Francisco Servigna Contributor Bio - Corrosionpedia

Francisco Servigna

Process and Corrosion Engineer, Venezuelan National Oil Company


Francisco Servigna has 15 years of experience in the Venezuelan National Oil Company as a process and corrosion engineer. Francisco holds a bachelor’s science degree in Chemical Engineering, a master’s science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Computational Thermoscience) and a Master Business in Project Management.

In his experience as corrosion engineer he has provided technical expertise in the areas of:

  • Chemical treatment
  • Corrosion monitoring (corrosion and scale coupons, determination of sessile and planktonic bacteria)
  • Material selection
  • Specifications of coatings
  • Linings
  • Cathodic protection
  • Unit preservation
  • Corrosion evaluations of equipment and infrastructure offshore and onshore (compressor plants, oil flow stations, water treatment plants)
  • Application of prediction methods
  • Prevention and corrosion control
  • Failure analysis of pipelines, equipment and petroleum facilities

In addition, Francisco has extensive experience in:

  • Chemical process simulations
  • Design of units (heat transfer, separator, vessel)
  • Hydraulic evaluations of pipelines (single phase and multiphase)
  • Process optimization
  • Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques for modeling at steady state using different softwares (CFX/CFD)

Articles by Francisco Servigna

  • Important Facts You Might Not Know About Copper Patina

    A basic overview of the patina layer that forms during the atmospheric corrosion of copper and its alloys. How the patina forms and how to care for valuable copper objects.

  • Understanding Aluminum Corrosion

    A look at the chemical nature of aluminum and aluminum corrosion, aluminum oxide film formation, and the uses of aluminum, aluminum oxide and aluminum alloys.

  • Polyurea Vs Polyurethane Coatings

    This article provides a basic overview of the relevant differences between two protective coating products for corrosion prevention: polyurea and polyurethane.

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