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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE SEDAYA INTERNATIONAL

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
COURSE OUTLINE

Subject Name
Corrosion in Petroleum Industry
Subject Code
EG 205
Status
major
Credit Hours
4
Semester /
Year
2-2
Pre-requisite
Chemistry for pet. Eng. Technology - I & II, Calculus & Analytical Geometry
- II, Physics for Scientists & Engineers
Teaching
Method
Lectures +Laboratory experiments
Assessment

Test 1 10%
Mid Term Examination 20%
Test 2 10%
Laboratory 10%
Final Examination 50%

The course has five assessment components as described above.
Test 1: it will be conducted on week 5 of the semester. The test 1
will usually have 4 questions of approximately 15 minutes duration
each.
Midterm exam: it will be conducted on week 9 of the semester.
The midterm exam will have 4 questions of approximately 20
minutes duration each.
Test 2: will be conducted on week 12 of the semester. The test 2
will usually have 4 questions of approximately 15 minutes duration
each.
Laboratory component: it is compulsory to attend all the lab
sessions; failing to do so will result in complete failure in the
subject. The student will carry out the experiments described below
and submit a report to the lab tutor at the end of the semester.
Final Exam component: it will consist of 5 questions of 3 hours
duration.
40% ruling: Applicable
Supplementary exam: Applicable (on the final exam only)
Lecturer

Objectives
The course aims to teach:
1. Corrosion principles and thermodynamics of corrosion
2. How corrosion starts and possible places for corrosion
3. Corrosion in acidic environment of Hydrogen sulphide and carbon
dioxide.
4. Corrosion in selected environments
5. Pitting and crevice corrosion
6. Methods of corrosion protection
7. Stress corrosion cracking
8. Material selection and corrosion
9. Cost of corrosion.
Learning
Outcome
Upon completion, students should :
Be able to:
1. Identify the various types of corrosion.
2. Identify the causes and driving factors behind corrosion.
3. Determine the most practical method of mitigating corrosion.
4. Develop work procedures for corrosion control.
5. Identify and recommend alternatives in structural design to minimise
corrosion.
6. Select materials more efficiently
7. Monitor the effectiveness of the corrosion control process.
8. Have a good working knowledge of cathodic and anodic protection.

Have a good:
9. Appreciation of material selection as a method of corrosion control.
10. Working knowledge of protective coatings for corrosion control.
11. And adequate knowledge about the cost of corrosion in industry
Module Content:
LectureTutorialsLaboratory
1. Introduction cost of corrosion 1
2. Electrochemical Thermodynamics and Electrode
Potential
3
3. Electrochemical Kinetics of Corrosion 3
4. Passivity 2
5. Polarization Methods to Measure Corrosion
Rate
3
6. Galvanic and Concentration Cell Corrosion 3
7. Pitting and Crevice Corrosion 2
8. Effects of Metallurgical Structure 2
9. Corrosion Related Damage by Hydrogen, 2
10. Erosion and Wear 3
11. corrosion and material selection 3
12. Corrosion in Selected Environments; 3
Syllabus &
Contact Hours
Atmospheric Corrosion,
Corrosion in Soils,
Corrosion of Steel in Concrete,
Corrosion in Water,

13. Corrosion in the Petroleum Industry:
Well materials acidic gases, salts ,
high temperature
Transporting via pipes
Storage and degassing stations
Refining
Flue gases,
4

14. Methods of Corrosion Protection:
Material selection
Coating
Inhibitors
Impress currents
Sacrificial anodes
3

15. Stress corrosion cracking:
Sulfide stress corrosion cracking,
Chloride stress corrosion cracking,
Caustic stress corrosion cracking,
3

16. Removal of Corrosive Gases - Mechanical and
Chemical Methods
2
Total Hours
42 28
Textbook
Corrosion and Water Technology for Petroleum Producers Author: Loyd W.
J ones, Publisher: OGCI, ISBN: 0-930972-09-0
Reference
Books
1. Practical Oilfield Metallurgy and Corrosion, Craig, B. D., 1993. 2nd ed.
,Penn Well Publishing Company, Tulsa, OK
2. Oil Field corrosion Detection and Control Handbook. Endean, H. J ., 1989.
Champion Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX
3. Water Initiated Problems in Production Operations. Endean, H. J . and
Shelton, R. D., 1989. Champion Technologies, Inc., Houston, TX
4. Principles and Prevention of Corrosion, J ones, D. A., 1996. 2nd ed.
Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ
5. Corrosion in the Petroleum Industry. Tillis, W., 2003. Ondeo Nalco
Energy Services, Sugar Land, TX
6. Corrosion Control in Petroleum Production, Byars, H. G., 1999. 2nd ed.
TPC Publication 5. NACE International, Houston, TX
7. Corrosion and Scale Handbook , Author: J .R. Becker
8. Corrosion and Water Technology for Petroleum Producers
Author: Loyd W. J ones

Laboratory
Session (if any)
1. Study Polarization of steels in acidic media
2. Measurement of dry corrosion using themo-gravimetry
3. Experiments on inter-granular corrosion and pitting
4. Cathodic and anodic protection methods
5. Galvanic experiments on corrosion choose metals from the
following list. Experiments can be performed in salt free aqueous
medium, and media containing salts.
Low carbon hot rolled steel strip
Low carbon hot rolled steel strip, with weld bead
Low carbon hot rolled steel strip, with magnesium
Straight and bent common steel nails
Aluminium strip, 1100 series
Aluminium strip, 6061 series
CA 360 brass strip
Pure copper strip
Zinc plated hardware, such as an S hook
Hot-dipped zinc coated roofing nail
Cadmium coated bolts or screws
Stainless steel bolt


MATRIX
CO/PO


Knowledge &
Understanding
Intellectual Skills Practical Skills Transferable Skills

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4
CO / PO
A A B C A A A C B B A B C B A A B B
A: Strongly Related , B: Moderately Related, C: Slightly Related