This NACE Standard Practice aims to provide guidance for selection and application of Corrosion Inhibitors (CI) for upstream oil and gas processes conditions exposed to corrosive environments.
The application of effective Corrosion Inhibitors (CI) in Oil and Gas production is essential to enable long term use of carbon steel in corrosive production environments. These chemical CI products can be applied continuously, or on a Batch (BI) basis. The effectiveness of CIs(products) that are applied has to be assured for the range of conditions associated with the application and for the lifetime of the facility. The assurance is predominantly achieved through laboratory testing. However, field evaluation of CIs can be a significant part of the assurance process.