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7 CORROSION MANAGEMENT FOR PIPELINE INTEGRIT Y SUPPLEMENT TO MP MATERIALS PERFORMANCE JUNE 2019 panies, with great parts of the company personnel and departments unaware of any involvement in corrosion control of their primary assets. These situations are cov- ered by the new NACE IMPACT PLUS role of "Navigator." To help enhance my abilities, I participated in the Navigator training in the IMPACT PLUS Corrosion Managem ent Maturity Model (CMMM). The extensive integration of corrosion involvement of all facets of an enterprise is well developed, and the tools provided are very beneficial in helping a company connect all areas of the enterprise to their involvement of corro- sion control. NACE: What is the value of employing a CMS, specifically in the oil and gas pipeline industry? GK: The greatest benefit, in my opinion, is that with a properly implemented corro- si on m a n a gem ent pro g ra m , c or ro si on decisions and practices can be integrated within an organizational management sys- tem . The organization as a whole must commit to the ownership of the CMS and its processes, which means that buy-in at all levels of the organization must exist (i.e., buy-in at both the top and bottom of the organization). Once ever yone is "on board" and corrosion has become a cul- ture within the organization , corrosion control and management can be treated as a n i nv e stm e n t ra th e r th a n m e re ly a n e xp en s e , an d prop er appropri ation of funding can be made. This allows the opti- mization of corrosion management main- taining the integrity of assets while achiev- ing a high ROI. DK: The greatest value is to reap the full financial benefit of compliance with corro- sion control and asset integrity regulations while operating in a safe and environmen- tally responsible manner. The IMPACT Study was published by NACE International in 2016. The global cost of corrosion was researched and estimated to be $2.5 trillion, or 3.4% of the GDP by country. Most important was that it was demonstrated that 15 to 35% of the cost of corrosion could be saved using currently available corrosion control technologies and practices. Unlike some of the earlier cost of corrosion studies, this work included an evaluation of industry best practices for managing corrosion to reduce operating costs and enhance safety and environmen- tal protection. For the oil and gas pipeline industry, the application of sound corro- sion management principles can signifi- cantly reduce costs. One of the key areas to address are performance indicators to mea- sure the financial impact of corrosion man- agement. Operational data analysis and corrosion management over the life of the asset are essential.

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