Avoid malfunctions, corrosion and leaks with pipeline corrosion integrity management

Buried pipelines are subject to external corrosion caused by the soil environment. External coating and cathodic protection systems are in place to protect the pipelines as part of the corrosion integrity management.

We provide a full spectrum of Cathodic protection- and non-destructive coating survey techniques.

Both systems, the pipeline coating and the Cathodic Protection (CP) system, need to be monitored to avoid malfunctions, the beginning of corrosion, or even worse a leak on a weak spot of the pipeline.

Based on these techniques, the critical pipeline locations or inadequate CP systems are visualized and proper maintenance activities can be performed.

Survey methods

  • ON-potential data logging (basic survey)
  • ON/OFF potential data logging (e.g. 24h measurements), which can be tailored to the specific situation or request
  • Close interval potential (CIP) survey (over the line advanced survey)
  • direct current voltage gradient (DCVG) survey
  • Pearson survey (ACVG)
  • impressed current measurements or pipeline current mapping (PCM)

How do our cathodic protection experts check and improve the pipeline network of BASF in Antwerp?

Benefits of pipeline corrosion integrity management

Minimize risks and avoid fire hazards

Ensure a safe working environment and avoid fire hazards.

Extend the lifespan of your pipelines

Detect malfunctions, beginning corrosion and leaks and avoid unnecessary costs.

Guarantee continuous operation

Avoid soil contamination or production disruption.