While pipe is designed to withstand corrosion, extreme weather and other forms of wear and tear, it’s not meant to be installed and forgotten. Believe it or not, no pipe is perfect – and all pipe experiences some form of degradation in its lifetime. To that end, regular pipeline maintenance is a vitally important aspect of all piping systems. Here, we’ll explore why it should be prioritized.

Defining Maintenance
Pipeline maintenance has different meanings for different piping systems. But for all of them, it means maintaining their integrity by regularly inspecting them, checking for leaks and ensuring that the pipe’s interior is clean and free of debris. Regular inspections will also identify issues with the pipe before they become big enough to have lasting effects on the pipe or the system itself.

Protecting Pipe
The easiest way to protect your pipe from corrosion and other damage is by regularly cleaning it and using chemicals, coatings and linings that will prevent further degradation. While many types of pipe are built to stand up to corrosion, regular cleaning will extend your pipe’s life.

Ongoing Pipe Assistance
According to the World Corrosion Organization, the annual cost of corrosion globally is $2.2 trillion. High costs aside, pipeline maintenance is important in order to avoid more serious consequences such as injury and death. And replacing aging pipe isn’t always practical, so regular pipeline maintenance is key to ensuring the long-term health of a system.

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