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Crude oils are a highly complex combination of hydrocarbons, heterocyclic compounds of nitrogen, oxygen, sulphur, organometallic compounds (any member of a class of...
By: Dennis Jayasinghe | Principal/Chief Technical Officer, Corr-Met Inspection & Consulting Inc.
The oil and gas industry has some of the toughest jobs in some of the most difficult terrains and conditions, often bordering on the dangerous. Hazards and dangerous...
By: Tabitha Mishra | Civil Engineer, Technical Content Writer
Sustainability and climate change awareness are increasingly becoming the key objectives of many organizations in response to climate change initiatives. If the world is...
By: Della Anggabrata
Artificial lift is considered the backbone for maximizing the productivity from oil wells. There are several types of artificial lift pumps, including are sucker rod...
By: Della Anggabrata
All pipelines and pipework incorporate flanges and welded joints of varying sizes, designs and materials. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Offshore...
By: Marina Silva
Crude oil, as a mixture of all sorts of hydrocarbons, is not corrosive. However, there are some impurities and components often found in crude oil that could cause...
By: Mehdi Yari | Electrochemistry and Corrosion Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario
The notion of a country in the world without a large and complex network of pipelines is similar to a human body with no arteries. Pipelines that transport and...
Wear and tear on oil sands equipment represents a serious concern for the oil and gas industry. The cost of lost production output is extremely high. Whenever a part is...
By: Jessica Zimmer
Polythionic acid stress corrosion cracking (PTA-SCC) of austenitic stainless steel is a type of environmentally induced cracking that requires not only the appropriate...
By: Steven Bradley | Principal Consultant, Bradley Consulting Services
Cathodic protection (CP) comes in many forms. Zinc is often the metal of choice used for CP sacrificial anodes, which are attached to welding on the substrates of...
By: Ian MacMoy | Product Design Specialist, Dox Steel
There are a number of standards that address coating and installation of fasteners in high-pressure service. Most of them clearly forbid the common coating application...
By: Alan Kehr | Managing Consultant, Alan Kehr Anti-Corrosion, LLC
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Pipeline integrity management systems are crucial for ensuring the safe and reliable operations of piping networks. In the oil and gas industry, numerous regulations...
By: Krystal Nanan | Civil Engineer
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