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Title: Computerized system for corrosion control

This paper reports that computerization of basic corrosion measurements to provide record-keeping and graphical output has been used by pipeline companies over the lst decade. Northwest Pipeline Corp. has embarked on an ambition project to expand well beyond the scope of standard computer record-keeping by integrating data analysis and management with computer-aided advanced corrosion engineering practices. Most maturing pipeline systems require immense capital and maintenance expenditures to maintain regulatory levels of cathodic protection consistent with traditional corrosion control methods. Major pipeline coating rehabilitation programs and the installation of numerous anode-bed systems will continue in the absence of sophisticated computer-aided corrosion control methods.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Northwest Pipeline Corp., Salt Lake City, UT (US))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7232659
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Pipeline and Gas Journal; (United States); Journal Volume: 218:10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPUTERIZED CONTROL SYSTEMS; USES; PIPELINES; CORROSION; ANODES; CATHODIC PROTECTION; DATA ANALYSIS; MAINTENANCE; ON-LINE MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; CORROSION PROTECTION; ELECTRODES; ON-LINE CONTROL SYSTEMS; ON-LINE SYSTEMS 032000* -- Natural Gas-- Transport, Handling, & Storage; 990200 -- Mathematics & Computers; 420205 -- Engineering-- Transport & Storage Facilities-- (1980-); 360105 -- Metals & Alloys-- Corrosion & Erosion