ASSET INTEGRITY-1: New model predicts internal corrosion likelihood

01/03/2011
Fengmei SongJohn McFarlandBarron BichonSouthwest Research InstituteSan AntonioLuc HuyseChevron USA IncHoustonFraser KingIntegrity Corrosion Consulting, Ltd.Nanaimo, BCLaurie PerrySouthern California Gas Co.Los AngelesMark PiazzaPipeline Research Council InternationalFalls Church, Va.Defining the term "extremely unlikely internal corrosion threat" to be 20% wall loss within 50 years allowed development of a probabilistic model for predicting whether an IC threat, under a nominal operating condition, is extremely unlikely.With a confident determination of the conditions in which an IC threat is extremely unlikely, operators may be able to present a case to regulators to extend the...
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