Prestressed concrete cylinder pipe pipeline sections projected to exhibit wire breaks were detected - and one not so - were excavated, removed, inspected, and dissected. Corrosion had initiated upon the inner surface of shorting straps and spread to the prestressing wires. A mechanism for this corrosion is presented and the findings discussed.
This paper presents an expanded laboratory test database on critical corrosion modes for UNS R55400 pipe exposed to relevant oilfield production environments which include sour well fluid brines, a heavy chloride/bromide brine well completion fluid, injected methanol, organic acid- and HCl-based well acidizing solutions, and seawater.
For reinforced concrete (RC) structures that are in drier locations but still need of cathodic protection (CP), impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems are preferred. In this study, the performance of activated zinc anodes installed on dry or high resistance concrete on Florida Bridges was evaluated.