New corrosion inhibitor passes tests on Pemex crude line

J.L. Benítez A., G. Guzmán P. & L. Muñoz P., Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo, Mexico CityC. Sánchez M., Petróleos Mexicanos, Mexico CityPemex Refinación, part of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and operator of more than 4,100 km of crude oil pipelines in several diameters, has tested a newly developed corrosion inhibitor on 30, 24, and 20-in. OD pipelines on a 220-km extension. The inhibitor, IMP-ICCA-9710, is manufactured and marketed by Pemex.During the evaluation period, a 100% increase in crude salt content was also observed at the end of the evaluation line. The intermingling of additional streams feeding the test section caused this increase.Addit...

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