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Inhibition performance of mild steel corrosion in the presence of Co2, HAc and MEG

Ikeh, L, Enyi, GC and Nasr, GG 2016, 'Inhibition performance of mild steel corrosion in the presence of Co2, HAc and MEG' , SPE Journal . (Submitted)

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Abstract

The formation of hydrate and scale deposition is a major challenge in the petroleum industry.To avoid corrosion and hydrate formation, monoethylene glycol (MEG) is been utilized in the pipeline as an antifreeze and anticorrosion agent. It has been observed that the MEG has to be separated from acetic acid (HAc) and acid gases which enhance corrosion of mild steel in the oilfield environments. HAc and MEG also has an adverse effect of lowering the solubility of mineral salts and causing a higher risk of scale formation. In this study, the mitigation of corrosion of mild steel in the presence of HAc and MEG in CO2 saturated environment were investigated at 25oC and 80oC using 3.5% wt. NaCl solution in a semi-circulated loop setup. Weight loss and electrochemical measurements using linear polarization resistance (LPR) were used to evaluate the efficiencies of two corrosion inhibitor based chemicals (the phosphate ester and the Olei imidazoline salt) at different concentrations. Test results obtained show that the corrosion inhibitors are found to be very effective in reducing the corrosion of mild steel in the presence of HAc and MEG at different conditions tested. Key words: CO2 corrosion, mild steel, acetic acid, MEG, iron carbonate, inhibitor.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: SPE Journal
Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers
ISSN: 1930-0220
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Amir Nourian
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2016 11:12
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2016 11:12
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38164

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