E. Bolaños-Rodríguez., J.C. González Islas , G. Y. Vega-Cano a and E. Flores-García. Modeling Based on Markov Chains, for the Evolution Pitting Corrosion in Buried Pipelines Carrying Gas. ECS Transactions-Montreal, QC, Canadá, Volume 35. ISSN 1938-5862 (Print)
A stochastic model based on Markov Chains is presented for predicting the time evolution of the pit depth distributions, as manifestation of the corrosion experienced by pipelines carrying gas. The results obtained allow estimating the lifetime of pipelines in service, thereby achieving optimize time and maintenance costs.