Discussions of General Methods for Measurement and Monitoring of Corrosion in the Oil & Gas Industry

Lu ZHANG

Abstract


With a rapid consumption of oil energy, valuing the amount of hydrocarbon is a significantly noteworthy topic in the world. According to the result of studies, the leakage of oil transportation pipelines is one of the central reasons that lead to the waste of oil energy. Although hydrocarbon is a widely used energy, there is another reason makes people have to pay attention to it, which is the serious influences created by the accidents of oil leakages. Furthermore, based on the studies, there are many reasons could result the failures of pipeline systems. However, the prominent reason causes the leakage accident of oil pipeline systems is the corrosion issue of pipelines, pipeline corrosion can reduce the strength and integrity of pipelines’ structure. Therefore, engineers have realized that predicating the corrosion of pipelines can make contributions to avoid the failures of transportation systems. As a result, lots of technologies have been developed to detect the corrosion of pipelines, which could be classified into five categories, Electrical Resistance Monitoring, Electrochemical Methods, Hydrogen Monitoring, Weight Loss Coupons, and Non-Destructive Testing Technology. The main purpose of this essay is going to give a brief introduction and detailed analysis about those technologies.


Keywords


Pipeline corrosion; Detection methods; Transportation systems

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/8045

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