Train­ing es­sen­tial for cor­ro­sion man­age­ment

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

a global chal­lenge that im­pacts all types of struc­tures. From bridges to build­ings, tun­nels to trans­mis­sion tow­ers, and pipe­lines to power poles. While some As­set Own­ers look at their as­sets in terms of de­pre­ci­a­tion, with the as­sump­tion that it will be re­placed at some point into the fu­ture; the re­al­ity is the abil­ity to re­place the as­set with a sim­i­lar or even im­proved ver­sion is of­ten found to be chal­leng­ing, if not im­pos­si­ble.

For ex­am­ple, bridges typ­i­cally are de­signed for 100 years life, af­ter which in the­ory they will be re­placed. This may be true in some cases, but what about large bridges on the main traf­fic routes? The cost to re­move and re­build may be higher than orig­i­nally thought, plus with the con­tin­ued pop­u­la­tion growth and in­crease in de­mand, its clo­sure is likely to cause sig­nif­i­cant dis­rup­tions to the road users. Hence in some cases, it may be more cost ef­fec­tive to en­sure the con­tin­ued and depend­able per­for­mance of the bridge be­yond its orig­i­nal de­sign life.

This is why the philoso­phies of Main­te­nance Plan­ning and Cor­ro­sion Man­age­ment should be in­te­gral parts of the over­all As­set Man­age­ment Plan. This sem­i­nar will dis­cuss and pro­vide case stud­ies, on the chal­lenges and dif­fer­ent tools that as­set own­ers, man­agers and en­gi­neers should con­sider. From con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing and as­sess­ment, dura­bil­ity de­sign, re­me­di­a­tion, and in turn the de­vel­op­ment of Main­te­nance Plan and Cor­ro­sion Man­age­ment strate­gies; all with the ul­ti­mate aim of pro­vid­ing the low­est whole- of-life cost ben­e­fit for the as­set over its de­sign life and be­yond.

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