Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Place: La Scala Restaurant, 4199 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin
Registration: 11:30 am
Lunch: 11:50 am Speaker: 12:00 pm
Closing Remarks: 1:00 pm
Cost: Members: $20.00 & Non-Members: $30.00.
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Program: Oil and Gas Pipeline Corrosion
The research at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT) at Ohio University concentrates on internal corrosion. Internal corrosion is today's major problem in the oil and gas wells and transportation lines, where much of the oil and gas emerge with water, sand, and other impurities. Those impurities include carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and organic acids, and these, when mixed with water, can cause corrosion of the steel wall and catastrophic failure. For more than two decades, researchers and students have worked side by side, sponsored by a consortium of the world's leading oil and gas, engineering and chemical companies, to come up with new ways to deal with the internal corrosion of wells and lines that carry crude oil and gas to the refineries, often across hundreds of miles of land and ocean floor.
Ohio University boasts the largest research facility of its kind in the world, and its expertise is sought from all corners of the globe. What is unique about the facility is its size and the number of large scale multiphase flow loops for studying corrosion under realistic conditions.
The Institute has seven such large systems as well as some smaller flow loops and a host of high pressure/high temperature autoclaves, which are ideal for long-term projects. This variety of equipment and broad expertise enables ICMT researchers to do deal with a wide variety of research requests that come from all corners of the world. The research work done by Ohio University provides sponsoring companies with knowledge that can help them design, build and operate oil and gas lines with more confidence, particularly when it comes to remote and previously inaccessible locations that constantly present new challenges.
Presenter: Professor Srdjan Nesic, is Director of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase
Professor Nesic has 27 years of experience. His education is multi-national. He earned his B.Sc. from University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his M.Sc. at University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, also in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His Ph.D. was awarded by the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in the Department of Chemical Engineering. Professor Nesic has taught at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in ME, and part time at the University of Oslo, in Norway. He has been at the Ohio University since 2002.
A certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development for attending the program will be presented at the luncheon.