Integrity of Pipelines Transporting Hydrocarbons: Corrosion, by Gabriella Bolzon, Taoufik Boukharouba, Giovanna Gabetta,

By Gabriella Bolzon, Taoufik Boukharouba, Giovanna Gabetta, Mimoun Elboujdaini, Mekki Mellas

This publication describes technical and useful facets of pipeline harm. It summarizes the phenomena, mechanisms and administration of pipeline corrosion in-service. the subjects mentioned comprise pipelines fracture mechanics, harm mechanisms and evolution, and pipeline integrity evaluation. the concept that of appropriate hazard can also be elucidated and the longer term software of latest wisdom administration instruments is considered.

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The contribution of existing networks such as technical associations and Working Parties (which are similar to Communities of Practice) can be very important to enhance the cooperation between scientists and experts all over the world. Innovative tools as for instance Social Networks need to be used in their full potential. In the specific case of pipelines transporting hydrocarbon, preliminary results of an application seem to anticipate that: l l l using codes with built-in CR calculations could be misleading, corrosion models are good for materials selection and for the understanding “backward” of failures; they are to be improved for a better prediction of integrity, the integrated use of different data bases, such as failure data, fluid properties, production data, and scientific findings can make the difference for integrity assessment.

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