Case studies of corrosion under insulation (CUI), identifying the key contributory factors within each example and discussing the limitations of the first pass desktop approach. Experience has verified that intimate knowledge of the system in question can greatly increase the probability of success and reduce risks.
Simulation shows that navigation algorithms can guide autonomous vehicles to inspect poles or towers for corrosion, or to inspect enclosed spaces. The algorithms use sensor feature extraction, PID control, dynamic window obstacle avoidance, and genetic algorithm solutions to the traveling-salesman problem.
This is a print-on-demand (POD) book that will be produced just for you, and should arrive to your door about six to eight days after your order; allow two to three weeks for international orders.
This greatly updated and expanded third edition of Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production is written for non-experts who have the responsibility for corrosion management of subsurface, surface, and subsea equipment used for producing and processing oil and natural gas. It provides an overview and reference on the different corrosion threats, the methods for controlling corrosion, and the establishment of a management system based on risk and continuous improvement.
The authors, Robert Franco and Tim Bieri, have distilled 80 years of personal experience--as well as the experience from multiple reviewers and contributors--into one comprehensive reference. Included are hundreds of photographs, figures, and tables to illustrate the practical aspects and essential theory of corrosion control and materials selection.
In November 2011 a 5 month old baby unfortunately got killed in a Dutch swimming pool because 2 speakers and a speaker frame landed on her head. This paper will describe how this accident could happen and what has been done in the Netherlands since 2001 when the entire ceiling and airchannels came down in another swimming pool (luckily this occured during closing time).
The market for protective linings in the oil and gas sector has evolved in the last 30 years, reflecting on both increased performance demands and productivity demands. This paper will review the successes seen with tank linings and the changes seen within the market (legislative, HSE and more aggressive conditions), later, via a case study it will elaborate how these have steered R&D in the development of the next generation of high-performance linings.
Finally, the relevance of the American Petroleum Guidance (API652 and 653) to establish their continued relevance in lining selection and inspection intervals will be reviewed along with the utilization of linings to support changing demands (increased life expectancy and inspection intervals).