Statistic assessment of the factors that take part in the corrosion on buried pipe

Authors

  • Juan Delgado Lastra Universidad de Antioquia
  • Jorge Andrés Calderón Gutierrez Universidad de Antioquia
  • Sergio Luis Peñaranda Arciniegas Universidad de Antioquia
  • Alex Restrepo Universidad de Antioquia

Keywords:

soil corrosion, buried pipes corrosion, cast iron, multivariate analysis, soil resisitivity

Abstract


Corrosion of buried pipes is a phenomenon that depends more on the corrosivity of the ground than on the nature of the metal. The evaluation of the corrosivity of the ground is a complex activity because there are many variables influencing the process. In this work a multivariate analysis of the main factors taking part in corrosion of buried structures was carried out. This analysis allows a factorial classification and permits the transformations of a set of correlated variables into a smaller set of not correlated variables. This study gives a better understanding of data of the experimental units and determines the variables of major influence over the variable response. With this information a smaller number of variables could to be measured. This paper describes the experimental techniques used and the statistics analysis realized of the 6 variables measured in the experimental units. A new set of 3 variables is obtained, which allows a classification of the soils according to corrosivity with a confidence of 90% and an error of 20%.

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Author Biographies

Juan Delgado Lastra, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Corrosión y Protección

Jorge Andrés Calderón Gutierrez, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Corrosión y Protección

Sergio Luis Peñaranda Arciniegas, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Corrosión y Protección

Alex Restrepo, Universidad de Antioquia

Grupo de Corrosión y Protección

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Published

2005-07-23

How to Cite

Delgado Lastra, J. ., Calderón Gutierrez, J. A. ., Peñaranda Arciniegas, S. L. ., & Restrepo, A. (2005). Statistic assessment of the factors that take part in the corrosion on buried pipe. Revista Facultad De Ingeniería Universidad De Antioquia, (34), 23–34. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ingenieria/article/view/343155

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