Monitor Sub-ppm Chloride in Hydrocarbons

Corrosion at petroleum refineries is a critical problem all over the world. In the United States alone, NACE International—a professional association dedicated to reducing the economic impact of corrosion—has shown that $3.7 billion in direct costs are realized annually from maintenance, vessel expenditures, and fouling as a result of corrosion. This huge figure does not take into account the estimated loss of as much as $12 billion in profit due to decreased capacity, unit outages, and premature turnarounds that result from corrosion. In this application note, you will learn:

  • Background: In the US alone, refiners are experiencing $16 billion in expenses and lost profits due to corrosion. A major cause of corrosion is chlorides in crude feedstocks and process streams.
  • Experiment: The Clora 2XP analyzer performed repeat measurements of various hydrocarbon samples with low level chloride concentrations.
  • Conclusion: The Clora 2XP is able to quantify sub-ppm concentrations of chlorides in hydrocarbon samples enabling refiners to monitor the effectiveness of their corrosion mitigation strategies and reduce the multi-billion dollar annual costs of corrosion.

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