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Muthukumar Nagu: About the Author
Lab Scientist I, Saudi Aramco R&D Center


Muthukumar Nagu

Muthukumar Nagu is a Lab Scientist I at Research and development center in Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia. He has more than 16 years of experience in oil field corrosion including upstream, downstream refinery overhead and naphthenic acid corrosion, microbial corrosion, cooling tower corrosion and material selection. He has M.Sc., & M.Phil., degrees from Madurai Kamaraj University, a Ph.D., from Bharathidasan University, India and was a postdoctoral fellow at Kyoto University, Japan. He has published 23 journal articles, 1 book chapter and 3 US patents. He received “Best Ph.D., award” from NACE International Gateway of India Section, 2009.

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Published Articles

Effect of Elemental Sulfur Deposits in Refinery Heat Exchangers - A Case Study
May/June 2018 Inspectioneering Journal
By Muthukumar Nagu at Saudi Aramco R&D Center, and Nayef Alanazi at Saudi Aramco R&D Center

This article presents a case study from a Middle Eastern refinery that explores a heat exchanger that failed unexpectedly after five years in service. There are multiple initiators that can cause under deposit corrosion (UDC) in heat exchangers in addition to sulfur, which is the focus of this article.


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