Selecting Pipeline Coatings: Do Current Standards Help?
From JPCL, February 2018
By Ian Robinson, 3M Company
The ultimate or universal field-joint coating does not exist, but there are many varied and well-proven technologies currently available, all of which have their strengths and weaknesses. If the long-term, in-service performance of prospective field-joint coatings is to be predicted with an acceptable level of confidence, do currently available standards come to the rescue? This article attempts to answer this question by briefly reviewing some currently published (and generally well-known) standards....