Acidic corrosion in boilers
Low make up feed water pH can cause serious acid attack on metal surfaces in the preboiler and boiler system. Feed water can also become acidic from contamination of the system (process contamination of condensate or cooling water contamination from condensers).
In the boiler and feed water system, acidic attack can take the form of general thinning, or it can be localized at areas of high stress.
Find information about the main problems occurring in boilers: scaling, foaming and priming, and corrosion.
For a description of the characteristics of the perfect boiler water click here.
Check also our web page about boiler feed water and boiler water treatment, in particular through deaeration (deaerating heaters or membrane contractors).