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What Chapman Engineering Does

Chapman Engineering offers several broad categories of services:

• Corrosion Protection including Coatings and Cathodic Protection Systems/ Specifications For Tanks and Pipelines, Oil & Gas Systems, Water and Wastewater Utilities, and Power Generation Infrastructure

• Internal Corrosion Control Consulting, to include review of maintenance and intelligent pigging programs and data sets, planning and review of chemical program operations, goals and performance evaluations

• Corrosion and Coatings Failure Analysis, Coating System Specification and Assessment, Third Party Coating Inspection, “Anomaly Dig” Investigations of External Pipeline Concerns,  and Technical Expertise for legal matters

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Pipelines - How Deeply Should They be Buried?

One thing we’re doing more of these days is studying older pipelines, and trying to figure out how deeply they are buried.  Some companies have no records of this type of measurement, and need to create good files that tell the story.
 
How deep below the ground surface should a pipeline be buried?
 
The first answer, as in many things with asset integrity management and corrosion control, is often, “It depends.”  But there are some “minimums” that certainly must be met.

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