Application of Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors in Oil-and-Gas Industry. An Overview. Part I

Issue 4(82) 2016
Pages 14-21

R.B. Gavrilets1, N.A. Polyakov2

1Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd., Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
2A.N. Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Keywords: corrosion protection, volatile corrosion inhibitors, oil field equipment preservation

The purpose of this work is to analyze the problems of volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCI) application in oil and gas industry and further development trends of VCIs.
Economy losses from corrosion are shown, VCIs protection mechanism, history of development of vapor phase corrosion protection are described on the basis of available information sources. Synthesis methods, lab testing and concentration measurement in the gas phase are given. Cases of vapor phase corrosion, its inhibition via VCIs application and respective success stories, vapor phase corrosion monitoring methods are described. Development trends of VCIs are noted.