Pipeline protection is essentially the protection of the pipeline. However, there is different meanings when it come to the word “protection”. It can mean, protecting existing pipelines from getting damaged when new pipelines are installed. For instance, protection is provided by mattresses, consisting of concrete blocks connected by steel material. In some areas, protection comes from pipelines being buried to protect them from near-shore wave forces. Protection can also mean protecting existing pipelines from corrosion. This can be done by applying a pipeline coating or using a method called Cathodic Protection.
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