December 2017

Maintenance and Reliability

Case histories of amine plant equipment corrosion problems–Part 2

Past corrosion incidents provide insight into the causes of corrosion and the preventive actions required to protect plant equipment and reduce costly plant downtime.

Daughtry, J., Teletzke, E., INEOS Oxide GAS/ SPEC Technology Group

Past corrosion incidents provide insight into the causes of corrosion and the preventive actions required to protect plant equipment and reduce costly plant downtime. Part 1, which was featured in the November issue of Hydrocarbon Processing, provided three case studies that demonstrated how corrosion in alkanolamine systems can be identified, minimized and controlled with a multidisciplinary approach that takes into account chemistry, engineering design, metallurgy and computer simulations. Part 2 provides an in-depth analysis on three additional case studies, and focuses on centrifugal pump cavitation corrosion, stress and fatigue failure, and pump bearing fouling and seizure. CASE STUDY

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