Vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) as an alternative for corrosion control of underside tank bottom. A specified volume of VCI was applied through a leak detector port 24-inch (60.96 cm) from the edge of the tank bottom plate, towards the center. As expected, the initial corrosion rates at the different locations differ and tend to decrease with time.
Conclusions: (1) vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) can control corrosion on steel materials in contact with AST tank bottom backfill. (2) Efficiency of VCIs is affected by salt contamination or impurities in the backfill. (3) Corrosion of small areas of steel are not indicative of corrosion AST tank bottoms. (4) A path forward.