Effect of service environmental parameters on electrochemical corrosion behavior of L80 casing steel
The corrosion behavior of L80 casing steel was studied in a simulating annulus environment using the electrochemical measurement method, immersion test, and tensile test under a high-temperature and high-pressure H2S/CO2 environment. The partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2), the partial pressure of H2S (PH2 S), water content, and preloading stress remarkably affected the corrosion behavior of L80 steel. The influence of PCO2 on stress corrosion cracking (SCC) susceptibility has an inflection point of approximately 1.1 MPa. The SCC susceptibility reaches the maximum when the PCO2 is about 1.1 MPa. The SCC susceptibility has a positive correlation to PH2 S and water content. The higher water content of the corrosion medium can increase the electrical conductivity of the corrosion medium and promote the corrosion of L80 steel, which can improve the diffusion of hydrogen into steel and promote the SCC of L80 steel. Preloading stress can promote local corrosion, thereby promoting SCC of steel under stress. The dislocation emergence point caused by preloading stress can accelerate the diffusion of hydrogen into steel and increase SCC susceptibility.
Sun, Xiaoguang; Cui, Huaiyun; Li, Zhong; He, Renyang; Liu, Zhiyong; and Lu, Lin, "Effect of service environmental parameters on electrochemical corrosion behavior of L80 casing steel" (2021). Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Open Access Publications. 39.