At Oil & Gas Corrosion we frequently receive this question “If a product doesn’t meet NACE MR0175, how long will it take before it fails?”, our answer to this is always the same.
We need to assume that it will be an immediate catastrophic failure. Furthermore, you must remember that H2S is fatal in very low concentrations, therefore an uncontrolled release can lead to sudden death of anyone in range. Read more about the dangers of H2S in this article
If you allow material and equipment that does not meet NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156 to be in contact with H2S, you could be breaking the law according to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, in the United Kingdom the Health and Safety Executive regulations and local legislation in other countries.
Contact us to find out more. In the US call our toll-free number 877.399.1010 and in the UK call 0114 4000850; or use our webchat for online materials and corrosion support.
Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd is an independent materials and corrosion consultancy for the Oil and Gas industry. Oil and Gas Corrosion Ltd is under the guidance of Ivan Gutierrez. Ivan has more than 20 years’ experience in materials and corrosion and is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion (MICorr) and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He is a recognised materials and corrosion authority recognised as a Great Britain national expert member of the British Standard Institution committee PSE/17/67/7 “Corrosion Resistant Materials” and internationally as a member of Task Group 299 on the Oversight of Maintenance Panel for NACE MR0175 / ISO 15156. “Materials for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas production”, IOGP 15156 Committe (ISO/TC 67/WG 7 “Corrosion Resistant Materials”. Ivan is also a member of ISO/TC 67/WG 8 Materials, corrosion control, welding and jointing, and non-destructive examination (NDE) which is responsible for standards such as ISO 21457 “Materials selection and corrosion control for oil and gas production systems”. Oil & Gas Corrosion has headquarters in the United Kingdom providing services to clients across the globe.