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Louisville Gas & Electric Company (LG&E) has been using MetriCorr’s active monitoring system since 2009. I selected MetriCorr because (in my opinion) they have the best active monitoring system on the market. Originally, our focus was on AC corrosion. By using MetriCorr’s system, it has allowed us a high level of confidence that AC corrosion will be detected (if present) on our gas transmission pipelines. With the great success of the AC corrosion monitoring program, LG&E expanded the use of the active monitoring system to include active DC pipe-to-soil monitoring, AC potential monitoring, and IR drop considerations. Our next step is to use the active monitoring system for collecting corrosion growth rate data. On a personal note, it has been a pleasure working with MetriCorr. Not only are they experts in the field of AC corrosion and active monitoring, but they deeply care about the success of their clients. For example, they “held my hand” as we stepped in the “muddy waters” of AC corrosion by “slowly” explaining the theory of AC corrosion and the function of the active monitoring system equipment, assisting with installations, reviewing data, creating standard operating procedures (SOPs), troubleshooting, and suggesting ways that we could get greater usage from our system. Therefore, I highly recommend MetriCorr to any organization that is interest in a “best-in-class” active monitoring system and AC corrosion engineering firm.
With the introduction of MetriCorr corrosion rate concept Gazprom introduced a paradigm shift in the safeguard of our pipelines. The primary parameter for cathodic protection is to achieve a corrosion rate less than 10 micrometer per year, and we can monitor this by the systematic application of corrosion rate probes. In the pipeline “Expansion of the gas supplying system for the South Stream” we introduced 400 Remote Monitoring Systems for corrosion rate as well as traditional cathodic protection parameters. It is our intention to pursue this approach in our pipeline construction projects.