In the oil and gas industry, corrosion accounts for more than 25% of failures, according to a recent NACE International report. Corroded pipe repair or replacement costs the industry more than $7 billion per year, based on estimates from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers.
The economic crisis has affected pipeline construction as with many other industries, because of the lack of availability of finance for new projects, and because of the drop in oil and gas prices. However, oil prices are starting to rise again in 2010 and the outlook for pipe coating is very encouraging, according to Noru Tsalic, Consultant at Applied Market Information.
So I’m sitting at my desk, trying to figure out how to make Excel do what I want it to, but all I am getting is “#VALUE!.” What does that even mean? Then my phone rings.
The call is from our construction supervisor, who is overseeing the repair digs on a recently completed 200-mile coating survey on a buried pipeline. He asks, can our survey method identify anomalies under concrete coating or swamp weights?
The external corrosion protective coating of critical buried flowlines experienced premature coating failure in specific applications at Uthmaniyah Gas Plant in Saudi Arabia.
International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has introduced Intertherm® 898 CSA, a two-component cold spray aluminum-coating system specifically designed to help protect piping from corrosion and a wide range of temperatures with a single-coating solution.