Corrosion Studies of Scale Dissolver in a Carbon Dioxide-Containing Environment Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015, National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers International. All rights reserved. A caustic scale dissolver to be used for cleaning offshore gas lift valves was evaluated in the laboratory through corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC) testing for generic tubing and casing steels. Although slow strain rate testing and electrochemical testing showed no evidence of SCC, weight loss tests indicated very high general corrosion rates. Based on these results, the scale dissolver was not used for this application.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mahajanam, S., Case, R., Cloke, K., Daniels, J., Dunn, J., & Bredal, F.

publication date

  • May 2015