Maintaining and Extending the Life Expectancy of Critical Pipelines

Our ICATS Engineers have extensive experience of pipeline corrosion control techniques utilising all forms of steel surface preparation, advanced heat induction coating removal and protective coating application

Pipeline Services

Pipelines are a crucial component in the modern transportation of water, oil, gas, and other liquid chemical compounds. Unprotected pipelines, whether buried in the ground, exposed to the atmosphere, or submerged in water, are susceptible to corrosion.

Without proper maintenance, every pipeline system will eventually deteriorate. Corrosion can weaken the structural integrity of a pipeline and make it an unsafe vehicle for transporting potentially hazardous materials. However, technology exists to extend pipeline structural life indefinitely if applied correctly and maintained consistently.

Four common methods used to control corrosion on pipelines are protective coatings and linings, cathodic protection, materials selection, and inhibitors.

Corrosion control is an ongoing, dynamic process. The keys to effective corrosion control of pipelines are quality design and installation of equipment, use of proper technologies, and ongoing maintenance and monitoring by trained professionals.

An effective maintenance and monitoring program can be an operator’s best insurance against preventable corrosion-related problems. Effective corrosion control can extend the useful life of all pipelines.

The increased risk of pipeline failure far outweighs the costs associated with installing, monitoring, and maintaining corrosion control systems. Preventing pipelines from deteriorating and failing will save money, preserve the environment, and protect public safety.

Our ICATS Engineers have extensive experience of pipeline corrosion control techniques utilising all forms of steel surface preparation, advanced heat induction coating removal and protective coating application, maintaining and extending the life expectancy of critical pipelines throughout a diverse range of industries.

Case Studies

Waalbrug Bridge, Nijmeg...

SPG collaborated with Dutch contractorFeijenoord to undertake the removal of a coating system containing hexavalent chromium using RPR Heat Induction....

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Irthlingborough Lock

Working in collaboration with JN Bentley, SPG successfully demonstrated the benefits of implementing a more efficient process of coating removal, surf...

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London Eye

SPG supported Red 7 Marine in the refurbishment of the London Eye substructure. The substructure of the London Eye is located in the Thames riverun...

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