Microbial-Influenced Corrosion (MIC) on an 18 in. API 5L X52 Trunkline
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Analysis of failed sections from a 31 km long pipeline show that premature failure was caused by microbial-influenced corrosion. This case history summarizes the failure analysis and demonstrates the need for extreme care when using untreated water to hydrotest a pipeline.
KeywordsHydrotest Microbial influenced corrosion Trunkline
The authors would like to thank Dr. Khalifa Esaklul for the fruitful technical discussion and extend their thanks to the microbiology lab staff, particularly Mrs A. ElQadawy and A. Benhaliem for their patient and endless help and assistance in order to complete part of microbiological investigation successfully.
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