BEASY once again attended the annual NACE Corrosion Conference, which this year was held between March 26-30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
We were active in both the conference programme and exhibit hall showing our modelling services and software to support engineers with responsibility for corrosion aspects related to offshore and onshore structures, and also in the wider manufactured sector (aircraft, vehicles, etc).
Predicting The Impact Of Interference On the Corrosion Control Of Offshore Oil & Gas Assets
Designing and operating cathodic protection (CP) systems to protect oil and gas structures from corrosion in offshore marine environments is a complex task as interference can degrade the protection provided and accelerate anode depletion. Modern developments frequently consist of connected assets like well casings, seabed flow lines, pipelines, well-head structures, risers, and surface vessels such as floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) units.
Although these structures are often separated by large distances, the relatively low resistance of seawater means they pose the potential to interfere with each other and significantly affect the overall performance of a CP system. Computer modelling technologies provide improved predictions of CP system performance and identify the risks of interference.
Mitigating Pipeline Interference From DC Railways
Mitigating Pipeline Interference From DC Railways Predictive modelling can play a significant role in the design, planning and operation of cathodic protection systems used to protect pipelines. It can also be used to verify the protection provided, inform selection of an optimum design and assess and facilitate assessment and mitigation of interference from third parties such as railways etc.
The problem of stray current interference from railway, metro and tram sources is a growing concern as it may cause pipeline corrosion resulting in environmental pollution, unsafe operations, and reduction of the pipeline service life.
These are just some of the applications we will be discussing and presenting at NACE 2017. Please come and visit us at booth 2027, or if you would like to set up a meeting to discuss any aspect of BEASY's modelling and software services, please contact us.