Improved Oil Well Performance with Oil & Gas Corrosion Inhibitors

by | Nov 26, 2021 | Business

Oil & gas corrosion inhibitors prolong the life of oil well digging machinery. The components in an oil well operation are mostly metal. The areas near oil wells are typically full of environmental factors that cause metal decay on the machinery, containers, gears, and vehicles over time. Investors with long-term viability plans know that they need to protect their equipment, so they purchase protective chemicals to coat the metal. Oil & gas corrosion inhibitors do more than keep the equipment in operation. They also keep small amounts of the wrong substances out of the oil. Impurities can come from rust and other types of decay.

Coating the operating machinery and storage components is the best plan. Typical corrosion inhibitors are applied to any surface that needs them. They most often include paints made with zinc phosphate, imidazoline, and quaternary amine compounds. These absorb slowly onto the metal, but they also create a film that prevents water and carbon corrosion.

There are unique compounds for each type of possible corrosion, including corrosion from cleaning chemicals on the rig. In most cases, an estimator will analyze all of the equipment involved. They will compile a list of advised corrosive inhibitors based on natural and added corrosive possibilities, and they will help note where custom inhibitors should be created.

Since inhibitor solutions also need to absorb onto custom or unusual metals, thorough and experienced analysis makes all the difference. An experienced estimator will make sure that your solution orders are the right ones for the metal mix on your rig.

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