Fuel-Ash Corrosion and Its Effect on Boiler Design

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W. A. Hansen

Engineering Department, Boiler Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Barberton, Ohio

G. W. Kessler

Engineering, Boiler Division, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Barberton, Ohio

J. Eng. Power 87(2), 210-214 (Apr 01, 1965) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3678172 History: Received August 10, 1964; Online January 10, 2012


Problems inherent in boiler design owing to the phenomenon of high-temperature oil and coal-ash corrosion are reviewed. Experience and research are discussed, together with the design philosophies and procedures used by the authors’ company in the design of boiler units to alleviate, or minimize, the possibility of high-temperature corrosion. Practical corrective measures to protect boiler units encountering corrosion are noted, and laboratory and field investigations now underway to learn more about the fundamental mechanism of corrosion are described briefly.

Copyright © 1965 by ASME
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