Room number: EB2-040
Lab instructor: Dr. Fathia Mohammad
Course number: CHE 467L
The Corrosion Laboratory is used to investigate corrosion of metals in harsh environments and the effectiveness of inhibitors under deposit. Chemical and materials-testing instrumentation used for the investigation of corrosion in oil, gas and seawater is available in the laboratory, including the Norwood Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Apparatus, electrochemical cells, the corrosion apparatus for high-temperature and pressure corrosion measurements, and Gill AC electrochemical equipment. The techniques available with the Gill AC equipment and software allow the investigators to run nearly all corrosion tests. They are able to perform tests such as linear polarization resistance (LPR), cyclic sweeps, AC electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), potentiostatic, galvanostatic, galvanic, current and voltage noise, potential monitoring polarization of a galvanic couple and customized sweeps.
We are currently in the process of building a hot oil impingement test loop apparatus that will be employed to simulate real-life environments to study crude oil corrosivity resulting from sulfur compounds, naphthenic acids, temperature and velocity.