March 2017, Vol. 244, No. 3

TechNotes

New Standard for Corrosion Testing Published

Business standards company BSI has published the new standard for corrosion testing in pipelines used in the oil and gas industry. BS 8701 Full ring ovalization test for determining the susceptibility to cracking of linepipe steels in sour service – test method enables measurement of corrosion and environmentally assisted cracking of pipelines. The issue of pipeline stability and integrity has always been of great importance to the oil and gas industry for the safe transportation of petroleum and natural gas products. Not least because of the damage that can be caused if a pipeline fails and spills product into the local environment. This standard updates the 1996 HSE Guidance document OTI

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