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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2016 Vol.7(4): 221-225 ISSN: 2010-0221
doi: 10.18178/ijcea.2016.7.4.577

Influence of Nano Additives on Protective Coatings for Oil Pipe Lines of Oman

Muhammad Mumtaz Mirza, Elansezhian Rasu, and Anjali Desilva
Abstract—The paper presents, analyzes and comments on the findings for different type of nano-additives used in painted coatings against the corrosion behavior for steel pipe lines, used in petroleum industry of Oman. The examination for the rate of corrosion in low alloy steel pipelines included a range of coated samples that includes organic paint, metallic paint, Aluminum, Zinc and electroless ones. After the samples were coated, the surface roughness was checked and the coating thickness maintained. For corrosion rate analysis and the evaluation of each coating's life period, a number of test including atmospheric exposure test, dry and wet test and potentiodynamic test were conducted. In order to analyze the surface behavior of coatings, characterization was performed with SEM-scanning electron microscope that later supported with hardness test results. The performance analysis of several coatings investigates that, mixture of nano Al2O3 additive with Aluminum paint gives the best result against corrosion and presented good surface performance in comparison with other samples.

Index Terms—Electroless, coatings, corrosion, nano additives, Al2O3.

Muhammad Mumtaz Mirza and Elansezhian Rasu are with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Caledonian College of Engineering, Seeb, CPO 111, Sultanate of Oman (e-mail:
Anjali Desilva is with the School of Engineering & Built Environment Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.


Cite: Muhammad Mumtaz Mirza, Elansezhian Rasu, and Anjali Desilva, "Influence of Nano Additives on Protective Coatings for Oil Pipe Lines of Oman," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 221-225, 2016.

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