ASTM G170-01

    Standard Guide for Evaluating and Qualifying Oilfield and Refinery Corrosion Inhibitors in the Laboratory


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide covers some generally accepted laboratory methodologies that are used for evaluating corrosion inhibitors for oilfield and refinery applications in well defined flow conditions.

    1.2 This guide does not cover detailed calculations and methods, but rather covers a range of approaches which have found application in inhibitor evaluation.

    1.3 Only those methodologies that have found wide acceptance in inhibitor evaluation are considered in this guide.

    1.4 This guide is intended to assist in the selection of methodologies that can be used for evaluating corrosion inhibitors.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1141 Practice for the Preparation of Substitute Ocean Water

    D4410 Terminology for Fluvial Sediment

    G1 Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens

    G3 Practice for Conventions Applicable to Electrochemical Measurements in Corrosion Testing

    G5 Reference Test Method for Making Potentiostatic and Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements

    G15 Terminology Relating to Corrosion and Corrosion Testing

    G16 Guide for Applying Statistics to Analysis of Corrosion Data

    G31 Guide for Laboratory Immersion Corrosion Testing of Metals

    G46 Guide for Examination and Evaluation of Pitting Corrosion

    G59 Test Method for Conducting Potentiodynamic Polarization Resistance Measurements

    G96 Guide for Online Monitoring of Corrosion in Plant Equipment (Electrical and Electrochemical Methods)

    G102 Practice for Calculation of Corrosion Rates and Related Information from Electrochemical Measurements

    G106 Practice for Verification of Algorithm and Equipment for Electrochemical Impedance Measurements

    G111 Guide for Corrosion Tests in High Temperature or High Pressure Environment, or Both

    NACE Standards

    NACE-TM0196 Standard Test Method Chemical Resistance of Polymeric Materials by Periodic Evaluation, Houston, TX, NACE International Publication, Item No. 21226, 1996

    ISO Standards

    ISO6614 Petroleum Products -- Determination of Water Separability of Petroleum Oils and Synthetic Fluids


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 75.020 (Extraction and processing of petroleum and natural gas)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/G0170-01

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