Corrosion—Process Units


Please sign in to view the rest of this entry.

Corrosion—Process Units
101031010103031030900 Corrosion—Process UnitsWhat are the two most powerful corrosive agents in a process plant? Not acids or sulfur, or caustic or salt. Neither cyanides nor carbonates nor chlorides. The most aggressive corrosive agents are air and water. Nitrogen is inert. It is oxygen in an aqueous environment that is the main cause of many corrosion problems.Rusty carbon steel pipe is the commonly encountered form of corrosion due to air and water. Stainless steel appears to be immune to such corrosive attack, but this is not quite true. Stainless steel contains a substantial concentration of chrome and nickel. …
Citation
Norman P. Lieberman; Elizabeth T. Lieberman: Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition. Corrosion—Process Units, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export