Pipelines Corrosion Due to the Electromagnetic Pollutioncaused by the High Voltage Power Lines

Type : Publication
Auteur(s) :  M. Ouadah, O. Touhami, R. Ibtiouen, A. Bouzida, S. Bouyegh, D.Allou, A.Haddad
Année :  2017
Domaine : Génie électrique
Revue : Proceedings of Engineering and Technology – PET
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Mots clés :  Electromagnetic pollution, high voltage power line, induced current density, X70 steel pipeline, corrosion, Finite Element Method, Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

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This paper studies the effect of theelectromagnetic pollution caused by the high voltage powerlines on the corrosion of the buried pipeline. In this objective,the finite element method (FEM) was used to calculate themagnetic field distribution and the induced current densitiesin the buried pipeline caused by both horizontal and verticalconfiguration of the HVPL during steady state conditions. Inorder to diagnose the effect of the electromagnetic pollutionon the corrosion of the pipeline, the electrochemicalimpedance spectroscopy (EIS)measurements were used tocharacterize the corrosion polarization properties of X70 steelin simulated soil at various AC current densities. The resultsshow that, the electromagnetic pollution caused by the highvoltage power lines affect the electrochemical characteristicsof the X70 steel pipeline and accelerate the corrosion of thepipeline.