Pipeline Corrosion

Corrosion impacts pipelines and how they operate. If corrosion remains undetected or unmanaged, this will cause metal loss which can lead to costly downtime for repairs. Severe corrosion, if left untreated, could lead to catastrophic pipeline failure, resulting in major equipment damage, environmental damage, safety incidents and even loss of life.

Our holistic pipeline corrosion management strategies are tailored to the needs of an operator's upstream, gathering, transmission and distribution assets. We deliver an integrated pipeline management framework that, when combined with our inspection, prevention, management and rehabilitation solutions, enables safe, compliant and efficient pipeline operations.

Diagram of pipeline integrity management framework for corrosion management.ROSEN's Integrity Framework for Pipeline Corrosion

Managing corrosion risk: your pipeline integrity partner

Your pipeline assets and corresponding specific threats are unique, but the solutions you require are widely used and effective across the energy industry. Our holistic approach means that you benefit from an integrity solution approach which is focused on mitigating asset risk. It draws on proven effective technologies which we have developed over decades, serving pipeline operators across the globe.

The result is a corrosion management framework for each individual pipeline in your portfolio that safeguards life, the environment and property – in addition to complying to codes and regulations. Delivered using our innovative metal loss inspection and detection systems as well as coating technologies. Enabled through our dedicated software and data platforms, all managed by our multidisciplinary and expert engineering teams.

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Threat analysis

The starting point for developing your integrated corrosion management strategy is the corrosion threat assessment.

Working closely with your teams, our experts review your pipeline design and operational conditions, identifying credible corrosion threats, associated damage types and potential limitations for inspection.

State-of-the-art inspection solutions can then be suggested and deployed.

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In-line inspection for pipeline corrosion detection

Key information for your corrosion management strategy is provided by the pipeline condition survey. Our in-line inspection solutions include

  • Liquid-coupled ultrasonic (UT)
  • Dry-coupled magnetic flux leakage (MFL)
  • Internal eddy current technologies (IEC)

This combination of leading-edge technologies, implemented and interpreted by our expert data analysis and engineering teams, provides reliable corrosion detection, accurate anomaly sizing, unwanted/unknown connection detection and reporting.

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Integrity assessments for pipeline corrosion management

By understanding the current level of corrosion and other metal loss, our team works with you to develop an effective pipeline integrity strategy that meets your operational efficiency and safety objectives. Our holistic approach to pipeline corrosion management means we consider all relevant factors and apply a wide range of detection and monitoring solutions when conducting integrity assessments. This ensures the corrosion management strategy is focused on the specific operating challenges faced by your upstream, gathering, midstream transmission and distribution assets.

Manage pipeline corrosion with our services

The pipeline integrity framework for corrosion consists of various services ranging from in-line inspection, integrity assessments to corrosion consultancy services.

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