Stripping away inhibition!
The corrosive effect of carbon dioxide in gas gathering networks is well understood and, for a long time, was the thorn in the side of many producers.
So much so that a special breed of chemicals known as inhibitors are universally used to curtail its corrosive influence. But when the velocity of the gas increases in the gathering pipework, the effectiveness of corrosion inhibitors is a contentious point, with concerns being raised whether high speed flow can leave pipework unprotected.
This project sought to experiment and model the effectiveness of inhibitors used in South Australia’s historic Cooper Basin to answer the question once and for all…
Are we stripping away our inhibition?
Future energy and resources
Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Brayden Anthony Strum