Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a pervasive challenge in many insulated plant processes, thanks to the ingress of water through the insulation and onto the metal surfaces of steel pipes, vessels, columns, and other plant equipment.
Dairyland Electrical Industries
Pipeline companies utilize cathodic protection to overcome external corrosion concerns. Owner interest in extending the life of the asset also generally includes addressing safety grounding concerns, which are typically accomplished by solid-state decoupling products.
The development of corrosion on metal piping or under insulation presents a major source of risk for industrial facilities, especially offshore oil and gas sites. Damage caused by corroded pipes can lead to unexpected facility downtime and expensive repairs.
We are fortunate enough to have some of the most knowledgeable and tenured experts in the industry within the Carboline family. We share our knowledge with our customers daily, from our Technical Service Engineers to our Sales Reps. Although this has been our practice since we started in 1947 we wanted to take it a step further.
The petrochemical industry is used to adapting to changing markets and conditions, but with the current challenges of oil supply volatility and the COVID-19 epidemic, plants and operations are finding themselves needing to develop even more strategies for coping with rapid change.
The CP industry is incredibly dynamic with constant change in regulations, technology development, new products and best practices.
Over the past three decades, several methods have been introduced to measure and monitor corrosion. While many of these traditional methods, such as weight loss or spray test analysis, are quick and cost-effective, they can only offer a qualitative overview of the process.
Glass reinforced epoxy gaskets were a significant improvement over prior isolation technologies, such as phenolic gaskets, which were in use since the early 1900’s. GRE has now been used to isolate pipelines in a broad range of industries for close to 50 years.
Owens Corning® FOAMGLAS® Insulation
The selection of the proper insulation system is an important factor when designing facilities. Learn the benefits of FOAMGLAS® insulation to help limit corrosion under insulation.
Integrated Global Services
Around 1995 a handful of engineers addressed that problem and took high velocity thermal spray technology into the field. It was successfully deployed in the downstream oil and gas industry, originally in South Africa, and in the late 1990s this technology went global, being adopted by multinational energy corporations.