A unique assessment of CO2 removal plant corrosion: Six sigma and swiss cheese - could these management frameworks assist with root cause identification and corrosion mitigation of Hot Potassium Carbonate acid gas removal plants?

Harjac S., Atrens A. and Moss H. (2007). A unique assessment of CO2 removal plant corrosion: Six sigma and swiss cheese - could these management frameworks assist with root cause identification and corrosion mitigation of Hot Potassium Carbonate acid gas removal plants?. In: Corrosion 2007. Corrosion 2007, Nashville, TN, (074011-0740132). March 11, 2007-March 15, 2007.

Author Harjac S.
Atrens A.
Moss H.
Title of paper A unique assessment of CO2 removal plant corrosion: Six sigma and swiss cheese - could these management frameworks assist with root cause identification and corrosion mitigation of Hot Potassium Carbonate acid gas removal plants?
Conference name Corrosion 2007
Conference location Nashville, TN
Conference dates March 11, 2007-March 15, 2007
Proceedings title Corrosion 2007
Journal name NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
Series NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISSN 0361-4409
Start page 074011
End page 0740132
Total pages 666122
Abstract/Summary A review of the operational history of Hot Potassium Carbonate (HPC) acid gas removal plants has shown that corrosion incidents have been attributed to a number of events and that corrosion problems have been long standing. Usually a recalcitrant long-standing problem can be identified as occurring at a specific time and be linked with a change to process / plant operating conditions and hence it is beneficial to widely review the operating history of a process. Such an approach may be supported by the framework of the Six Sigma methodology. This paper reviews the plant-based reports and findings, operating history and inspection findings for Absorber Towers in a HPC plant in Australia using the six sigma methodology. Suggestions are given for further research to refine understanding of these corrosion incidents in HPC plants. Furthermore, this paper includes an overview of the Six Sigma methodology and explores whether the Six Sigma methodology, traditionally used to solve problems in the manufacturing and continuous process industries, can be used as a tool to assist plants to overcome corrosion problems. Organisational aspects were identified as critical to manage corrosion.
Subjects 1500 Chemical Engineering
1600 Chemistry
2500 Materials Science
Keyword Absorbers
Anodic inhibition
Carbon dioxide
Corrosion
Hydrogen sulfide
Six sigma
Swiss cheese
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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