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Although production of oil by UK companies has been decreasing linearly with time since its peak in 1999, we still produce over a million barrels of oil per day. The extraction of hydrocarbons has ever been a high-capital business and requires ultra-modern, sophisticated machinery and materials.
Hard, chromic, and standard anodising helps protect against both, as does electroless nickel plating.
For corrosion resistance on materials which are not aluminium alloys, high-phosphorous ENP provides excellent protection.
An example of high pH anodising used in this industry is in turbines, which measure the flow of crude oil. The flow of oil rotates the turbines, which have magnets at their outer diameter; the electrical current induced gives information about the flow rate inside the tube. The pH of crude oil is approximately 10. Such conditions would require the aluminium turbine to be sulphuric or chromic acid anodised.