Richard B. Eckert: About the Author
Senior Principal Engineer - Corrosion Management & Materials Advisory Services, DNV GL

Richard B. Eckert

Richard Eckert has over 37 years of experience with oil and gas industry corrosion/failure investigations, internal corrosion assessment, mitigation and management; materials selection, forensic corrosion engineering, litigation support and regulatory compliance. Mr. Eckert has specific expertise in the area of microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and has authored numerous publications and research reports in this field. He is the author of 3 books on internal corrosion mitigation and monitoring, corrosion failure investigation and MIC. Mr. Eckert is a NACE certified Internal Corrosion Specialist, previously served on the NACE Board of Directors, and has chaired a number of technical committees that produced standards on corrosion management and internal MIC of pipelines. He works as Senior Principal Specialist in Corrosion Management and Materials Advisory Services for DNV GL - North America Oil & Gas, in Dublin, Ohio.

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Published Articles

July/August 2019 Inspectioneering Journal

A significant number of pipeline failures due to external or internal corrosion have resulted from MIC, some with catastrophic consequences. This article demonstrates a three-step failure analysis process used to investigate the failure mechanism.

September/October 2018 Inspectioneering Journal

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.

July/August 2017 Inspectioneering Journal

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..

November/December 2015 Inspectioneering Journal

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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