Techniques for Monitoring Corrosion and Related Parameters in Field Applications
|Publication Date:||1 January 2013|
Assessment of corrosion in the field is complex because of the wide variety of applications, process conditions, and fluid phases that exist in industrial plants where corrosion occurs. A wide range of direct and indirect measurement techniques is available, but each technique has its strengths and weaknesses. In some applications certain techniques cannot be used. Some techniques can be used online, while others are done off-line. Commonly more than one technique is used so the weaknesses of one are compensated for by the strengths of another. In other cases, a combination of different techniques can be synergistic, such as process sampling along with detection of corrosion upset.
The purpose of this technical committee report is to analyze the various techniques with respect to their benefits and limitations across the wide spectrum of industries in which they are used. One technique, such as pH measurement, has considerably different features depending on the industry and environment in which it is used. A wide spectrum of experienced field users have contributed to this report.
This report is intended as a practical reference for both new and experienced users. For new users, it provides an understanding of the practical aspects of each technique. For experienced users, it can be helpful in assessing less commonly used techniques, or the implications of using a familiar technique in a totally different operating environment.