When choosing this or that reagent, oil-producing companies conduct laboratory, bench and field comparative tests of products offered by different manufacturing companies. As a rule, these tests are conducted by the reagents producing companies. It is necessary to conduct such comparative tests in order to select the most appropriate reagent. Although, the commercial interest of producing companies in the promotion of their products often casts some doubt on the results of these comparative tests.
Moreover, each producing company follows its own testing procedures, which makes it difficult to select the most effective reagent.
Due to the above-mentioned reasons oil-producing companies engage for such tests organizations, uninterested in selling these reagents. The following requirements are applied to these organizations:
Independence from the reagents producing companies; a "non-chemical" activity profile
Competence in tests conducting and data interpretation.
Availability of necessary equipment (laboratory units; corrosion gages; pilot units for bench tests in operating liquids flow; field monitoring devices, etc.)
A reliable business reputation
Depending on their work experience, the specialists of Research and production firm «Akrus-M» have been researching into the issues of corrosion and inhibitor protection for 10 to 30 years. The «Akrus-M» specialists' reputation in this issue does not admit of doubt. We develop and manufacture reagents' effectiveness control devices (Monicor-1 and Monicor-2M corrosion gages), pilot units for bench tests, field monitoring devices. Since the establishment of our firm (2005) we have provided services for oil, petrochemical and metallurgical companies based in Russia and CIS countries.
The «Akrus-M» workers are authors of the main branch procedures and the State Standard for corrosion control and corrosion inhibitors testing issues.
The following procedures have been elaborated:
- Determination of compatibility of corrosion inhibitors and demulsifiers
- Determination of a coefficient of an inhibitor distribution in water-oil media
- Various research procedures for inhibitors' protective effect and aftereffect
- potentiodynamic researches
- linear polarization tests
- autoclave and mechanochemical tests of samples under load in aggressive environments
- Steel hydrogenation inhibitors tests
Therefore, in order to get high-quality results with the corrosion inhibitors of your choice, the selection should be done in two steps:
Step one. The reagents producing companies choose from their range of products the most appropriate reagent for each particular deposit.
Step two. An independent expert with a reliable reputation makes a final comparative assessment of reagents supplied by different producing companies.