THE APPLICATION AND LIMITATIONS OF CORROSION MANAGEMENT PROCESS
Mehdi Eskandarzade1, Ali Kalaki2, Reza Shahrivar3
1)Faculty of Engineering, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran
2)Technical and Corrosion Protection Department, Iranian Central Oil Fields Co., Tehran, Iran
3)Asset Integrity Manager, LifeTech Engineering Ltd, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Oil and gas industry lose directly and indirectly lots of money because of corrosion. Corrosion management (CM) helps to mitigate a substantial part of corrosion costs. Although the theoretical concept of corrosion management process is simple, the implementation of CM in practice is very challenging and a difficult task, and takes a long time, which also calls for great patience of top managers. This paper reviews the definition of CM process and describes the steps needed to deploy a process in the oil and gas industry. In addition, the corrosion management concept is criticized and the associated limitations are discussed.
Keywords: corrosion management, oil and gas industry, inspection, monitoring