The Corrosive Process in the Oil and Gas Industry
Intro Corrosive processes are one of the main challenges for the oil and gas industries around the world. From the extraction process to refining and transportation, corrosion is an ongoing element in oil and gas plants. Besides being a high-risk problem for operators in the field, corrosion is also responsible for a large cost. According to NACE, the cost of corrosion prevention in an industrial environment is around 49 billion dollars, with at least 50% of this amount referring to atmospheric corrosion. In this blog we will talk about the main challenges and impacts generated by corrosion in the oil [...]
How is maintenance performed in process plants
Maintenance is a fundamental process for any industrial operation. It is very true that maintenance is not a type of investment that will result in more profits, however, investing in maintenance could be the same as not losing money. In this blog, we will explain key concepts for understanding the real value of maintenance programs and routines in a heavy-asset industrial process. Why is it necessary? As mentioned before, effective maintenance programs could be the key to not losing unnecessary money. Investing in maintenance is to ensure that processes, assets, and equipment [...]
How is corrosion monitoring performed in industrial plants ?
Main challenges and opportunities of industry 4.0 for corrosion monitoring Corrosion of metallic components is a natural process that requires the attention of many industries, with emphasis on industrial process plants, such as oil and gas, petrochemical, and mining, which are inserted in environments with a high degree of corrosiveness. Corrosion cannot be completely avoided, so the objective of industries is to delay this process as much as possible so that there are no failures, or interruptions in the operation and prolong the useful life of the asset. Corrosion of components such as piping, [...]
Vidya presented in NACE European Corrosion Management!
Vidya had its paper approved and presented at the NACE European Corrosion Management Virtual Conference! This is an important moment for all of us, since our participation provided valuable networking opportunities, and other insights. NACE European Corrosion Management Virtual Conference The event by NACE International, the Worldwide Corrosion Authority, was focused on providing a unique look to the different management system domains, corrosion management best practices across multiple industry sectors, and advancements in corrosion mitigation technology. In that way, according to the event site: “Virtual Conference mimics the dynamics of a physical conference from entering the lobby, attending the sessions, [...]
Vidya will be presenting at NACE European Corrosion Management!
We are happy to announce that Vidya will be presenting at NACE European Corrosion Management Virtual Conference! Who is NACE? NACE International, the Worldwide Corrosion Authority, is an organization established in 1943 by corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry, as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers”. Nowadays, they are globally recognized as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. They offer from technical training and certifications programs, to conferences and industries standards, among others. You can check this information here. NACE European Corrosion Management - Virtual Conference The goal for the virtual conference is, according to its site: “provide [...]
Internal Corrosion Monitoring Solutions
Internal corrosion monitoring solutions are necessary for anyone who works with asset integrity management. Responsible for a considerable portion of failures and also for maintenance costs in the process industries, corrosion is a degradation mechanism that requires attention from integrity and maintenance managers. The monitoring of corrosive processes is part of the routine of many industries, especially those of processes such as refineries, petrochemicals, FPSOs and other plants. Plants like these usually process fluids with compositions that make them corrosive to process equipment and piping, monitoring process corrosivity is very important to generate data on internal corrosion, allowing you to [...]