Colonial Pipeline Co. operates one of the world’s largest liquid petroleum pipeline systems. Products are delivered primarily from refineries in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Comprising over 2,500 miles of right of way, with over 2,000 miles of stub lines delivering gasoline, home heating oil, diesel fuel, commercial jet fuel, and defence fuels for the U.S. military.
Colonial has been able to improve its corrosion program and to realize cost savings in several areas, working closely with Abriox to maximize hardware and software performance. In this article Michael Pearce (Corrosion Program Manager) describes how the MERLIN system has enabled Colonial to monitor 2,500 miles of its system.