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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 doesnā€™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” »

Avoiding Corrosion-Related Failures by Choosing the Right Materials

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With most metals and materials, corrosion is likely to happen eventually. Structures, and equipment are all going to experience degradation at some point and need to be either repaired or replaced entirely. This is a reality that all industries grapple with, and it affects both private business and public life. Continue reading “Avoiding Corrosion-Related Failures by Choosing the Right Materials” »

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