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9 CORROSION MANAGEMENT FOR PIPELINE INTEGRIT Y SUPPLEMENT TO MP MATERIALS PERFORMANCE JUNE 2019 As we move toward the top of the pyramid, th e n e e d f o r m a n a ge m e n t t o b e f u l ly engaged is essential for putting in place enablers, controls, and performance mea- sures. E xecutive managem ent n eed s to drive the development of CMS objectives, strategy, and policy, and also needs to reg- ularly communicate the importance of the CMS to the organization. GK: As stated previously, a culture focused on corrosion management, much like pro- cess safety management, must exist within the organization, such that corrosion man- agement is part of the organization's overall management system. For this to happen there must be buy-in across the organiza- tion. First the corrosion professional should broaden his competence with respect to business tools, to include financial decision making, and risk assessment, w hich is based on expected activity for evaluating corrosion control expenditures. Whenever possible, Life Cycle Costing (LCC) should be considered. Financial tools exist that are describ ed in th e NAC E IMPACT Study include LCC, Constraint Optimization, and Maintenance Optimization. NACE Task Group (TG) 564 has devel- oped a standard practice, "Standard Frame- work for Establishing Corrosion Manage- ment Systems," soon to be published, which is based on a proposed framework devel- oped in the IMPACT Study and ISO-55000 managem ent standard s. Thi s standard practice is providing guidelines to organi- zations wishing to develop a CMS. MA: Some very good guidance information is available from pipeline regulatory groups such as PHMSA and B31; other great infor- mation and guidance are available within the NACE IMPACT PLUS system. There are several companies set up to "Navigate" an operating company through their existing CMS to enhance it and integrate it within all parts of the company. NACE: What training is typically needed? DK: Much of the needed training can be obtained through NACE. Participation in Michael Ames has worked in pipeline corrosion control and operations for over 40 years, creating internal and external corrosion management programs for multiple operators over that time. He served with Northern Natural Gas for more than 34 years, and other major natural gas production, transmission, and distribution companies. He is currently Vice President of Chapman Engineering in Boerne, Texas. He has worked with the U.S. DOT, PHMSA, and many state agencies in rulemaking, guidance document preparation, and regulatory audit protocols since the 1990s. Work areas have included internal and external corrosion control of pipeline and compressor station facilities, transmission and gathering lines, smart pigging interpretation and recom- mendations, and risk assessment program implementation and analysis. He has B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and business administration from Trinity University and Upper Iowa University, respectively. He currently serves on the NACE Board of Directors. Dr. Gerry Koch is Senior Principal Engineer in the Pipeline Department at DNV GL (USA) in Columbus, Ohio. He holds an M.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Delft Technical University and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Illinois. His work focuses on corrosion and asset integrity management. He was awarded the 2007 NACE Presidential Award for his work on the 2002 Cost of Corrosion Study and is a NACE Fellow. He has published over 90 technical papers, co-authored four books, and holds one patent. Dr. Koch was the principal author of the 2002 U.S. Cost of Corrosion Study and was the project manager of the NACE IMPACT Study. He is a NACE-qualified IMPACT PLUS Navigator. David H. Kroon, P.E. is Chief Technical Officer for Aegion Corporation in Houston, Texas. The Aegion family of compa- nies includes Corrpro Companies, Inc., Aegion Coating Ser- vices, and United Pipeline Systems. He graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Chemistry and is a Registered Pro- fessional Engineer with over 47 years of experience in corro- sion prevention and asset integrity management in the oil and gas industry. He received the NACE International 2016 R.A. Brannon Award for Outstanding Contributions to NACE and served on the Technical Advisory Group for the IMPACT Study. Over his entire career, he has been actively engaged in solving corrosion problems and extending the life of infra- structure for the energy, water, and transportation industries. Prior to becoming CTO of Aegion, he was President and Chief Engineer of Corrpro. Meet the Experts

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