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11 CORROSION MANAGEMENT FOR PIPELINE INTEGRIT Y SUPPLEMENT TO MP MATERIALS PERFORMANCE JUNE 2019 NACE: In your experience, how extensively are CMS programs being used in the corro- sion industry today? How can their use be more prevalent? DK: CMS means different things to differ- ent people and organizations. In its sim- plest form for the regulated pipeline indus- try, it means nothing more than a program to ensure continuing compliance with PHMSA and EPA corrosion control regula- tions. This is a short-sighted approach since it robs the organization of all the other benefits. I maintain that a good regu- lation is good for industry, but we need to work at reaping the benefits. Corrosion engineers regularly speak to management in the terminolog y of their science and technology. They need to adopt the lan- guage of their management and regularly expand the conversation to include discus- sions of safety, ROI, and LCC. Corrosion threats should be mitigated to a point where the expenditure of resources is mea- sured against the benefits gained. To deter- mine whether a corrosion management investment is appropriate, it can be com- pared to the potential corrosion conse- quence through an ROI analysis, which often includes inspection and other main- tenance costs. MA: My experience has been involved with the coverage and separation between CMS and pipeline integrity groups that tend to be somewhat at arms-length, when really, they do overlap and can enhance each other more than some have at this time. The sig- nificance of this relationship is that one group has a more enhanced corrosion man- agement practice than the other. To fully integrate these practices in appropriate sit- uations is needing more attention, in my opinion. CMS should be understood and observed in all areas of a company, as they all have their contribution to make to enhance pipeline corrosion management. Consider the impact of budgeting, con- struction practices, and operation pro- cesses—they all impact the ability of a com- pany to manage corrosion, but in many setups, they do not know their involvement or impact. Th e use of a C MS must b e enhanced by having each group understand

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