Third-party paint inspection contracts provided an immediate, tangible benefit in supplying a qualified, certified coating inspector full-time to a painting project. Inspectors could be rapidly deployed and provided someone to the project with broad experience in painting projects; however, simply providing a third-party contract paint inspector to a project did not always ensure the project was completed properly.
This standard specifies requirements and gives recommendations for the pre-installation surveys, design, materials, equipment, fabrication, installation, commissioning, operation, inspection and maintenance of cathodic protection (CP) systems for offshore pipelines for the petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas industries as defined in ISO 13623. It is applicable to carbon steel, stainless steel and flexible pipelines in offshore service, and to retrofits, modifications and repairs made to existing pipeline systems. Key words: Cathodic protection, impressed current, offshore pipeline, CP system design, galvanic anode, galvanic anode manufacturing, galvanic anode quality control, pipeline design for CP This nationally adopted ISO standard is not available for complimentary download by members.