Corrosion in Liquids
Trace the impact of corrosion in liquid environments. Observe examples of corrosion in surroundings as diverse as marine settings, mining work areas and nuclear waste storage sites. Unpack some of the fundamentals of corrosion control management programs.
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- 20 Jul 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- describe practical corrosion issues in liquid environments
- explain fundamental principles and concepts involved in liquid corrosion
- apply the fundamentals of corrosion theory to explain corrosion failures in liquid environments and prevention strategies
- critically evaluate data to determine the cause of corrosion in liquids and optimum solutions for corrosion control.
- 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
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
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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- Assignment 1 (25%)
- Assignment 2 (25%)
- Invigilated Final Examination (50%)
Textbooks are not required.