P5 Pipeline ECDA


Audubon Companies provided external corrosion direct assessment (ECDA) engineering and technical services to assess pipeline integrity for approximately seven miles of 8” diameter pipeline. The regulated pipeline was subject to integrity management (IM) rules, 49 CFR Part 192, Subpart O. Our team determined that ECDA was an acceptable method to assess the integrity of the pipeline. ECDA was employed to assess pipeline integrity where other assessment methods (in-line inspection, hydrostatic testing) were not feasible or economically viable. Our team provided turnkey services for individual components of the four-step ECDA process including data collection, feasibility analysis, indirect inspection surveys, direct examination digs, and anomaly characterization, data integration, remaining life and reassessment interval calculations and design of repairs.

Project Overview

  • Feasibility Study
  • Sub-Centimeter GIS Integrated Data Collection
  • Secure Web Based Project Portal
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • In-House NACE Certified Corrosion Technicians & Specialists

Project Scope

  • Project Management
  • Pre-Assessment Data Collection
  • Indirect Inspection (CIS, DCVG, PCM)
  • Direct Examination
  • Engineering Analysis & Reporting