Corrosion Control

by Robert E. Colson, P.E., (M.ASCE), Vice President; ConCeCo Engineering Inc., Concord, CA,
Norman J. Moriber, P.E., Vice President; ConCeCo Engineering Inc., Concord, CA,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 3, Pg. 58-59

Document Type: Feature article


As pipe systems with nonwelded joints have become more common, so have problems with corrosion. It's up to designers to carefully consider corrosion issues in order to avoid pipeline failures and expensive repair projects. In recent years, it has become routine to design pipelines with nonwelded pipe joints. Nonwelded pipelines are less expensive and easier to install than welded systems. However, these systems differ significantly from welded pipelines in their susceptibility to corrosion. To avoid failure and achieve the desired service life of the pipelines, designers must consider several corrosion-control issues.

Subject Headings: Pipe joints | Corrosion | Pipeline design | Welding | Pipe failures | Failure analysis | Structural systems

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