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    Particle Containing Formation Water for the Study of Erosion Corrosion

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    Mass loss rates of a 13% chromium steel have been determined in particle-containing formation water using a loop with a constricted pipe as a test section. Erosion corrosion rates increase approximately with the square of the flow rate and linearly with the sand content. Under CO2-corrosion conditions, changes of the particle parameters (size, concentration) are much more significant than medium parameters (chloride content, temperature).


    chromium steel, formation water, particles, sand, mass loss rate, corrosion rate, erosion corrosion, abrasive wear, pipe, loop

    Author Information:

    Kohley, T
    Professor, Dechema-Institut, Frankfurt/Main,

    Heitz, E
    Professor, Dechema-Institut, Frankfurt/Main,

    Committee/Subcommittee: G01.09

    DOI: 10.1520/STP26015S