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 ​​Centre for Corrosion Research

Overview & Aspiration
The Centre for Corrosion Research synergises the expertise from various departments to provide a comprehensive solution to corrosion problems through a multi disciplinary approach. The corrosion research laboratory is equipped with a wide variety of equipment to perform corrosion research and testing in the following areas:

Corrosion in the oil and gas industry for both upstream and downstream
Upstream corrosion studies including CO2 corrosion with the presence of other acid gases. Research in downstream including plant corrosion, corrosion under insulation (CUI), process - related corrosion and others.

Corrosion prevention
Research interests in coatings and corrosion inhibition.

Corrosion monitoring and corrosion sensors
Research interests are in the area of corrosion monitoring and sensors using advanced techniques sensor technology and microelectronics.

Consultancy including failure analysis


To be a partner of choice in corrosion research


To achieve practical understanding in the field of corrosion, by:

  •  Providing expertise and facilities for both upstream and downstream corrosion study
  •  Conducting testing and research driven by the industrial needs.​
Facilities & lab equipment
  • Multiphase Corrosion Flow Loop
  • High Pressure High Temperature Autoclaves
  • High Pressure Thin Channel Flow Cell
  • Electrochemical Testing Equipment
  • Metallography Equipment
  • Glass Cell Electrochemistry Equipment
  • Surface Characterisation Equipment 
Focus Areas
  • Corrosion Modeling and Simulation
  • PCORR Software Enhancement
  • Corrosion Monitoring via Sensor Technology
  • Corrosion Prevention via Coatings / Ionic Liquid
  • Microbial-Influenced Corrosion (MIC)
  • Multiphase Technology


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mokhtar Che Ismail
Head of Centre for Corrosion Research
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
32610 Seri Iskandar,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia.​​

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