Hydrogen Induced Cracking (HIC) can be a major issue for line pipe exposed to sour environments. In this study, influence of the test solutions on HIC evaluation was investigated from the view point of corrosion. Electrochemical measurements were employed to compare corrosion behavior of line pipe steels between the 0.93N acetate buffer solution and the conventional 0.05N acetate solution.
Oxidation behavior of a commercial, cast Ni-base superalloy was studied in air-SO2 mixture, simulating combustion gases from high sulfur containing fuels. Experiments at 1050°C for up to 500 hours duration. The studied alloy was characterized with a number of analytical methods including SEM / EDX and GDOES after different oxidation times.
This paper presents an expanded laboratory test database on critical corrosion modes for UNS R55400 pipe exposed to relevant oilfield production environments which include sour well fluid brines, a heavy chloride/bromide brine well completion fluid, injected methanol, organic acid- and HCl-based well acidizing solutions, and seawater.