Validation of External Corrosion Growth-Rate Using Polarization Resistance and Soil Properties

The objective of this project is to estimate corrosion growth-rates, reduce assessment costs, and improve the selection of reassessment intervals of pipelines and increase their safety. This will be achieved by: (1) perform field tests and demonstrations using LPR and ER technologies; (2) correlate results with weight-loss of buried coupons; (3) evaluate soil parameters that affect corrosion; and (4) incorporate the measurements into a database and program that improves corrosion-rate estimates.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $259811.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Kieba, Max

  • Performing Organizations:

    Operations Technology Development NFP

    1700 South Mount Prospect Road
    Des Plaines, IL  United States  60018
  • Principal Investigators:

    Droessler, Maureen

  • Start Date: 20080815
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110414
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35396

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01494434
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTPH56-08-T-000022
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2013 1:01AM