November 2021

Maintenance and Reliability

Continuous corrosion monitoring improves process optimization

Corrosion is one of the most insidious challenges in the oil refining industry.

Corrosion is one of the most insidious challenges in the oil refining industry. When it is uncovered too late or a slow leak has begun, it can lead to catastrophic outcomes. However, monitoring corrosion requires resources and vigilance, as well as the right analytical tools to determine when and where a problem might arise. The issue of corrosion has become more critical in recent years as refineries opt for less expensive opportunity crudes to meet forecast production and financial margins. Many of these cheaper feedstocks tend to be more corrosive, which further solidifies the demand for a comprehensive monitoring program. Finding the right solution to meet safety standards for assets a

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