What is a Corrosion Inhibitor?


A corrosion inhibitor is a chemical compound that slows down or stops the corrosion (normally rusting) of the metallic parts of a well or drill.

In general, a typically effective corrosion inhibitor will provide 95% protection at a concentration of 80 ppm and 90% at a concentration of 40 ppm. One of the methods in which the inhibitor can work is the creation of a passivation layer – that is a thin layer or film on the surface of the material that acts as a barrier between the corrosive substance and the metal.

In the oil industry, corrosion inhibitors are designed to protect against water, both fresh and brine, biological deposits, carbon dioxide (anaerobic corrosion), hydrogen sulfide and other organic acids associated with drilling in all oil-field types.


Aqua Clear, Inc. supplies various corrosion inhibitor products in both liquid and stick form containing different chemical blends that are both oil and water soluble.


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