Investigation of Carbon steel corrosion in water base drilling mud

Fadhil Sarhan Kadhim


Carbon steel, the most widely used engineering material, accounts for approximately 85%, of the annual steel production worldwide. Despite its relatively limited corrosion resistance, carbon steel is used in large tonnages in marine applications, nuclear power and fossil fuel power plants, transportation, chemical processing, petroleum production and refining, pipelines, mining, construction and metal-processing equipment. This paper Investigate Carbon steel corrosion in water. The corrosion rate in production and casing pipes in water base drilling mud (packer fluid), different salt concentration (100gm/L , 150 gm/L , 200gm/L) have been used and different temperature (30co , 50 co , 70 co) have been investigated. Weight loss and polarization methods were applied. The results indicate that the corrosion rates decrease with the increasing of salt concentration while the corrosion rates increase with increasing of temperature

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