Measurement of Corrosion Potentials of the Internal Surface of Operating High-Pressure Oil and Gas Pipelines

    Volume 5, Issue 6 (June 2008)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 19 June 2008

    Page Count: 9


    Demoz, Alebachew
    CANMET Energy Technology Centre-Devon, Natural Resources Canada, Devon, Alberta

    Papavinasam, Sankara
    CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

    Michaelian, Kirk
    CANMET Energy Technology Centre-Devon, Natural Resources Canada, Devon, Alberta

    Revie, R. Winston
    CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario

    (Received 19 May 2007; accepted 22 April 2008)

    Abstract

    Corrosion potential is a fundamental electrochemical parameter critical to understanding the thermodynamic aspects of corrosion. Many corrosion theories are based on corrosion potentials. Corrosion potential is routinely and easily measured in the laboratory. In order to transfer this scientific knowledge from the laboratory to the field, it is necessary to determine the corrosion potential under operating field conditions. In this paper, the unique challenges measuring corrosion potentials in an industrial environment are described using measurements of the corrosion potentials of the internal surfaces of pipelines as examples.


    Paper ID: JAI101244

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI101244

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    Title Measurement of Corrosion Potentials of the Internal Surface of Operating High-Pressure Oil and Gas Pipelines
    Symposium Advances in Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring and Measurement, 2007-05-23
    Committee G01