Corrpro® Corrosion-Protection Experts Featured in Materials Performance Magazine Podcast Episode

Three Corrpro® team members were recently invited to share their expertise with Materials Performance Magazine Editor Rebecca Bickham and the publication’s podcast followers. During the informative session, Marlane Rodriguez, Ajay Arakere and Dirk L. van Oostendorp discussed various threats to pipeline integrity and the most important aspects of corrosion management. They also talked about the ways pipeline operators can integrate best practices into existing operations, along with which integrity programs meet compliance requirements.

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Marlane Miller Rodriguez is the Operations Manager of Corrpro’s Pipeline Direct Assessment team. She has 15 years of broad corrosion control and pipeline integrity experience in various capacities, extensive field work experience and has spent a lot of time in-the-ditch inspecting HVL, gas and water pipelines. Marlane is proficient at processing, analyzing and integrating most forms of corrosion control and pipeline integrity data. She is a NACE certified Cathodic Protection Technologist and was named to the 2020 Women Worth Watching in S.T.E.M list published by Profiles of Diversity Journal.

Ajay Arakere is a senior pipeline integrity engineer at Corrpro Companies, based in Houston, Texas. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University in South Carolina and has broad experience in pipeline integrity with expertise in corrosion control, material testing and fitness for service assessments as well as mechanical integrity of midstream and downstream oil and gas pipelines and facilities. Ajay has presented at various conferences, has published several peer reviewed research journal papers and is a member of NACE International.

Dirk L. van Oostendorp is Director of Engineering & Technical Services for Corrpro in Houston, Texas. He has more than 40 years of global experience with pipeline and structural integrity, encompassing cathodic protection, corrosion control, material selection, protective coatings, inspection technologies and risk assessment. Dirk’s most recent experience includes integrity monitoring, failure analysis and pipeline integrity issues. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the Institute of Corrosion and a NACE Corrosion Specialist.

Corrpro has been at the forefront of cathodic protection engineering, offering total corrosion solutions to the oil & gas, petrochemical, municipal and marine markets for more than 35 years. As a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation, Corrpro strives to provide the highest quality corrosion control materials and most cost-effective services — including engineering, pipeline integrity, construction and protective coating inspection — throughout North America and Europe. Dedicated to ensuring the preservation of energy resources, the environment and the integrity of the world's infrastructure, Corrpro numerous operating facilities and offices across the globe, allowing us to provide solutions to each client’s unique corrosion problems through cost-effective and customized service on a local level. For more information, visit