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Basic Internal Corrosion Of Pipeline

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide participants with the fundamentals of implementing, monitoring, and maintaining an internal corrosion control program as part of an overall Pipeline Integrity Management program. This course is focusing on internal corrosion of liquid and natural gas pipelines used for transmissions, storage, and gathering systems. The course combines lecture, hands-on field testing and case studies.



  • Class exercise. Field example for assessing corrosion and performance of the complete analysis regarding: Assessment, Control, Types of Corrosion, Chemical Treatment, etc.
  • Discussion of exercise.
  • This course will be conducted as a highly interactive work session, encouraging participants to share their own experiences and apply the course material to real-life situations. Case studies from different industries will be investigated. Each delegate will receive an extensive reference manual, as well as case studies, while worked out solutions will be handed out to the delegates on conclusion of group discussions.


  • To ensure the concepts introduced during the course are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.


Who should attend?


·         Pipeline Engineers

·         Pipeline Maintenance Engineers

·         Pipeline Specialists

·         Pipeline Integrity Engineers

·         Mechanical Engineers

·         Corrosion Engineers and Specialists

·         Maintenance Engineers

·         Inspection Engineers and Specialists



Course Outline:

v Pipelines Past and Present

  • History of pipelines
  • Types of pipelines
  • Pipelines Statistics


v Corrosion theory and types

  • Fundamentals of corrosion theory
  • The different types of corrosion
  • Corrosion in gas processing facilities
  • Corrosion in water injection systems
  • Forms of corrosion occurring in the chemical and oil and gas industries.
  • Major causes of corrosion (O2, CO2, H2S, microbiologically influenced corrosion)


v Types of pipelines corrosion

  • Uniform or general corrosion
  • Pitting
  • Crevice corrosion
  • Intergranular corrosion
  • Erosion Corrosion
  • Environment-induced cracking
  • Fluid Hydrodynamics and its importance in Internal Corrosion


v Severity of Stress-Corrosion Cracks in Pipelines

  • Stress-corrosion cracks
  • In-line inspections of pipelines
  • Determination/Control of Internal Flows and Flow Accelerated Corrosion
  • Effect of flow on corrosion
  • Evaluating of corrosion inhibitors
  • Important Parameters for The Assessment of Flow accelerated Corrosion
  • Corrosion Mitigation (e.g. Corrosion Inhibitor)

v Types and classification of pipeline defect

  • Defects: main localities of pipeline failures and loss of integrity
  • Basics of pipeline monitoring
  • Typical pipeline maintenance optimization problems
  • Optimal cessation of pipeline performance
  • Optimal interval between inspections
  • Optimal times for pipeline repair



v Internal Corrosion Protection (RK)

· Internal Coatings

· Internal Corrosion Protection

· Cost Effectiveness

· Limitations of Monitoring for Internal Corrosion

  • Formulate and implement maintenance plans to minimise internal pipeline corrosion
  • Latest technologies to tackle harsh and demanding conditions, corrosion sampling, monitoring and measurement
  • Integration of corrosion technology in existing systems
  • Learn about internal corrosion mechanisms responsible for premature failures in pipeline systems
  • Understand the correct application of inspection tools and techniques and their relevance to a specific operation

v Causes of Pipeline Failure   

  • Failure statistics and the relative causes of pipeline failures
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Construction defects
  • Failure modes and how pipelines fail (ductile/brittle fracture)
  • Crack propagation
  • Introduction  to external and internal corrosion (including microbiological induced corrosion)
  • Environmentally induced cracking (SCC)

v Inspection, Assessment and Maintenance

  • Inspection Strategies Plans and Procedures – Risk Based Inspection  
  • Developing an RBI Plan
  • Fitness-For-Service Assessment 
  • NDT Methods and Techniques
  • Probability of Detection
  • Damage Characterization
  • Selecting the correct technique(s)
  • Pigging of Pipelines
  • Smart pigging
  • Cleaning
  • Operational procedures.




v Corrosion control in pipeline

  • Pipe line material selection 
  • Alternation of environment 
  • Proper Design 
  • Cathodic protection  
  • Anodic protection  
  • Coating & Wrapping 


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