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erosion-corrosion

1. n. [Enhanced Oil Recovery]
A type of corrosion produced when easily removed scales (such as iron carbonate) that were initially protecting the metals in the pipe are eroded and the underlying metals are corroded. Erosion-corrosion is a common cause of failure in oilfield equipment. The attack is normally localized at changes of pipe sections, bends or elbows where there is high velocity or turbulent flow.