The remote detection of oil & gas infrastructure corrosion

Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) is hosting a one-day technical event in Melbourne on 21 May to address issues related to corrosion control in onshore and offshore environments. Held as part of ACA’s regular technical program, this event will feature experts discussing the latest challenges and developments in materials engineering and corrosion control.

Corrosion accelerates the degradation of oil and gas infrastructure including pipelines, rigs, towers and refineries, representing an annual cost of many millions of dollars to the industry. Thousands of kilometres of pipelines around the world are mostly constructed from metal and exposed to a range of physical, climatic and chemical environments that can cause corrosion. Harsh environments, especially coastal, tropical and desert, can accelerate the rate of decay.

Ignoring the effects of corrosion can be very expensive for owners of high-value assets. Planning for corrosion control and mitigation delivers several advantages, including extending the life of an asset and reducing maintenance time and costs.

The upcoming ACA event on corrosion will feature sessions that will focus on remote inspection and identification of hidden corrosion within oil and gas infrastructure. Speakers and participants will have the opportunity to share their work experiences, case studies, best practices, engineering guidelines, and failure analysis in a technical exchange open forum, aiming to look at new technologies and methodologies to fill the gaps in these industries.

Oil and gas industry personnel such as Asset Managers, Structural, Process and Maintenance Engineers, Specialist Contractors and Asset Condition Inspectors can participate in this event to achieve more effective solutions in the prevention, detection and remediation of corrosion problems. 

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