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Erlenmeyer Flasks

Eugene Dakin Ph.D., P.Chem

Professional Chemist

Chemical Cylinders

Oxygen Based Corrosion

Oxygen based corrosion occurs with the presence of naturally occurring oxygen which is typical with pumps supplying flow which have been improperly maintained.  The seals of these pumps intake atmospheric air and cause oxygen based corrosion on various forms of oilfield equipment. 


The main method of treating this type of corrosion is with an oxygen scavenger.  The injected oxygen scavenger must be in physical contact with the fluid to remove oxygen in this form.


The most Common injection methods is continuous.





Corrode (kə-rōd) : To eat away by degrees as if by gnawing.  To wear away, usually by chemical action.