Improvement of Regulatory Requirements for Ensuring the Quality of Underground Gas Pipelines in Conditions of Corrosion Fatigue Cover Image

Удосконалення нормативних вимог щодо забезпечення якості підземних газопроводів в умовах корозійної втоми
Improvement of Regulatory Requirements for Ensuring the Quality of Underground Gas Pipelines in Conditions of Corrosion Fatigue

Author(s): Volodymyr Yuzevych, Ruslan Skrynkovskyy, Mykola Mykyychuk
Subject(s): Energy and Environmental Studies
Published by: Altezoro, s. r. o. & Dialog
Keywords: steel gas pipeline; normative and technical documentation; polarization potential; corrosion fatigue; quality; information support;

Summary/Abstract: The article develops recommendations for improvement of normative documents concerning the quality of underground metal pipelines (gas pipelines) under conditions of fatigue and the impact of an aggressive environment, taking into account cathodic (electrochemical) protection. It is established that the basis of information provision of normative documents is the method which includes the following main criteria: the value of the minimum current density of cathode protection; minimum security potential; maximum protective potential, minimal displacement of protective potential; strength criteria of pipe material; criteria of strength of phase layer between the metal and the coating; the strength of the metal in the defect of the insulation coating. It has been found out that the system "metal pipe - insulating dielectric coating" is characterized by such basic procedures as: identification of hazards; various variants of load asymmetry; evaluation of the boundary and optimal values of potentials and currents for the system of cathodic protection of the pipeline. The prospect of further research in this area is determination of the complex indicator of quality and reliability of the linear part of underground main gas pipelines on the basis of research results (submitted information support).

  • Issue Year: 3/2017
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 1001-1008
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Ukrainian