“Corrosion - major problem refineries"
Waste Management Expo 2020 MAR 12&13 BIEC, Bengaluru, India

Corrosion - a major problem for refineries

10:03 AM, 16th July 2018
Dr. Kamalakanta Routrey Senior Research Scientist (Refining R&D), Reliance Industries Ltd.
Dr. Kamalakanta Routrey Senior Research Scientist (Refining R&D), Reliance Industries Ltd.

Dr. Kamalakanta Routrey Senior Research Scientist (Refining R&D), Reliance Industries Ltd in conversation with Debarati Das of Chemical Today TV, during Corrosion Technology Forum 2018 in Bangalore (7th & 8th June).

Corrosion issues in refinery industries

Refining is one industry where corrosion is a major problem. Corrosion typically happens in assets that we operate on, such as pipelines that are connected to transfer hydrocarbon or gas from one place to another. There are various corrosion problems we face in the oil & gas industry and each of these issues are different. We need to understand why a specific corrosion happens to find a better measure to deal with it.

Solutions required by the industry

We are looking at anti-corrosive agents that could offer a passivate layer on the pipeline, to reduce corrosion. Also, we could have more controlled measures in terms of instruments or probes that will measure corrosion and provide a signal when it is time for maintenance. The third measure could be in terms of having integrated corrosion management systems where the probes from the entire refinery is assembled in one particular place so that the issues can be mitigated immediately. These are three major ways in which we could deal with corrosion.

About Corrosion Technology Forum 2018

This conference was an eye opener since it was not limited to oil and gas industry. Corrosion finds application in lot of consumer-oriented products like steel and other products. From oil and gas perspective, we consider corrosion to be our problem because we sell petrol, diesel and the corrosion we see in our refinery doesn’t affect the customer. Whereas in terms of steel, companies have to protect the products from corrosion or it could lead to an adverse impact on the quality and aesthetics of the product.

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