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Corrosion analysis of G105 coating drill-pipe washout

Zhouyang Lian (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China)
Dongsheng Chen (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China)
Wuji Wei (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China)
Yongzhang Zhou (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China)
Juncheng Jiang (College of Urban and Safety Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, China)

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 28 October 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to investigate the reason of G105 coated drill-pipes suffering from washout after drilling for 70000–80000 m.

Design/methodology/approach

The microstructure, micromorphology and corrosion products near the washout were analyzed by metallurgical microscopy, SEM and EDS.

Findings

Results showed the metallographic microstructure of the material was typical tempered sorbite. No fatigue crack was observed. Drill-pipe washout was caused mainly by the inclusion of MnS in steel because of the excess S and by damaged coating, both of which induced pit nucleation and promoted the pitting corrosion process. The corrosion hole extended from the interior to the exterior, which resulted in the fracturing of the external drill-pipe surface under pressure.

Originality/value

This paper can give practical help to the selection of drill pipe materials in the future.

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Citation

Lian, Z., Chen, D., Wei, W., Zhou, Y. and Jiang, J. (2014), "Corrosion analysis of G105 coating drill-pipe washout", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 61 No. 6, pp. 365-369. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM-04-2013-1250

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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