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Title: Microbiologically influenced corrosion in petroleum product pipelines - A review
Authors: Muthukumar, N
Rajasekar, A
Ponmariappan, S
Mohanan, S
Maruthamuthu, S
Muralidharan, S
Subramanian, P
Palaniswamy, N
Raghavan, M
Keywords: Biocides;Corrosion;Degradation of oil;Microbial corrosion;Oil pipelines;Petroleum product;Storage tanks
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Microbiologically influenced corrosion is responsible for most of the internal corrosion problems in oil transportation pipelines and storage tanks. One problematic area in treating gas lines is the occurrence of the stratification of water in the line. Under these conditions, corrosion inhibitors do not come into contact properly and oil and inhibitors undergo degradation. The role of bacteria on oil degradation, the consequences of oil degradation in fuel systems and its influence on corrosion have been explained in detail. Besides, factors influencing on degradation of oil and corrosion inhibitors have also been discussed. Mechanism of microbiologically influenced corrosion in oil pipeline has been explained. Many of the misapplication of biocides/inhibitors occur mainly because the characteristics of biocides/inhibitors are not considered before use in pipe line industry. List of biocides and monitoring programme have been collected from literature and presented.
Page(s): 1012-1022
ISSN: 0975-1009 (Online); 0019-5189 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJEB Vol.41(09) [September 2003]

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