodic Protection in Urban Areas

There are times when it is necessary to use impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) in urban areas, in spite of concerns about extensive interference. This article describes three ICCP systems that can be used safely in urban environments. They are distributed anode (parallel) groundbeds, deep anode groundbeds, and low-output surface groundbeds.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.

Anodes Performance of Subsea Vibration Data Logger System

In deep-water applications in the Gulf of Mexico, vibration-induced fatigue issues often arise due to wave-induced motion, vessel-induced motion, vortex-induced vibration, and/or flow-induced vibration.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 2

In part two of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.

Susceptibility of Grouted Post-Tensioned Tendon Strands to Embrittlement

There is growing concern that prestressing steel strands within post-tensioned tendons could experience hydrogen embrittlement. One proposed source of hydrogen is galvanic coupling that may exist between the galvanized steel duct and the steel strands.

AMPP Introduces Communities of Interest as New Member Benefit

More formalized than existing groups with moderators and formed under AMPP program committees, professionals can engage with those who share a common interest, demographic, or are from the same geographic area.

Facts and Figures on the First AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

The first-ever AMPP Annual Conference + Expo took place during March 2022 in San Antonio, Texas. Here’s a look back at some of the key takeaways for corrosion control and protective coatings professionals.

AMPP Member Reflects on Champlain Towers Efforts: Part 1

In the debut of this three-part series, longtime AMPP member Byron Evetts provides his perspective on the Champlain Towers South recovery efforts and wreckage in the days after the devastating collapse.