Gas and water are produced as a by-product of crude oil production, which leads to the possibility of corrosion of process materials. The corrosion of topsides equipment, pipework and subsea pipelines and equipment can be controlled chemically by the addition of a suitable corrosion inhibitor that forms a protective film.
Most process pipework and vessels are usually manufactured from mild steel and various types of corrosion can occur, including general corrosion, localised corrosion and galvanic corrosion.
Factors which influence the rate of corrosion include:
Roemex have a dedicated corrosion laboratory, equipped with state of the art test equipment which allows corrosion tests to be carried out using a variety of techniques, including Linear Polarisation Resistance (LPR), DC techniques as well as Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS).
This enables the development of highly robust corrosion inhibitors that can give general protection from corrosion or inhibition against specific problems, such as weld corrosion.
The RX-2000 series is our range of corrosion inhibition chemicals that have been developed to protect from detrimental corrosion processes