At Oil & Gas Corrosion we frequently receive questions about the certification of materials and equipment to NACE MR0175. This is why we prepared a short webinar on the basics of certification to NACE MR0175 and how we are helping clients to solve some of these challenges.
Reference: ISO 15156 Maintenance Panel Inquiry 2006-13.
Certification can be a challenging topic and we have helped clients answer some of these questions:
Who is responsible for certification?
Our material is certified to NACE MR0175 2009 and our client needs certificates to 2015, what can we do?
How can a raw material (steel) manufacturer certify a material if they do not know the final application and its conditions.
Our material does not state “Certified to NACE MR0175”, can it be used in sour service?
At Oil & Gas Corrosion we can help you resolve this and more certification issues. Talk to our team today!
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.
Is it the intent of NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2 that material manufacturers state on the Material Test Certificates that material conforms to the NACE standard even though no operating criteria are known?
Certification requirements are outside the scope of the standard and there are no stipulations concerning certification in NACE MR0175/ISO 15156.
The compliance with the NACE/ISO standard of a material for use in H2S-containing environments in oil and gas can only be assessed for the material in its final product form and this may differ metallurgically from that of the material supplied by the materials manufacturer. In addition, compliance with the standard also depends on the cracking mechanisms that have to be considered.
NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-2, Clause 9, Annex E (Informative) and NACE MR0175/ISO 15156-3, 7.2, Annex C (Informative) make some suggestions on how materials manufacturers and other suppliers might mark their materials to indicate the evaluation (testing) that they have carried out.
This question is in relation to NACE MR0175/ISO 15156 / Certification and Compliance