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Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry


  • Provides concrete solutions to numerous corrosion problems arising in the oil refining and petrochemical industry

  • Presented in an easily accessible, clear, and logical style

  • Includes scientifically sound explanations


Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 32)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Alec Groysman
    Pages 9-15
  3. Alec Groysman
    Pages 101-182
  4. Alec Groysman
    Pages 183-212
  5. Alec Groysman
    Pages 213-234
  6. Alec Groysman
    Pages 235-268
  7. Alec Groysman
    Pages 269-288
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 289-356

About this book


This book addresses corrosion problems and their solutions at facilities in the oil refining and petrochemical industry, including cooling water and boiler feed water units. Further, it describes and analyzes corrosion control actions, corrosion monitoring, and corrosion management. Corrosion problems are a perennial issue in the oil refining and petrochemical industry, as they lead to a deterioration of the functional properties of metallic equipment and harm the environment – both of which need to be protected for the sake of current and future generations. Accordingly, this book examines and analyzes typical and atypical corrosion failure cases and their prevention at refineries and petrochemical facilities, including problems with: pipelines, tanks, furnaces, distillation columns, absorbers, heat exchangers, and pumps. In addition, it describes naphthenic acid corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, hydrogen damages, sulfidic corrosion, microbiologically induced corrosion, erosion-corrosion, and corrosion fatigue occurring at refinery units. At last, fouling, corrosion and cleaning are discussed in this book.


Alloys Corrosion Metals Petrochemistry Refinery

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Israeli Society of Chemical Engineers and ChemistsAssociation of Engineers and Architects in IsraelTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Corrosion Problems and Solutions in Oil Refining and Petrochemical Industry
  • Authors Alec Groysman
  • Series Title Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Series Abbreviated Title Topics in Safety, Risk
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-45254-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83251-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-45256-2
  • Series ISSN 1566-0443
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0285
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 356
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 128 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings
    Engineering Design
    Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering
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