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8 JUNE 2019 W W W.MATERIALSPERFORMANCE.COM CORROSION MANAGEMENT FOR PIPELINE INTEGRIT Y SUPPLEMENT TO MP MA: In my experience, most pipeline com- panies have well-developed corrosion pro- cedures that enable their work staff in the field to control corrosion. For the most part, these procedures are intended to not only protect their assets, but also to meet or exceed regulations concerning pipeline safety both for gas or liquid pipelines. How- ever, for many there is little or no extension of these procedural links to other depart- ments of the company. There are missing opportunities to involve every part of the company to understand their impact to pipeline safety and corrosion management. This is a part of a "silo" mentality in that other parts of the company do not know how they may impact corrosion manage- ment, as it has never been discussed or explained. Even essential links such as the engineering/construction groups may not have direct connection with operations and technical management in the important aspects of each group's involvement in the life cycle implications of corrosion manage- ment of the assets they all touch . The IMPACT PLUS C MMM program clearly shows those links and provides tools to connect them together into the important wholistic approach to a mature corrosion management model. NACE: What tools do you find of value when implementing a CMS throughout an organi- zation? DK: Support of the CMS throughout the organization from executive management to field operations is most important. We need to invest in advancing corrosion control technology and systems, but we also need to incorporate these practices in a CMS to maximize the business benefits. This can be accomplished by employing a CMS that is understood and supported by every level of an organization involved in protecting assets. A CMS consists of the following: • Procedures and working practices • Plans based upon desired asset life and available mitigation measures • Enabl ers, c ontrol s, and p er for - mance metrics • Objectives, strategies, and policy The relationship of these elements is illustrated by the CMS Pyramid (Figure 1). I really like this figure since it does such a good job of summarizing ever ything needed to successfully implement a CMS throughout an organization. Our engineer- ing groups are very good at addressing the bottom two layers of the pyramid focused on procedures and practices, and even planning for regulatory compliance, pro- cess improvements, and capital projects. NACE International Roundtable Figure 1: Corrosion Management System Pyramid. Figure courtesy of NACE International. Policy Strategy Objectives Enablers, Controls, and Measures Plans Procedures and Working Practices Corrosion Specic Management System Elements • Organization • Contractors • Resources • Communication • • Based on corrosion type, life cyce, return on investment (ROI), asset criticality, regulations, and mitigation options • Implementation Approach • Veri•caion/Inspection • Migtigation Procedures • Documentation • Assurance • Management Review • Continuous Improvement • Risk Management • Management of Change • Training & Investigation • Incident Investigation

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