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How Corrosion Impacts Operations and How to Mitigate the Effects

Posted on November 13th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Corrosion on the surface of a metal occurs at first as the result of an unwanted or unintended chemical reaction. The deterioration then continues from there, often with metal loss and cracks or crevices developing. Continue reading “How Corrosion Impacts Operations and How to Mitigate the Effects” »

Identifying the Right Material to Resist Corrosion

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Something as dangerous as nuclear fuel cannot be effectively contained by just any material. It happens that zirconium is the optimal metal for cladding nuclear fuel rods, partly because it is so resistant to heat and chemical corrosion. Continue reading “Identifying the Right Material to Resist Corrosion” »

Diagnosing and Fixing Corrosion in Boilers at a Refinery

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The average person probably doesn’t realize this, but steam is expensive. A typical mid-size refinery can spend up to $7 million a year producing steam Continue reading “Diagnosing and Fixing Corrosion in Boilers at a Refinery” »

Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A leading global manufacturer of chemicals faced a significant corrosion problem in some of its metal tanks. The tanks contained the final product of a peracetic acid production line Continue reading “Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel” »

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