Asset Management

Safely Maintaining Aging Assets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Safety is an integral aspect of any maintenance project, including bridge painting. Paint materials require careful handling during removal from the bridges and structures as well as during application. Quite some time in the past, some of the applied paint products contained […]

Electronic inspection – Using mobile devices to manage assets and inspect corrosion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Asset management and many corrosion inspection activities are currently performed using paper-based inspection methods. The rise of smartphone and tablet technology has now enabled these crucial operations to be undertaken electronically. Paper-based methods are consistently proving outdated and cumbersome when compared to […]

Synchrotron Studies for Corrosion Research

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract As synchrotron X-ray scattering techniques and detector technology have developed, real-time in situ experiments have become increasingly possible. Alongside this, synchrotron facilities have become more generally accessible, including the Australian Synchrotron in Melbourne. Synchrotron light is broad spectrum electromagnetic radiation, extending from […]

Permanent Installation of Passive Wireless Ultrasonic Sensors for Internal Corrosion Monitoring

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Equipment inspection and monitoring for any signs of internal corrosion is the key for safe operation of the Oil and Gas infrastructure regardless it is upstream or downstream, onshore or offshore field developments. To help operators to avoid an uncontrollable release of […]

Effect of Sample Preservation on the Diversity Profile Assessment of Oilfield Microbial Communities

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Microbiological surveys play a fundamental role in diagnosing and monitoring microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) threat in oil and gas systems. In the last decades, the microbiological characterization has been mostly carried out by the implementation of traditional growth-based techniques. However, with advances […]

Corrosion and Society

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract It has long been well known that corrosion can seriously damage your wealth. Various studies over the past 50 or so years have shown that the economic impact worldwide of corrosion represents about 3.5% of the GDP. This percentage GPD lost to […]

Atmosphere Corrosivity Assessment of South Australia Two Year Study (2017)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] This paper provides a measure of South Australian atmospheric corrosion rates as measured over 24 months at 20 sites. The methods include the use of internationally recognized galvanized steel corrosion coupons (1 and 2 years exposure) and monthly quantified directional pollution deposition gauges. […]

Compatibility of epoxy coatings in monoethylene glycol solutions: long term evaluation of coating performance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Long term performance of phenolic epoxy coatings in monoethylene glycol (MEG) mixtures were evaluated by visual observation, degree of blistering and rusting, and pull-off adhesion and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). The study investigated the performance of these coatings when immersed in rich […]

Enterprise Wide Monitoring of Corrosion in Assets

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract As the Internet and the “Internet of Things” technologies for reliable 24/7 monitoring become more mainstream, the general demand for increased monitoring of assets is increasing exponentially. The increasing desire to monitor the corrosion in assets is no exception. This desire is […]

Degradation of Mechanical Properties for Galvanized Guy Wires due to In-Service Corrosion

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf545d605d” show_label=”yes” el_class=” “][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf51dd605c” show_label=”yes”][vc_acf field_group=”3279″ field_from_3279=”field_5b7cf568d605e” show_label=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Abstract Replacement of corroded assets is a significant annual cost to major asset owners. This cost can be avoided through effective inspection and corrosion protection. This paper presents a case study into the fitness for service assessment of galvanized wire rope guys with […]