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Corrosion of steel pipe

Corrosion of steel pipe

Corrosion of steel pipe

I have a steel pile that will be driven about 90 ft through a mud layer until it reaches refusal. It will take two or three joints that will have to be butt welded in the process. Since it is located in seawater, and part of the pipe will be exposed to salt spray above the water line, using a galvanized pipe is desirable for corrosion resistance. Can one obtain a good weld in the field after the pipe has been hot dipped? Are there other ways of coating the pipe that would achieve longevity?


RE: Corrosion of steel pipe

Galv won't protect a pipe buried in a seawater environment.
There is a lot of marine engineering that goes into piers and structures like this.
Try the Marine/Ocean form for specifics.

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

RE: Corrosion of steel pipe

Usually piles are uncoated, but near seawater a coating may be in order, and CP.
The depth and nature of the CP will depend on the composition of the soil (largely it resistivity).

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P.E. Metallurgy, Plymouth Tube

RE: Corrosion of steel pipe

For splash zone where CP doesn't work , we have used Monel cladding.

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