The Corrosion Chronicle: Heat Exchangers
Need to Extend the Life of Your Heat Exchangers?
When handling corrosive media like acids, chlorinated compounds, and vaporized fluids heat transfer can be a difficult task. Corrosion can cause loss of mechanical integrity and fouling. Fouling is the result of deposition of an undesired material on a surface. This can change the heat transfer coefficient of the surface and affect the performance of a heat exchanger. Special metal alloys such as C-276, titanium, Inconel®**, and tantalum have been used in critical process conditions to prevent corrosion and the resulting