Gazprom hosted an industry-specific meeting including heads of the Company's subdivisions focused on corrosion protection. Taking part in the meeting were over 150 heads and experts from Gazprom's relevant subdivisions and subsidiaries as well as research and contracting companies.
The meeting paid special attention to the application of independent power supply sources for cathodic protection units, development of corrosion monitoring systems as well as introduction of cutting-edge protective coatings.
The meeting highlighted that Gazprom's subsidiaries placed high emphasis on corrosion protection issues by consistently monitoring the state of coating on metal surfaces of process equipment, pipelines and metal structures of above-ground facilities, implementing training and career development programs and holding Gazprom's Best Corrosion Prevention Expert contests once in two years.
At the end of the meeting proposals were developed on how to further improve the efficiency of corrosion protection systems, deploy innovative technologies, introduce new types of protective coatings and corrosion inhibitors, corrosion inspection, maintenance and repair tools for gas transmission facilities.