New technology provides real-time corrosion monitoring

New field-proven automated electrochemical monitoring technology provides a means for evaluating corrosion and pitting in petroleum piping, making corrosion a real-time process variable. A broad range of environments has been studied, including vapor phase (e.g., dehydrated gas), multiphase (oil, gas, and water), and low-to-high water cut.The data demonstrate the value of the technology in alerting operators online, real time to the corrosion effects resulting from the varying conditions commonly found in production systems, gathering lines, pipelines, and facilities.One problem associated with corrosion control is that corrosion is commonly dealt with in a historical sense, after the dam...

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