"Corrosion inhibitors are chemicals that are added to a chemical stream to prevent corrosion or lower the rate of corrosion so that the processing equipment will have a suitable service lifetime. Corrosion inhibitors are often the most cost-effective way to prevent or control corrosion because they allow one to use less expensive metals for a corrosive environment. An effective organic corrosion inhibitor used in an acidic and aggressive environment can form an adsorption film on the surface of a metal, slowing down the diffusion of ions and inhibiting the occurrence of metal corrosion. this formulation meets extreme corrosion challenges for low and middle-range temperature oil and gas extraction sites and downhole operations. Depending on the conditions, operating limitations, and specific applications, Imidazoline can be formulated as oil-soluble, oil-soluble/water-dispersible, or water-soluble/oil dispersible.
Imidazoline manifests corrosion inhibition properties in oil-based and water-based systems (having low acid acetate salts). Its hydrophobic bond prevents any kind of reaction between corrosive elements and metal ions by forming an adsorption layer over the application surface and its hydrophilic bond ensures its stability. The cationic of imidazoline helps it to remove water and foster adhesion in a damp environment."