Corrosion has always been unavoidable part of petroleum industry. Most of our research activities focus on development of corrosion control measures for internal corrosion of hydrocarbon handling equipments due to inherited impurities of hydrocarbons and severe operating conditions in up, mid and downstream operations.
Corrosion research area encompass high temperature high pressure corrosion such as acidization of petroleum wells to enhance oil recovery during secondary processes, corrosion behaviour of gas turbine engine parts during maintenance, material compatibility and corrosion of behavior of automotive components exposed to various futuristic automotive fuels and the most important, corrosion behaviour of new generation renewable bio fuels. Various corrosion inhibitor formulations have also been developed for controlling internal corrosion of crude oil and petroleum product transportation pipelines. Recent interest focuses on Development of Corrosion Monitoring Technique for Hydrocarbon Systems Using Thin Layer Activation. In addition, performance evaluation studies of commercial corrosion inhibitors can be undertaken for product pipelines and refinery processes.