SMARTGUARD High-Temperature Corrosion Control Program

Safely process sour and acidic crudes with confidence, improving refinery profitability

Refiners often consider increasing the amount of sour or high total acid number (TAN) crude processed to improve the refinery’s profitability. Typically, as sulfur levels increase, the risk of sulfur corrosion on low chrome steels increases within the crude unit. And, as crude oil TAN levels are increased, the risk profile for high-temperature naphthenic acid corrosion increases within the crude unit. Higher amounts of naphthenic acids can lead to higher rates of corrosion in the desalted crude oil, diesel, gas oil, and bottoms circuits—negatively impacting unit reliability and performance.

The Baker Hughes SMARTGUARD™ hightemperature corrosion control program addresses the constraints you face in processing sour or high TAN crudes to deliver the right assessment, tailored additives, and real-time monitoring to increase your crude sulfur or TAN levels and ultimately improve your operating margins.

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Corrosion Control

Protect critical refinery equipment from high-temperature corrosion and reduce risk in safely processing high-acid crudes.

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