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Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. describe practical corrosion issues in liquid environments
  2. explain fundamental principles and concepts involved in liquid corrosion
  3. apply the fundamentals of corrosion theory to explain corrosion failures in liquid environments and prevention strategies
  4. critically evaluate data to determine the cause of corrosion in liquids and optimum solutions for corrosion control.
  • Topics

    • Steel/electrolyte interface
    • Corrosion phenomena in production tubing and flowlines
    • Introduction to MIC
    • Marine corrosion / Corrosion in freshwater
    • Corrosion in downstream operations
    • Corrosion in non-aqueous solutions
    • Corrosion in mining industry
    • Corrosion in nuclear waste storage
    • Prevention: Corrosion inhibitors in industrial applications
    • Chemical inhibition of corrosion
    • Evaluation of corrosion inhibitor performance
    • Novel developments in corrosion inhibition
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-ENR500-Principles of Corrosion

Special requirements

No special requirements

The subject focuses on the monitoring techniques and mitigation strategies required to assess corrosion in liquid environments with particular focus on oil & gas flowline, and develop and manage corrosion control programs. A deep understanding of the corrosion environment in liquid environments, oxygen and carbonic acid corrosion, corrosion cells and reactions, electrochemical theories and methods, O2, CO2 and H2S corrosion mechanisms, kinetics, product scale and its effects will be provided. Flow regimes in pipelines, corrosion types for different operating phases, predictive modelling, identification, detection and corrosion measurement, resistant alloys, inhibitors, intelligent pigging and monitoring devices. Topics covered in detail are: Top of the line corrosion, under-deposit corrosion, developing technologies, and improved maintenance plans to minimise corrosion as well as data interpretation, analysis and integration, as well as criteria for determining corrective action for high-level corrosion problems within a liquid corrosion system.

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  • Final Invigilated Examination (50%)
  • Two Written Report Assignments (30%)
  • Four Online Quizzes (20%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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