In large projects, it is important that all engineering decisions, especially those that will affect the future performance and integrity of a process facility, be well documented. Corrosion Management provides a framework to document, review and manage all aspects of corrosion engineering in projects, and lay the foundation for future integrity management of a process facility. This paper details Saudi Aramco’s experiences with the implementation and application of corrosion management in large projects.
The corrosion management (CM) process, if embedded from the early design stage, could make a significant improvement in the mitigation of the asset corrosion issues post-commissioning. However, to properly implement the corrosion management process across a project several prerequisites are necessary. These include human resources, competency, teamwork and managerial support. This paper looks into how the aforementioned parameters could influence CM implementation and how the whole process could be further improved.
Key words: downloadable, Corrosion management, CM implementation, CM benefits, implementation shortcomings