Corrosion Rate of Carbon Steel A106 Gr B in Amine-CO2 Contained Solutions

  • Yuli Panca Asmara Faculty of Engineering and Quantity Surveying, INTI International University, Malaysia
  • Tedi Kurniawan Engineering Technology Department, Community College of Qatar, Qatar
  • Kushendarsyah Saptaji Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Sampoerna University, Indonesia


Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of the corrosive element which exists in oil and gas industries. To prevent CO2 corrosion on carbon steel pipelines, amine-base solvent and caustic solutions are commonly applied. Accordingly, effectiveness of amine base solvent and caustic solutions to reduce risk of corrosion becomes key parameters in determining service lifetime of pipelines made of carbon steel. In this research, the corrosion rate of carbon steel A106 Gr B in amine solutions combined with saturated CO2 gas and caustic solution was studied. The experiments were carried out in static conditions and the Linear Polarization Resistance (LPR) technique was used to measure the corrosion rate (as per ASTM G 5-94). It was found that the corrosion rate in the amine-based solution had shown remarkable results. Somehow, the corrosion rate in an amine-based solvent containing saturated CO2 gas has increased to 200%. The temperature increment to 50°C from room temperature has also increased the corrosion rate. Meanwhile, the caustic addition in amine solution has reduced the corrosion rate of carbon steel.


Download data is not yet available.


Asma, B., Asmara, Y., & Mokhtar, C. (2011). Study on the Effect of Surface Finish on Corrosion of Carbon Steel in CO2 Environment. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11.

Asmara, Y P, & Ismail, M. C. (2012). Efficient design of response surface experiment for corrosion prediction in CO2 environments. Corrosion Engineering, Science and Technology, 47(1), 10–18.

Asmara, Y P, & Kurniawan, T. (2018). Corrosion Prediction for Corrosion Rate of Carbon Steel in Oil and Gas Environment: A Review. Indonesian Journal of Science and Technology; Vol 3, No 1 (2018): IJoST: Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018.

Asmara, Yuli Panca, Ma’arof, M. I. N., & Sutjipto, A. G. E. (2020). Preferential Weld corrosion of carbon steel as Effect of Caustic in amine-CO2 contained solutions. INTI Journal, 2020: 055. Retrieved from

Asmara, Yuli Panca, Siregar, J. P., Cionita, T., & Alias, J. (2015). Electrochemical Behaviour of High Stress Steel (AISI 4340) in CO2 Environments with the Presence of H2 Gas. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 695, 98–101.

Caldona, E. B., Wipf, D. O., & Smith, D. W. (2021). Characterization of a tetrafunctional epoxy-amine coating for corrosion protection of mild steel. Progress in Organic Coatings, 151, 106045.

G1-90, A. (1999). Standard Practice for Preparing, Cleaning, and Evaluating Corrosion Test Specimens. In ASTM International.

G5-94, A. (2011). Standard Reference Test Method for Making Potentiostatic and Potentiodynamic Anodic Polarization Measurements. In ASTM International.

Hjelmaas, S., Storheim, E., Flø, N. E., Thorjussen, E. S., Morken, A. K., Faramarzi, L., … Hamborg, E. S. (2017). Results from MEA Amine Plant Corrosion Processes at the CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad. Energy Procedia, 114, 1166–1178.

Lee, K. L. (2004). A mechanistic modeling of CO₂ corrosion of mild steel in the presence of H₂S. Ohio University.
Li, S., Zeng, Z., Harris, M. A., Sánchez, L. J., & Cong, H. (2019). CO2 Corrosion of Low Carbon Steel Under the Joint Effects of Time-Temperature-Salt Concentration. Frontiers in Materials, 6, 10. Retrieved from

Nešić, S. (2007). Key issues related to modelling of internal corrosion of oil and gas pipelines – A review. Corrosion Science, 49(12), 4308–4338.

Ooi, Z. L., Tan, P. Y., Tan, L. S., & Yeap, S. P. (2020). Amine-based solvent for CO2 absorption and its impact on carbon steel corrosion: A perspective review. Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 28(5), 1357–1367.

Rashid, K. H., & Khadom, A. A. (2020). 3-Methoxypropyl-amine as corrosion inhibitor for X80 steel in simulated saline water. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 319, 114326.

Sun, W., & Nesic, S. (2007). A Mechanistic Model Of H 2 S Corrosion Of Mild Steel. NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series.

Videm, K., & Dugstad, A. (1989). Corrosion of carbon steel in an aqueous carbon dioxide environment. Retrieved from
How to Cite
ASMARA, Yuli Panca; KURNIAWAN, Tedi; SAPTAJI, Kushendarsyah. Corrosion Rate of Carbon Steel A106 Gr B in Amine-CO2 Contained Solutions. Indonesian Journal of Computing, Engineering and Design (IJoCED), [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 1-8, mar. 2021. ISSN 2656-8179. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 sep. 2021. doi: