Concrete is an essential structural material that has long been used for the construction of buildings, bridges, tanks, pavements and variety of the other types of structures. Due to its physical properties and economical use, concrete is used extensively in the country's infrastructure. In the Oil and Gas sector, concrete infrastructures are more challenging structures, which are exposed to a highly aggressive environment. A special type of reinforced concrete structure exposed to different forms of sulfur attack is the sulfur storage structure, typically referred to as "Sulfur Pit". Sulfur Pit is an essential part of oil and gas processing facilities, where the sulfur after extraction from the hydrocarbons in Sulfur Recovery Units is stored and maintained in the liquid phase at temperatures ranging from 130 °C to 160 °C. The gas sweeting process results in the formation of acid gas consisting of H2S, water vapor in addition to residual sulfuric acid. Reinforced concrete exposed to this environment is subject to deterioration and corrosion of the reinforcing steel. This paper presents the experimental investigation of four different concrete mixes exposed to 5% sulfuric acid at ambient temperature. These mixes include normal OPC, sulfate resistant (Type V) cement, and two mixes with supplementary cementitious materials blast furnace slag (GGBFS) and Class-F fly ash. The investigation is focused on mechanical properties and mass loss of the concrete samples.
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