The focus on integrity management and corrosion monitoring is increasing, and significant improvements have been achieved with respect to new monitoring technologies. However, the focus often remains on the measurement technology as such, with the approaches from various technology providers being that their solutions are applicable for each and every challenge.
This paper will discuss corrosion monitoring from a different perspective, focusing on corrosion challenges and the information needed to mitigate corrosion and to achieve safer and more economic operations.
Various upstream and downstream corrosion monitoring challenges will be discussed as well as the different information needs for efficient corrosion management. Common corrosion monitoring technologies will be briefly described, discussing strengths and limitations and including data examples.
The intention of the paper is to show how corrosion monitoring technology selection should be based on the corrosion challenges and information needs in each individual case, and how a combination of monitoring technologies will often provide the most reliable information, leading to improved knowledge-based decisions and better corrosion management.
Key words: Corrosion Monitoring, Integrity Management, In-Line, Non-Intrusive, Data Management