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This chapter discusses the most common causes and contributing factors for external corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking on oil and natural gas pipelines, as well as describes procedures for prevention, mitigation, detection, assessment, and repair. The forms of external corrosion covered include differential cell corrosion, microbiologically influenced corrosion, and stray current corrosion.

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External Corrosion of Oil and Natural Gas Pipelines, Corrosion in the Petrochemical Industry, 2nd ed., Edited By Victoria Burt, ASM International, 2015, p 338–348,

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