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  • Main Title Current techniques in acid-chloride corrosion control and monitoring at The Geysers


  • Author: Hirtz, Paul
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Buck, Cliff
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Kunzman, Russell
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Thermochem, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1991-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Acid chloride corrosion of geothermal well casings, production piping and power plant equipment has resulted in costly corrosion damage, frequent curtailments of power plants and the permanent shut-in of wells in certain areas of The Geysers. Techniques have been developed to mitigate these corrosion problems, allowing continued production of steam from high chloride wells with minimal impact on production and power generation facilities.The optimization of water and caustic steam scrubbing, steam/liquid separation and process fluid chemistry has led to effective and reliable corrosion mitigation systems currently in routine use at The Geysers. When properly operated, these systems can yield steam purities equal to or greater than those encountered in areas of The Geysers where chloride corrosion is not a problem. Developments in corrosion monitoring techniques, steam sampling and analytical methodologies for trace impurities, and computer modeling of the fluid chemistry has been instrumental in the success of this technology.
  • Physical Description: 83-95


  • Keyword: Corrosion
  • Keyword: Power Generation
  • STI Subject Categories: 02 Petroleum
  • Keyword: Chlorides
  • Keyword: Steam
  • Keyword: Computers
  • Keyword: Water Geothermal Legacy
  • Keyword: Reservoir Engineering
  • Keyword: Mitigation
  • Keyword: Impurities
  • Keyword: Geothermal Wells
  • Keyword: Optimization
  • Keyword: Geothermal Legacy
  • STI Subject Categories: 15 Geothermal Energy
  • Keyword: Chemistry
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Scrubbing
  • Keyword: Power Plants
  • Keyword: Monitoring


  • Conference: Proceedings, sixteenth workshop on geothermal reservoir engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, January 23-25, 1991


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: SGP-TR-134-13
  • Grant Number: None
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 887487
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875395