A variable game changer for those companies operating in hostile, corrosive marine environments, Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures provides critical corrosion control tips and techniques that will prolong structural life while saving millions in cost. In this book, Ramesh Singh explains the ABCs of prolonging structural life of platforms and pipelines while reducing cost and decreasing the risk of failure. Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures places major emphasis on the popular use of cathodic protection (CP) combined with high efficiency coating to prevent subsea corrosion. This reference begins with the fundamental science of corrosion and structures and then moves on to cover more advanced topics such as cathodic protection, coating as corrosion prevention using mill applied coatings, field applications, and the advantages and limitations of some common coating systems. In addition, the author provides expert insight on a number of NACE and DNV standards and recommended practices as well as ISO and Standard and Test Methods. Packed with tables, charts and case studies, Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures is a valuable guide to offshore corrosion control both in terms of its theory and application.
- Prolong the structural life of your offshore platforms and pipelines
- Understand critical topics such as cathodic protection and coating as corrosion prevention with mill applied coatings
- Gain expert insight on a number of NACE and DNV standards and recommended practices as well as ISO and Standard Test Methods.
Section I: Basic Concepts of Corrosion Chapter 1: Need for the Study of Corrosion Chapter 2: Corrosion Principles and Types of Corrosion Chapter 3: Corrosion Control and Monitoring Section II: Anodes Material and Testing Chapter 1: Anode Materials Chapter 2: Anode Testing and Quality Control Section III: Cathodic Protection of Offshore Structures Chapter 1: Offshore Structures Chapter 2: Cathodic Protection of Fixed Offshore Structures Chapter 3: Cathodic Protection of Offshore Pipeline Risers and Associated Equipment Section IV: Coating and High Efficiency Coating Systems Chapter 1: Coating for Corrosion Prevention Chapter 2: High Efficiency Coating and Cathodic Protection Chapter 3: Testing of High Efficiency Coating Materials and their Efficiency Section V: Maintenance of CP Systems and Retrofitting to Continue Cathodic Protection Chapter 1: Introduction to Retrofitting Chapter 2: Corrosion Control for Existing Offshore Pipelines Chapter 3: Corrosion and CP System Assessment Methods Chapter 4: New Approach to Cathodic Protection Design for New Pipelines Chapter 5: Attenuation Modeling for Offshore Pipelines Section VI: International Bodies and Specifications that Address Corrosion and Explanation of Symbols, Constants, and Indices Chapter 1: International Bodies that Address Corrosion Chapter 2: Commonly Used Constants, Quantities, and Symbols Appendix Reading List and Bibliography Index
Ramesh Singh, MS, IEng, MWeldI, is registered as Incorporated Engineer with British Engineering Council UK and a Member of The Welding Institute, UK. He worked as engineer for various operating and EPC organizations in Middle East, Canada and US. Most recently, he worked for 10 years with Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston, TX. He is now consulting in the fields of pipeline integrity and related materials and corrosion topics. Ramesh is a graduate from Indian Air Force Technical Academy, with diplomas in Structural Fabrication Engineering and Welding Technology. He has been member and officer of the Canadian Standard Association and NACE and serves on several technical committees. He has worked in industries spanning over aeronautical, alloy steel castings, fabrication, machining, welding engineering, petrochemical, and oil and gas. He has written several technical papers and published articles in leading industry magazines, addressing the practical aspects of welding, construction and corrosion issues relating to structures, equipment and pipelines.