October 2018, Vol. 245, No. 10

Corrosion Control

Effect of Acidity, Soil on Failure Probability in SAE-1018 Steel

By Román Olalde and Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Gómez, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), México City In industries that use buried mild steel pipes for the transport of valuable fluids, it is essential to maintain their operation and efficiency, which can be achieved applying the measures of preventive and corrective maintenance required to extend their useful life.  However, the existence of a large number of pipes implies problems in the distribution of human, material and financial resources. A probabilistic tool that facilitates proper decision-making regarding resources is the probability of failure1 (PoF), which indicates which pipe might present a failure before the ot

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