Corrosion Control and Protection
About the Skill Module
This skill module covers the main causes of corrosion in upstream oil and gas operations, as well as monitoring and mitigation methods. The various corrosion mechanisms give rise to a number of different forms of corrosion damage, which will be reviewed. Participants will be introduced to the design principles of simple cathodic protection systems and the basics of utilizing corrosion inhibitors.
Target AudienceManagers, engineers, chemists, and operators who need to understand corrosion and its control management in oil and gas production and processing.
You Will Learn
Participants will learn how to:
- Define corrosion
- List the different forms of corrosion
- Describe the likely effects of corrosion on safety, environment, and business issues
- Describe the basic aspects of electrochemical corrosion
- Describe the four necessary elements to form an electrochemical corrosion cell
- Identify the different forms of corrosion encountered in oil and gas facilities
- Define the basic corrosion principles which apply to cathodic protection
- Describe the galvanic series of metals and its significance
- Identify methods of corrosion control
- Recognize the use of coatings, corrosion inhibitors, biocides and cleaning pigs and scrapers as forms of corrosion protection