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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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