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Future-Focused Power Infrastructure Integrity Programs Rely on Cathodic Protection Remote Monitoring

Whether it’s raging wildfires or widespread power outages during winter storms, failing power infrastructure can have destructive and deadly consequences.

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Managing Seasonal Effects on CP Operation

Soil characteristics and pipeline corrosion are inextricably linked. It’s well known that soil composition, temperature, moisture, and concentration of ions can all influence where a buried pipeline corrodes and how fast the corrosion occurs.

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Pipeline Indication Characterization

It is critical that pipelines are built to perform as intended and without failure for the Energy sector. When a pipeline fails, it is often something that could have been prevented through proper inspection and testing.

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Modeling Corrosion and Corrosion Protection

Almost every man-made structure involves the use of metals; often, non noble metals that are susceptible to corrosion. The estimated worldwide costs for corrosion derived damages are about 2.5 trillion dollars. Proper corrosion protection could save 15–55% of the cost of these damages.

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Feature and Benefit of UNS S34752

It is well known that the conventional stainless steels such as Type 316L, Type 317L, Type 321(H) and Type 347(H) have risk of PTA-SCC (PolyThionic Acid Stress Corrosion Cracking) and SRC (Stress Relaxation Cracking) occurrence in Hydrotreating units, Hydrocracking units and Delayed Coker units of petroleum refineries

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Encapsulating Plating: Increasing Throughput and Repeatability for Complex Plating Applications

Essentially a hybrid of tank plating and selective plating, the process combines the best of both, offering a sustainable way to plate axi-symmetric parts such as deep bores or recessed areas.

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Process Vessel Corrosion: Cladding Options

When faced with metal wastage, asset owners and operators have viable options available to them in addressing the corrosion mechanisms with a CRA barrier.

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Understanding and Detecting Stress Corrosion Cracking

Stress corrosion cracking (SCC) is a form of environmentally induced cracking and is a threat to pipeline materials exposed to corrosive conditions.

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Mitigating Noise and CUI in Your Processing Plants

When one thinks about potential hazards in an industrial setting such as a refinery, petrochemical plant, or liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal, elevated noise levels might not be a primary concern.

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Multi Sensors Provide Cost Effective, Reliable, Corroborating Data

The use of multi-sensors for underground corrosion control is a cost-effective method for providing several different types of data that more fully characterize conditions at the structure.

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The Effects of Operating a Pipeline Without Isolation

Isolation plays a vital piece in the fight against corrosion. However, isolation in a cathodic protection system is not always used, isolation kits may malfunction, and/or an isolating kit may be found to not be isolating and might be replaced by a non-isolating gasket.

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Improving the Quality of Corrosion Inhibitor Treatments Using Automation

Companies across many industries use internal coating corrosion inhibitors today. These inhibitors are especially effective at protecting steel pipelines and vessels - they create protective films on the insides of these structures to prevent corrosive substances (e.g., oxygen in water, bacteria, and hazardous gases) from coming into contact with pipe surfaces.

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Telluric Current - The Hidden Energy Source with Powerful Effects on Cathodic Protection Systems and Protected Assets

Telluric activity induces time-varying electric currents that affect virtually every buried metallic pipeline on Earth to some degree.

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Corrosion Prevention in Wet Pipe at The Cunduacán I Natural Gas Compression Station, Villahermosa, Mexico

The carbon steel pipes of the Cunduacán I Compression Station operate in a very corrosive environment. The challenge faced by conventional protective coatings is the continuously wet surface of the pipe.

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A Novel Gasket Design for an Isolating Gasket to Solve Common Sealing Problems

Gaskets have been used for many years to disrupt the electrochemical pathway between anodes and cathodes in bolted joints. However, the gasket must maintain its primary objective which is providing a leak tight seal, while being electrically insulating.

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