The use of pipelines in cities is one of the safest ways to transport natural gas. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main one is the use of pipeline corrosion protection. Since natural gas is essential to our way of life and could also be dangerous if leaked, safe pipes are an important aspect of this transportation.
Leaks will be devastating both to our use of energy and to our health. In this video, you will learn about the pipeline corrosion prevention that is used to help protect pipes and prevent leaks from occurring.
Corrosion will always happen over time and is a natural process in the life of metal. But the corrosion can be mitigated and even prevented with certain techniques. If fusion bonded epoxy is used to coat the pipes, then the process of corrosion can be slowed and even stopped. Additionally, once the pipes are buried, cathodic protection also takes place, providing a double layer of protection to the pipes. This process reverses the electrical charges that would normally leave the pipes which causes corrosion.