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Effects of solution composition on corrosion behavior of 13 mass% Cr martensitic stainless steel in simulated oil and gas environments

1 Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan
2 Graduate School of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita-13, Nishi-8, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8628, Japan (Presently INPEX, 30-23-9, Kita-karasuyama, Setagaya, Tokyo, 157-0061, Japan)
3 TenarisNKKTubes, 1-10 Minamiwatarida, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 210-0855, Japan

Special Issues: Corrosion

The effects of CH3COONa and CO2 on the corrosion behavior of 13 mass% Cr martensitic stainless steel in simulated oil and gas environments were investigated with electrochemical and surface analysis techniques. The electrochemical results showed that a plateau region and sudden increase in the current density of the anodic polarization curves. The current density of the plateau region decreased with increasing CH3COONa concentrations. The pitting corrosion potential shifted to the positive direction with increasing CH3COONa concentrations, and shifted to a negative value by adding CO2. From the surface analysis, a Cr enriched layer had formed on the sample surface after immersion tests, and the thickness of this layer became thinner with increasing CH3COONa concentration. The surface analysis results after the immersion tests suggested the presence of CH3COO or HCO3 on the surface.
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Keywords 13 mass% Cr martensitic stainless steel; CH3COONa; CO2; XPS; GDS; oxide film structure

Citation: Masatoshi Sakairi, Hirotaka Mizukami, Shuji Hashizume. Effects of solution composition on corrosion behavior of 13 mass% Cr martensitic stainless steel in simulated oil and gas environments. AIMS Materials Science, 2019, 6(2): 288-300. doi: 10.3934/matersci.2019.2.288


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