Corrosion pyrophoric deposits as promoters of self-ignition of storage tanks with sour crude oil

Beilin, Yu. A.; Nisel'son, L.; Begishev, I.; Filimonov, L.; Shishkanov, B.; Ashcheulova, I.; Podobaev, A.; Reformatskaya, I.
May 2007
Protection of Metals;May2007, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p269
Academic Journal
The causes of the formation and the conditions for self-ignition of pyrophoric deposits in the vapor zone of tanks during the storage of sour crude oil were considered. It was demonstrated that creation of an oxygen-free atmosphere inside oil storage tanks seems to be the most promising approach to prevention of self-ignition and corrosion. This approach was effected in practice by supplying oil tanks with nitrogen from a membrane gas separator.


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