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Corrosion Center Joint Industry Project (CC-JIP)

Please contact Bruce Brown for more information on the CC-JIP.

The CC JIP at the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology includes a list of active projects (in table below) with a number of new projects being planned.

The Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology houses multiple research testing facilities. Nine large-scale, 10.1 cm (4 inch) I.D., multiphase flow loops are capable of various temperature ranges, pressure ranges, and flow control of multiphase mixtures. A small scale lab with multiple 2 liter glass cells is used to closely research individual parameters’ effects on corrosion. These tests are completed through defined research projects which define and develop mathematical models to be tested and used in large scale experiments.

The duration of individual projects is usually one to three years. As certain projects terminate, others are generated. All projects are conducted by graduate students and supervised by the Project Leader, Bruce Brown, and the Institute Director, Dr. Srdjan Nesic. Projects are integrated into students' MS degrees and PhD degrees. The program is guided by the Advisory Board of companies who sponsor the research work.

The CC JIP is the original research group of the Corrosion Center and currently has many different sponsor companies. Each company is required to sign a contract in return for obtaining first information on research done and rights to corrosion prediction software produced under this program after minimum requirements are met.

Representatives from each member company are invited to the semi-annual Advisory Board meeting to review current research through presentations, tour the facilities, and provide research direction for future testing.

Current Projects:

  • General CO2 Corrosion in High Salinity Brines[More..]

  • Galvanic Effect on Localized CO2 Corrosion by Artificial Pit Test[More..]

  • Erosion-Corrosion and Synergistic Effects in Disturbed Liquid/Particle Flow[More..]

  • H2S/CO2 corrosion in multiphase flow[More..]

  • Removal of Protective Iron Carbonate Films in Single-phase Flow-accelerated Corrosion of Mild Steel[More..]

  • H2S Corrosion Electrochemistry[More..]

  • Organic acid/CO2 corrosion in multiphase flow[More..]

  • Modeling of corrosion in multiphase flow[More..]


  • To increase knowledge and understanding of internal pipeline corrosion through definition of the problem through theory and testing.
  • To provide new engineers to the field of corrosion who have had experience with the tools and theory of the corrosion process.
  • To provide a mechanistic model to document the progress and understanding of the corrosion processes encountered in internal pipeline corrosion.


  • Tangible
    • Biannual reports
    • Software package (MULTICORP corrosion prediction software)
    • Young engineering graduates fully trained in corrosion
  • Intangible
    • Improved understanding of internal pipeline corrosion
    • Improved communication and coordination between experts in the field from all the major oil and gas and inhibitor companies

Ohio University
Russ College of Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
Institute for Corrosion

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