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Chemically Bonded Porcelain Enamel Coated Pipe for Corrosion Protection and Flow Efficiency

estero Tesi all'estero


Descrizione The U.S. hazardous liquid and natural gas transmission pipelines have reached approximately 2.5 million miles. Despite stringent requirements to ensure safety, approximately 600 incidents occur every year and corrosion is one of the main causes. Overall, corrosion has caused a loss of over $12 billions per year. Thus, the overarching goal of this study is to improve the corrosion protection and safety, and reduce the pressure loss and operation cost of hazardous liquid and natural gas piepliens. To achieve the goal, this study aims to 1) explore and develop chemically-bonded enamel powder coating (100~150 ým) for corrosion protection and safety of metallic pipelines, and 2) develeop and demonstrate a rapid field-applicable coating process for flow efficiency and cost reduction in the operation of metallic pipelines. The two objectives will be met by optimizing a mix of three commercial enamels for durability and thermal compatibility, by developing an automated spraying and heating process of coating for thickness consistency and surface roughness, by characterizing the porosity, bond strength, and corrosion resistance of enamel-coated specimens, and by evaluating the stress distribution and stress corrosion cracking of in-situ enamel-coated pipelines. The chemically-bonded enamel coating applied with the proposed electrostatic spraying and induction heating process has smooth surface for flow efficiency, protects metallic pipelines from corrosion in their life span, and restrains pitting corrosion into a locally breached coating area in the event of unexpected damage.

Conoscenze richieste English speaking

Scadenza validita proposta 26/04/2020      PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA

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