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RR16 - Guidelines for use of statistics for analysis of sample inspection of corrosion

Intended to advise plant engineers and inspection personnel on methods for analysing and extrapolating inspections for large plant items including vessels, pipework and pipelines, taking into account the statistical nature of corrosion. Also intended to introduce the methods of statistical analysis of corrosion inspection data. Before the methodology is included in standards, practical experience of industrial applications is needed to identify he most relevant distributions and statistical techniques.Describes the statistical methods used and a case study of a failed oil pipe. Draws a number of conclusions.

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Updated 2010-03-19