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E-597 - Corrosion Prevention in Production Facilities

E-597 - Corrosion Prevention in Production Facilities

5 days
MAT/CORGB
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Engineers and technicians working for the design, construction, operation, inspection or maintenance of Oil & Gas upstream production facilities.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides in-depth understanding of corrosion phenomena specific to Oil & Gas production facilities and the main corrosion prevention techniques.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • list the main characteristics and types of corrosion of metallic materials used in the Oil & Gas industries,
  • describe the means of protection against each type of corrosion,
  • select the most appropriated material for a given Oil & Gas application,
  • explain the available ways of monitoring the state of corrosion of a metallic equipment.
Course Content

DEFINITION & 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.
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Ways & Means
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  • Several applications and illustrations.