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Coatings and Cathodic Protection

Research targeted two major failure mechanisms of energy pipeline coatings: cracking of coatings under mechanical strain during hydrostatic testing or pipe bending, and disbondment of coatings under excessively negative cathodic protection voltage. This resulted in a new technique for in-situ evaluation and monitoring of cathodic disbondment based on electrochemical impedance measurement by means of a multi-electrode array. This technique overcomes the limitations of existing laboratory practices, and will improve asset management practices.

The research was supported by the National Facility for Pipeline Coating Assessment (NFPCA) established at Deakin University with funding from Energy Pipelines CRC. The success of the NFPCA was recognised with an Excellence in Innovation Award from the Cooperative Research Centres Association (CRCA) in 2016.

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Coatings and Cathodic Protection

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A Final Note From The Energy Pipelines CRC

A Final Note From The Energy Pipelines CRC

26-09-19

CEO Robert Newton reflects on the final months of the windup of the Energy Pipelines CRC and thanks all those involved.

CEO's Update June 2019

CEO's Update June 2019

09-08-19

Friday 28th June marks the official end of CRC funded activities for Energy Pipelines CRC.

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

Energy Pipelines CRC - A Snapshot of its Legacy

28-06-19

Research and Innovation Manager Klaas van Alphen reflects on 10 years of research from the Energy Pipelines CRC.

Research Project Update June 2019

Research Project Update June 2019

28-06-19

Several research projects were finalised in June, bringing the total number of completed research projects to 107.

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