This paper presents the latest laboratory results on iron sulfide dissolver evaluation. The recently developed dissolvers were studied for their dissolving powers using iron sulfide scale solids and the corrosion rate to mild steel at elevated temperature. Based on these results, the technical gaps and future developments for iron sulfide dissolvers are discussed.
Multiple leaks occurred with a carbon steel pipe carrying hot condensate water (300F and 140 psi). A root cause analysis was performed, including visual and metallographic examination of two failed samples chemical, analysis of weld metal and base metal and chemical analysis of water samples. Results show that flow accelerated corrosion (FAC) was the responsible mechanism leading to the failures.
The concept of using physics-based models for corrosion monitoring is still new although corrosion monitoring by use of hardware coupons and probes is well recognized. This paper describes the application in downstream related to crude unit overhead and demonstrates how the monitoring concept can be used and its benefits.