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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 18th International Corrosion Congress 2011|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||18th International Corrosion Congress - Perth, Australia|
Duration: 20 Nov 2011 → 24 Nov 2011
|Conference||18th International Corrosion Congress|
|Period||20/11/11 → 24/11/11|
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.