Various integrity-management projects associated with the oil and gas industry have demonstrated that corrosion engineering by itself cannot effectively mitigate post-commissioning corrosion. Many corrosion-related failures, leaks, and near misses are not caused by obsolete, inadequate, or erroneous corrosion engineering designs or applications, but are promoted by other shortcomings. Inadequate consideration of other factors or parameters—owing to negligence, ignorance, complacency, incompetence, or a combination of these—can adversely influence the overall integrity management of an asset.
This book is based on the author’s experience in the oil and gas industry. However, the discussions, guidelines, and principles presented can be used or applied with minimal changes or modifications, if necessary, to all other industries.