The petroleum and chemical industries contain a wide variety ofcorrosive environments, many of which
are unique to these industries. Oil and gas production operationsconsume a tremendous amount of iron
and steel pipe, tubing, pumps, valves, and sucker rods. Metalliccorrosion is costly. However, the cost of
corrosion is not just financial. Beyond the huge direct outlay offunds to repair or replace corroded structures are the indirectcosts - natural resources, potential hazards, and lostopportunity. Wasting natural resources is a direct contradiction tothe growing need for sustainable development.
By selecting the correct material and applying proper corrosionprotection methods, these costs can be
reduced, or even eliminated. This book provides a minimum designrequirement for consideration when
designing systems in order to prevent or control corrosion damagesafely and economically, and addresses:
* Corrosion problems in petroleum and chemicalindustries
* Requirements for corrosion control
* Chemical control of corrosive environments
* Corrosion inhibitors in refineries and petrochemicalplants
* Materials selection and service life ofmaterials
* Surface preparation, protection andmaintainability
* Corrosion monitoring - plant inspection techniques andlaboratory corrosion testing techniques
Intended for engineers and industry personnel working in thepetroleum and chemical industries, this book is also a valuableresource for research and development teams, safety engineers,corrosion specialists and researchers in chemical engineering,engineering and materials science.