Cathodic Protection

External Corrosion Sparked Canadian Gas Pipeline Rupture, Fire

In a newly released investigative report, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says external corrosion led to a natural gas pipeline rupture near Fox Creek, Alberta, which caused an explosion and fire near a small community.

2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo Returns to Gulf Coast

The 2024 version of the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo takes place from March 3-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Through our exclusive Show Daily coverage, here’s our look at the event’s key highlights, along with updated information on scheduling and beyond.

Reasons to Attend the AMPP Annual Conference + Expo 2024

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) already has a full slate of peer-reviewed symposia, workshops, networking events, technical meetings, and much more scheduled for its March 2024 gathering in the Crescent City.

How Sustainability Will Play a Key Role in AMPP’s Future

In a panel discussion, veteran AMPP members Cal Chapman (Chapman Engineering) and Sandy Williamson (Williamson Integrity Services) joined Materials Performance (MP) Magazine Editor Kerry Cole to explain what sustainability means to them and why it is critically important to our industry.

How Stress Corrosion Cracking Led to Arizona Pipeline Blast

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators believe a deadly natural-gas pipeline explosion in rural Arizona resulted from gaps in protective tape wrapping. This led to water leakage and corrosion and cracks along a seam weld.

Advances in Protecting Pipelines from Hurricane Damage

With the Northern Hemisphere’s 2023 hurricane season in full swing and nearing its annual peak, emerging technologies and artificial intelligence are among new tools offering hope for superior pipeline protection against mighty storms.

How Solid-State Decouplers Can Optimize Cathodic Protection Systems

To minimize corrosion, pipelines and storage tanks rely on coatings, isolation joints, and cathodic protection systems to isolate the structure from the earth. However, to mitigate the hazardous effects from AC interference and lightning, these structures require intentional earthing systems.

Multistage Commissioning and Concurrent Survey Work on a New Pipeline

On a new pipeline in southeast Texas, this multiphase corrosion control project encompassed the design of cathodic protection and induced alternating current (AC) mitigation systems, followed by subsequent installation, commissioning, and post-construction survey work.

Study: U.S. EPA’s Lead, Copper Rule Exceeds Financial Estimates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s revised lead and copper rule for drinking water costs $335 million to implement while generating $9 billion in annual health benefits. According to a university study, this significantly exceeds prior projections.

AMPP’s Alan Thomas Outlines Priorities as New CEO

Effective April 1, 2023, Alan Thomas became the new CEO of the Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP). In this exclusive interview, AMPP’s new leader introduces himself while expressing some initial priorities.

PHMSA’s New Rule Updates Pipeline Corrosion Control Requirements

Tyler Laughorn, corrosion control specialist at Burns & McDonnell, explains what industry professionals need to know regarding PHMSA’s recently finalized rule on protective coatings, cathodic protection surveys, and internal corrosion monitoring and mitigation for gas transmission pipelines.

Life Extension of An Aging Offshore Oil Pipeline

This technical article presents the life extension approach to maintain safe operation of an aging offshore wet crude pipeline. The approach includes the evaluations of corrosion threats, pipeline integrity, and effectiveness of corrosion control practices.

U.S. Army Lead Explains Nondestructive Testing, Corrosion Program

Tim Goddette, deputy assistant secretary for sustainment, recently visited Aviation and Missile Command headquarters at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to discuss the U.S. Army’s nondestructive testing and corrosion program.

Offshore Test Measures Electrical Potential of Subsea Pipelines

Kawasaki Heavy Industries completed a joint offshore verification test with French energy company TotalEnergies to measure the electrical potential of subsea pipelines during close-range inspections. The test was conducted using an autonomous underwater vehicle.

Key Takeaways from the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo

Held this March in Denver, Colorado, the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo drew more than 5,700 attendees and 380 exhibiting groups from the global corrosion and coatings industries. Preparations are already underway for the 2024 show in New Orleans, Louisiana.