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EFC Working Party 15: Corrosion in the Refinery and Petrochemistry Industry


Welcome to the website of the Working Party on Corrosion in the Refinery and Petrochemistry Industry.

Current Activities

 

Date of the forthcoming meetings

  • The spring meeting will take place on 23 March 2021 : at the present time it has not been decided if the meeting will be a virtual one or a face to face one. 

  • EUROCORR 2021 will take place in Budapest, Hungary from 19-23 September 2021: a session dealing with corrosion in refineries and petrochemistry plants will take place.

 

New publication  

 

EFC55-Cover
Corrosion under Insulation (CUI) Guidelines

EFC Book 55 “Corrosion under insulation” : the third revision is available since August 2020

Online ordering:
https://www.elsevier.com/books/corrosion-under-insulation-cui-guidelines/de-landtsheer/978-0-12-823332-0

 


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Mission

 

Objectives

The Working Party meetings objectives are:

  • Information Exchange
    - Sharing of refinery materials /corrosion/inspection experiences by operating company representatives.

  • Forum for Technology
    - Sharing materials/ corrosion/ protection/ monitoring information by providers, users, R&D.

  • Scientific exchange
    - Sharing materials/ corrosion/ protection scientific works.
     
  • Development of documents, guidelines, publications related to corrosion in the refinery industry.

 

Strategy Plan

  • Survey of corrosion problems in refinery industry
    • The group will collect information first on hydrotreatment and hydrocracling units, then processes as FCC, Catalytic reforming, Distillation, Sulfur plant, Alkylation, Sour water stripper will be considered. Guideline and publication will be issued.
  • Corrosion under insulation (new EFC Guideline No 55)
  • Failure cases presentations and discussions
  • Corrosion resistant materials
    • Presentation and discussion on new CRA materials for refinery application.
  • Corrosion by sour waters (SSC, SOHIC)
  • Inhibitors
  • Monitoring of corrosion
  • Inspection

 

Previous Activities

 

ExcerptS From last WP Business meeting minutes

Minutes of the 9th September 2020 meeting and Appendices (size: 15.5 MB)

Minutes of the 11 September 2019 meeting and Appendices (size: 16.5 MB)

Minutes of the 10 April 2019 meeting and Appendices (size: 18.5 MB)

Minutes of the 11 September 2018 meeting and Appendices (size: 5 MB)

Minutes of the 3 May 2018 meeting and Appendices (size: 20 MB)

Minutes of the 6 September 2017 meeting and Appendices (size: 1.5 MB)

Minutes of the 13 April 2017 meeting and Appendices (size: 12 MB)

Minutes of the 13 September 2016 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 26 April 2016 meeting and Appendices (size: 10 MB)

Minutes of the 9 September 2015 meeting incl. Appendices

Minutes of the 14 April 2015 meeting and Appendices (size: 8 MB)

Minutes of the 9 September 2014 meeting

Minutes of the 8 April 2014 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 5 September 2013 meeting incl. Appendices

Minutes of the 9 April 2013 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 12 September 2012 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 26 April 2012 meeting and Appendices (size: 13 MB)

Minutes of the 7 September 2011 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 14 April 2011 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 25 November 2010 meeting

Minutes of the 15 September 2010 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 22 June 2010 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 9 September 2009 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 23 April 2009 meeting, Appendices 1-5 , Appendices 6-10

Minutes of the 8 September 2008 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 15 April 2008 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 13 September 2007 meeting and Appendices  

Minutes of the 26 April 2007 meeting, Appendices 1-5 , Appendix 6 , Appendices 7-10  

Minutes of the 26 September 2006 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 31 March 2006 meeting , Appendices 1-4 , Appendices 5-8 , Appendices 9-13

Minutes of the 6 September 2005 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 17-18 March 2005 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 15 September 2004 meeting and Appendices

Minutes of the 8-9 March 2004 meetingAppendices 1-7 , Appendices 8-11 and Appendix Literature