LUX develops user-friendly version of corrosion inhibitor service

LUX Assure has re-developed its CoMic technology to create what it claims is the world’s first operator-deployable corrosion inhibitor micelle detection tool.

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EDINBURGH, UKLUX Assure has re-developed its CoMic technology to create what it claims is the world’s first operator-deployable corrosion inhibitor micelle detection tool.

CoMic, first deployed in 2012, is designed to assist management of corrosion inhibitors and provide data on the optimal level of corrosion inhibitor.

It identifies the presence of corrosion inhibitor micelles in oilfield fluids, using these nanoscale aggregates of chemical as a marker for the optimum dosage.

Previously LUX Assure handled all testing on-site, but the system can now be deployed in the field by the client’s on-site personnel, with a minimal training requirement.

Emma Perfect, the company’s CEO, said that sending out LUX personnel for on-site sampling caused logistical issues and additional costs for clients, and delays due to the need for travel and bed space.

The new method, she added, “allows operators to deal with any concerns more promptly and to look at trends in corrosion inhibitor availability over time...

“The instrumentation is robust and simple to operate, resulting in easier, and therefore more frequent, data collection. “In turn, this means better ongoing monitoring and control of assets which may be subject to corrosion.

“The data collected by CoMic remains critical to system performance and associated cost efficiencies, by detecting whether pumps are operating at optimum levels, or require an adjustment of corrosion inhibitor dosage.”

11/14/2017

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