PRCI WEBINAR (RECORDING): Water Wetting Prediction Tool for Pipeline Integrity

Thu, April 30, 2020

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Presenter: Luciano Paolinelli, Ohio University
Host: Mark Mateer, Shell Global Solutions
Moderator: Lauri Perry, PRCI

Join the PRCI Corrosion Technical Committee as they present research results related to "water wetting." Water wetting is the common name for the internal corrosion that occurs in pipelines and flow lines as a result of residual or produced water contacting the internal pipe surface.

Proper estimation of the water wetting phenomenon in critical locations of a pipeline is of great value when performing indirect inspections as part of the internal corrosion direct assessment methodologies for the integrity management of assets.
In this context, PRCI and Ohio University developed a software tool that predicts water wetting in pipelines for a wide range of petroleum products, oil flow rates, and water cuts. This tool is based on the most relevant mechanistic models and knowledge available in the public literature.

Attendees of this webinar will:

  • Review the main mechanisms affecting water dropout and water wetting of internal pipe surfaces
  • Get acquainted with the water wetting software tool structure
  • Learn how to use the tool using some case studies
  • Interpret output results aiming to identify critical locations to help integrity assessments

Who should attend?

  • Liquid pipeline operators
  • Pipeline corrosion personnel
  • Pipeline integrity management personnel



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