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Rick Eckert: About the Author
Senior Principal Engineer - Corrosion Management & Materials Advisory Services, DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas


Rick Eckert

Richard Eckert has over 33 years of experience with oil and gas industry corrosion/failure investigations, internal corrosion assessment and management, materials selection, forensic corrosion engineering, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Eckert has specific expertise in the area of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and has authored numerous publications, research reports, and two books in this field.  Mr. Eckert is a NACE certified Internal Corrosion Specialist, and currently serves on the NACE Board as Director of the Publications Activities Committee, along with serving as Chair of several technical committees. 

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Published Articles

Proven Strategies for Developing Successful Corrosion Management Systems
September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rick Eckert at DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas, and Gerry Koch at DNV GL

Corrosion control knowledge and resources can be applied more effectively through the development and implementation of a corrosion management system (CMS). A CMS better-connects management system elements to the process of managing corrosion threats, thereby increasing ROI.

Investigating Pipeline Corrosion Failures
July/August 2017 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rick Eckert at DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas, and Dr. Kathy Buckingham at DNV GL

Failure analysis of piping that has experienced corrosion damage provides operators with valuable information needed to prevent future failures. Effective processes and procedures are essential when investigating the cause of corrosion on pipelines and piping systems.

November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal
By Rick Eckert at DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas

Understanding the common factors that promote corrosion threats in the oil and gas value chain helps operators create effective inspection strategies.


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