Chemical Treatment

U.S. Study Calls for More Oversight of Offshore Oil, Gas Pipelines

According to a study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a more robust oversight process is needed to ensure the integrity of approximately 8,600 miles of active offshore oil and gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico. New proposed rules are expected by late 2022.

Quantitative Evaluation of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors

In this study, a rapid and quantitative test method was developed using coupled multi-array sensor technology. The results showed the ability of this test method to provide consistent results and differentiate quantitatively between the anticorrosive effects of different VCI materials.

Nominations Sought for 2023 MP Corrosion Innovation Awards

Since 2014, the MP Corrosion Innovation of the Year Awards program has provided a forum for innovative professionals to showcase their corrosion mitigation technologies and receive recognition for their solutions. Winners are selected by a diverse industry panel.

Sustainable and Robust Closed Loop Corrosion Inhibitors

Because closed cooling loops can run with little maintenance for long periods of time, they can become a neglected part of a customer’s water treatment system. This neglect can lead to significant issues that can negatively impact heat transfer efficiency.

Safety, PPE Considerations for Corrosion Control Projects

Charles S. Brown, PCS—deputy director of coatings at engineering, design, planning, and construction management firm Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.—offers a detailed checklist of safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) considerations when at a jobsite.

Next Generation Closed Loop Corrosion Inhibitors

Data presented in this article show that an AC/DC approach offers superior corrosion inhibition performance when compared to incumbent closed loop corrosion inhibitors based on molybdate and filming amines.

Three AMPP Standards Committees Launch New Projects

As the calendar turns to 2022, here’s a look at new guidelines, standards, and practices that are currently being developed by AMPP’s SC 04, SC 11, and SC 20 committees.

Corrosion Inhibitor Management in Upstream Oil Industries

Chemicals management can be a big challenge in upstream oil and gas industries. In recent years, by using corrosion management models, efforts were made to improve the economic and technical conditions.

Corrosion Technology Week Returns in 2021

Sponsored by AMPP’s technical coordination committee, the October 2021 event will include a series of meetings focused on methods of identifying, preventing, and combating corrosion problems across all major industries. The show was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Managing MIC During Hydrotesting and Wet Parking

Laboratory testing using biofilms can provide a reliable means to evaluate the potential for microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), and subsequently, to assess the effectiveness of biocides to inhibit biofilm growth and mitigate MIC during hydrotesting and wet parking.

Improving the Durability of Packaging Materials

The packaging industry recognizes its responsibility in attaining a closed loop cycle through the use of green corrosion inhibitors. In this study, several papers impregnated with green inhibitors were investigated. During manufacturing, storage, and transport, humidity, salts, and other corrosive substances in the environment, as well as temperature fluctuations, can make metal parts more susceptible to corrosion.

Enabling Manufacturing and Fuel Efficiencies with Novel Pretreatment

A new pretreatment method based on the electrodeposition of aluminum oxide provides several opportunities to improve vehicle fuel economy and reduce energy consumption and waste in vehicle manufacturing.

Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Is Formed

Having launched on January 6, 2021, the new organization, Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP), represents a combination of NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

Influence of Organic Chloride Concentration on Carbon Steel

The chloride concentration effect in naphtha on the corrosion behavior of carbon steel was studied by simulating conditions within naphtha hydrotreating unit equipment.

Sunflower Oil-Based Inhibitors Slow Corrosion in Offshore Arctic Conditions

After finding high efficiency in laboratory tests, scientists are intending to apply new bio-based corrosion inhibitors—developed on the basis of sunflower oil—in harsh Arctic conditions.