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E-675 - Corrosion Prevention in Production Facilities

5 days DEV/CORGB
  • Engineers and technicians working for the Design, Construction, Operation, Inspection or Maintenance of Oil & Gas upstream production facilities
  • To provide in-depth understanding of corrosion phenomena specific to Oil & Gas production facilities, and the main corrosion prevention techniques
Learning Objectives
  • To list the main characteristics and types of corrosion of metallic materials used in the Oil & Gas industries
  • To describe the means of protection against each type of corrosion
  • To select the most appropriated material for a given Oil & Gas application
  • To explain the available ways of monitoring the state of corrosion of a metallic equipment
Ways and means
  • Highly interactive teaching by experienced lecturers
  • Several applications and illustrations

Definition and mechanisms of corrosion 1 day
  • Ferrous and non-ferrous metals: structure, composition, mechanical properties, metallurgy
  • Definitions: wet corrosion, dry corrosion
  • Cost of corrosion: financial and human
  • Basics: electrochemical mechanisms, polarization, passivity, diffusion
Common types of corrosion 1 day
  • Analysis of the origin and development process of each form of corrosion and possible methods of prevention
  • Forms of corrosion studied: uniform, galvanic, pitting, crevice, inter-granular, selective, corrosion-erosion and cavitation, stress corrosion, contact corrosion
Types of corrosion encountered in the oil & gas industry 1 day
  • Each type of corrosion is studied together with possible remedial treatment:
  • Corrosion by hydrogen sulfide
  • Corrosion by carbon dioxide
  • Corrosion due to oxygen in aqueous environment
  • Caustic soda corrosion
  • Corrosion in acid gas treatment units
  • Atmospheric corrosion or corrosion by sea water
  • Corrosion by mercury
  • Corrosion of reinforced concrete
  • Case studies of corrosion observed in Oil & Gas installations: identification of the types of corrosion and suggested remedial treatments
Corrosion prevention 1 day
  • Design of equipment aimed at avoiding certain types of corrosion
  • Choice of the materials best suited to the environment
  • Corrosion inhibitors, filming, passivating, neutralizing, absorbing the oxygen
  • Anti-corrosion coatings and systems
  • Cathodic protection with sacrificial anodes or imposed current
  • Methodology and control of processes. Control of process and environmental parameters
  • Analysis of the means of prevention implemented in the units
Corrosion monitoring - fundamentals of inspection 1 day
  • Corrosion coupons and probes
  • Non-destructive testing of the state of walls
  • Corrosion monitoring plan
  • Fundamentals of inspection