Chapter 6. Corrosion Inhibitors
The history of corrosion inhibitors and neutralizers and their invention, development, and application in the petroleum industry has been reviewed by Fisher (1993)
. Early corrosion inhibitor applications in each of the various segments of the industry, including oil wells, natural gas plants, refineries, and product pipelines, are included.
Corrosion and scale deposition are the two most costly problems in oil industries. Corrodible surfaces are found throughout production, transport, and refining equipment. The Corrosion and Scale Handbook
gives an overview of the problems and methods of prevention Becker (1998)
In many oil field operations, the contact of fluids with air is inevitable. A striking example is recovery ...