Study of Stockpiled, Fusion-Bonded Epoxy-Coated Pipe

Part II: Influence of Ultraviolet Exposure

From JPCL, January 2021

By Keith E.W. Coulson and James Ferguson, TC Energy


A recent evaluation program by a Canadian pipeline owning and operating company was carried out on the coating integrity of stockpiled fusion-bonded epoxy-coated pipe for the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline project. This article describes the second portion of this overall refurbishment program of pipe stored in Canada to examine the consequences of long-term storage on coatings....


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