Underground pipeline corrosion monitoring is a complex technical challenge. Currently there is no corrosion monitoring probe that is able to provide in situ information on corrosion under disbonded coatings. This paper presents a proof of concept of a novel corrosion monitoring probe intended to simulate corrosion under disbonded pipeline coatings and monitor its rate under Cathodic Protection (CP). The probe’s capabilities to measure corrosion rates and simulate disbonded coating conditions are illustrated by a typical experiment that involved testing of the probe in 0.1M NaCl at −850mVCSE. Estimated metal thickness losses based on results measured by the probe were compared against corrosion patterns and profilometry measurements of control specimens exposed to the same conditions.

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