ABSTRACT

  • “Inspection” reveals “past” events, i.e., inspection technologies determine the corrosion rate “after” corrosion had caused loss of material

  • “Monitoring” reveals “Present” situation, i.e., monitoring techniques determine the corrosion rate at the time of monitoring

  • “Model” predicts the “future” situation, i.e., modeling predicts the “futuristic” corrosion rate based on system operating conditions.

  • The paper discusses “past” developments, “present” status, and “future” advancements of inspection, monitoring, and modelling technologies.

  • In the past, the number of internal corrosion related incidences was more than 3 per 1,000 kilometers (km) of pipelines per year

  • In the present, the number of internal corrosion related incidences hovers around 0.5 per 1,000 KMs of pipelines per year

  • In the future, the industry’s goal is to bring the number of incidences to “ZERO”.

Introduction
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