A variable game changer for those companies operating in hostile, corrosive marine environments, Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures provides critical corrosion control tips and techniques that will prolong structural life while saving millions in cost. In this book, Ramesh Singh explains the ABCs of prolonging structural life of platforms and pipelines while reducing cost and decreasing the risk of failure.

Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures places major emphasis on the popular use of cathodic protection (CP) combined with high efficiency coating to prevent subsea corrosion. This reference begins with the fundamental science of corrosion and structures and then moves on to cover more advanced topics such as cathodic protection, coating as corrosion prevention using mill applied coatings, field applications, and the advantages and limitations of some common coating systems. In addition, the author provides expert insight on a number of NACE and DNV standards and recommended practices as well as ISO and Standard and Test Methods. Packed with tables, charts and case studies, Corrosion Control for Offshore Structures is a valuable guide to offshore corrosion control both in terms of its theory and application.

Key Features

  • Prolong the structural life of your offshore platforms and pipelines
  • Understand critical topics such as cathodic protection and coating as corrosion prevention with mill applied coatings
  • Gain expert insight on a number of NACE and DNV standards and recommended practices as well as ISO and Standard Test Methods.


Corrosion Engineers, Inspection Engineers, Pipeline Engineers, Pipeline Operators, Pipeline Construction Contractors, Pipeline Designers, Maintenance/Facility Managers, Maintenance Supervisors, Operations Engineers and Managers

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgment
  • About the author
  • Preface
  • Section 1: Basics Concept of Corrosion
    • Chapter One: Need for the Study of Corrosion
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Cost of Corrosion
    • Chapter Two: Corrosion Principles and Types of Corrosion
      • Abstract
      • Flow of Energy
      • Measuring the Difference of Energy Levels for Detection of Corrosion Cells
      • Electrochemical Mechanism of Corrosion
      • Galvanic Cell, Anode, and Cathode
      • Cations and Anions
      • Types of Corrosion
      • Area Effect in Galvanic Corrosion
    • Chapter Three: Corrosion Control and Monitoring
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Internal Corrosion
      • Measurement and Monitoring of Internal Corrosion
      • Basic Internal Corrosion Monitoring Techniques
      • Internal Corrosion Monitoring During Pigging Operations
      • External Corrosion
  • Section 2: Anode Materials and Testing
    • Chapter Four: Anode Materials
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Anode Materials
      • Anode Manufacturing
      • Steel Inserts
      • Connections to the Anode
    • Chapter Five: Anode Testing and Quality Control
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Sampling and Testing
      • The Test Analysis and the Test Result
  • Section 3: Cathodic Protection of Offshore Structures
    • Chapter Six: Offshore Structures
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Cathodic Protection of Fixed Offshore Structures
      • Atmospheric Zone
      • Splash Zone
      • Submerged Zone
      • Criteria for CP
      • Designing a CP System
      • Total Protective Current Required
      • Initial or Polarization Current
      • Mean or Maintenance Current
      • Final Current
      • Factors to Be Considered for Current Calculations
      • Design Calculations


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About the author

Ramesh Singh

Ramesh Singh, MS, IEng, MWeldI, is registered as Incorporated Engineer with British Engineering Council UK and a Member of The Welding Institute, UK. He is a Senior Principal Engineer (Materials, Welding and Corrosion) for Gulf Interstate Engineering, Houston, TX. Ramesh Singh is a graduate from Indian Air force Technical Academy, with diplomas in Structural Fabrication Engineering and Welding Technology. He has been member and officer of Canadian Standard Association and NACE and served on several technical committees. He has worked in industries spanning over aeronautical, alloy steel castings, fabrication, machining, welding engineering, petrochemical, and oil and gas. He has written several technical papers and published articles in leading industry magazines, addressing the practical aspects of welding, construction and corrosion issues relating to structures, equipments and pipeline.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Principal Engineer (Materials, Welding and Corrosion) for Gulf Interstate Engineering and Consultant, on management of welding, materials, and corrosion, Nadoi Management, Inc.