Corrosion control in the condensate system is critical as the system
metals are not only hot, but are exposed to oxygen from air leakage
and acidic conditions in the water. The acidic condition is caused by
the release of carbon dioxide in the boiler water carried over with
the steam condensing and forming carbonic acid. The system can be ruined
in a very short time, as the acid is attracted by metal and rapidly
corrodes it. Water Conditioning, Inc. applies and monitors inhibitors
to gain the best corrosion control and metal longevity.
The purpose of the amines program is to neutralize the acid and elevate
the pH to a non-corrosive range. Water Conditioning, Inc. offers a
variety of programs to match the size of the system.
The purpose of this type program is to coat the pipes and control
oxygen pitting and acidic grooving. It is effective, but requires
special attention because in addition to coating the pipes, it can
foul traps, instrumentation and control equipment.
Steam/condensate systems in some places extend thousands of feet in
length, and corrosion control in such systems can become a real challenge.
Water Conditioning, Inc. offers an advanced combination program containing
neutralizing and filming amines to provide corrosion protection of
the total system. This program is very effective and easier to administer
than the filming amines alone. In addition to applying the best treatments
for controlling corrosion in the steam/condensate systems, Water Conditioning,
Inc. monitors the methods employed to gain the most effective corrosion
control and metal longevity.