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PDF File: Fighting Corrosion With Exotics

Since the early days of oil and gas exploration and production, pipeline and flange corrosion has always been a major issue, costing operators billions of dollars a year. In fact, industry sources estimate the global cost of corrosion in the oil and gas industry to be in excess of $1.3 billion. For offshore facilities, some operators estimate 60 to 70 per cent of maintenance costs are directly related to corrosion issues.