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Effects of temperature on polarity reversal of under deposit corrosion of mild steel in oilfield produced water

Résumé : Under-deposit corrosion (UDC) is one of the main factors leading to perforation or leakage of gathering pipeline in the oilfield. In this paper, galvanic corrosion of mild steel under CaCO3 deposit was investigated by using wire beam electrodes (WBE) in the oilfield-produced water. Potential and galvanic mappings indicated that the wire electrodes covered by CaCO3 deposit mainly acted as anode while the rest bare wire electrodes acted as cathode at the beginning of corrosion, causing apparent UDC. However, the deposit-covered electrodes were finally transformed from anode to cathode along with the bare electrodes from cathode to anode, indicative of intensive galvanic polarity reversal. It is supposed that FeCO3 corrosion products could fill into the deposit layer and form a physical diffusion barrier to block the transportation of aggressive ions from the bulk solution to the metal substrate.
Domaine de référence : Biocorrosion
Auteur Wu Yu-Le, Zhang De-Ping, Cai Guang-Yi, Zhang Xin-Xin, Dong Ze-Hua
Année de parution : 2020.
Mots-clés : diffusion barrier, electrochemical mapping, polarity reversal, Under-deposit corrosion.
Type de document : Article de revue.
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Ce projet est financé par le Fonds Européen de Développement Régional, la Région Normandie et le Conseil Départemental de la Manche.