Assessment of Eastern European Pipeline with Microbial Attack
TDW Offering: Integrity Engineering Solutions
Assessment Type: Corrosion Growth
Project Location: Eastern Europe
Dealing with Corrosion
Corrosion continues to be one of the primary threats to pipelines. The most common way to assess corrosion is through in-line inspection (ILI). While the most recent ILI report is a statement of the current integrity, additional assessments are required to predict the future. One inspection can be a basis, but multiple inspections let you see what鈥檚 happening between them, providing an insight into what the future might hold.
Pipeline Operator's Challenge
A customer had a significant amount of deep internal corrosion because of microbial attack coming from the well system. The corrosion was severe enough that the operator wasn't sure whether it would require a new pipeline, or if it could be repaired.听
The results of this analysis clearly indicated the extent of the damage that had occurred across the pipeline. Armed with this information, the operator confidently knew which sections of the system could be repaired, and which section should be outright replaced.