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Pragmatic Approach to Estimate Corrosion Rates for Pipelines Subject to Complex Corrosion

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Markus R. Dann

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Luc Huyse

Chevron ETC, Houston, TX

Paper No. IPC2014-33146, pp. V003T12A006; 8 pages
  • 2014 10th International Pipeline Conference
  • Volume 3: Materials and Joining; Risk and Reliability
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 29–October 3, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: Pipeline Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4612-4
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


Corrosion is a common degradation process for most oil and gas pipelines in operation that can lead to leak and rupture failures. To avoid failures due to corrosion, integrity management plans for pipelines require fitness-for-service (FFS) assessments and remaining life analysis of the corrosion features that are detected by in-line inspections (ILIs). The objective of the present paper is to support the deterministic integrity and remaining life assessment of pipelines by introducing a pragmatic approach for the determination of corrosion rates from two inspections. The proposed approach is primarily tailored towards upstream and subsea pipelines that are subject to very high density internal corrosion rather than transmission pipelines with low to moderate densities of external features.

ILI data may be subject to significant measurement errors and feature matching for two ILIs can become highly unreliable if high-density corrosion is present. To address these uncertainties, the backbone of the proposed approach is to focus on corrosion clusters rather than individual corrosion pits and a filtering process is utilized to identify true corrosion growth. The introduced approach is supported by theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The approach can be easily executed in spreadsheet software tools without the application of advanced statistical and probabilistic methods for the deterministic remaining life assessment in practice.

Copyright © 2014 by ASME
Topics: Corrosion , Pipelines



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