Corrosion in Petroleum & Petrochemical Industries and Protection.

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  • Fees : 2900 $
  • Date 27 Oct 2019
  • Location Dubai, English



Course Description:


Corrosion problems have always presented a severe challenge to oil and gas producing operations. Operators plan for long periods of continuous production with maintenance schedules for the prescribed shutdown periods. Unfortunately, corrosion does not always respect these schedules, resulting in severe economic penalties due to loss of production. In addition, the risk of pollution and hazards to safety are other important reasons for adequate corrosion engineering.



Learning Objectives:


Upon completion of this course, you will gain an understanding of corrosion engineering in oil and gas refinery systems involving the various methods available for corrosion control, regulatory and safety matters, and the contribution of an integrated monitoring and inspection programme for operations and diagnosis of problems.



Who Should Attend:


This five-day course is designed essentially for process and mechanical engineers employed by the operating companies engaged in oil and gas refineries. The material is also appropriate for those personnel concerned with specialist functions in the oil industry including inspection, material selection, and corrosion control, as well as those involved in R&D.


Course Duration: Five Days



Course Methodology:

The course is highly interactive with case study, discussions and excellent presentation materials and contains detailed descriptions and easy to follow materials for practical applications.


Course Contents:


Day One


Economics of Corrosion Damage:

§  Loss of production

  • Maintenance costs
  • Effects on the environment
  • Safety


Fundamentals of Corrosion:

  • Introduction
  • Electrochemical Reaction
  • Polarization Data- Corrosion rates
  • Electrode Potential
  • Passivity


Day Two 


Forms of Corrosion:

§  General Corrosion

  • Localized Corrosion

§  Metallurgical Influenced corrosion

§  Mechanically Assisted Degradation
  • Environmentally Induced Corrosion


Corrosion Control Methods:

§  Engineering Design
  • Corrosion Inhibitors

§  Cathodic Protection

§  Coating and Lining

§  Material Selection


Day Three 


Corrosion monitoring

  • Methods
  • Design Considerations
  • Data handling and presentation
  • Evaluation of Results

Inspection and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

  • Inspection Function
  • Inspection Methods
  • Data Management System
  • NDT Contractors

Day Four


Failure Analysis:

§  On site investigation
  • Laboratory Analysis of Corrosion Failure


Specific Corrosion Problems in the Oil and gas Refinery Systems

§  Corrosion in the Crude handling Equipment

§  Corrosion in the Process Equipment
  • Corrosion In the Utilities i.e. Steam Production and Cooling Water Systems

Day Five

Quality Assurance

  • Philosophy
  • Quality profile
  • Role of Certifying Authority

 Case Studies Workshop


Course Evaluation and Summary

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