Y. Frank Cheng, PhD, PEng
Research Chair in Pipeline Engineering
Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary
Canada T2N 1N4
Tel: (403)220-3693; Fax: (403)282-8406
CRC Award Certificate Issued by Prime
Minister of Canada
Dr. Cheng is awarded the
2014 NACE International Herbert H. Uhlig Award!
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
Corrosion in Pipeline and
Petroleum Engineering (CorrPIPE)
The overall goal of the CorrPIPE is to advance the
mechanistic understanding of material corrosion in pipeline and petroelum industries,
and to develop effective techniques for assessment, monitoring, prevention
and management of facility failure.
The CorrPIPE’s research interests
include (1) internal corrosion and its prediction and prevention in
gathering and transmission pipelines;
(2) innovative smart coating technology; (3) alternating current (AC) corrosion;
(4) cathodic protection shielding and coating failure; (5)
erosion-corrosion and nano-coatings; (6) stress corrosion cracking; (7)
defect assessment and pipe-soil interaction; (8) HDPE composite pipe
technology; (9) high-temperature oxidation and hot corrosion in steam and
power generation; and (10) steel metallurgy.
CorrPIPE has focused its
research on both fundamentals and practical aspects to improve the science
base and meet the immediate industrial needs.
Dr. Cheng, as the Project Leader, is
working with other 9 faculty members on the project “Managing
Pipeline Integrity” by application for Innovation Fund through the
Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Dr. Cheng is leading the application of
the project “Development of Smart Coating Technology for Pipeline
Corrosion Sensing and Protection” for Strategic Project Grant of
Jan. 6: As the member of the Canadian Pipeline Roadmap Steering
Committee, Dr. Cheng worked with other members to finalize the report on
Innovation Roadmap for Transmission Pipeline Transportation of Petroleum
Products, co-sponsored by Alberta Innovates-Energy and Environment
Solutions (AI-EES) and Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA).
Jan. 16: Dr. Cheng, as the Faculty Advisor, attended the kick-off
meeting of the NACE Calgary Student/ Young Professionals Section.
Jan. 28: Dr. Cheng and his PhD student, Da
Kuang, attended the NACE Northern Area West
Conference in Edmonton.
Dr. Cheng gave a talk “Internal Pitting Corrosion under Sand Deposit
in Crude Pipelines”, and Da attended the
student post session on “AC-Induced Pitting Corrosion on