Underground Pipeline Corrosion

by William R. Kinsey, (M.ASCE), Sr. Sales Engr.; Armco Steel Corp., Metal Products Div., Middletown, OH,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1973, Vol. 99, Issue 1, Pg. 167-182

Document Type: Journal Paper


It has been estimated that losses to the water works industry in the United States due to underground corrosion are in excess of $150,000,000 annually. Work definitions and theory of underground pipeline corrosion are presented. Various methods have been tried in an attempt to combat the effects of corrosion on ferrous metal pipe buried in the ground. Insulating coating supplemented by a cathodic protection has proven to be the most economical and longest term positive corrosion control method yet developed.

Subject Headings: Buried pipes | Pipelines | Corrosion | Water pipelines | Industries | Terminology and definition | Iron (chemical) | Metals (material) | United States

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