Internal pipeline corrosion due to CO2 is a major challenge facing the oil and gas industry. To protect the pipelines and equipment from the ravages of CO2 corrosion, novel sacrificial coatings can be used. The objective of this study was to investigate the corrosion behavior of Al-based alloys as sacrificial coatings to protect pipelines in a CO2-saturated aqueous electrolyte (3.5 wt.% NaCl) at 4 bar CO2 partial pressure (3 barg) and 40 oC. The corrosion resistance of Al-based alloys and thermal spray coatings was evaluated in an electrochemical reaction autoclave using electrochemical methods (potentiodynamic polarization, linear polarization resistance, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy). Post-corrosion surface characterization was performed by scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The obtained data show Al-based alloys demonstrated promising protection against CO2 corrosion with no breakaway degradation issues.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.