book, “Stress Corrosion Cracking of Pipelines”, has been published by John Wiley Publishing, U.S.
It is the first book in this area in the world. http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-111802267X.html
Dr. Cheng, as the
Guest Editor, has completed the Special
Issue on Pipeline Corrosion for the journal Corrosion Engineering Science and
Dr. Cheng is
coauthoring with Mr. Richard Norsworthy a new
book “Pipeline Coatings”, which will be published by NACE International
internationally recognized authority in Corrosion Science and
Engineering in Oil/Gas and Pipeline Systems
- Canada Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering
(certifiate signed by Prime Minister of Canada)
- Recipient of 2014 NACE International, the
Corrosion Society, Herbert H. Uhlig Award
- Chair of NACE Task Group 521, “Testing
of nonshielding property of pipeline coatings to CP”
- Member of the U.S. National Academy of
Sciences Committee on Pipeline Transportation of Diluted Bitumen
- Country (Canada) Leader of NACE International
IMPACT Study Program
- In Google Scholar, 3704 citations, h-index 36
and i10-index 97 (by Sept. 2015)
The overall goal of his
research is to advance the mechanistic understanding of metallic corrosion,
and to develop effective techniques for assessment, prevention and
prediction of pipeline failures.
Cheng’s research covers a wide spectrum in four application areas: Downhole steel tubulars; Oil/gas gathering pipelines; Oil sands slurry
pipelines; and Transmission pipelines.
research interests include:
failure modes and effect analysis (FMEA): CP (cathodi
protetion) shielding and coating failures; Standard testing methods
for nonshielding property of pipeline coatings; Corrosion mechanism
and kinetics in thin layer of electrolyte under disbonded coating;
Localized corrosion of steel at coating defects; Testing and modeling
of permeability of pipeline coatings to dissolved CO2, O2
and water; Smart coating technology for corrosion sensing and
(alternating current) corrosion of pipelines:
Mechanism and threshold values of AC current density to induce pitting
corrosion; AC facilitated coating disbondment; Interference of AC on
CP potential shift and CP effectiveness; Online monitoring and
assessment technique for AC corrosion of pipelines.
corrosion of pipelines: Mechanism and modeling of
under-deposit pitting corrosion; Microbiologically influenced
corrosion (MIC); Modeling of multi-phased fluid flow and its
correlation with steel corrosion; CO2 corrosion fundamentals,
parametric effects and pitting corrosion under scale; Modeling for
prediction of internal corrosion rate in CO2-containing
environments; High-performance inhibitors for internal corrosion
control under fluid flow.
corrosion cracking (SCC) of pipelines: Fundamentals of
near-neutral pH and high pH SCC on pipelines; Initiation of corrosion
pits and their transition into cracks on pipelines under CP;
Correlation of steel metallurgy with SCC initiation and propagation;
Welding metallurgy and its role in local preferential corrosion and
crack initiation; Hydrogen permeatraion and high-indued cracking of
of pipeline failure pressure and determination of fitness-for-service: ILI data
analysis and defect assessment for prediction of pipeline failure
pressure; Modeling and determination of stress concentration at defect
under synergism of internal pressure, soil strain and local corrosion
reaction; Modeling of defect growth for prediction of remaining
service life of pipelines.
pipe technology: Permeation of petroleum hydrocarbons into
HDPE pipes/liners and the impliation on their chemical and mechanical
stability; Environmental stress cracking of HDPE pipes in alkaline
surfactant polymer floods; Corrosion and fatigue of reinforcing steel
cord in HDPE composite pipes.
in downhole environments: Modeling of tubular corrosion in
SAGD/CO2 co-injection and production systems; Corrosion,
MIC and fracture of coiled tubing; Modeling of corrosion of steel
tubing in carbon storage.
Dr. Cheng is working with Trican
Well Services to initiate an Industry Joint Project (JIP) on
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion of Coiled Tubing and Treating Iron.