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Oxygen Corrosion

Oxygen Corrosion

Corrosion caused by oxygen in boilers usually shows up as pits. Often these pits are covered by raised mounds of iron oxide. Sometimes this type of corrosion appears to be superficial, but it can penetrate the tube wall and lead to failure. The potential for oxygen pitting can be minimized by the addition of chemical oxygen scavengers and the use of mechanical deaeration. Because most cases of oxygen pitting take place when boilers are shut down, it is important to pay careful attention to idle and stored boilers to ensure that damage does not occur. Your Austin Industrial Water Treatment representative can provide you with a storage procedure suitable for your boiler system.

Keeping your boilers operating in a clean and efficient manner is vital. A deposit of just 1/16 inch can result in an efficiency loss of up to 20%. Heavier deposits can lead to tube overheating and failure. Austin Industrial Water Treatment offers a variety of boiler water treating compounds designed to help control oxygen corrosion, scale and sludge deposits, condensate corrosion, and more.

Austin Industrial Water Treatment also offers products to help maintain pretreatment equipment such as water softeners and reverse osmosis units. Water softener resin can become fouled with iron or manganese. Resin fouling reduces the capacity of the softener and results in high feedwater hardness and boiler deposits. Reverse osmosis (RO) membranes can become fouled with mineral scales or microbiological growth. Membrane fouling leads to reduced capacity, more frequent cleanings, and membrane deterioration. Your Austin Industrial Water Treatment representative can help choose the right program for you.

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