The effect of temperature on the corrosion of deepwater structures

Neill C. Renton, Adedayo Christianah Olowe

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Abstract

The effect of low temperatures found in deepwater locations on the corrosion rate of a high-strength carbon steel was studied. The results show that there is a non-linear increase in the gravimetric corrosion rate of carbon steel in the range -3 to +3°C. The corrosion rate in sub-zero temperatures was found to be between 10 and 30 times smaller than the rate at 18°C. A relationship was established between the corrosion rates of carbon steel and seawater temperature in deepwater conditions. The natural seawater caused a slight increase in the corrosion rate over the synthetic seawater at the low seawater temperatures examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th International Corrosion Congress 2011
PublisherCurran Associates
Pages2037-2040
Number of pages4
Volume3
ISBN (Print)9781618393630
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event18th International Corrosion Congress - Perth, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 201124 Nov 2011

Conference

Conference18th International Corrosion Congress
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period20/11/1124/11/11

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Keywords

  • corrosion

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Renton, N. C., & Olowe, A. C. (2011). The effect of temperature on the corrosion of deepwater structures. In Proceedings of 18th International Corrosion Congress 2011 (Vol. 3, pp. 2037-2040). Curran Associates.