An Engineered, Integrated Approach to External Corrosion Management
Trey Johnston, Corrpro, Houston, Texas, USA
Keith Parker, Enbridge Liquid Pipelines, Bay City, Michigan, USA
The Enbridge External Corrosion Prevention Team is developing a unification of corrosion monitoring and mitigation strategies that will minimize and effectively manage external corrosion risks. The expected outcomes of such an approach are increased safety and reliability of the pipeline system along with improvements in operating efficiency. The efforts are consistent with general industry trends emphasize capitalization of extensive historical data and increased use of analytical tools including advanced diagnostics and modeling to help manage the relevant corrosion threats.