Titan Provides Field Services for Pipeline Integrity Services for compliance with 49 CFR 192 and 195.
US Federal Regulations for Natural Gas Pipelines
Close Interval Surveys are specifically mentioned in the Code of Federal Regulations CFR Sections 192.921 and 192.937 and Titan provides CIS Services and additional Pipeline Integrity Survey Services for DC Voltage Gradient, and AC Voltage Gradient surveys. Additionally, we provide AGM, Tracking, and Support Services for In-Line Inspection Pigging Tool Runs for Liquids and Natural Gas Pipelines.
We currently provide our services as mentioned in these regulations for Preventative and Mitigative Measures for Transmission, Gathering, Production, and Distribution Pipeline Companies.
(ECDA) is a structured process used to evaluate buried onshore ferrous pipeline integrity. The ECDA goal is to enhance safety by managing the risk of pipeline corrosion failures while minimizing the cost required for excavations and repairs. ECDA may also be used when more established methods such as in-line inspection (ILI) and pressure testing are not possible or not practical. NACE Standard Recommended Practice on Pipeline External Corrosion Direct Assessment Methodology (RP0502-2002) describes the ECDA process as allowing "...the prediction of susceptible areas where corrosion activity has occurred, is occurring or may occur."
Close Interval Surveys (CIS) – also known as pipe-to-soil and potential gradient surveys – are one of several methods for assessing effectiveness of cathodic protection (CP) systems used on buried pipelines. Click button below to view sample field plot
Sophisticated electronics detect signal voltage gradients to provide rapid visual interpretations at defect locations. An easy-to-read meter panel and the convenience of several scales permits speedy location and assessment.
Above Ground Marker (AGM)
Setting & Pig Tracking
Alternating Current Voltage Gradient ACVG surveys are used for an indirect inspection tool as part of the ECDA program on the line. Through the use of Pipe Current Mapping PCM, which through the use of this trasmitter can pin-point coating anomalies and evaluate the protection of the pipe coatings. This process is very similar to the DCVG process except ACVG evaluates the coatings on pipelines by using a signal generator for alternate current.
The location and measurement of pipeline corrosion using electromagnetic detection devices (Locators) are increasingly being linked with GIS systems and GPS information, to provide an accurate record of the condition of pipes and the position and time co-ordinates for post mapping analysis – this requirement is the basis of the PCM+.
Spectrum XLI is a family of products specifically developed for the Indirect Inspection of pipelines as part of the External Corrosion Direct Assessment (ECDA) process. Used for the processing, correlation and analysis of indirect inspection survey data. A collection of specialized instruments for the collection of Indirect Inspection data.
Stray Current Mapping Surveys
Electronic Depth of Cover Surveys
Short Locating Surveys
The rectifier is the heart of an impressed current cathodic protection system. As it is subject to many adverse conditions including power surges, lightning strikes, vandalism, physical damage, and deterioration from atmospheric exposure, frequent inspections of rectifiers are vital to keeping an impressed current system operating so that it can provide nearly continuous protection of the underground, or submerged structures that are being protected.
Titan Corrosion utilizes pipeline industry professionals who have the expertise in Operator Qualifications. Our team uses the tools provided by NCCER training and assessment, EWN (Energyworldnet), OQSG, Veriforce and MEA.
Titan Corrosion's staff strictly adhere to ALL provider guidelines.