3 Failure Modes for Pipes and Pipelines

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Mechanical parts may suffer failure in many different modes. Mechanical, structural, and material engineers are familiar with failure modes like creep, fracture, corrosion, wear, fatigue, and thermal stress. But how are these terms applied in a practical setting? Here are three failure modes that pipes and pipelines may experience. Corrosion Everyone who has seen rust… Read more »

3 Causes Of Pipe Erosion And How You Can Prevent It

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Eroding pipes can be a nightmare to deal with if you don’t catch them before they burst. Prevent pipe corrosion with pipe saddles, which are designed to insulate pipes and get rid of the risk of pipe corrosion. This is done by preventing moisture from soaking through, as well as preventing metal on metal contact…. Read more »

Tips for Preventing Pipe Corrosion

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In most piping systems, the pipes carry liquids that can wear on the pipes as time goes on. The surface of the pipes can start to deteriorate over time, which is called pipeline corrosion. It’s a common issue among metal pipes with metal corrosion costing the U.S. economy almost $300 billion each year. However, there… Read more »

How to Prevent Internal Pipe Corrosion: A Guide for Industry

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Pipe corrosion is a common problem for oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. If companies ignore the risk of internal pipe corrosion, it may become a serious problem. Corroded pipelines lead to oil spills, shutdowns, and environmental concerns.  Inspection of pipe exteriors is easier. A visual inspection reveals potential problems. New pipeline corrosion protection systems cut exterior corrosion risks.  How… Read more »

Pipe Pads: Why You Need Them and Where to Get Them

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You spend a lot of time and money installing, upgrading, and maintaining the industrial piping system in your building.  It’s not an easy job, but someone has to do it.  What if it could be a little easier? What if you could save time, money and energy with one simple trick? Keep reading to learn… Read more »

A Quick Guide to Commercial Pipe Corrosion Prevention

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Pipelines run everywhere at your business-through the walls, floors, and even underground. If a pipe corrodes or bursts, that could cause major problems and you may even need to close shop while everything gets fixed. You do not want that to happen! There are many kinds of pipes, and many of the best options have… Read more »

3 Easy and Effective Ways to Prevent Pipeline Corrosion

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Corrosion occurs naturally when metal is exposed to air and the environment it’s in. And it happens over time, so you may not always notice when it’s happening. But left untreated, corrosion will impact the strength and aesthetic appeal of your metal. So what are the easiest and most effective ways to prevent pipeline corrosion?… Read more »

How to Protect Your Pipes from Corrosion

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Are you a plant owner or operator concerned about metal on metal corrosion? According to the American Galvanizer’s Association, the estimated cost of corrosion is 3% of the United States annual GDP. In 2016, the U.S. GDP was approximately $18.57 trillion! This surprising statistic reflects the potentially expensive costs that plant owners and other employees… Read more »

Corrode Rage: The Main Causes of Pipeline Corrosion

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Are you concerned about the corrosion of pipes at your business? According to the American Galvanizer’s Association, the cost of pipeline corrosion in the United States is approximately $9 billion annually. These costs can have a significant impact on your company’s bottom line. But the good news is that you can be in better control… Read more »

What Happens When Pipelines Corrode?

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Pipelines are still the safest and most effective way to carry resources such as gas and oil, among others. While this is the case, that doesn’t mean that they don’t fall victim to ruptures and failures at times. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a minor problem when it comes to pipelines. In fact,… Read more »

Why Pipeline Corrosion Protection is Essential for Your Plant

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Corrosion is the deterioration of metals and other materials through chemical interactions with its surrounding environment. If you own a factory or any other place of business with large amounts of pipelines or other metalworks, corrosion is enemy #1. Corrosion is a terribly annoying byproduct of metal pipelines. A recent study found that the global cost… Read more »

3 Pipeline Corrosion Protection Methods to Protect the Environment

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Corrosion is a terribly annoying byproduct of metal pipelines. A recent study found that the global cost of corrosion to float somewhere around $2.5 trillion, which makes pipeline corrosion protection methods critical. That’s nearly 3.4% of our planet’s global GDP. If you own a factory or plant that houses pipelines and other metalworks, you probably… Read more »

Environmental Factors That Cause Corrosion of Pipelines

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America transports goods and other forms of material through 2.4 million miles of pipelines. Crude oil, natural gases, sewer, and most importantly, water travels through these pipelines, which is why the need to understand the environmental factors that cause corrosion of pipelines is important. Corrosion of pipelines is the leading cause of tank and pipeline… Read more »

What Are The Different Types of Corrosion Inhibitors?

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The influential National Association of Civil Engineers (NACE) Cost of Corrosion study estimated a $276 billion in direct costs annually associated with metal corrosion in 2002. In the production and manufacturing sector alone, this is a cost of $17.6 billion every year. Corrosion is a natural occurrence and the costs associated cannot be eliminated entirely…. Read more »

Proven Ways Corrosion Prevention Is Easier Than You Think

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How can you implement a corrosion prevention plan for your pipelines? It’s not easy since corrosion is a part of nature’s process to break down materials. It’s also the main cause of pipeline and storage tank leaks and breakdowns. These breakdowns cost up to $17 billion, according to NACE International. Are you looking for ways… Read more »

5 Pipeline Maintenance Tips

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Are you a plant owner or general manager looking for ways to maintain your pipeline? According to the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness, government statistics show that “a common cause of pipeline incidents is improper or unauthorized digging near a pipeline.”  Other major causes include “mechanical failure, human error, and corrosion.” How can you ensure… Read more »

The Top 6 Elements That Impact Pipeline Corrosion

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What materials impact pipeline corrosion?

Corrosion refers to the tendency of metals to return to their natural condition and the deterioration of material due to chemical and electrochemical reactions. Pipeline metals corrode when exposed to certain elements or materials. This is a natural process which can be halted if the conditions are changed or treatment is applied. If, however, there is no… Read more »

3 Methods to Prevent Pipeline Corrosion

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Pipeline corrosion is one of the most common problems faced in the industry. There are various innovative steps that have been introduced for pipe corrosion protection. However, due to many reasons, these effective and innovative steps have been proved to be a failure in the long run. For proper management and passage of uninterrupted gas… Read more »

4 Shocking Signs You Have Pipe Corrosion

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Due to a combination of factors such as oxygen, leaks, and what not, your pipes will begin to corrode over time. This corrosion takes on a number of forms such as leaks, increased pressure, and ultimately bursting pipes if the situation is not identified and corrected early enough. For that reason, getting to know what… Read more »