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ASTM International - ASTM G205-10

Standard Guide for Determining Corrosivity of Crude Oils

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Organization: ASTM International
Publication Date: 1 September 2010
Status: inactive
Page Count: 10
ICS Code (Crude petroleum): 75.040
significance And Use:

In the absence of water, the crude oil is noncorrosive. The presence of sediment and water makes crude oil corrosive. Test Methods , , , and provide methods for the determination of the water and... View More

scope:

1.1 This guide presents some generally accepted laboratory methodologies that are used for determining the corrosivity of crude oil.

1.2 This guide does not cover detailed calculations and methods, but rather a range of approaches that have found application in evaluating the corrosivity of crude oil.

1.3 Only those methodologies that have found wide acceptance in crude oil corrosivity evaluation are considered in this guide.

1.4 This guide does not address the change in oil/water ratio caused by accumulation of water at low points in a pipeline system.

1.5 This guide is intended to assist in the selection of methodologies that can be used for determining the corrosivity of crude oil under conditions in which water is present in the liquid state (typically up to 100°C). These conditions normally occur during oil and gas production, storage, and transportation in the pipelines.

1.6 This guide does not cover the evaluation of corrosivity of crude oil at higher temperatures (typically above 300°C) that occur during refining crude oil in refineries.

1.7 This guide involves the use of electrical currents in the presence of flammable liquids. Awareness of fire safety is critical for the safe use of this guide.

1.8 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.9 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

November 1, 2016
Standard Guide for Determining Emulsion Properties, Wetting Behavior, and Corrosion-Inhibitory Properties of Crude Oils
5.1 In the absence of water, the crude oil is noncorrosive. However, trace amounts of water and sediment have the potential to create corrosive situations during crude oil handling or transport if...
ASTM G205-10
September 1, 2010
Standard Guide for Determining Corrosivity of Crude Oils
In the absence of water, the crude oil is noncorrosive. The presence of sediment and water makes crude oil corrosive. Test Methods , , , and provide methods for the determination of the water and...
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