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Research Program 2 - Coatings and Corrosion

Extension of Safe Operating Life of New and Existing Energy Pipelines

The goal of this research program is to cost effectively extend the life of pipeline infrastructure by mitigating corrosion and environmentally assisted degradation of pipelines.
The experimental research thrust aims to systematise degradation mechanisms and to develop protection strategies. One major area of research concerns coating selection, application and testing and this will be supported by a National Facility for Pipeline Coatings Assessment (NFPCA) hosted by Deakin University. Other research themes include cathodic protection and stress corrosion cracking.

in the fieldFindings from the coating and corrosion research will be combined to predict pipeline life based on their materials, corrosion protection and environment. This will result in a holistic asset management system which will include predictive durability simulation models for pipelines.

The Steering Committee overseeing RP2 is chaired by Alan Bryson (APA Group) and the Program Leader is Associate Professor Mike Tan (Deakin University).



Key Program Areas

Coatings and Cathodic Protection
Coatings and Cathodic Protection:

Minimising corrosion through the selection, testing and application of optimal coatings along with appropriate cathodic protection strategies.

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Life Prediction and Asset management
Life Prediction and Asset management:

Developing predictions of pipeline life based on materials, corrosion protection and environment data allowing tailored asset management strategies.

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Stress Corrosion Cracking
Stress Corrosion Cracking:

Understanding the role of linepipe, environment and operating parameters on the form and growth of stress corrosion cracking. SCC

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CEO's Update October 2017

CEO's Update October 2017

31-10-17

October is one of the busiest months in the Energy Pipelines CRC calendar.

Research Update October 2017

Research Update October 2017

31-10-17

During the July-September 2017 quarter, the Energy Pipelines CRC had 22 active research projects across its four research programs.

New project on cracking in polyethylene and other polymer pipelines approved

New project on cracking in polyethylene and other polymer pipelines approved

31-10-17

A new project is now underway that studies cracking of polyethylene and other polymer pipe walls

YPF Tour Trip Report Part Two: Northern Gas Pipeline

YPF Tour Trip Report Part Two: Northern Gas Pipeline

31-10-17

22 members of the APGA YPF recently toured the constructions of the Northern Gas Pipeline and the Diamantina Power Station

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