Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 431–447 | Cite as

The Effect of Jet Flow Impingement on the Corrosion Products Formed on a Pipeline Steel in Naturally Aerated Sour Brine

  • M. A. Domínguez-AguilarEmail author
  • M. Díaz-Cruz
  • A. Cervantes-Tobón
  • B. Castro-Domínguez


Corrosion was generated by the action of a jet impingement flow of sour brine on pipeline steel samples of X70. Flow-assisted corrosion affected nature, number and peak intensity of the chemical species formed as corrosion products. Iron sulfides predominated in static and low flow rate conditions (1.1 m/s), whereas at 2.4 m/s iron oxides were mainly formed, which led to higher corrosion rates and suggested that oxides are less protective than sulfides. On inhibition, imidazoline seems to mitigate oxide formation and support sulfide formation balancing both species on steel surface. Ferrite phase in laminar pearlite was preferentially dissolved with/without inhibitor, and mackinawite (FeS2) was formed at every flow rate, angle with and without inhibitor. Theoretical stresses determined by computational flow dynamics for corrosion product removal showed a fair approximation to those proposed in the literature.


computational fluid dynamics (CFD) corrosion inhibitor (CI) corrosion products experimental techniques flow-assisted corrosion (FAC) 



The authors would like to thank the Instituto Politécnico Nacional and the Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo for the facilities provided to perform this work. CONACYT–Mexico is also acknowledged for providing partial financial support to authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Domínguez-Aguilar
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Díaz-Cruz
    • 2
  • A. Cervantes-Tobón
    • 2
  • B. Castro-Domínguez
    • 3
  1. 1.Dirección de InvestigaciónInstituto Mexicano del PetróleoMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Metalurgia y Materiales, Instituto Politécnico NacionalESIQIEMexicoMexico
  3. 3.Chemical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of BathBathEngland, UK

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