PIPE CORROSION-1 STANDARD DAMAGE-ASSESSMENT APPROACH IS OVERLY CONSERVATIVE

K.E.W. Coulson, R.G. Worthingham NOVA Corp. of Alberta Calgary Guidelines for more accurate assessment of pipe corrosion-damage severity have been developed as a result of research by NOVA Corp. of Alberta. Following these damage-assessment guidelines could help pipeline operators prevent unnecessary and expensive pipe repair or removals. This first part of a two-part series on this research presents the background and establishes the kind of corrosion under scrutiny. The conclusion presents

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