Since force mains are usually under constant pressure, their integrity must be continuously monitored. Defects, such as cracks or material loss due to corrosion, can lead to catastrophic failure of the pipeline system and incur significant costs.
Corrosion detection is a crucial component in the overall management of underground force mains. The process involves the selection of numerous tools and techniques that can monitor and gather appropriate data. When performed correctly,
corrosion detection equipment can serve as an early warning system before the onset of pipeline failure.