INHIBITION OF TANKS AND OTHER STRUCTURES HANDLING CRUDE PETROLEUM

Crude petroleum is less corrosive than refined petroleum products, due to the tendency of oil to plate out on metal surfaces, on the protective properties of the scale and deposits formed on surfaces contacted by crude oil and to the inhibitive properties of some of the constituents found in the oil. However, sour crudes such as those from the Middle East and some from the Permian Basin may be very corrosive. In many environments, however, crude oil becomes corrosive and inhibition is necessary. The use of corrosion inhibitors in pipelines, tanks and shiptanks is described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Corrosion Engineers

    P.O. Box 1499
    Houston, TX  USA  77001
  • Authors:
    • Parker, I M
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 98-99

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM