Corrosion Control in Steam Production

Learning objectives

  • Identify types of water treatment programs and discuss their goals
  • Describe the cause and effect of corrosion in the following:
    • Pre-boiler or feedwater system
    • Boiler system
    • Condensate system
  • Explain the steps facilities take to control or eliminate corrosion in the water and steam path
  • Explain how corrosion can be minimized by identifying condenser tube leaks through chemical analysis of steam plant water
  • Describe how boiler chemistry control can reduce the adverse effects of condenser tube leaks

Course overview

Corrosion occurs on an ongoing basis throughout a steam production facility. Due to their temperature, pressure, and environmental differences, specific systems in steam production experience different types of corrosion. The main purpose of a water treatment program is to minimize corrosion and add to the long-term availability of the facility.

The Corrosion Control in Steam Production training course describes how corrosion affects various systems within a steam production facility. It explains how to detect common failures caused by excessive corrosion. It also identifies causes and discusses means employed to control corrosion. This online course includes:

  • Introduction to chemical treatment programs
  • Commonly used treatment programs
  • Pre-boiler or feedwater system-specific corrosion
  • Boiler system-specific corrosion
  • Condensate system-specific corrosion

Corrosion Control in Steam Production is part of the Water Treatment training series.

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