Tag Archives: Buried pipe
Nuclear plants use cathodic protection systems to minimize corrosion of buried systems, structures, and components. This research examined the condition of these systems at eight nuclear plants in North America. Researchers used the results to identify best practices, lessons, and gaps in guidance and training.
Since 2011, nuclear power utilities have aggregated more than 4,300 inspection results for buried and underground pipes into an EPRI-managed industry database. Data analysis indicated that buried pipes are in extremely good condition and that internal corrosion is a more significant concern for some systems. This report discusses these and other observations and conclusions.