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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

External Corrosion Direct Assessment Integrated with Integrity Management

By
Joseph Pikas
Joseph Pikas
MATCOR Inc.
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Published:
2006
Page range:
79 - 83
Publication history
September 18, 2006

Abstract

External corrosion direct assessment (ECDA) is a structured process intended for use by pipeline operators to assess and manage the impact of external corrosion on the integrity of underground pipelines. This article focuses on the four steps of ECDA, namely, preassessment, indirect examinations, direct examination, and post assessment. It also presents ECDA tool selection matrix in a table.

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Joseph Pikas, 2006. "External Corrosion Direct Assessment Integrated with Integrity Management", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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