The call for better cleaning
The Pain of Corrosion Pits.
Widespread corrosion pitting in existing pipeline infrastructure is a major concern. In fact, internal corrosion causes 51% of all upstream multiphase pipeline failures, with pits being caused by under-deposit corrosion. The pits are commonly deep and narrow, with complex and variable geometry that can make them extremely challenging to clean. This pitting corrosion can cause pinhole leaks that are difficult to detect and can leak for a long time before failure is identified.
And the problem just builds on itself. Without effective cleaning, pits collect further deposits and the corrosion continues to deepen through the pipe wall. And these deposits prevent corrosion inhibitor chemicals from working at the bottom of the pits where they are needed most. The ultimate result of longtime corrosion and undetected leaks is significant environmental damage and financial penalties.
Learn about how Fiberbuilt’s Corrosion Pit Cleaning Pigs address these challenges.