Low-temperature oxidation characteristics of pipeline wax

J C Jones, B Cook

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Four samples of pipeline wax from a North Sea crude oil pipeline have been examined in a microcalorimeter across a range of temperatures. The samples, which weighed a little under a gram, gave heat-release rates up to about 20 mu W, and the initial temperature history is such that there is a small amount of melting which is manifest as a negative microcalorimeter signal. Estimated activation energies for the oxidation are of the expected order of magnitude, though a little low.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-482
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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