Mitigation of External Corrosion on Buried Pipeline Systems

Publication #: 2009-0011

Published: Jun 2009

Pages: 27 p.

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Filed Under: Industry Operations, Responsible Canadian Energy

This document addresses the design, maintenance and operating considerations for the mitigation of external corrosion on buried pipelines constructed with carbon steel materials.

Corrosion is a dominant contributing factor to failures and leaks in pipelines. To deal with this issue, the CAPP Pipeline Technical Committee has developed industry recommended practices to improve and maintain the mechanical integrity of upstream pipelines. They are intended to assist upstream oil and gas producers in recognizing the conditions that contribute to pipeline corrosion incidents, and identify effective measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of corrosion incidents.

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