Erosion is defined by NACE International as “The progressive loss of material from a solid surface resulting from mechanical interaction between that surface and a fluid, a multicomponent fluid, or solid particles carried with the fluid.”
This SP provides guidance on internal erosion and erosion-corrosion management. Guidance is given for erosion and erosion-corrosion threat assessment/prediction, barrier selection, monitoring, inspection, risk assessment and data management. This SP covers mainly sand caused erosion. However, the guidance in this document can be used for other solid particles.
This SP is applicable to tubular products, e.g., tubing, pipelines, flowlines, risers, valves, and piping systems.