For the foreseeable future, fossil fuels will continue to be the dominant source of the world’s primary energy production. There has been growing concern that the use of these carbon-based fuels produces greenhouse gases, principally carbon dioxide (CO2), which adversely affect the global climate and environment. One way to mitigate the problem is to use carbon capture, transportation, and storage (CCTS) techniques and systems.
Corrosion professionals in North America and Europe have experienced another year of continued growth in career opportunities and salary levels, according to the 2015 Corrosion Career Survey conducted by Materials Performance magazine.
To successfully communicate the wide variety of corrosion-related issues affecting corrosion professionals today, MP is actively encouraging corrosion control professionals worldwide to submit technical articles to share their corrosion-related experiences with over 36,000 NACE International members around the globe.
A better appreciation of the various components of typical corrosion costs in the oil and gas industry could further facilitate their optimization.
University researchers find significant increases in both salinization and alkalinization of U.S. streams and rivers, which can influence the water's corrosivity.
This article presents performance data on polyamino polyether methylene phosphonic acid (PAPEMP) on various mineral scales commonly encountered in boiler, cooling, desalination, geothermal, gas, and oil systems.
A reaction between high-pH monoethanolamine and carbon dioxide formed a carbonate/bicarbonate solution that led to intergranular stress corrosion cracking.
In corrosion monitoring of oil and gas fields, there are many techniques that can provide data. Modern high-resolution corrosion monitors, including electrical resistance probes, are available. These instruments can be installed in key locations and connected to a control room computer.
While there are solutions to mitigate microbiologically influenced corrosion, a big challenge is to make the connection between corrosion damage and the activity of microorganisms.
When steels corrode under a high-pressure, high-temperature multiphase environment containing supercritical carbon dioxide, various gas impurities, salts, crude oil, and solid particles merit further investigation.
Molecular microbiological methods (MMM) are becoming more commonly used as an alternative for culture-based methods for estimating bacterial numbers in oilfield systems.
Preventing the internal corrosion of crude oil, natural gas, and water injection pipelines involves numerous steps, which operators should follow to ensure the integrity of oil and gas field pipelines that are essential for uninterrupted production.
A study was recently conducted to determine the viability of vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) technology in mitigating corrosion. Overall, VCIs were found to be effective in mitigating corrosion when recommended dosages are used, and they could also be used in combination with impressed current CP systems.
The usual challenge for stainless steel pickling involves removing all scale, iron contamination, and welding oxides to achieve a fully passivated surface with an even, clean, and aesthetic finish. In this case, a new nitric-acid-free process was installed at a large beer barrel plant in Spain.
To improve the corrosion resistance of the grounding grids in saline-alkali soil, the authors fabricated a conductive and anticorrosive coating. After a series of tests, results indicated that an increase of nickel powder in the coating can lead to its electrical conductivity enhancement.