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Assessing corrosion in oil refining and petrochemical processing

Randy C. John, Arthur Pelton, Arthur L. Young, William T. Thompson, Ian G. Wright and Theodore M. Besmann

Article (2004)

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This paper summarizes the development of an information system used to manage corrosion of metals and alloys by high temperature gases found in many different oil refining, petrochemical, power generation, and chemical processes. The database currently represents about 7.9 million h of exposure time for about 5,500 tests with 89 commercial alloys for a temperature range of 200 – 1,200 °C. The system manages corrosion data from well-defined exposures and determines corrosion product stabilities. New models used in the analysis of thermochemical data for the Fe-Ni-CrCo-C-O-S-N-H system are being compiled. All known phases based upon combinations of the elements have been analyzed to allow complete assessments of corrosion product stabilities. Use of these data allows prediction of stable corrosion products and hence identification of the possible dominant corrosion mechanisms. The system has the potential to be used in corrosion research, alloy development, failure analysis, lifetime prediction, and process operations evaluations. The corrosion mechanisms emphasized are oxidation, sulfidation, sulfidation/oxidation, and carburization.

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oxidation; sulfidation; sulfidation/oxidation; carburization; ASSET; database; hugh temperature corrosion; total metal penetration; engineering lifetime prediction

Subjects: 1800 Chemical engineering > 1803 Thermodynamics
2000 Materials science and technology > 2000 Materials science and technology
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Research Center: CRCT - Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry
Funders: US Departement of Energy ‒ Office of Industrial Technologies, Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc., Humberside Solutions Ltd., Centre for Research in Computational Thermochemistry (CRCT), Université de Montréal, Royal Military College of Canada, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Materials Technology Institute, Foster Wheeler Development Corporation, Texaco, Haynes International, Usinor Industeel, Kvaerner Pulping Oy.
Grant number: DE-FC02-00CH11020
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/4958/
Journal Title: Materials Research (vol. 7, no. 1)
Publisher: Associação Brasileira de Metalurgia e Materiais; Associação Brasileira de Cerâmica; Associação Brasileira de Polímeros
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-14392004000100022
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1590/s1516-14392004000100022
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2020 11:34
Last Modified: 13 May 2023 04:24
Cite in APA 7: John, R. C., Pelton, A., Young, A. L., Thompson, W. T., Wright, I. G., & Besmann, T. M. (2004). Assessing corrosion in oil refining and petrochemical processing. Materials Research, 7(1), 163-173. https://doi.org/10.1590/s1516-14392004000100022


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