RAE Engineering
RAE Engineering and Inspection Ltd.
Mechanical Engineering
RAE Engineering

Pipeline Corrosion Control Program


It is required by CSA Z662 (Clause 9.10.2, Clause 10.14.1 and Annex N.13) and the Alberta Pipeline Regulation (Section 54) that a pipeline licensee develops plans and schedules for activities designed to protect the integrity of all pipelines including internal corrosion of metallic pipelines. Any evaluation shall include, as necessary, a review of production records, operating experience, monitoring data, and inspection data. The plans must be implemented and reviewed at least annually.

Developing pipeline corrosion control programs including the following steps;

  • Gathering data from public databases and from operations and maintenance personnel
  • Validating data with operations and maintenance personnel
  • Note: After following the first two steps we will have identified pipeline license non-conformances and will advise our clients of these and make recommendations for their correction
  • Evaluating data to determine likelihood of internal corrosion
  • Making recommendations for corrosion mitigation, monitoring, and inspection
  • Assisting with the implementation and roll-out of pipeline corrosion control programs

Existing Programs

  • Auditing corrosion control practices against the company's documented program
  • Evaluating existing programs to ensure they are appropriate for current conditions
  • Making recommendations for modifications to the existing corrosion mitigation, monitoring, and inspection plans
  • Conducting or participating in periodic program updates and reviews
  • Assessing proposals from chemical mitigation and corrosion monitoring suppliers
  • Reviewing corrosion inhibition chemical supplier reports and corrosion monitoring reports to ensure that existing corrosion control programs are appropriate
  • Assisting with pig selection and pigging procedures