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Mitigate corrosion in your crude unit

09.01.2010  |  Hilton, N. P. ,  Nalco Energy Services, Sugar Land, Texas

Real-time analyzers can provide improved monitoring of chloride levels and enable better corrosion control practices

Keywords: [analyzer] [maintenance] [distillation] [corrosion] [crude distillation] [refining]

In the refining industry, 90% of crude-unit overhead corrosion occurs during just 10% of operating time. These periods of unstable operation may occur during crude tank switches, slop oil processing, processing of opportunity crudes, or other interruptions to normal operation. Traditional approaches to corrosion monitoring can easily miss problems that occur during this narrow “corrosion window,” or they may detect problems only after significant damage has already been done.

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