Y. Frank Cheng, PhD,
Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering
Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing
Schulich School of Engineering
Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4
Tel: +1(403)220-3693; E-mail: email@example.com
book, “Stress Corrosion
Cracking of Pipelines”, has been published by John Wiley
It is the first book in this area in the world. http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111802267X.html
Dr. Cheng is
coauthoring with Mr. Richard Norsworthy a new
book “Pipeline Coatings”,
which will be published by NACE International Publishing.
Dr. Cheng is an
internationally recognized authority in oil/gas and pipeline corrosion
research and integrity management. The overall goal of his research is to
advance the mechanistic understanding of corrosion in oil/gas and pipeline
systems, and to develop effective techniques for modeling, assessment,
prevention and prediction of facility failure.
Cheng’s research has been driven by industry needs in four
application areas: Downhole tubulars; Oil/gas gathering
pipelines; Oil sands slurry pipelines; and Transmission pipelines.
research interests include:
in downhole environments: Modeling of tubular corrosion in
SAGD/CO2 co-injection and production systems; Corrosion,
microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) and fracture of coiled
tubing; Modeling of corrosion of steel tubing in carbon storage.
of pipeline failure pressure by defect assessment: Analysis
and assessment of ILI data and detected defects; Determination of
failure pressure of pipelines containing defects; Modeling of stress
concentration and local corrosion rate at defect under synergism of
internal pressure, soil strain and stress concentration with
consideration of steel grade and defect geometry; Modeling of defect
growth for prediction of remaining service life of pipelines.
failure mode and effect analysis: Shielding of
cathodic protection (CP) by coating failures; Development of standard
tst methods for nonshielding property of pipeline coatings with CP;
Corrosion mechanism and kinetics in thin layer (tens of microns) of
electrolyte under disbonded coating; Monitoring of coating disbondment
by scanning Kelvin probe; Testing and modeling of permeability of
multi-layered coatings to dissolved CO2, O2 and
corrosion of pipelines: Mechanism and threshold values of
AC-induced pitting corrosion on pipelines; AC facilitated coating
disbondment; Shift of CP potential under AC interference and modeified
CP criteria for full protection of pipelins; Online monitoring and
assessment technique for AC corrosion of pipelines.
corrosion of pipelines: Pitting corrosion under deposit; MIC
under petroleum sludge; Modeling of multi-phased lfuid flow and correlation
of fluid mechanics with steel corrosion; CO2 corrosion fundamentals
and parametric effects; Model for prediction of internal corrosion
rate in CO2-containing environments; Multi-functional
inhibitors for anticorrosion and anti-biodegradation.
corrosion cracking of pipelines: Pitting corrosion
and crack initiation on pipelines under CP; Coating failure and SCC
initiation; Local activity of metallurgical features at micro- and
nano-scales and its correlation with pitting corrosion; Welding
metallurgy and its role in local preferential corrosion and crack
initiation; Hydrogen permeatraion and trapping in high-strength
pipe technology: Permeation of petroleum hydrocarbons into
HDPE and th effect on chemical and mechanical stability of HDPE
pipes/liners; Environmental stress cracking of HDPE pipe in ASP
floods; Corrosion and fatigue of reinforcing steel cord in HDPE composite
coating technologies in oil/gas applications: Development
of inhibitor-loaded smart coating technology; Super-oelophobic and
hydrophobic nanocoatings for prevention of wax/paraffin deposit in
Dr. Cheng is leading the development of the Pan-Canadian Strategic
Research Network on Oil/Gas Pipeline Corrosion and Its Management.
Dr. Cheng is working with the Schulich School Development to initiate an
Industrial Research Chair (IRC) on Pipeline Corrosion Engineering.
Dr. Cheng is initiating an Industry Joint Project (JIP) on
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Coiled Tubing and Hydraulic
Dr. Cheng is serving as Treasurer of
NACE Foundation of Canada.
Dr. Cheng is serving as the Guest Editor of the Special Issue on
Pipeline Corrosion for the journal Corrosion
Engineering, Science and Technology.
Dr. Cheng is chairing the NACE International Task Group (TG) 521 to
develop a standard for testing of the compatibility of pipeline coatings
with cathodic protection.