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RESEARCH PAPERS

Effect of Water Chemistry and Design on Corrosion of Carbon Steel Tubed Feedwater Heaters

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E. B. Morris

American Electric Power Service Corporation, New York, N. Y.

Henry Phillips

Research Division, Foster Wheeler Corporation, Livingston, N. J.

J. Eng. Power 91(2), 102-108 (Apr 01, 1969) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3574679 History: Received July 03, 1968; Online August 25, 2011

Abstract

This investigation deals with the factors responsible in controlling the corrosion of carbon steel tubed feedwater heaters. Water chemistry variables include pH, hydrazine and carbon dioxide. Heater design considerations include the effect of velocity and inlet channel distribution. Although there are certain unexplainable findings with respect to corrosion behavior, the installation tested proves the acceptability of carbon steel for feedwater heater service.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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