Evaluation of metal-based structures has relied on atmospheric exposure test sites to determine corrosion resistance in marine environments. This work uses surface chemistry and electrochemical techniques to interpret the chemical changes occurring on low carbon and stainless steel during atmospheric and accelerated corrosion conditions to find a correlation between its accelerated and long-term corrosion performance.
Multi-layer polypropylene (MLPP) insulation coating is used for thermal insulation of subsea pipelines. However in recent years - with higher wellhead operating temperatures - high temperature (HT) Fusion Bonded Epoxies have been used. This paper describes the author's experience with the MLPP systems over the last 20 years.
In this work, the open circuit potential of different stainless steel grades as well as nickel based and copper based alloys has been systematically measured in seawater under different experimental conditions. In particular the effect of temperature, oxygen content and chlorination level have been studied.
Corrosion is a major cause of structural deterioration in the marine/offshore industry. FOr that reason, reliability assessment and maintenance planning of these structures are crucial. In the current work a combination multi-phase phenomenological and mechanistic model for pitting corrosion is tested using Bayesian network (BN) approach.
This study describes a laboratory test system which was specifically developed to assess the ability of biocides to lower microbial corrosion rates. It was found that the common oilfield biocides THPS and glutaraldehyde, dosed at concentrations of 300 ppm for 4 hours weekly over 5 weeks, could reduce MIC rates from 109.7 mpy to as low as 4.3 mpy
Requirements for corrosion protection for new large offshore wind farms are extended to 25 years’ maintenance-free service lifetime. Therefore, ISO 12944 is being updated. To bring down construction cost for offshore wind, initiatives have been taken to industrialize the coating application process and use standard components.
Nanoparticles are being considered in the development of durable coating systems due to their beneficial electrical and mechanical properties. The present study aims to investigate the corrosion performance of a nanoparticle enriched zinc rich primer (NPE-ZRP) for structural steel in aggressive marine exposure.